smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A "mild" pale ale. On the can it says west coast style but to me not very hoppy and this is a pretty fresh can. And I say not too hoppy as someone that isn’t much of a hophead. Tasty and very mild pale ale. Nice color, not much aroma, but tasty.
juiceisloose (1048) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can, courtesy StFun. Pours a mostly clear golden yellow and topped by a small, off white foamy head that dissipates quickly. The aroma shows notes of light, floral hops, light citrus, and some fresh grass all atop a pale malt base. The flavor follows with some light citrus, and fresh cut grass to go with floral hop bitterness. The pale bready malts adds a touch of sweetness to go with the light bitterness from the hops. Light bodied on the palate with good carbonation and a lingering floral hop bitterness on the finish. This is an easy drinking pale ale, but just lacks that something extra to set it apart.
jezmez68 (374) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 Wow. I remember liking the Osiris when I first had it, but it didn’t jump out at me. Got some almost 2 years later and it’s a REALLY GOOD pale ale. My initial rating is below, and I gave it a 3.2.
Pale ale color - nice, pretty much in the same range, but a good color for this style. THE NOSE IS AMAZING. I think they’ve surpassed Alpha King in terms of the "Indiana" pale ale. Lots of Citrus, and I think there are some Simcoe hops in here...I’m getting that cat piss aroma (I LOVE THAT). Taste is smooth and the flavor hops are there with just the right amount of bite. It is not harsh. Good job, guys!
------ Old Review from 6/16/2010 -------- the most part, this is your standard pale ale, but it does have it’s own unique hop flavor - it doesn’t taste like a Sierra Nevada clone. I’d say that the hops give off a tinge of tobacco, but mostly it’s citrus. I was hoping for more of an Alpha King type zing, but no such luck. Comes in 16-oz cans, which is neat. Sorta expensive at $11.99/4-pack though.
alexsdad06 (3043) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by shigadeyo. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head that becomes a thin ring. The aroma is crisp citrus, floral, pale malt, and grass. The flavor has some citrus notes mingling with dry, grassy and floral hops and bready pale malt. There is a mild to moderate level of bitterness. Light to medium bodied drinkable APA.
shigadeyo (2400) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/06/2010: Sun King Osiris Pale Ale... Aroma: Vibrant citrus and faint pine hops. Appearance: Transparent yellow color; stagnant, small, off-white head; fast carbonation bubbles. Flavor: Fruity hops (resin, weak tangerine, grapefruit, floral); great level of hoppiness and bitterness (moderate that stick in the throat). Palate: Medium-light, a touch thin. Overall: This is a nice, sessionable Pale Ale.
1 pint can; Alc. 5.6% by Vol. Rating #17 for this beer.
vw73182 (13) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’ve had a few different Sun Kings and this one is probably the best. With that said it’s still not a great beer. Its drinkable but there’s a lot better beer on the market.
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can. Pour caramel color with moderate head. Decent hop flavor but not particularly citrus or piney. More bitter than anything - I like bitter but prefer more flavor with it. Malt blend is not particularly interesting. Decent pale ale but not blowing my hair back. I hope Sun King explores further to differentiate themselves in a crowded field.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallboy from StFun poured into a tulip.
Pours a light, crystal-clear amber with a small, short-lived beige head that recedes to a soapy swirl and leaves spots of lacing.
The aroma is mainly lightly toasted pale malts and some grassy hops with some herbal hints as well. Even some light citrus in the nose. Really solid aroma.
Fairly bitter taste with a metallic character that lingers in the finish and through the aftertaste. There is a light bready malt sweetness in the background. The enticing hop aromas just don’t deliver as well in the taste.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
This is not an overly impressive pale as the taste doesn’t deliver the complexity and hop profile that the aroma suggests. Too much metallic bitterness with too little flavor.
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Social Club, Indianpolis. Amber pour with a small head that left some lacing on the glass. Nice hoppy aroma. Good APA.
JCB (3806) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tall boy from StFun - thanks, Josh! Enter the risen Osiris! Nice light orange pour, mildly cloudy and with a big fluffy head. Good lacing. Soft floral and fruity nose backed by malts and grass. Medium bodied and prickly. Tastes pretty good, with the virtues of a classic APA but more of a citrus character. Good session beer from SK.