Osiris Pale Ale | Sun King Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
872 Ratings
Osiris Pale AleOsiris Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
sunkingbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cnally on 08-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
872
Reviews:
228
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
153
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 872 |  Reviews: 228
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of DapperGrowler
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was not what I was expecting. I thought it would be some magical citrus experience. I honestly felt that the beer was watery. It could have been an old can.

A: golden hazy
S: citra hops
T: balanced malt and hops
M: this is my biggest problem with this; it just seemed watery.

This beer has received many good reviews, I will have to try again sometime.

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, unknown birth date (there's some scribble on the bottom that I cannot decipher) poured into a DFH modified chalice, drank 4/3/13 over one hour.

A: 4.5 - nice golden coloration, good clarity with no hop haze (can mentions that it's dry hopped), white two finger head lingers into a half finger for the remainder of the session, small bubbles pouring off the bottom of the glass throughout, mild alcohol legs

S: 3 - after reading the can and appreciating that they are from IN (home of the 3Fs Hop Lorts), I was expecting a hop forward offering...I picked up little hop aroma at all; if anything, the aroma is biscuity/bready; I waited and waited...let it warm...there's nothing hoptacular happening in the aroma to these nostrils

T: 3.25 - overall meh; little bitterness and flavor overall...bready backbone predominates, definitely sessionable but is this what they were going for

M: 3 - again, an average pale ale mouthfeel; the good carbonation salvages it

O: 3.5 - why 90+ ratings? I was expecting it's cross-state cousin Zombie Dust and got slapped by bland...here's to hopping that I just got an old can (doubtful though...)

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of jacewg
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep gold in color. Really nice, long lasting head. Good looking beer. Appears to have really nice carbonation.

Aroma: Nice hoppy aroma. Big citrus, tangerine notes. Underlying sweet pale malts with a bit of toasty grain presence. Nice hop/malt balance.

Taste: Very nice and balanced. Citrus is the star of the show again, which works for me. Light bodied with a lifting carbonation. Hops linger on the palate. Long, dry finish. Malt balances but never takes over. Hop forward.

Mouthfeel: Spot on. Well carbonated which lifts the hops off the palate. Very light bodied, true to pale ale style.

Overall: More pale ales need to follow suit. Nicely balanced, but with the hops at the forefront. Can format is nice. Could down several of these easily in one sitting. Nicely done.

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Photo of ifixufly
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of imbibehour
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very pretty golden bronze orange amber, practically textbook, with a very crystal clear appearance. Carbonation is very easy to see, some fast, some slow, head is about only a finger and a half tall but made with very tiny bubbles and has a real nice creamy retention. It's a real impressive looking brew.

Real nice mix of fleshy orange citrus sensing hop smells. Light sweet malts seem to come in a bit, but there's a light toasty little grain as well. The citrus angle is quite dominant and very flavorful. Real solid smelling brew.

Hop forward with a very light malt body, and almost crisp feeling character. Good woody pine sense of hop with the citrus angle slowly dissapearing. Very light bodied but true to pale ale style, with a bit of stinging large hop presence. Bready toast flavors come out more often as the brew warms up which is a nice compliment.

Overall a real solid hop forward pale ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Straight out the can at Canfest. Light orange/auburn color, nice color. Pretty mild hop aroma coming out of it. Some sweet lightly buttered malt aroma.

Taste, pretty ho hum. Hopping not anything to write home about. Malt sweetness is fairly middle of the road. A little metallic with its bitterness. Some caramel and toffee, makes me think of that caramel corn stuff you get in cracker jacks. Still underwhelmed by the hops, whether it be the aroma, taste or mouthfeel, they just come off as a Midwestern Germanic stab at a pale ale instead of it being an American or West Coast hoppy pale, which the latter is generally preferred these days and with this taster.

It did not go easy on the bitterness, but it just obscured a lot I'm guessing. I think they sent some old cans to Canfest, like many of the breweries did.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of milliCAN
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap poured into a pint glass.

An awesome one finger or so bright white headshot clings to the glass as you drink.

It's a little tame on the nose but it's got a nice hint of floral hops.

The initial taste is hop forward but immediately is balanced perfectly with a refreshing sweetness that gets exponentially more drinkable as the pint diminishes. Son of a bitch, what a damn good drinkable beer. Nice job, SK!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Osiris Pale Ale from Sun King Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 872 ratings.
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