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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

218 Reviews

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Reviews: 218
Hads: 823
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 21.41%
Wants: 80
Gots: 130 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States | website

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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Photo of PHBoiler
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
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 -10.3%
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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Photo of CASK1
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a can as an extra in a BBB sour beer swap - thanks Luke! Poured to a tulip.

Pours a deep amber with good clarity, decent bone-white head with mediocre retention. Aroma is hop forward with intense tangerine, orange, and low notes of lemon and pine. Low bready malt aroma. Flavor follows the aroma - medium-high hop bitterness and strong flavors of citrus and tropical fruit courtesy of the hops. Low piney hops in the background. Low bread malt flavor with sweet caramel undertones. Medium-high, mouth-filling carbonation is quite refreshing. Low alcohol warmth, a bit high for this style. Dry, slightly astringent finish from the hops. A somewhat aggressive and very interesting take on the APA style. Nice beer!

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Photo of liamt07
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can from CWBlues, thanks a bunch Cy! 16oz can into a tulip.

Filtered orange, with a nice dense cap of white head. Good lace and a whole load of retention. Nose has some floral and citrus notes, with some lightly grassy and pine hop notes over a bit of pale malt.Taste has more of the grassy/herbal/citrus hop mix going on, some toasty bready pale malt and a bit of malt sweetness. Bitterness is mild. Lighter medium body and on the slightly higher-than-medium side in terms of carbonation. Quite drinkable with some good flavour. A solid flagship pale.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks zach for this beer...
The beer pours a clear amber with a generous white foamy head that laces poorly. The nose is disappointing, although it has a slightly floral hoppiness and nectar sweetness. The taste is just as mild as the nose presenting a bouquet of juicy hops and has a semi-sweet, light bodied mouthfeel with a hint of bitterness in the finish. It's one of the easiest drinking APAs I've had...no wonder it's not my favorite. Overall, this beer is quite balanced and refreshing to drink. However, it's probably a one and done for me.

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Photo of TotallyHosed
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is one of the best aspects of this brew. The head is bright white, but only a finger thick and quickly recedes to a thin even layer. There is heavy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The color is a clear orange amber. I can see several columns of bubbles rising to the top.

The smell is two-dimensional, which is what I would expect from a good pale ale. This brew strikes an excellent balance between hop and malt aromas. The hop aroma is definitely on the citrus end of the spectrum and reminds me of orange and lemon zest. The malt aroma is like caramel and lightly roasted malts.

The taste begins with orange and grapefruit like citrus. There are some toasted bread flavors in the middle which are overcome by bitterness. The bitterness does not linger strong, because the finish is has a nice balance between the malt backbone and hop bitterness. The aftertaste is great and remains balanced. It tempts you into drinking more.

The feel is light to medium and very little carbonation is detected. There is a very light presence of oil that coats the mouth. Although this might be the fatty lunch I just had.

This is one of my favorite pale ales out there. The balance in the nose and flavor is my idea of excellent execution. At the stated ABV I wouldn't call this a session brew, but it's very difficult to have only one. I'm glad to have relatives in Indy, so I can always have a chance to visit Sun King.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep yellow, clear body, and a tall dense white head.

Smells of orange peel and light lemon with grainy malt.

Aggressively hopped with good malt backbone. Citrus hops and grain, slightly bitter.

Really clean mouthfeel if not a little oily. Medium light body and very drinkable.

It's a really outstanding pale ale and canned in a tall boy at that.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16 oz. can into pint glass.

A: Pours a deep yellow to light gold, with a two-finger white head that settles to foam. Decent visible carbonation.

S: Bright orange/citrus aroma, some flower & pine hops also.

T: Hoppy up front (following the nose), although a little muted compared to aroma. Then biscuity malt & sweetness.

M: Tends towards a lighter mouthfeel, nice amount of carbonation. Pithy hop hang. Minimal alcohol presence.

O: Definitely a really nice hoppy pale ale. A very well done beer!

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Photo of 4balance
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. can courtesy of DSho. Pours a gorgeous golden amber with 1 finger of foamy white head that keeps a nice cap until the end along with a fair amount of sticky lacing.

Aroma is hops up front, citrus and floral.

Taste is a multitude of hops along with some sweet citrus notes, spice, malt and toasty bread with no alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light, somewhat dry, good carbonation with a smooth creamy finish.

Overall this is so drinkable, would be easy to knock back quite a few on any given day. Very well balanced, highly recommended. Cheers ~

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +0.8%
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!

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Photo of largadeer
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of Naugros
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to adamdd for this can.

Beautifully clear amber in color with a nice off-white, sticky head of foam on top. Grapefruit and pine combine in the aroma and give an almost tropical feel with a sense of pineapple. The taste is similar and quite juicy in complexion. Some spice appears and the malts balance, coming off as bread sticks in flavor. It's a little sweeter than I expected, but not a negative at all. Quite nice and refreshing. Crisp, clean and easy-drinking. I could session this beer, if paced properly, and not get sick of it at all. What a nice rendition of an APA.

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Photo of suspect
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Thanks to mordormongo for the midwest hookup.

A: Crystal clear light copper color. Relatively aggressive pour leads to a thick, sticky two finger head that takes a long time to disappear and even then there seems to be a thin ring of head until it was about halfway gone. Lacing is consistent and plentiful.

S: Not a lot going on in the nose. Some hop floral notes and some malt sweetness, but overall, pretty mild.

T: Follows the nose for the most part but there is some extra hop flavor and subsequent malt balance to go along with it. Not an overwhelming flavor. One thing I find nice is the lingering aftertaste that makes me want to turn this into a sipper.

M: Nice finish, dry up front, creamy at the end. Ample levels of fizzy.

O: A good overall beer but not one that blows me away. It's unfair that this has to live in the Zombie Dust category but I think it can hang with all of the other Pale Ales. It's good and it's a pretty easy drinker.

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Photo of MortarPestle
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear light amber that forms a nice head that has good retention and provides tons of lacing.
Aroma: The hops are front and center; floral, grass and pink grapefruit.
Taste: Hops bitterness hits you first; floral, citrus and woodsy, then sweet fruit and french toast from the malt.
Drinkability: I like to keep a can on hand and well chilled.
Notes: Served in a pint glass.

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Photo of LiquidBread219
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Golden honey hue with a big steady head and nice lacing

S: In the nose I picked up really faint scents of grapefruit, lemon,and maybe a little bit of pine.

T: Taste was rated a little higher because the scents from the nose came out a little more but still pretty weak IMO you mainly get a little bite of grapefruit, with some lemon and a little bit of a earthy feel to it.

F: Good Carbonation, medium bodied.

O: Overall, I'm glad I finally got to try some Sun King it's been hard for me to find. I thought it was a little overpriced it was like $10 for a 4pk. I thought the three beers I sampled from them where pretty basic. I would however pick up a 4pk or some singles when I'm Indy.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First experience with SunKing, and I will be trying more of their variety's. This reminded me a lot of Alpha King. Awesome amber color with a nice head that stays around awhile. Powerful smells of citrus. Great flavor. Citrusy with nice hops. Very well balanced beer. I think I might actually prefer this to Alpha King, but I'd have to try them side by side to be sure.

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Photo of indytdmiller
4.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks great! Kind of a dark blonde with a touch of orange. Nice white head on top that sticks around for a few minutes.

Smells of citrus with a underlying malty sweetness.

Well balanced APA with a nice punch of citrus-y hops and a malt backbone that keeps up with the bitterness. Very drinkable.

Medium bodied with a slight carbonic bite.

A really good, drinkable APA. Could definitely see myself drinking a lot of this over the next few months.

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Photo of Florida9
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden amber in color. Forms a very large light khaki colored head. Excellent retention and lots of lacing. Fairly aromatic with notes of grain, citrus, a bit of pine and some light floral qualities. Taste is very fine, slight caramel malts, pine, and a bit of grapefruit. On the lighter side of medium. Mild bitterness. Easy drinker.

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Photo of stakem
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheers and a big thanks to Kegatron for the random gifting of this pint sized can. Much appreciated my friend! Poured into a pub glass, this brew appears a clear copper color with more than 2 fingers worth of slightly off-white uneven froth. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain the layering atop this brew for a pretty decent duration and as it slowly recedes, it leaves patches of lacework on the glass.

The aroma of this brew is quite floral and fruity. Around the edges are some minty hints of herbs and citrus rind. This isn't a bold smelling offering but what is emitting from my glass is without flaw and super enjoyable.

The flavor of this brew is quite juicy with a fruited hop flavor that blends to more of a floral quality. A bit of pulp, rind and zesty hop elements are present but with a very low-key bitterness level. As the brew warms up, it becomes more herbal and rindy with a slight accent of bitterness and touch of alcohol. In the aftertaste is a bit of toasty grain flavoring yet it maintains a very clean and refreshing feel throughout.

This is a lighter bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. This is a very clean and enjoyable take on a pale ale. There really isn't much to complain about here, this is all in all a solid brew. I appreciate the 16oz serving size as this brew rapidly evaporated from my glass. Thanks again Heath!

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can stamped 023? to pint glass the beer pours a translucent amber gold color with a small 1/2 finger white cap. Some retention and little lacing. The nose is the best feature of the beer, in my opinion, with it's crisp pine and citrus hop which blends well with a sweet crystal malt base. Fruity yet not overdoing it. The flavor starts with a mild crystal malt base from which the pine hop flavor and bitterness rises. The mouthfeel is too crisp with too much carbonation to really create a balanced beer and continues to retract from the flavor. Finishes with a lingering crisp carbonated bitter flavor. Overall, this was a treat, but not one I'd quickly return to. It was an extra in a trade and I appreciate it, though wish they could control the carbonation.

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Photo of CliffBrake
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to HosP for the chance to try this one. Cheers!

Bright light amber color with a good one finger head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Awesome piny-resinous hops aroma. Pine and spicy hops on a light frame. Dry and hoppy with little malt body or character. Long bitter hoppy finish.

Light body with good carbonation.

More of a hop juice than a beer. Fairly one note on the piney hops. b

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Photo of ghostwalker
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Welcome gift from a friend I met at Hill Farmstead. Thanks, John!

A: Clear golden-red body with a solid finger of frothy head.

S: Nose is simple and great. Crisp hops with a very light and sweet malt body. The combination is slightly tropical, maybe a little mango?

F: Flavor is smooth and balanced, with a very West Coast underdone maltiness, and a light hoppiness that is still remarkably crisp and satisfying. Kind of like SNPA, but with less hops and more light, sweet malt. Doesn't sound that appetizing in print, but it's a super tasty brew.

M: Crisp, carbonated, slightly stripping.

O: Wow, really a nice treat. I like this beer very, very much!

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Photo of ChugginOil
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to my
co-worker for this surprise!

Sun King Osiris

Pours a clear, light orange/yellow color with an inch of white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

The nose has some earthy, grassy hops working, along with some sweet caramel malts.

The flavor profile is pretty similar and quite subtle. There is some grassy hops that have a nice bittering effect, followed by a balncing amouny of sweet malt.

The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a crisp amount of carbonation that is quite nice.

Overall, super drinkable, decent flavors and did I say drinkable? Great brew for a nice day, unfortunately for me, its cold and rainy outside. Either way, nice session brew. Just wish it was a bit bolder.

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Photo of dmfrench
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aggressively pine-hopped, light bodied, all day drinker.

A: Almost clear cider orange body with a fleeting one finger off white head.

S: Nice, aggressive resinous, piney hops with a firm and slightly spiced caramel malt pillow underneath.

T: Matching the nose exactly. Hops dominant. Almost a Floydian hop profile. Malt is just like the nose... slightly spiced caramel, just slightly sweet, more buttery. Body is a bit thin, but on the plus side, it's very drinkable, and the heavy handed hopping mostly makes up for it.

M: Highly carbonated with a light, drying, grainy body.

O: Reminds me of Stone Levitation in it's lightness and drinkability, but I would expect more malt backbone at 5.6%.

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Photo of JCaweinstein
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold colored with a two finger head that has some fairly big bubbles. It's mostly clear with a nice amount of carbonation. There is a small amount of lacing left on my nonic pint glass.
It smells of citrus and spices, I am also picking up a certain breadiness which I assume is coming from the yeast.
Grapefruit up front with a toasty flavor to follow.
This is a light bodied beer with bitter hop flavor first followed by another bitter burnt toast taste and leaves a citrusy aftertaste.
A very decent pale ale in a can. I drove about and hour and a half to pick this up amongst others and would certainly grab it again. I would really like to try this beer on tap.

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Osiris Pale Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.