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Yellow Rose - The Lone Pint Brewery

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Reviews: 122
Hads: 1,112
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 341
Gots: 251 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
The Lone Pint Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: champ103 on 04-30-2013

Formerly Pioneer Yellow Rose until it was made year-round.

A SMaSH, Single Malt and Single Hop, IPA using a caboodle (technical term for a large amount of malt) of malt and a new hop released in 2012 called Mosaic (HBC 369). It is a daughter of Simcoe (YCR 14), one of our favorite hops. Whole cone Mosaic is used for bittering, flavoring, and aroma in the kettle; it is also massively dry hopped. The beer is named after a Texas Heroine.

Tasting notes: chalk-white head with a very clean malt backbone. The hops impart strong grapefruit, pineapple, and blueberry flavor and aroma. A strong beer that is extremely quaffable.
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Photo of core42
3.96/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very tasty IPA with a good malt backbone and some fine hops both on the nose and in the taste. This is the best SMaSH beer that I have had and reminds me of the Midwest style of good hops but a really solid malt backbone (223 characters)

Photo of mrcharlie
4.84/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one blew me away the first time I had it on tap, at Nobi Public House in Webster, Texas. The smell is magical and the taste is full of surprises, the after taste seems to change with each sip as well. I have found the bottles to be just as good and buy at least 1 whenever I see it, at $9 a bottle it is something to savor. I don't care for the murky color and high amount of sediment in the appearance, but i detect none in the mouth feel. Very smooth and versatile SMaSH IPA, fruity and hoppy. Nectar of the gods. Good thing my son dislikes IPA's, this one is all mine. (576 characters)

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.86/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice IPA, but single hop mosiac hoppy beers are just not my thing. Mild bitterness. Pretty drinkable IPA that has a nice mouthfeel. I also feel that the hype train might have some influence here on scores. (216 characters)

Photo of TCUFROGS
4.13/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lot darker than expected. Smell is strong with a floral aroma, not very strong on the hop smell. Taste and feel is very pleasant with a very dry finish. Notes of pineapple, fruits, and pine. This beer is a treat to say the least. I am honored to say that I have tried this beer. (286 characters)

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.05/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Most overrated beer in the top 250. Don't understand why people all seek this out. Nose is grass and grain. hop bitterness and juiciness is lower than your average pale ale from any old brewery. finish is average. There just isn't really anything going on here. Maybe I got an old bottle shipped to me? (308 characters)

Photo of DrunkAl
3.29/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750, light yellow. Slightly hoppy, low bitterness. Lotus of greens, Grassy, weedy, underbrush. Under-hopped for the amount of malt in my opinion. Like it was an IPA hopped in APA territory. Not seeing what the fuss is about. (224 characters)

Photo of wolfpac255
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love single hopped beers, it really makes the hop used shine. Yellow Rose perfectly displays the Mosaic hop in all it's glory. It pours with a yellow unfiltered hazy color with a strong 2 finger head. Smells of grapefruit with a small hint of lemon. The taste is incredible, hop forward with hints of grapefruit and lemon, finishes very clean with no lingering bitterness but just a touch of sweetness. A very delicious beer, will definitely be seeking this out again. (470 characters)

Photo of senglish7
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth tasting beer that could be consumed again and again. I got a light citrusy aroma, nothing too strong. I got a little bell peppery finish as well- Not overpowering in the least. This is a great IPA. (209 characters)

Photo of Josh012012
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A great single hop brew. Looked hazy and delicious..great mosaic hop smell with medium body and sweetness.. Had TG Pompeii the day before and found Pompeii to be superior. But overall I love mosaic hops and this beer is excellent. (230 characters)

Photo of Myotus
4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
LOOK: Pours with a glorious 4 finger's worth of white foam that dissipates into half a finger's worth after three minutes. What can I say? This is yellow in color. Not gold or straw yellow, just yellow. Cloudiness is moderate along with the rising bubbles. Lacing is thin, but high.
SMELL: FRUIT BOMB! Very strong aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, pear, mango, peach, apricot, and papaya that entangle with mild aromas of sweet and bready pilsner malts.
TASTE: Incredibly strong and pure delicious fruit flavors come on very strong up front. Those awesome sweet and bready pilsner malt flavors enter strongly immediately after to balance out the fruit flavors coming from the hops. Alas, mild bitterness from hops finishes off this spectacular symphony as all other flavors push on.
FEEL: Medium-bodied with subtle carbonation. Goes down smooth, but not creamy (unfortunately). And of course, the finish is overly dry.
NOTE: Holy crud. What liquid gold have I just tasted? But on a serious note, as the beer warms, fruit flavors become less apparent and bitter hop flavors begin to quickly take their place. (1,171 characters)

Photo of Nicole15
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was lucky enough to get this in a trade. My usually go to is the New England IPAs so I wasn't sure how this would stack up. Pours a hazey yellow with a thick 1 inch head. Nice lacing as you drink it down. Aroma is grapefruit and pear. I get grapefruit at first and a bit of malt in the finish. Different but a really nice single hop, single malt beer. (356 characters)

Photo of Hsquad12
3.43/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle at Whole foods and was disappointed to find it had skunked.
The everlasting memory will be the assorted fagbutt ashtray finish.
I might give it another go once I get the taste of peat out of my mouth...
Shame (227 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.97/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a delicate pale yellow with a robust white head that is sticky as hell. Aroma hits you initially with so much tropical fruits- pineapple, mango, papaya. Some dank qualities to this one, along with some citrus zest (orange maybe?). Taste is much the same, but maybe toned down a bit. The bitterness is is spot on though. It keeps it dry and refreshing. I would have loved for the flavors to be a little brighter and the body to be a touch lighter, but it's a small complaint. This is damn good. (506 characters)

Photo of Mackseven
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Harvest House. Appearance was less cloudy then usual. Foamy mouthfeel that immediately gives way to dank hoppy goodness. Due to the manageable ABV the hops are allowed to do their thing without any alcohol burn. The taste and appearance remind me a lot of vintage Alpine offerings. One of the best single hop offerings out there. (339 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle. (617 characters)

Photo of Drogon
4.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Don't want to go into a long description, all I can say is it's got to be the best IPA in Texas! Try it, you won't be disappointed. Light sweet malt, with tropical slightly bitter IPA taste. This is one of the few IPA's that is totally unique. I would say that it's better than Pliny The Elder, but it tastes really different maybe because they use Whole Cone Hops. I'll have to visit this brewery soon on the way to Houston! (430 characters)

Photo of rcadkins93
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received a 32 oz growler of this beer filled on 7/16 from a trade. This beer is pretty fantastic. It has a pretty substantial mouthfeel and is slightly bitter. It's definitely a top-notch single hop beer. (204 characters)

Photo of StinkyFishBoys
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer fresh is worth sweating about. I would advise making a friend in Texas. If you don't know how to make friends than maybe you should just become a cowboy already. (171 characters)

Photo of barczar
4.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is wheaty, grainy, and very grapefruit forward.

Flavor is huge grapefruit pith, with a touch of citrus sour, and a bitter, moderately harsh finish. (155 characters)

Photo of cfalls
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Golden, very hazy, thick head sticks around

S: honey, pear, banana

T: Floral honey, somewhat sweet, pear, hint of pine towards the end, bitter malty finish

F: Typical for an IPA.

O: Really unique pear flavors, well balanced, but just a bit sweet and malty for me (269 characters)

Photo of Kword55
3.87/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

6-24-15 batch. I don't know if my palate is completely compromised by the juicy East Coast DIPAs I've been consuming as of late but I wasn't blown away by this. Granted, it's a single hop, single malt IPA which gets credit right away but I found an underlying mustiness present throughout. It has a more delicate floral sweetness than I was expecting from the mosaic hop, and there is no denying the malty, bready backbone. Didn't live up to the hype in my opinion. (470 characters)

Photo of Dustoff21
4.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An absolutely brilliant IPA. Easily the Pliny of Texas. Crisp, refreshing, characteristic, and classy. Not the easiest to find outside of the Houston/Austin area but well worth the hunt.

NASA Liquors in Houston is normally a sure bet for being in stock but more importantly fresh! (284 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at a bar in Nacogdoches; reviewed from notes.

A: Clear amber body, one finger of dense white head. Good retention, ok lace. Solide.

S: Balanced interplay of citrus and pine, with just a hint of mango as well. All hoppiness, and enjoyable in its straightforward intensity.

T: Follows the nose, with grapefruit and mango hoppiness up front, followed by resinous piney bitterness and just enough malt body to keep everything in balance. Medium-length herbal finish. Very tasty.

M: Soft, smooth, velvety.

O: Great IPA! I hadn't heard a thing about this one before the bartender recommended it, and I was blown away. Top-notch brew.

Cheers! (648 characters)

Photo of kemoarps
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Been looking forward to trying this for some time. Much love to Nick for sending one along, pretty excited!

Pours much paler yellow than I was expecting. Definitely lives up to its name there! Pale pastel, opaque yellow. Big white head that settles in to about half its original size (leaving it at about 3/4 of a finger... Great lacing as well.

Man I can't even type any more about appearance because the aroma is pulling me in and telling me to quite ignoring it. Massive fruity juicy deliciousness. Originally more floral sweet, but now as it's sitting it gets more tropical fruit juicy. Evolves through some juicy citrus as well and even a hint of apple juice and orange juice, breakfast style. On the second pour (big bottle!) I do get some of the blueberry mentioned on the label. Wow. Gotta bump that smell score up another notch...

As with many of the single hop beers I've tried that feature mosaic, the promise of the nose is not entirely fulfilled on the tongue. While the aroma was bursting at the seams with juicy fruits, flowers, and citrus, the flavour is a little more subdued. Tasty- but more... subtle. Orange and floral hops still play a big part, and the pilsner malts come more into play here as well. Finish starts by bringing the malts to the forefront before sliding into a lasting twining with the floral and citrus hops.
This one is an example of a seemingly simple concept executed masterfully. SMaSH beers strip down the complexity by offering single strains of the two main* ingredients, but this beer helps show how using just a single example of each of these components need not constrain creativity, quality or complexity.
Thank you thank you @bulldoza for sending this one along and fulfilling another big want off my list! (1,761 characters)

Photo of LloydDobler
4.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to @patrickredbeard and my other TX connects for these bottles. They all love it and love to share it. Super example of the style! I am lucky to have had this on a few occasions. (185 characters)

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Yellow Rose from The Lone Pint Brewery
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