Shift Pale Lager | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
83
good
1,379 Ratings
Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 03-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,379
Reviews:
245
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
202
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,379 |  Reviews: 245
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of MordorMongo
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of csmalley
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mralphabet
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of JMad
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a thick frothy white head. The aroma is mainly grainy with a hint of caramel, lemon peel and more citrus from the hops. It has a nice bready flavor with a touch of sweetness and a slightly bitter finish with lemony and grassy hops. The beer is nice and light with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. For a Pale American Lager this has got to be one of the best, very enjoyable and simple.

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Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of coopdog1000
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of falconxman
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of TicoCali
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ohtheguilt
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of hellhammermario
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of vabeerguy
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a pint nonic glass. A golden color with a slight haze. Very large head if not poured properly. Has an unexpected, but welcomed, subtle hop flavor. The taste is good and should be a great alternative to mass-produced pilsners and lagers.

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Photo of jjboesen
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Sam Adams lager glass. it opens in a giant fluffy froth that settels into an active amber body alive with a smattering of shiny bubbles. There is a noticable nose of straw and lemon; the palate is teased with mild hoppiness along with a few blades of grass, and concludes hurriedly.

This is a light-bodied sessional to say the least, an excellent "lawnmower" beer worthy of several pours. However, it will not overwhelm and could become tiresome after a few. Still a pleasantly drinkable lager and one worthy after a hard day at work.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden yellow, huge foamy head with air bubbles. Perfect Clarity.

S - Fruity, Floral, hops, bread.

T - Smooth and crispy hop profile up front, nicely balanced. Easily sessionable.

O - Very solid pale lager. Big flavor for the 5.0% alcohol. This is a must try, and I'll try it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of obrike
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A buddy brought these over while I was grilling fajitas last weekend.

Poured from a pint can into my Firestone Walker pint glass.

Good looking beer! It's a golden color with a white fluffy head with very generous lacing...big bubbles occassonally streaming to the top of the glass.

Very light grain on the scent... nothing that stands out but nothing smells off either. I get a bit of floral hops to back up the malt. Certainly does not pop here.

Taste is pretty refreshing. It has this slight floral hop bite at first, then moves into a biscuity-like profile and is backed by finish that combines both. Certainly quite drinkable and is quite sessionable with the 5% abv. Overall, this could be a go to pale lager in the summer for sure. This is one you could swap out with your run of the mill crappy adjunct lager to your BMC buddies at a pool party.

Not a style I visit much, but certainly seems like a good representation.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,379 ratings.
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