Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can from StFun – thanks josh! Pours hazy gold with a one finger white head. The nose is earthy and floral hops. The taste is malt, citrus and tart grapefruit in the finish. Medium bodied. Nice sessionabe APA.
drfabulous (6176) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 pack from Keg Liquors. Golden color. Nice floral aroma. Good hop profile with some minor apple sweetness. Nice.
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring it into a standard tumbler, it radiates a bright golden amber with glimmers of straw yellow highlights. It appears crystal clear with constant trails of carbonation that calmly float from the bottom of the glass, building a fluffy white 3-finger head of large bubbles that melt into a creamy froth, leaving minimal fragile lacing along the sides of the glass. * * *
The aroma holds quite a bit of grainy honey wheat bread and soft caramel in the backbone. Elsewhere, there are plenty of fresh floral hops and tropical citrus hops, including grapefruit pith and lemon peel, with a small possibility of some papaya, that overwhelms my nose initially. Faint piney hops hide in the background, while something spicy and resembling graham cracker brings up the rear. Overall, it is very reminiscent of an IPA. * * *
Starting off with a slow sip, I’m met with caramel, wheat bread drizzled with honey and sprinkled with brown sugar, and grainy, toasted malts. All of the early flavors prepared my tongue for the dry, lightly spicy hops, comprised of zesty grapefruit and lemon pulp as well as some pine notes. The generous amount of hops in this American Pale Ale awakened my tastebuds before smoothing it all out with a final blanket of sweet pale malts. * * *
The Osiris Pale Ale falls into the medium-bodied range once it warms up a bit, though fresh from the refrigerator, it starts more with a lighter mouthfeel. Regardless of body, though, it remained crisp and smooth the whole way through, especially with the lively carbonation, and finished dry and slightly bitter – which is the least I would expect coming from such an aggressively hopped beer.
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Sweet orange/grapefruit/pine hops and light malt aroma. Golden yellow color with large head. Sweet orange malt initially with moderately bitter grapefruit/pine hops finish. Solid APA.
riversideAK (6048) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of pale malt and C hops. Not all that original and interesting, but it smells nice and pleasant. Pours off golden, not much in the way of head or lace. Flavors of pale malts, a touch of grain and bread, and floral, citrus and earthy hops with a slight spiciness in the finish. Easy enough to drink, well done. Its and APA.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Yogi’s in Bloomington, IN. Pours golden amber with a white head. Lighter side of medium bodied with steady carbonations. Flavor of very pale malts countered by a somewhat boring hop profile. Dry finish
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, off white head. Nice pale! Good citrus hops up front, some toffee notes, yeast, lemon zest. Flavor has a great kick of hops balanced perfectly by some caramel malt notes. I enjoyed this one.
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2011 Sampled at Brewery. Appearance is light amber color with light, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is most citrus with notes of lemon and grapefruit. Taste is dominated by the hops with citrus being the main notes. Malt sweetness is light which doesn’t provide much balance to the hop character. Palate is medium-bodied, good carbonation, and bitter finish. An okay Pale Ale.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the can. Clear amber with a light, wispy, white head. No lace. Nose is very lithgt citrusy hops, grapefruit, light lemons and very faint caramel malts. Nose seems completely clean and absent of esters and complexity. Flavor is dry and again medium light hop character and little to no malt character. Bitter crisp finish. Seems true to style.
Block (2138) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at Sun King and also picked up a growler. Hoppy/ yeasty aroma. Amber pour with a malty sweet taste and hoppy finish. Definitely a stronger and more flavorful pale ale.