Osiris Pale Ale
brewed by Sun King Brewery - Indianapolis, Indiana
Pale Ale is an assertive American Pale and is not meant for the
timid. Crafted by our Brewers for our Brewers, Osiris blends three
choice varieties of American hops to create a spicy, citrus hop
punch that is sure to satisfy any hop head. Every batch of Osiris is
dry-hopped towards the end of fermentation for maximum hop flavor,
aroma and character.
Beer Review from Beer Advocate
The appearance is one of the best aspects of this brew. The head is
bright white, but only a finger thick and quickly recedes to a thin
even layer. There is heavy lacing left on the sides of the glass.
The color is a clear orange amber. I can see several columns of
bubbles rising to the top.
The smell is two-dimensional, which is what I would expect from a
good pale ale. This brew strikes an excellent balance between hop
and malt aromas. The hop aroma is definitely on the citrus end of
the spectrum and reminds me of orange and lemon zest. The malt aroma
is like caramel and lightly roasted malts.
The taste begins with orange and grapefruit like citrus. There are
some toasted bread flavors in the middle which are overcome by
bitterness. The bitterness does not linger strong, because the
finish is has a nice balance between the malt backbone and hop
bitterness. The aftertaste is great and remains balanced. It tempts
you into drinking more.
The feel is light to medium and very little carbonation is detected.
There is a very light presence of oil that coats the mouth. Although
this might be the fatty lunch I just had.
This is one of my favorite pale ales out there. The balance in the
nose and flavor is my idea of excellent execution. At the stated ABV
I wouldn't call this a session brew, but it's very difficult to have
only one. I'm glad to have relatives in Indy, so I can always have a
chance to visit Sun King.
Sun King Brewing Company
Founded in 2009 by two award-winning commercial brewers, a
mechanical engineer, and a veteran of the food distribution
business, Sun King Brewing Co. rose to prominence in 2010 with its
lineup of stellar house beers (Sun Light Cream Ale, Wee Mac Scottish
Ale, Bitter Druid ESB, and Osiris Pale Ale) and artfully crafted
seasonal and specialty Lagers, Pilsners, Porters, Stouts, American
IPAs, Belgian Wits, American Wheat beers. Less than two years after
rolling the first full keg out the door, Sun King has grown into the
third-largest beer brewer in the state of Indiana. The company’s
commitment to handcrafted seasonal and specialty beers has been
rewarded with multiple medals at the Indiana Brewers Cup, Great
American Beer Festival®, and World Beer Cup® competitions..