Friday, May 14th 2010
Osiris Pale Ale
(Sun King Brewing Company)
Sun King has just recently released this beer as well as their Sunlight Cream Ale. These are the first two canned brews to roll off the lines at the Indianapolis brewery. Hopefully we'll see more in the near future. Love these pint cans!
From the Sun King site:
"Osiris 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."
Here we go...
Pour - super bright golden with some reddish hues and a very tight foamy head. This is liquid sunshine and its calling my name.
Aroma - talk about a super fresh hop aroma. Rarely do you find this much hop intensity from a so-called pale ale and I can definitely say that the can is really what keeps that aroma intense. So much piney and citrusy goodness flowing from the top of this glass. A touch of sweet malt accompanies the waves of green goodness all the way to my nose.
Taste - a little puckering right off the bat, this drinks more like an IPA than a pale ale. Great caramel sweet maltiness balances things out very nicely, but man are those hops assertive. This finishes super crisp and a bit dry. I am really impressed by this brew as its my first from Sun King and a very recent canned release.
Overall - I've had less hoppy IPAs! Osiris is a bold and hopped up pale ale that will keep any hophead happy and since its got a drinkable ABV this is a hoppy brew you can enjoy quite a bit of without getting burned out or tired.
Would I buy more of it? - I'd love to be able to get more of these. Thankfully I've still got to work my way through the rest of this four-pack, but after that I'll be jonesing. Don't miss this one if you can get it!
Note - Osiris, one of many names in which this deity is known, was considered to be the Egyptian god of the dead or ruler of the afterlife.
Posted by Russ
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