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New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« on: April 24, 2012, 09:37:49 PM »
In a can...anyone tried this yet?....I am gonna when and if I find it

Kinda spendy trendy in the 8.50$ a four pack zone
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Re: New Belgium "Shift"
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 04:09:19 PM »
This is a decent beer. Full one pint pours. It is not India Pale Ale hoppy,
but less and tastefully hopped.  More hoppy than malty. From their site.
  Target, Nelson Sauvin, Liberty, Cascade   not a bad mix.  Malt bill
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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 04:20:30 PM »
I was not a fan, but I've only had it once so far.

Too much "dirty" hop character for my tastes.
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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 05:06:44 PM »
A decent beer, but I am tired of New Belgium using Nelson Sauvin hops in a beer that you can never taste them in.  First Dig, now Shift.  What a waste!
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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 05:52:28 PM »
I'll keep an eye out for this one.  I think I saw at at a local store.  Nice color.  :)
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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 06:11:39 PM »
It's interesting, but honestly, if you've had "dig" you've had this.  I'm not that fond of it.  I mean I'll finish the four pack, but I won't buy it again.

NB is very hit or miss for me, with more misses than hits.  This one is pretty much an earthy, pungent miss that reminds me heavily of dig.

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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2012, 03:26:37 PM »
Interesting, I really disliked dig, but have kind of fallen in love with shift. Great hop flavor/aroma, but nice sessionable strength. Goes down crisp and clean.
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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 05:09:47 PM »
Wow, I've haven't seen that one yet. Wonder if it's available in CT?
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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 12:49:36 PM »
No New Belgium beers are avail in CT.

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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2012, 08:26:35 AM »
No New Belgium beers are avail in CT.

Take the metra down to the city, they had some distribution there.
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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2012, 08:56:23 PM »
Not a fan.
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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 09:58:31 PM »
I liked it.  Iliked the fact that they avoided pilsner malt altogether, made for a more rounded flavor.  Probably one of my favorite light lagers.
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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2012, 04:57:08 AM »
I just had it last night (a friend brought me a couple cans from the States). I liked it. Works well with tacos.

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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2012, 05:39:25 PM »
Got a couple more 4 packs...seems to agree with me....specially good  /cold/  on a hot
thirsty summer day.
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Re: New Belgium "Shift" (pic)
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2012, 05:54:19 PM »
Great hop flavor/aroma, but nice sessionable strength. Goes down crisp and clean.

+1, this was my impression as well. 
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