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Osiris Pale Ale - Sun King Brewing Company

Osiris Pale AleOsiris Pale Ale

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very good

557 Ratings

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Ratings: 557
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%

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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cnally on 08-22-2009)
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Photo of ghostwalker


4.33/5  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!

Serving type: can

03-06-2012 01:44:41 | More by ghostwalker
Photo of ChugginOil


3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Serving type: can

03-01-2012 06:21:23 | More by ChugginOil
Photo of dmfrench


4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
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%.

Serving type: can

03-01-2012 01:22:01 | More by dmfrench
Photo of JCaweinstein


3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: can

02-27-2012 03:42:48 | More by JCaweinstein
Photo of Casedogg43


4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh off the tap. This Pale Ale is right up my alley. At times I really enjoy a over the top like Zombie Dust ( love Zombie!), but Sun King hit it on the head with this one.

Smells very fresh and citrus is there in force. Taste is smooth from the start, crisp with a "I want more" finish!
It's light but doesn't miss the flavor and Pale Ale attributes.

This Pale Ale will stay on my tap! Matter of fact, I'm going to grab a glass!

Gotta love Indiana and APA's!
Well done Sun King!

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 23:43:29 | More by Casedogg43
Photo of Ungertaker


4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, courtesy of AleWatcher, poured into a pint glass.

A- Nearly perfect, as far as I am concerned. It is a translucent, light topaz color. The carbonation is incredibly active throughout and produces a 1/4 white foamy head that is there from start to finish. A sticky lacing leaves layers of rings around the glass.

S-black pepper, citrus peel, pine-like hops

T- bitter grapefruit (like eating a wedge with the skin on it, but a little more subtle), lemon and orange, a dry peppery finish.

M- light, frothy body with a favorably high carbonation level that leaves a tingling sensation at the finish.

O- very good. Not so much a run-of-the-mill APA. I had a Zombie Dust before dinner and this (much to my surprise and delight) compares to it, IMO. I will definitely be seeking more of this out in the future; hopefully this summer, as I could drink plenty ofthese on a hot summer day. Thanks again, Jeff!

Serving type: can

02-11-2012 01:24:08 | More by Ungertaker
Photo of GinaBeerInc


3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Clear golden color that hints at orange, pretty light with a small fluffy off-white head that lasts and laces a bit. Really nice fresh hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and definitely pine - quite nice. Smooth but light flavor that is a little thin but does pack a bitter punch and some nice hop character as well.

Serving type: can

02-06-2012 20:18:20 | More by GinaBeerInc
Photo of kbutler1


3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Pours a clear, medium copper color with a fluffy white head. Some lacing as the head settles. Nice aroma of malty caramel and fruity citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel. Nice slight sweet start that has a building level of citrus rind bitterness. The dry hopping really shows in both the aroma and taste. Ends with a lingering bitterness. Pretty tasty.

Serving type: can

02-06-2012 16:41:33 | More by kbutler1
Photo of TMoney2591


3.88/5  rDev -3%
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...).

Serving type: can

02-01-2012 06:27:19 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of vw73182


3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I’ve had a few different Sun Kings and this one is probably the best. Has a decent balance and is some what refreshing. Decent balance between malt and hop profile. Seems to clearly be trying to steal the idea of another Indiana beer. Its drinkable but for your money there's better choices.

Serving type: can

01-30-2012 16:18:43 | More by vw73182
Photo of Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From 64oz growler to Hess imperial pint glass on 1/25/12
*From notes

-- Thanks for the fill, John --

A: Clean 24k gold. A standard pour yields a huge three finger white and fluffy head. Really nice retention and lacing.

S: Grains from top to bottom. Not a real big hop presence. Disspointing to say the least.

T: Quite similar: malt everywhere. Granted this is an APA, but I really feel the lack of balance here makes the beer...dare I say boring? There is a small amount of hops, which arrive with a metallic quality on the mid. The finish is biscuity and dry.

M: Pretty nice texture. We're not setting the world on fire with this one, but it's decent none the less.

O: I had high hops for Sun King's Osiris, but in the end it let me down. It's just not the APA it'd been built up to be, and drank a bit like a stale lager. Not a bad beer, just a bit forgettable and blasé.

Serving type: growler

01-29-2012 20:38:51 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of gratefuld


4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: nice golden amber pour with about a half finger of head. Nice lacing.

S: Not overly hoppy, but a good.

T: Nice. great flavor. Not too overly hoppy...just right. I get some citrus with a nice caramel finish.

M: Nice and sharp on the tongue. Nice dry finish.

O: Great beer from a relatively new brewery. Very easy drinking. I wish I had couple more, but I already drank them!

Serving type: can

01-26-2012 02:54:10 | More by gratefuld
Photo of scott2269


4.9/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a light amber with a small head in my DFH sniffer. Smell is like a fresh bowl of fruit. Taste is very crisp and light. Somewhat like an orange sherbert ice cream cone dipped in pineapple juice. Lacing is sticky. This is the best, lightest APA I have ever had. I could drink this like it is going out of style. Three Floyds does the best APA's, but this one is better if you are looking for a beer with an easy, light drinkablity, at a lower ABV.

Serving type: can

01-21-2012 03:06:29 | More by scott2269
Photo of siege06nd


4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From can to nonic pint...

A: Pours a slightly cloudy, light orange hue. About two fingers of frothy eggshell white head. Head lingers for a good while, then gently recedes to a quarter finger. Lots and lots of lacing on this one, sticky and inviting. This was served at a pretty cold temperature in the fridge, but even I didn't expect there to be so many particles in the brew. Looks like the asteroid belt from Empire Strikes Back in there. I enjoy my beer debris-free, thank you very much. But whatever. It's probably my fault for chilling it down too much in the fridge.

S: Lots of bready malt and some nice citrus hops. Bitter pine resin on the finish. Light, crisp, inviting.

T: Lots of grain and malt, along with a little bit of orange creamsickle and grapefruit zest on the mid and back palate. Just a dash of bittering, piny hops on the finish with a kiss of orange and some lightly toasted grains. A significant malt presence and a refined hop profile make this one quite memorable.

M: Balanced. A true APA with an incredibly light finish and a toasted biscuit flavor to boot. This one was made with love.

O: Sun King Osiris is a fantastic APA, one of the best I've had. It is very light and refreshing, yet offers up just enough complexity and hop presence to please the hardcore nerd. For once we get an APA that's not just an IPA hiding in sheep's clothing. Osiris drinks fantastic and would absolutely be a staple in my fridge were it available in my neck of the woods. Great work here.

Serving type: can

01-18-2012 23:23:49 | More by siege06nd
Photo of GPHarris


4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

received from robwestcott in beer and football fantasy football league.

a - poured a two-fingers thick bubbly eggshell-colored head into an english pub glass that left nice lacing throughout. the body was a hazy amber color.
s - big citrus hops.
t - citrus hops with a hint of peppery spice.
m - medium thickness, really dances on the tongue.
o - terrific apa, very sessionable.

Serving type: can

01-09-2012 16:31:58 | More by GPHarris
Photo of johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in trade from phisigben, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours just shy of clear with a golden amber color and a creamy white head that never gets too large or distant. Nice grapefruit and apricot aroma mixed with a hint of pine and hints of bready malt somewhere in the mix. Taste is a nice mix of bready biscuity malt with plenty of earthy pine and citrus hop flavor to keep me interested. Medium to light body with a fairly dry finish, moderate level of carbonation and a resinous creamy watery mouthfeel. Nice pale ale with huge amounts of hop aroma. I wouldn't mind a touch more body here, but I could also see myself cutting the lawn with one of these too.

Serving type: can

12-31-2011 02:41:26 | More by johnnnniee
Photo of Monkeyknife


4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can a bright clear gold color with a single finger of wet, bubbly head. Light lacing on sides of glass.

Aroma of fresh grass, orange and grapefruit. Light touch of maltiness.

Taste of grapefruit, orange, a bit of spicy herbs and grainy malts. Finishes clean with a mild bitterness.

Medium bodied and crisp with a sharper carbonation.

A real nice little Pale Ale from Sun King. I'll be sure to grab more on my next trip thru Indiana.

Serving type: can

12-27-2011 00:22:33 | More by Monkeyknife
Photo of vande


4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - 14 k golden liquid with a clean, 1 finger thick fluffy head

s - fresh, wet, sticky, citrus hops... Only a APA - wow!

t - said i only have one. A very nice citrus - well hopped brew. Grapefruit-lemon blend, somewhat sweet with a quick bite at the end.

m - somewhat cream, crisp Pale that is extremely drinkable...

o - Maybe one of my favorite Pale Ales... Quite tasty!

Serving type: can

12-20-2011 06:04:25 | More by vande
Photo of tsauce2


3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: On tap in to a pint glass.

A: SRM is pale brown. Translucent and clear filtered. Head is white, 1 in, semi-puffy, and dissipates to line the top of the beer. Medium carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Big hop profile on the nose. Light malt.

T: Hops are much more mellow than what the nose would lead you to believe. That said, the taste is a very nice balance of hops and there is still a large hop presence. Malt is light. Very drinkable. Hop aftertaste is just slightly bitter, not overpowering.

M: Hops create a very balanced mf. Hops cover the palate but are not overpowering.

O: Very good APA. This is another beer that makes me proud of my hometown and glad to see that some very quality beers are coming out of places other than northwest Indiana. Very good flavors/use of hops, nicely balanced beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2011 07:46:47 | More by tsauce2
Photo of dbossman


4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

S: Lots of hop aromas: grapefruit, orange, lemon, with some pine; some funky grainy malt quality underneath

T: Lots of citrus hops up front with a good balance between citrus, oils, and toasted bready malts

F: Fairly well carbonated, medium body and a bit sticky just like I like my hoppy beers

O: A really nice, hop-forward pale ale: citrusy and bittern and yet it manages to balance itself out in the end

Serving type: can

12-02-2011 21:56:25 | More by dbossman
Photo of OttoPeeWee


3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visited Sung King 11/6/11. The beer was better that the Colts game! All the beers there were solid. This beer in particular looks golden with a thin head with good retention and some lacing. The smell is husk, yeast, and floral. The taste is cascade grapefruit. Good, not overly bitter. Well made. Quality ingredients, no hangover.

Why don't more breweries do cans?

P.S. If I lived in Indy I would live at this Brewery. Try the cream ale also. It is brilliant in its simplicity.

Serving type: can

11-24-2011 03:39:23 | More by OttoPeeWee
Photo of nhindian


3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32oz growler poured into a pint and shared at a local tasting. Thanks to racens for sending me this!

A - Pours a clear, straw orange with about 1.5-fingers of off-white head. A bit of haze to it, but not too much. Retention is good, with a decent amount of lacing.

S - The nose is vibrant and bursting with citrus hops. Lots of grapefruit, orange, and floral pine. A little bit of malt and grass, but this is mostly all hops.

T - Unfortunately, the taste seems to fall off a bit. Rather than getting the fresh, juicy hops of the nose, they are overshadowed by a bitterness that just seems out of place. It's even spicy at times which is a complete departure from the aroma. Still getting some hops, but definitely not as much as I was hoping.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with good carbonation. Slick and sticky, but the long-lasting bitterness lasts a while here too as well.

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. Lots of potential here, especially in the nose, but unfortunately it just has a bit too much bitterness. If the hops lived up to the nose, this would be something special.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 03:58:04 | More by nhindian
Photo of feloniousmonk


3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, IN.
Osiris Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV.
"Osiris Pale Ale is an assertive, West Coast-style American pale crafted by our brewers for our brewers, Osiris blends three choice varieties of American hops to create a spicy, citrus hop punch that is sure to satisfy any hop head. Every batch of Osiris is dry-hopped towards the end of fermentation for maximum hop flavor, aroma and character."

Another craft beer in a pint-size can. This thing is catching on!
Brought back from Indiana by Cal, what a guy.

Pours a clear, deep amber color, actively carbonated, high, lacy, snowy white head. Looks every part of an enticing pale ale.

Citrus-y aromatics, a whiff of pine, but mostly orange, grapefruit, and lime. Just enough bitterness to keep the nose on it's toes.

Taste: Bitterness starts big and juicy. Turns sharp and astringent, slightly harsh. Hop bitterness roars over the palate, with minor support from malt below. Aggressive and assertive, certainly. Mellows out as we go in, smooths some, and what annoyed me at first has become a mild irritant, and now, a delight.

Far from a superior pale ale, it's all in all, perfectly adequate, good drinking, nice sessioner. I wouldn't turn one down in a pinch.

Serving type: can

11-13-2011 06:46:57 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of FightingEntropy


3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden American Pale Ale with copper highlights. Head falls to a light white film--no lace. Huge citrus, grapefruit, light lemon and pepper. Light toasted malt, but overwhelmed by the hop. Clearly a hop vehicle, as promised on the side of the tallboy can. Grassy hope bit with citrus continued on tongue with a sweet malt bed. Hop forward and fun.

Serving type: can

10-26-2011 02:05:06 | More by FightingEntropy
Photo of morimech


3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with a large head that settled to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Not an impressive aroma, but it is not off-putting. Has a garbage can with oranges in it aroma. Odd.

Good flavor thankfully. Pale malt base with just a little sweetness. Hop flavor is pronounced with citrus and grass. Bitterness is on the high side of APAs.

Good body with low carbonation. Nice soft texture compliments the hop bitterness.

Not sure what is going on with the aroma, but the flavor is NWPA all the way.

Serving type: can

10-08-2011 23:22:38 | More by morimech
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