Sun King Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
4,489 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

135 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202
United States

(317) 602-3702 | map
sunkingbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
101
Reviews:
957
Ratings:
4,489
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.06/5
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
126
pDev:
12.56%
 
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by ZombiesAteMyDog:
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3.11/5  rDev -23.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I visited Sun King for the first time while on my trip to pick up my Upland Gilgamesh.

I could not believe how many free samples they gave out. They give you four tickets which are good towards any of their year-round brews and two pop tops which act as vouchers for their specialties. This is great! This place is generous and the staff encouraged me to try their brews; however, I think they get stuck in talking to everyone like they are new to the craft beer world. I felt slightly babied in this way, but they were nice and sincere, so I cannot hold that against them.

I was excited about the free beer, but I was most excited about trying their Malus Pi. It's too bad my excitement would not last for long.

How disappointing... I was dumbfounded by how unexceptional their beers were. Their Osiris IPA was okay, but nowhere near my top 10 IPAs. I could not even finish their Zauis Oatmeal Stout, and I am a stout-loving guy. For me, it seemed like all of their flavor profiles were off. To be fair, I came there a few hours after they opened, and the samples are given out in plastic pitchers. So, maybe my samples were not as fresh as they would have been if I would have gotten a four-pack/growler.

I lost track of how many shirts and whatnot they were selling, which is too bad because the people calling the shots know how to make money; they just need to focus on fewer brews in order to maximize quality. I want IN brewers to make great beer, so it's disappointing when they don't.

Also, while there, I could not get past the smell of the place. There was a strong odor of bleach/cleaning fluid, which is understandable due to the facility, but it negatively affected my desire to try and brews.

This place is a cool facility to check out, especially to try their samples, but it just did not do it for me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CisPiece88
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of WoodBrew
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

The brewery was located in a not so great part of town in a warehouse like building....but inside was bright and decorative with plenty of seating and a bar at the one end. The quality of the beer was above average and there was plenty to choose from. The service was fine....just the ordering process is a bit difficult as you have to order from the bar and you have to squeeze between those sitting at the bar to place an order....it just makes things difficult.

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Photo of FrozenGoat
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dinger0227
3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of NCSapiens
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of robebo44
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JRaffTX
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of JDeV
4.18/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Cool place with games and a nice selection.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Atmosphere- there's been a nice change recently to make this place more hospitable and that is the addition of OCA from goose the market. So, food in the form of sandwiches and sausages and so forth is available now too which is nice. They have some tables set up within an open space in the brewery. You can order pints flights food. Being in the brewery it's not the most inviting atmosphere. Quality- good quality beers, clan place, a few different glassware served. Service- is great. Lines move quick. The beers are well explained on their menus and board. The servers get your beers poured quick and out to you. Selection- they have a wide variety of their own beers on. Their 3 flagships, a few seasonal, a few draft only releases, and a couple barrel aged reserve beers. Plus you can pick up 4 packs and reserves and growlers to go. Overall- quality place!

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Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of cstasek
4.63/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Brob245
4.14/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of camiconnell
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mkyer
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of rossracing
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of turtmcgirt
4.14/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Danmullens1
4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of irishpride
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of nwhittin
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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Sun King Brewing Company in Indianapolis, IN
Brewery rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 4,489 ratings