Osiris Pale Ale
Sun King Brewing Company

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Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #381
Ranked #12,962
3.96 | pDev: 10.86%
Thursday at 10:42 PM
Aug 22, 2009
Very Good
Osiris Pale AleOsiris Pale Ale
Notes: Osiris Pale Ale is an assertive West Coast-Style Pale with a distinct citrus hop punch.

Malts: Two-row, crystal dark, Vienna, rye, white wheat
Hops: Summit, Nugget, Cascade

50 IBU
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Reviewed by jeffdr123 from Florida

3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the Sun King brewery in Sarasota. It's what a pale should be. Light and hoppy. This one was a light sweetness to it that I appreciate. Id put it in my frig.
Thursday at 10:42 PM
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can enjoy by date 7/29/22 into a pint glass.
L: Pours a mostly clear light caramel color w/a 1/2" off white soft head, good carbonation, decent head retention to a thick skin, random skeletal lacing.
S: Fruity, mango, orange, citrus zest, light bready graham cracker.
T: Toasted caramelized malts, citrus zest, berries, light orange, tangerine, a hint of lime, toasty malts return in the finish. Moderately bitter overall.
F: Crisp, zesty, full-flavored medium light bodied mouthfeel w/a med-fast semi-dry finish. Not much linger.
O: A good tasting well balanced American Pale Ale with fruity, malty and zest bitter all up front. A very refreshing semi-light brew that is very good in it's style.
Jun 20, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by rabembenek from Indiana

Apr 14, 2022
Rated: 4 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Apr 08, 2022
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Rated by eluvah from New York

3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours clear gold with nice head and lacing. Nice fruity hop on the nose. A little thin on flavor and mouthfeel.
Mar 10, 2022
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Rated by JALANCon from Arizona

4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great beer! Mild body,low carbonation.
Feb 21, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jan 30, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by Mexicola26 from Indiana

Oct 10, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 4 by crewfan1952 from Ohio

May 31, 2021
Rated: 3.76 by Derptiluderp from Indiana

May 02, 2021
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Rated by bd709nc from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A solid, but not superb pale ale. This is a nice example of a pale ale it just doesn't separate itself from others out there.
Jan 11, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Osiris - An Indiana Pale Ale.
16 oz can.
Best By 12/29/20.
Into Bearded Iris Willi Beecher.

A lovely honey gold erupts into the glass with a firm, creamy, dense head of 2 fingers. It receded after a couple minutes while I got situated to a half finger. It leaves/left lacing while swirled in the glass. Very nice. It's slightly foggy, but mostly transparent.

Very malty aromas with notes of potato lefse, rich graham-y sweetness, with stabs of pine, orange, and lychee here and again.

BAM! There it is! A nearly perfect balance of hops and malt - it's just beautiful is what it is. I come away thinking, this is just a damn fine beer, period. They're good beer makers. Pick your activity - hiking, swimming, golf, television, hot tub, baseball game, quietly sitting at your computer reviewing - it just seems like it'd work. Onto specifics...opens with sweet and bitter grapefruit with hints of grass or pine, but it is swelled over by a wonderful bread-y malt, a drip of honey, a hit of rye, and a stab of Czech pils hops. The balance is immaculate. It tastes like hoppy bread.

Feel is crisp, smooth, clean, good carbonation, no alcohol heat, pleasant crisp dryness on the finish. It drinks a bit like a refreshing pilsner with a little heft.

Overall, Sun King has won me over. What a fantastic beer from what I'm gathering is a fantastic brewery. Will definitely pick tons of this up if I come in contact with it again.

Price paid : $2.29 / can
Would buy again : yes and yes and yes
Dec 06, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 28, 2020
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Rated by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Deep golden in color. Head is off white with a dark hue. Nose is fresh and clean with hoppy overtones. Taste is very fresh and refreshing. Good beer.
Sep 27, 2020
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 10/23/2020. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas and flavors of big red grapefruit, orange, peach, pineapple, apricot, melon, wood, onion, mint, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, toast, spicy rye, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness; and rye spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, orange, peach, pineapple, apricot, melon, wood, onion, mint, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, toast, spicy rye, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and bready/rye malt notes; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Miniml warming alcohol for 5.6%. Overall this is an excellent American pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and bready/rye malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish; not overly aggressive. Great Summit, Nugget, Cascade profile. Very vibrant, dank, and earthy hops; with a nice clean bready malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example.
Sep 06, 2020
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Crystal clear, dark amber body; coarse and lively carbonation; one-finger thick head, dense and creamy. Fresh berries and apple in the aroma; mild presence of light, sweet malt. Balanced flavors combining elements of biscuit and bread crust with a subtle sweetness and hop bitterness. Medium body; crisp and mildly biting on the palate; semi-sweet.

A most pleasant and satisfying hoppy ale. Balanced and flavorful.
Jun 27, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by lsudduth from Ohio

May 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Judgie from Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Unfortunately, this 16 oz. can dated "EXP04/05/20" was the freshest Sun King beer at my neighborhood package store. My scores may reflect an older beer as I am more accustomed to fresh Osiris at the brewery & taprooms when in Indy. Appearance was a slightly muddied copper with little head and thin lacing. Smell was more malty biscuit than citrus and rather faint at that. Taste followed suit as holiness was subdued by malty sweetness. Mouthfeel thin and somewhat flat. Bought a four pack with expectations that were not met. I will revisit this review when/if I have another Osiris that deserves better scores & comments.
Mar 14, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense off white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface along with lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the sides of the glass.
S: The taste has flavors of pale malts along with notes of herbal and citrusy hops.
T: The taste has balanced flavors of pale and caramel malts along with floral, herbal and citrusy hops.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a slight bit of crispness along with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This APA has a very good balance between the malts and hops, but the hops weren't assertive so I wouldn't consider it to be an "West Coast-Style Pale".

Serving type: can
Mar 09, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Feb 25, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by cstasek from Indiana

Nov 10, 2019
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - great looking classic pale ale looking beer. Copper clear color with a great last white head and sticky lacin
Smell - caramel citrus scent
Taste - same as the scent. Good malt hop balance
Feel - medium body and carb
Overall - standard but great pale
Oct 16, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by jayhunter357 from Massachusetts

Oct 15, 2019
Rated: 3.12 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee

Oct 09, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by Dope from Massachusetts

Sep 12, 2019
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can, tulip, expires 11/10/19.

Brilliant copper with a very nice off white head that billows up on the pour.

I get a hit of fresh baked bread immediately followed by floral and citric hops. The whole aroma is very fresh, like wild flowers, bergamot, and bread.

Lemon tea, bread, delicate citrus and floral flavors leading to a satisfyingly bitter, but clean, finish.

Balanced with a very satisfying, full feel.

While it’s not an English Pale Ale, the hopping is restrained and complex malt flavors play a larger role than many American Pales. I can see why this was so recommended for my visit to Indianapolis.
Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap. Poured a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, pine and toasted caramel. Sweet citrusy bite with caramel and toffee. Subtle roastiness.
Jul 26, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

May 18, 2019
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Rated by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Delicious if drank early and cold. Falls off fast as it warms.
May 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Indiana has some top notch breweries & Sun King is definitely one of um'. I like Osiris can artwork, what a great way to pay homage to our ancestors/creators. This is one of the smoothest yet tastiest east coast style pale ales that I have had in awhile. I'm getting citrus, malts, slight hops, some grains. Oh look! there is even a date on the bottom of the can. Cheers! A-
Feb 28, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Jan 02, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by jwdubs66 from Indiana

Nov 15, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by ravger from Illinois

Nov 05, 2018
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Reviewed by dEadERest from New Hampshire

4.93/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
New to the Indy area, driving is a challenge for me so I haven't made it to the brewery.
But locally (Plainfield) it's readily available in 16oz or on draft.
Oct 10, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by isaac_barrow from Indiana

Jul 25, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by AlanBottomley from Indiana

Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 3.55 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Nephilium from Ohio

3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Moderate earthy hop aroma, pours a clear amber with a dusting of white head. Bright crisp hop flavor, with enough malt backbone to support it. Tropical fruit notes and citrus come through, with an earthy bitter finish. A fine example of the style.
Jul 13, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by dacubz from Illinois

Jun 20, 2018
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