pinion (12) - , Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2009
I love the citrusy hops and this one has it in the nose. A quick sip let’s you know it’s really there. Amazing taste really. In half a glass I think this has become one of my favorite pale ales. Sun King is really making a name for themselves. I popped in there Friday about a quarter till 7 and they were packed. Considering this isn’t a brewpub but rahter a warehouse with some kegs in it is saying something. Plus they were closing at 7 and these people didn’t seem to care. Love what they’re doing and love what they did with the Osiris. Amazing. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Thanks to lurchingbeast for sending this to me recently.
Pours a slightly hazy bright golden orange color with a frothy, pillowy two finger white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting cap. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy, floral hop aroma with hints of pine, earthy grass and a ton of citrus fruit. Hints of grapefruit, orange peel and pineapple. Nice pale malt presence with some biscuit notes.
Full bodied especially for the style with a blast of dry, earthy hops up front that give off a nice lingering bitterness. Lots of pine needle/earthy flavor along with a decent amount of light and citrus fruit. Not as sweet or citrusy as aroma suggests with mostly grapefruit and pineapple. There’s a nice pale malt backbone underneath that makes itself know without taking away from the hops at all. Biscuity with a subtle grainy Graham character. Well balanced and complex. Very flavorful and easy to drink. ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2013
This is a very nicely balanced IPA. Obviously well hopped, but the rich, even creamy, malty caramel backbone make this a pretty smooth ride over all. Tried in Richmond, IN in 2013. maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Can. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a moderate pillowy white head. Nose is actually quite hoppy - there are some nice floral elements to it that really come through. Taste isn’t too bitter, but has a nice hoppy floral taste to it. Very easy drink. olr1984 (1530) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2013
16oz can pours a clear orange with a off white head. Big fruit and hops aroma. Taste is the same with a dry hop finish. Great beer
merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Mild Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Semi Sweet Malts, Citrus, Mild Floral
T: Piney, Citrus, Mild Malts
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying
Overall, a really nice APA with good nose and taste that doesnt over power you, very drinkable. BlackBeerPG (894) - Darien, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Taste: fresh crisp herbal, some grassy hop notes mix with caramel malts and cracker dry finish. Same with the nose. Amber, semi clear, tall white head with ring lattice of lace. Medium body. very drinkable and balanced Pale Ale. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
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.
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
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. SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 10, 2011
Surprised by the so so reviews. Thought this was awesome. Super clean happy dry apa. Reminded me of daisy cutter. Refreshing. Sessionable. Great juicy citrus and floral hop character with a pleasant touch of sweet toasted caramel malt backing. Great.