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Osiris Pale Ale - Sun King Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

713 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 74
Gots: 67 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cnally on 08-22-2009)
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Photo of ChugginOil
3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Photo of dmfrench
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JCaweinstein
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Photo of dwduncan2
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ATADakaCHAD
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Casedogg43
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
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!

Photo of meehandennis
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of DocAJ
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of SuperNova777
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of injuredreserve
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of dugly2ugly
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Ungertaker
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
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!

Photo of jdhende
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GinaBeerInc
3.98/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of kbutler1
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of rogueleonardi
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
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 HumanParaquat
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of vw73182
3/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Photo of gratefuld
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
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!

Photo of catfan2000
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of scott2269
4.9/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

Photo of siege06nd
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Osiris Pale Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.