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Osiris Pale Ale - Sun King Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

660 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 660
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 73
Gots: 52 | FT: 4
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 bkonk10
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

bkonk10, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of huadog
4/5  rDev +0.5%

huadog, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of OttoPeeWee
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

OttoPeeWee, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of hoorayfourbeer
5/5  rDev +25.6%

hoorayfourbeer, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Rempo
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +0.5%

thebouch01, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of nhindian
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

nhindian, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of bigmanmac
5/5  rDev +25.6%

bigmanmac, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +0.5%

whartontallboy, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of bwiechmann
4/5  rDev +0.5%

bwiechmann, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

feloniousmonk, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of FightingEntropy
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

FightingEntropy, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of morimech
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

morimech, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of psuKinger
3.28/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my buddy Matt for bringing this beer back from Indy for me to try!

Bottle poured into my Penn State pint glass, to be consumed during the Iowa game. I've never had anything from this brewery before, so I'm excited to give it a try.

A: Pours with a remarkable level of carbonation, but not a real big head, probably because I'm still not used to pouring from a 16 ounce can.

Pours a very clear translucent, almost "fizzy yellow" beer, so clear that the LARGE carbonation bubbles are very visible. I've never seen carbonation like this before...

Poured a snow-white head that dissipated quickly.

S: I've got my nose right down into this beer, and I'm not picking up a whole lot, to be honest. Muted notes of pine and just that classic American "beer" smell, good descriptors for which escape me.

T: This tastes like... "beer". Certainly not a hefty beer, and at 5.6% ABV, that should be expected. A moderate level of bitterness with notes of pine are probably the most ominant flavors. And there certainly is a touch of barley sweetness to help balance this out.

M: This beer doesn't "feel" as carbonated as it looks. I think it's in part because of just how clear the beer poured. Leaves a nice flavor profile on the tongue at the finish line.

D: Rather drinkable. A classic, simple, "American Beer", and I genuinely enjoyed it.

psuKinger, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of rangel2
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from tall boy pint can into pint glass.

About 1 and 1/4 fingers foam of a slightly off white but mostly pure white color.

Smell is pure citrus, grapefruit, faint orange, delicate pear.

Taste is so smooth. Don't get me wrong the initial taste is bitter and slightly spicy. But for a hophead, it's the most mellow, divine bittering imaginable. Citrus lingers a tad, with slight lemon in the rear.

Once the citrus dissipates, a small malt presence can be found.

Perhaps the best thing about Sun King is their water. Yes, their water. It's nice and somewhat harder, giving their beer that great zip to give the bitterness an extra crisp umph -- sulfate doing the work, I'm assuming. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

Anyway, this is easily in my Top 3 Alone on an Island beers. It's hoppy, has a nice body, with some oily citrus dancing about, goes well with a ton of food, readily available in Indianapolis, not too dry, and it's affordable.

rangel2, Oct 06, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden yellow. Not much head. Looks reasonably good. Smells great. Lots of citrus. Tons of hops on the nose. As it warms the aroma dulls but initially a great aroma. Tastes nothing like it smells. Not much citrus, lots of bitterness, i think the hopping pushed the taste too far out of balance. Good mouthfeel. Overall fairly solid but the tastes is disappointing after the wonderful aroma.

Urbancaver, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of brew3crew
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Indy tasting room.

A-hazy yellow body with a white head that sticks around for awhile

S-very nice, inviting citrus smell. Looking forward to the taste

T-really let me down. Like they tried to make it too bitter and it didn't come through. Nit the hop taste the nose was promising

M-nice hop bitterness that sticks around

O-thanks for getting my hopes up with that aroma. Womp womp

brew3crew, Sep 30, 2011
Photo of flexabull
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tall can courtesy of jrallen34, thanks again!

Pours a bright and clear gold color with a huge fluffy white head, with some sticky lacing, looks quite nice.

Aromas are bright, and pretty hoppy. There are notes of grapefruits, sweet oranges, tart lemons, and some stinky and funky resin.

Taste is really bright, just like the aroma, lightly crisp, with some lightly tart lemons, mildly sweet citrus, and some soft creaminess. Finish has really faint resin, snappy dry carbonation, and some nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good, smooth, But could use a touch more body.

All in all, a very good Pale Ale. I'd drink this often if this was a local beer, quite nice.

flexabull, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of cjacobsen
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to sixthglass for a 4 pack of these.

(A) Pours a clean, clear gold with an orange hue. Consistent thin white froth of a head throughout the pour and slightly sits top the beer after. Leaves some loose lacing.

(S) Smell is slightly floral with a decent grouping of light malt and hops. Slightly sweet. A bit of grapefruit. Some pine as it warms and opens up in the glass.

(T) Slightly peppery and wrapped in hops. Decent amount of caramel the sits below the hops. There's bit of citric rind in that end and aftertaste.

(M) Delightfully bitter. Pretty smooth and oily. Medium bodied and crisp.

(O) Very solid pale ale. It's a pretty clean and simple beer. Aromatic and the flavor follows the aroma almost to a T. Well done brew. Great for a sunny September afternoon.

cjacobsen, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of corby112
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to lurchingbeast for sending this to me recently.

Pours a slightly hazy bright golden orange color with a frothy, pillowy two finger white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting cap.  Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy, floral hop aroma with hints of pine, earthy grass and a ton of citrus fruit.  Hints of grapefruit, orange peel and pineapple.  Nice pale malt presence with some biscuit notes.

Full bodied especially for the style with a blast of dry, earthy hops up front that give off a nice lingering bitterness.  Lots of pine needle/earthy flavor along with a decent amount of light and citrus fruit.  Not as sweet or citrusy as aroma suggests with mostly grapefruit and pineapple.  There's a nice pale malt backbone underneath that makes itself know without taking away from the hops at all.  Biscuity with a subtle grainy Graham character.  Well balanced and complex.  Very flavorful and easy to drink.  

corby112, Sep 11, 2011
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3.2/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow from a tallboy into a pin glass. light grass smell.
Little or no cloudiness.

The head is actually better tasting than the beer.

This is a good light beer.

I could drink this all day on a hot summer day, or until I ran out of of money.

At $12-14 per 4pak, I would not recommend drinking more than 1 can. They taste like they should $8 for a 4pak.

jisom123, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of cwguy5
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been getting around I see Joe(jisom123)! Thanks for the extra!

A - nice yellow/golden color with slightest haze; less than one finger white head fading to a solid white cap; a little spotty lacing left on glass
S - subtle aromas of melon, honeydew, rose
T - nice and smooth hop forward pale with some melon and maybe faint blueberry; just a touch of bread before orange zest drying finish with a touch of peppercorn
M - pretty standard medium, crisp carbonation; slightly dry finish with light, bitter linger
D - very pleasant, balanced beer; not super note-worthy in any category but also few flaws; nice drink at 5.2%; like the blueberry notes in aroma

cwguy5, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of Bogforce
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Joe(Jisom123) for this one!

A: Pours a beautiful golden color, with a decent head and good amount of lacing. Also some haziness

S: HOPS! Centennial and Cascade for sure. Not a lot of malt which is great.

T: A great hop taste with a small amount of malt, Very low amount actually. The hops are center stage and they taste great.

M: Goes down easy, leaves a pleasant taste on the tongue

O: This is a really good pale ale and it comes in a can! Cans definitely hold hop flavor better than bottles, And this thing was great!

Bogforce, Aug 31, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can

Thanks to Jon and Dan @thefullpint.com for this!

Clear orange with golden yellow edges. Quickly disappearing white head but lots of sticking, messy lacing left on the glass.

Orange citrus aromas are dominant, as well as a touch of spice and bready malts.

Relatively bitter for a pale ale, though there's wonderful pine and citrus flavors coming through as well and some graham cracker sweetness. Very well balanced and delicious.

Medium to thick bodied, though finishes dry and is incredibly drinkable. I would guess this was an IPA.

A delicious, refreshing, easy drinking pale ale. Fantastic!

ehammond1, Aug 29, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can poured into a pint glass.

Pours a bright, brilliant golden-bronze topped by a large, long-lasting foamy white head. Large chunks of lace left behind.

Nose is bold and hoppy, with aromas of pungent citrus zest, green leafy hops, toasted bread malt base, a dash of cracked pepper. A straightforward, hopped-up APA.

Bitter and pungent on the palate, with a richer, caramelly malt base. Hop flavor is minimal, but there's lots of bitterness. A bit of pithy orange zest on the finish, alongside a green, somewhat vegetal leafy hop note. Dry, with lingering bitter hops. A dose of earthiness, and more than a little muddled.

Light to medium bodied, firm and dry. Not bad, but my impression of it lowered the more I drank.

wnh, Aug 28, 2011
Osiris Pale Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.