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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

216 Reviews

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Reviews: 216
Hads: 807
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 21.36%
Wants: 79
Gots: 122 | FT: 2
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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Reviews: 216 | Hads: 807
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.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint-sized can served cold into an imperial pint glass.

Osiris is a pale golden orange color with great clarity. The head is thick at first but settles quickly with some spotty lace left behind.

Aroma is hoppy and fresh but not overly big. Then again, it is labeled a pale ale. Some sweet citrus and pine.

Flavor is well balanced but leaning towards the bitter. It has a mild malt base that provides some sweetness up front. Then it gets a little bitter as the hops come forward towards the middle. It finishes piney and crisp.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall a really solid pale ale. Not really the "west coast" style it claims to be but good nonetheless.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16oz can $2.99. Bright orange color, fizzy, ok head. Smell is malt, honey, very little hops. Flavor has some hops that show up with bitterness and a touch of citrus but nothing too crazy. Not a bad pale ale and kind of reminds me of Dale's but I really wish brewers would stop calling their pales and IPA's west coast. They are almost never comparable to what comes out of California. Just stop, its false advertising.

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Photo of Treebs
3.24/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

16 oz. can served in a Kuhnhenn snifter. Big thanks to my mom for picking me up a 4-pack on her recent trip through Indy.

A: Pours a clear orange color with a thin, wispy white head forming on the pour. it recedes to a thin ring that leaves some minor splotches of lace down the glass.

S: Light grass on the nose with some mild citrus. Some fruity berry, akin to strawberries as you pass by them in the grocery store. Very faint, but you can pick them out. Light cracker malts with a touch of stale bread.

T: Lots of bready malts with the same light strawberry note coming through. A little sweet, but slightly watered down with a touch of grassy.

M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. A little bland on the finish.

O: This was alright. Decent enough to drink and it'd make a fine camping beer, but it's pretty bland and forgettable overall.

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Photo of icehawk
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can (thanks stfun)

Aroma: Citrus, bread

Appearance: Gold/amber with creamy white head

Taste: A bit sweat, no bitterness

Palate: Medium mouthfeel, fairly lively, smooth citrusy finish

Overall: Extremely tasty pale ale with IPA characteristics.

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Photo of dcall384
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a really nice APA. Went down smooth with just the right amount of bitter after taste. Had a nice hoppy and citrus flavor, but not too overpowering where it would kill your taste buds. Had a nice lace pattern to it and a nice golden orange color. The smell was a nice blend of hops and citrus. Overall, just a great beer.

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow was this a fun surprise in a beer trade. This beer had amazing carbonation. Beautiful yellow orange color to it. Strong citrus smell up front and a great malty backbone. Extremely well balanced. Neither too much hops or malt. So much flavor. Very smooth and great feel to the beer. Easy to drink and well done. Look forward to more Sun king. Great pale ale that is easy to drink.

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

Eye: Golden hued in color, standard. Even with a vigorous pour the head didn't stick around that long on this one, could be the glass though. Clear, but not crystal clear. The head that it holds is more of a thin blanket of foam. Carbonation appears to be low and this beer doesn't look all that lively.

Nose: Floral and citrus hop forward. Smells like a classic APA should. Lightly toasted malt in the background adds some backbone to this beer.

Tongue: Right up front the flavor is of hops and a little bit of hop bitterness. Malt supports all this. As one begins to swallow this beverage bittering hops come out quite a bit more and the medium body and "heaviness" of the malt is scrubbed away by carbonation. Carbonation doesn't get in the way of the flavor or body of this beer. Upfront it seems low, but once it starts to go down the throat it livens up on the middle of the tongue cleaning the palate. Flavor profile finishes with very nice citrus-grapefruit-lime hop character. Body is medium, perhaps a bit heavier that I would have liked, but it works well.

Drinkability: This is a beed I'd not hesitate to drink again. Definitely a nice change of pace from what is available to me in the Cincinnati area.

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Photo of UncleBart91
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

App: golden ginger, like a sun burnt ginger kid

smell: bitter malt with sweet undertones of maybe banana???

taste: a great bitter beginning with ripe barley after tones, I'm left with a tangerine after taste. pretty tasty!

feeling: pretty bitter in the beginning, but wares off with a delicate crisp feeling afterward

overall: good beer, much better at the sun king tap room, my favorite house beer they brew

a 317 original...gotta love SUN KING!

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Photo of rlee1390
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear yellow orange, not much carbonation and one finger head.

S-Citrus hops, some tropical notes, along with malt, nice balance.

T-Starts with malt/caramel/bread ends with mild citrus notes and bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation crisp.

O-A solid APA, however it is hard to tell when it was canned. A fresh one is always worth a try.

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Photo of maxwelldeux
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a moderate pillowy white head. Nose is actually quite hoppy - there are some nice floral elements to it that really come through. Taste isn’t too bitter, but has a nice hoppy floral taste to it. Very easy drink.

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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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Photo of ruckus232
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

16 Ounce silver/white can poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Medium transparency with a dark yellow and a good amount of white head.

Smell: Slightly sweet fruity scent with a little bit of a citrus hop smell.

Taste: More bitterness then the smell might indicate but it is not overpowering. It has a nice combination of sweetness and hoppy bitterness.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, can't read the date or writing on the bottle of can
Riedel tulip

A: Pours a fairly clear orange color. Tons of carbonation. Three fingers fluffy white head. Sticks around a while. Sticky lacing.

S: Grassy grainy malts. Light citrus like hops. It's a pale ale. Nothing really special about the nose.

T: Light hop bitterness in the tip of the tongue. Bright citrus flavors from the hops. Mid palate is grassy grainy malts to mesh with the lighter hops. Pretty clean. Dry crisp refreshing finish.

M: Light medium bodied.

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Photo of DapperGrowler
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was not what I was expecting. I thought it would be some magical citrus experience. I honestly felt that the beer was watery. It could have been an old can.

A: golden hazy
S: citra hops
T: balanced malt and hops
M: this is my biggest problem with this; it just seemed watery.

This beer has received many good reviews, I will have to try again sometime.

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.29/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, unknown birth date (there's some scribble on the bottom that I cannot decipher) poured into a DFH modified chalice, drank 4/3/13 over one hour.

A: 4.5 - nice golden coloration, good clarity with no hop haze (can mentions that it's dry hopped), white two finger head lingers into a half finger for the remainder of the session, small bubbles pouring off the bottom of the glass throughout, mild alcohol legs

S: 3 - after reading the can and appreciating that they are from IN (home of the 3Fs Hop Lorts), I was expecting a hop forward offering...I picked up little hop aroma at all; if anything, the aroma is biscuity/bready; I waited and waited...let it warm...there's nothing hoptacular happening in the aroma to these nostrils

T: 3.25 - overall meh; little bitterness and flavor overall...bready backbone predominates, definitely sessionable but is this what they were going for

M: 3 - again, an average pale ale mouthfeel; the good carbonation salvages it

O: 3.5 - why 90+ ratings? I was expecting it's cross-state cousin Zombie Dust and got slapped by bland...here's to hopping that I just got an old can (doubtful though...)

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Photo of jacewg
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep gold in color. Really nice, long lasting head. Good looking beer. Appears to have really nice carbonation.

Aroma: Nice hoppy aroma. Big citrus, tangerine notes. Underlying sweet pale malts with a bit of toasty grain presence. Nice hop/malt balance.

Taste: Very nice and balanced. Citrus is the star of the show again, which works for me. Light bodied with a lifting carbonation. Hops linger on the palate. Long, dry finish. Malt balances but never takes over. Hop forward.

Mouthfeel: Spot on. Well carbonated which lifts the hops off the palate. Very light bodied, true to pale ale style.

Overall: More pale ales need to follow suit. Nicely balanced, but with the hops at the forefront. Can format is nice. Could down several of these easily in one sitting. Nicely done.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very pretty golden bronze orange amber, practically textbook, with a very crystal clear appearance. Carbonation is very easy to see, some fast, some slow, head is about only a finger and a half tall but made with very tiny bubbles and has a real nice creamy retention. It's a real impressive looking brew.

Real nice mix of fleshy orange citrus sensing hop smells. Light sweet malts seem to come in a bit, but there's a light toasty little grain as well. The citrus angle is quite dominant and very flavorful. Real solid smelling brew.

Hop forward with a very light malt body, and almost crisp feeling character. Good woody pine sense of hop with the citrus angle slowly dissapearing. Very light bodied but true to pale ale style, with a bit of stinging large hop presence. Bready toast flavors come out more often as the brew warms up which is a nice compliment.

Overall a real solid hop forward pale ale.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Straight out the can at Canfest. Light orange/auburn color, nice color. Pretty mild hop aroma coming out of it. Some sweet lightly buttered malt aroma.

Taste, pretty ho hum. Hopping not anything to write home about. Malt sweetness is fairly middle of the road. A little metallic with its bitterness. Some caramel and toffee, makes me think of that caramel corn stuff you get in cracker jacks. Still underwhelmed by the hops, whether it be the aroma, taste or mouthfeel, they just come off as a Midwestern Germanic stab at a pale ale instead of it being an American or West Coast hoppy pale, which the latter is generally preferred these days and with this taster.

It did not go easy on the bitterness, but it just obscured a lot I'm guessing. I think they sent some old cans to Canfest, like many of the breweries did.

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Photo of milliCAN
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap poured into a pint glass.

An awesome one finger or so bright white headshot clings to the glass as you drink.

It's a little tame on the nose but it's got a nice hint of floral hops.

The initial taste is hop forward but immediately is balanced perfectly with a refreshing sweetness that gets exponentially more drinkable as the pint diminishes. Son of a bitch, what a damn good drinkable beer. Nice job, SK!

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Photo of iabeerbaron
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first trip to Indy was a few years ago during the Big 10 basketball tournament and one of the most memorable parts of that trip was a visit to the brand new Sun King brewery (www.sunkingbrewing.com). What made this place stick out to me was that they were just starting out and happened to be having a tasting event that day. For $10 we got 10 tickets, which means 10 drinks, as well as the opportunity to sit and visit or look around the brewery. As people were leaving they would give us their tickets which meant more beers for us. Needless to say, we got a little bit of buzz going but I remember the beers being very good.

Sun King doesn’t distribute outside of Indiana, yet, but my brother-in-law would bootleg Sun King products back to Iowa when they would return home to visit. Osiris isn’t a pale ale that is lighter in flavor, this pale ale bites back a bit with a nice resinous hop presence followed by some sweetness to balance it out.

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Photo of santa216
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep orange, amber color with a short lasting, white head. Clarified and very appealing.

Smell: Strong west coast, hop-forward presence. Smells primarily of grapefruit but some other citrus flavors are present as well as pine.

Taste: Definitely a hopped-up American pale ale that some may argue borders in the IPA range as far as hoppiness goes. A malt backbone is noticeable but not dominating. It consists of bready/toasty flavors yet the citrus hops are the star of the show in this beer. As the beer warms up, caramel notes become noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with an appropriate carbonation level. Very easy-drinking.

Overall: This is my go-to pale ale. Nothing significantly mind-blowing about it, just a solid beer that I can drink all day. The hop flavor is enough to satisfy any hophead yet there is s till a solid malt backbone to keep it balanced, even at 50 IBUs.

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

(Served in a nonic)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear slightly dense yellow with a gentle carbonation of microbubbles densely packed in there and a egg shell white head of foam that breaks up.

S- The pale malt note gives way to a gentle herbal dry hop finish.

T- The green herbal hops have a slight mint quality to them that turns a bit pungent in the finish and lingers for a moment.

M- The medium mouthfeel has no alcohol heat and a gentle fizz and creamy texture.

O- This is a sessionable nice hop forward beer with good malt flavors and a nice mint hop quality in the finish. It has a nice creamy texture but the bitterness starts to grow a bit to strong in the after taste.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Get yourself a cold can and crush this. Nice citrus and minor pine notes on the nose with a sweetness that rounds it out and makes the beer inviting. No need for a glass. Very well balanced and fresh. Just enough citrus to make it juicy and a pleasant bitterness. Quite frankly one of the better APAs in the Midwest that needs to get more attention.

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Photo of wyatt13
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another gift from my friend Chris, which he picked up in Indianapolis while driving back to college. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass.

A - Pours a butterscotch orange, with a slight haze. Minimal carbonation with a fluffy two finger head.

S - Very mild aroma, was expecting more here. Some orange, citrus and pine, with a hint of maltiness as well.

T - Starts with some nice citrus and hops and finishes dry with some bread-like characteristics. Maybe some caramel in there as well.

M - A medium - full feel for me, more heft than anticipated.

O - Extremely drinkable, if a little tame. Overall solid for a flagship, but its no Alpha King. Thanks again, Chris!

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Osiris Pale Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.