MrBeerFanatic (1058) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2017 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.
Can on 4th of july downtown indy marketplace with the family. Drank from the can and bottle I poured it into so I cant say much on the appearance. Aromas were medium hoppy and somewhat on the pine/earthy side. Flavors were medium to light sweetness with a touch of dry. Light to medium hop flavor with a touch of caramel backing. Decent but not going to remember. Onslow (1495) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Pour from a 16 oz can, dated 14 April 2017. Clear pale amber brew with white head. Aroma of weak fruity hops - melon notes - and light citrus. Taste is very mild malt with moderate bitter hops, some fruity / melon notes emerge late in the swallow with a modest hops flourish in the finish where the dry hopping emerges. Weak and restrained. It’s OK for what is there and is enjoyable and refreshing - but something of an APA lite. Chalumeaux (1555) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2017
Poured from can dated 1/26/17 golden orange with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus and pine. Taste is caramel floral citrus and nice bitterness. vyvvy (6468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Pours clear golden with a white head. It has a medium body with semi sharp carbonation. The taste has pineapple, grapefruit spice and light malt. Good. Homer321 (5071) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Can from a trade. Aroma is biscuit malt initially followed by a light cascade and grapefruit hop aroma. hazy orange pour with a decent sized off white head. Taste is initially all bitter then a light dusty malt flavor. After that everything just kind of fall flat and lifeless. Meh at best.
djd07 (14496) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2016
On tap at Hunah Day. Pours a hazy orange copper with small off white head. The aroma is citrus and pine. Medium body, citrus, grass, nice bitter finish, very good. ChadPolenz (1818) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 18B American Pale Ale Tomas_of_Man (4) - - JUL 28, 2016 does not count
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 it’s 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.
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 (1893) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Golden in color with a sticky foam. I’m mixed about the aroma. Some bread maybe, citrus, not really sure. Not bad just nothing outstanding. Body was under carbonated. Nothing terrific. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Draft - pours orange white head -nose/taste of juicy orange peel, grapefruit peel, caramel malt - medium body