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.
ARH (296) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can poured into a shaker. Pleasant notes of grapefruit, orange, and their respective peels, toasted bread, and some caramel hit the nose. It pours an oily, light copper / orange color topped with a puffy off-white head. There’s a good amount of lace and the fluffy head recedes slowly, eventually reducing to a medium thick ring with a surface haze. The taste is a high/medium-high bitter with a medium sweet backbone. It has an oily texture with an average amount of somewhat soft, but fizzy head. The finish is grapefruit and caramel with a spice quality to it. The spice and grapefruit linger for a while with a citrus note appearing too.
Rando7 (725) - Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can pours clear slightly dark yellow with brief white head. Aroma pine and grass. Taste moderate malt backbone with pine, pepper, a little onion, grass. I didn’t get much citrus. Finish mild hops. Light body with moderate carbonation. Decent. Improved as it warmed which kind of surprised me.
pinkzambia (1427) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: clear gold with a quickly fizzling out white head. Nice grassy, peppery hops with flavors off tanginess. Not super hoppy. The finish has a weird zing to it, almost a little hairspray. Not bad but was expecting more.
HonkeyBra (3248) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can. Pours and orangish amber with a medium white head, pretty good lacing. Aroma is citrus, herbal, pine, and touch of spruce notes. Some very apparent orange peel notes. Flavor is orange peel, mild pine. Medium bitterness with no real malt sweetness apparent. A touch of oxidation, but since Sun King doesn’t date their cans I don’t know how old this beer is. Finishes on a long citrus note.
Chudwick (1969) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can into shaker - citrus out the wazoo. This is a citrus explosion almost like a lemon head but not quite. Balanced taste but clearly leaning on bitter with noticeable tartness. Light body.
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can from Big Red Liquors. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-head. Dots and ropes of lace. Medium body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Great west coast hop - citrus, pine. Good bready malt, light bit of caramel. Kind of biscuity. Awesome aroma. Satisfying moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Very tasty, easy drinking satisfyingly hoppy IPA. Shared with caterwaul, but I drank most of it. Would have made the whole can disappear in minutes had I had the chance.
jrob21 (2466) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can. Mild grassy hop profile. Little bit of bitter herbal taste. Smooth and easy to drink. Very seasionable. Little bit of lemon in the flavor. Light grain malt bill.
Westmeister (1653) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big can. Clear orange. Smell is citrus and grass with light sweet malts. Taste is mixture of grass and citrus. Mellow with a light caramel sweetness. Moderate carbonation. Pretty good pale ale.
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint pour at a restaurant in Munster, IN, tt poured a clear gold with a white head. Nose of citrus and pine MEdium body. Flavor of hops with some citrus and pine. Bitter finish. Very tasty.
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a clear golden-orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was of hops and spices, some citrus, light pine, hay, grass, with some biscuit and bread notes. The taste was bitter and lightly sweet with a medium body, a little tingly and prickly with some bitterness. Good stuff.