shigadeyo (2919) - 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) - Nomad, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iíve had a few different Sun Kings and this one is probably the best. With that said itís still not a great beer. Its drinkable but thereís 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 donít 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 doesnít 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 (3999) - 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.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a nice darker muted golden hue, small whitish head that dies to a film that clings to the edges. A faint haze. Aromas are freshcut grass and floral hops, a touch stinky, almost dank, with crisp pale malts providing a light malty sweetness. Initial is heavier side of light bodied, clean with some decent floral and soapy hop character. Fresh cut grass mingling with bready pale malts, finish leaves a lingering floral and soapy bitterness on the palate. A very drinkable pale ale that is fairly clean, does the job. However, it does lack the flourish that many American brewers are putting on their APAs nowadays to distinguish them.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ale Emporium. Pours cloudy dark orange with thick foamy white head. Nose is sharp citrus hops. Taste is crisp citrus hops with a spicy salt and pepper feel to it. Pretty dry, yet very refreshing. Nice taste, very different than most pales.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at the brewery - Pours hazy copper with an off-white, lacing head. The aroma has some citrus hops. The flavor has good hops intensity with slight citrus undertones. Iím looking for a bit more malt profile to complement it though.
pinion (12) - , Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love the citrusy hops and this one has it in the nose. A quick sip letís you know itís really there. Amazing taste really. In half a glass I think this has become one of my favorite pale ales. Sun King is really making a name for themselves. I popped in there Friday about a quarter till 7 and they were packed. Considering this isnít a brewpub but rahter a warehouse with some kegs in it is saying something. Plus they were closing at 7 and these people didnít seem to care. Love what theyíre doing and love what they did with the Osiris. Amazing.