Osiris Pale Ale

Indiana
United States
Osiris by Sun King Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Osiris Pale Ale is an assertive West Coast-Style Pale with a distinct citrus hop punch.

Profile

ABV: 
5.6%
IBUs: 
50
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Osiris Pale Ale by Sun King is a very well-crafted APA (2015 BJCP Category 18b).  In a time where hop bomb IPA’s rule the roost, it’s nice to have a flavorful and well balanced option that still satisfies the lust for hops yet delivers a certain level of harmony and drinkability.

You are welcomed by a solid hit of fresh citrus and grapefruit hop aroma upon the pour, with a touch of malt graininess and floral ester behind this.  Visually, this moderately carbonated golden colored brew is quite clear and bears a long lasting small bubble creamy white head with solid lacing.  Both the aroma and the appearance are very inviting!

The flavor is an attractive blend of a moderate base malt backbone along with moderate hop bitterness and clean citrus hop flavors, with the balance being towards the hop characteristics – as it should be for an APA.  The fermentation is quite clean with few esters or off flavors noted.  The middle retains the hop characteristics along with a touch of sweet malt flavors backing it up.  The finish is attractively dry and crisp with lingering hop bitterness and a touch of malt.  It sports a somewhat thinner than medium body.  A quibble is that the overall malt character could be a bit more complex, with just base malt flavors coming through during the drink.

This is an extremely quaffable and quite refreshing rendition of an APA.  Cheers and enjoy!!

Brewery Introduction

Sun King Brewing Company is the brain child of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. Dave and Clay first met when Dave was the bar manager and assistant brewer at the now-defunct Circle V Brewing Co. on the north side of Indianapolis and Clay was a student at Wabash College.

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