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Osiris Pale Ale - Sun King Brewing Company

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Osiris Pale AleOsiris Pale Ale

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very good

751 Ratings

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Ratings: 751
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 76
Gots: 80 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cnally on 08-22-2009

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Ratings: 751 | Reviews: 218
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a nice big head that webs some lace

Smell: Pithy and piney hops atop a toasted bread backbone

Taste: Opens with a brief nod to the toasted bread, but then launches in a pithy and piney hop direction; after the swallow, the flavors aren't as bold as I would like but this is an APA, not an IPA, after all

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Just canned and tastes great; good timing for me to be in Indy just as the Sun King beers were released in cans

Thanks to JAYBLACK for the opportunity to revisit

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright, zesty, and very fragrant, Osiris is resetting the bar for modern Pale Ales.

While pouring a bright copper/orangish hue, effervescent carbonation builds an airy, cotton-like head that retains and laces very well. An impressive and inviting look throughout.

Sharp and fresh citrus aromas explode out of the glass in near-IPA fashion. If not for a rebuttal of soft caramels and graham cracker maltiness and spiciness, I would have insisted that this is an IPA. Orange zest or tangerines blend well with a mix of white and red grapefruits, representing both the pulp and pith of the fruits. Mouthwatering and seductive aromas tease right before the taste.

Flavors reinforce the aromas with great consistence and balance. Caramelized syrups and bread crust give a medium malty taste before the on slaught of hops arrive just after mid palate. A rich blend of sun-kissed malts and citrus blend in the middle for a lush taste that ushers in a steady fade toward dry bitterness and fleeting malt taste. The balance of the beer represents the time honored Pale Ale very well, however the ibu count has to be high.

Creamy and moderately full up front, the beer's transition to dryness, bitterness, and with a minty evaporation provides an even fade that never interrupts the palate and makes drinkablility a breeze.

Though very boldly hopped for a Pale Ale, the moderate alcohol content and malty rebuttal are signature attributes that give this beer the nod.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

light bright pale ale in a pint can from sun king. pale in color, really light for the style, with an average white head with good lace. smells like citrusy hops more than anything else, but appears to be in pretty good balance overall, with a lighter malt profile that may even include some pilsener malts. snappy hops on the first sip, again, light and fruity, but definitely hop forward, American style all the way. the ale yeast is interesting too, contributes quite a bit of flavor, some soapy stuff, and maybe even some body in this rather light pale ale. fresh flavor, refreshing and satisfying, but not overly interesting outside of the semisweet citrus hop flavor. well carbonated and easy drinking, the pint can is good size. it doesn't distinguish itself from the crowd to me at all, but it tastes pretty good, and drinks nice and easy, I would happily drink this again, but if I don't, I wont miss it either. one of those.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to the nice guys from chicago who brought this one to the party. since noone at my table opened it i helped myself, poured into a pint glass and consumed on 08/28/2010.

damn nice pour with a nice dark amber color that had a good bit of cloudiness to it that helped give it that solid an really full look i wanted. nice head of white capped it off nearly perfectly.

highly hopped aroma with a ton citrus coming though. light buttery an biscuit like middle is well placed and gives it a certain depth that is welcomed for sure. really just ideally placed i have to say. smooth sailing from here on in as the nice bite from the hops dries out the palate and leaves me sitting with a really nice and full flavor that was just spot on and a great dry finish,

overall just a great, beer. really a perfect pale ale for a hot afternoon day.

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3.04/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Dan for sharing this one.

A: The pour is a standard amber-ish color with a big white head on it.

S: This beer smells almost like hot garbage. Not much in the way of hops, somewhat of a malty aroma.

T: The flavor offers up some good bitterness, but that's about it. A bit of malt flavor but not really any citrus or anything like that.

M: The mouthfeel is typical for a pale ale. Medium in body with a lively carbonation.

D: The flavor was alright, but not really anything special. Unfortunately, the aroma is just flat off-putting.

Photo of largadeer
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear burnished copper body topped by a finger of frothy foam. Looks like a pale ale.

Smell: A blast of ambiguous citrus as soon as I pop the can. Further inspection reveals a slight vegetal and grass note that's inoffensive. Once in the glass, the bready malt backbone comes out a bit more. It's not terribly aromatic or exciting, but it's appealing enough.

Palate: Decently hoppy with a moderate level of bitterness. Flavors of orange pith and grapefruit are dominant, and there's a slightly astringent herbal-vegetal note that trails behind. Slightly mineral/metallic mid-palate. Malt is barely noticeable, and the body feels a bit thin. The finish is largely bitter, though there's a dash of bready malt.

Overall: Nothing exceptional here, but certainly solid stuff. I'd gladly drink it again.

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saturated sunset in the tropics orange, high clarity, speckled lace all around the glass, and a decent head when first poured.

Some orange peel and floral notes, seems like Cascade or maybe Centennial.

Lightly malty with a citrusy edge, moderately bitter with a smooth feel to it. Light to medium bodied with a easygoing level of carbonation, finishes dry with lingering herbal bitterness. Mellow and sessionable, solid go-to beer when in Indy.

Thanks Howard for the hook up!

Photo of TMoney2591
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Thanks to BarryMFBurton for this can!

Nothing screams pale ale like the Egyptian god of the dead... Regardless, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, orange zest, light pineapple, honey, and light pine. The taste holds notes of grapefruit peel, pine needles, light balsa, light caramel, very light biscuit, and orange peel. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth, lightly creamy feel. Overall, a highly enjoyable brew, fit for the pharaohs (...sorry 'bout that one, it just kinda slipped out...).

Photo of oline73
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with 3 fingers of off white head. There is some lacing and a ring of carbonation around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweet malt with a hint of caramel and a citrus hop bitterness.

Taste: Not sweet or malty like the smell. Hop bitterness dominates, the hops remind me of citrus peel. Not a bad taste, but could use a little more balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a good amount of delicate carbonation. The finish is quite dry.

Overall: This is a good pale ale, could use a little more sweetness to balance things out. I would have it again.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with 3 fingers of bright-white head. This retains with a 1/2 finger of creamy froth, that stays rich and leaves a robust looking cascade of thick spotty lacing behind. The aroma is floral, spicy, and citric all at once in the nose, mixing with sweet bready malts and earthy fruit to give this a deep herbal tang in the back of the nostrils.

The taste has a big bite of pine and dry spice up front, that's then trailed by some earthy green citrus and a backbone of toasty Pale malt sweetness that splashes the tongue with an earthy twang. That dry-hopping is very evident in the finish, with a deep hoppy dryness to it that leaves spice, pine, and grit all lingering for a good bit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp the whole way through, with some oily slickness to the body that keeps this smooth on the palate. Alcohol is nonexistent, helping add to the drinkibility here.

Aggressively hoppy, flavorful, crisp, and quaffable, this was a great take on an APA and it's awesome to see this released in tall boy cans just in time for summer. These guys are doing things right.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brilliant clarity on this one. Nice amber hue. Nose is a mix of malts and hops. Not overly boisterous on the hops. Kind of an earthy thing with a grassy and a slight vegetal character going on. Much more malty than I would have anticipated. Easy to drink for sure. The carbonation is very aggressive though, which really doesn't work for me. I bet this would be good off a cask. The beer is nice overall, but I don't think I would ever return to it if I had the opportunity.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Osiris Pale Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
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