LilBeerDoctor (3663) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet floral hops, tropical fruits, citrus. Flavor is a nice balance of citrus hops, bitter hops, and bready malt. Great pale ale and so easy to drink. 8/4/8/4/14 (3.8/5)
rondphoto (3629) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I can’t agree with the other reviewers. My take: caramel malt-5%, wheat-10%, citrus carbonation-10%, hops-75%. Not much depth, heavy on the "piney" hops, but cleans the palate and awakens the appetite very well.
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, 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.
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Floral grapefruit and piney hops aroma. Hazy honey gold with a moderate thick white head. Floral citrus peel hops and caramel malt flavor, with a long, lingering spicy bitter finish. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.
shigadeyo (3589) - Cincinnati, 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.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid pale ale. Hoppy, yet not excessively bitter. Very balanced, actually. Malt side has elements of bread, caramel and biscuits -- without being overly sweet. Hops are citrusy and slightly grassy with a fitting bite of bitterness. Great session beer.
chibuck (3506) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pint in a can provided by Sean, drank from a perfect pint glass... The beer pours a light watery copper with orange notes, looks ok but light. The head is off white watery, but good retention and lacing... The aroma is really nice, great fresh citrus notes, a hint of caramel then a perfect amount of hops. Just great... The taste is equally as nice, an easy to drink flavorful pale ale. Would love to get this and crush it 4 can packs of daisy cutter.
johnnnniee (3492) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received in trade from phisigben, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours just shy of clear with a golden amber color and a creamy white head that never gets too large or distant. Nice grapefruit and apricot aroma mixed with a hint of pine and hints of bready malt somewhere in the mix. Taste is a nice mix of bready biscuity malt with plenty of earthy pine and citrus hop flavor to keep me interested. Medium to light body with a fairly dry finish, moderate level of carbonation and a resinous creamy watery mouthfeel. Nice pale ale with huge amounts of hop aroma. I wouldn’t mind a touch more body here, but I could also see myself cutting the lawn with one of these too.
Brigadier (3485) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wasn’t sure what to expect but since the price was only $3.50 for a pint the risk was minimal. The reward was a solid and flavorful pale ale. Not quite heavy enough to wear down the palate it still had enough depth to keep from being a boring one trick pony. Oh, and it also comes in relatively inexpensive cans if that is your thing.
Aroma / Appearance - The rosy red body glowed with warmth like a dim fire. A pillowy white head remained after a few minutes. Beneath was the smell of cedar, polished bronze, caramel, and dashes of honey. The warm bitterness glues everything together like strands of tree sap.
Flavor / Palate - Light and easy going, the first impression is of oranges and lemons. The transition towards a woody finish brings the hops into focus clearly. Over time it becomes a little predictable. However it is still good enough to keep a four pack around for hot summer afternoons. If you are in central Indiana check it out and support a local brewery.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from 21st Amendent Liquor in Indy. Pours a nice looking gold with hints of copper. Frothy and sticky white head. Nose is woody and resiny, lots of pine, citrus and apricot. Faint biscuity malts. On tasting, hint of caramel, a strong bitterness that quenches. Lots more of that citrus and resin coming through, along with a sturdy back bone. Pretty awesome APA, up there with Daisy Cutter.