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, Iím 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 Ė which is the least I would expect coming from such an aggressively hopped beer.
ChadPolenz (1679) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2015 BJCP Category: 18B American Pale Ale
AROMA: Light piney hops; some amber malt notes but no specific character. 7/12
APPEARANCE: Dark amber/orange proper. Fairlt hazy but plenty of CO2 visible. Moderate white foam mostly dissipates. 2/3
FLAVOR: Piney hops throughout, but low on the bitterness. Low to moderate clean grainy-malt character provides balance but is not especially sweet. No off flavors, but palette is a little boring as itís rather mild. 12/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation. Crisp, but not refreshing per se. Slightly dry aftertaste. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Nothing wrong with this beer other than being mild and kind of boring. Drinkability is nice at least. 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 31/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
Tomas_of_Man (4) - - JUL 28, 2016 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First beer on a three hour wait at the Indy airport.... Great choice!!!
Goes down smooth finishes clean with slight citrus notes. I'll drink this one again!
kathouse (1608) - Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden in color with a sticky foam. Iím mixed about the aroma. Some bread maybe, citrus, not really sure. Not bad just nothing outstanding. Body was under carbonated. Nothing terrific.
jtclockwork (14734) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - pours orange white head -nose/taste of juicy orange peel, grapefruit peel, caramel malt - medium body
ContemplateBeer (1990) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2016 Pint can from Keg Liquors; dated 5/12/16 (Packaged-on date) Aroma: Moderate citrusy/lightly floral Cascade-like hops and lighter caramel biscuit at about a 60/40 balance. Very SNPA inspired. Appearance: Caramel gold with soft carbonation holding up a foamy white cap that settles into a patchy skin. Flavor: Starts out more malty and gradually builds up momentum hop-wise; the finish is at once semi dry but citrusy and lightly bitter. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Good SNPA clone that is solid all around, but is nothing to seek out as an exemplar in the style.
pivo (2660) - GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright hop nose, shimmering pale gold, low tight head. Crisp body with a light malt taste that dissolves quickly into a tight hop bitterness. Thin, and very happy for a PA, itís more like an IPA.
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light Amber colored with a medium fizzy head. Light malt and hop nose. Malt, long lasting medium bodied.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4468) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by Miles. Osiris is a clear brassy gold with a caramel fruity aroma. Kind of middle of the road, it has a med-full body with a fruity sweet flavor and a juicy hop character but doesnít leave such a strong impression.
AWISLguy (2487) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can from Delocks. Pours a golden orange copper with little head and a lot of carbonation. Aroma has citrus and sweet fruits and sweet malts with some apple. Taste is of sweet malts, citrus, sweet fruits. Biscuity malts. Light and sweet. The carbonation is constant, the alcohol present is very light. Light to medium bodied, and the blend is solid. Finishes more sweet than bitter and fairly short. This is a decent pale, to the light side, without a lot to distinguish it from the pack. 13.8
Awktoberfest (379) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty like able beer. It definitely tows the line between a true apa and classic pale. Aroma could offer more. Some hop taste but not super clear or true. Just a little bitterness which is a ok. I think if they increase the nose on this that would carry through the other aspects of this beer and make it a better experience. As it was I'll have another and try their spring IPA. My mother in law picked these up for me. What a great mother in law. She had glowing things to say about the staff at sun king. So thank you for taking care of mom in law sun king.
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