Yellow Rose | The Lone Pint Brewery

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The Lone Pint Brewery
Texas, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by champ103 on 04-30-2013

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Photo of PhilsPils
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at The Shack in Cypress TX. I had just had a Firestone Walker Union Jack and told my server we might as well shift gears and try a stout or something because I knew he wouldn't be able to bring me an IPA that I liked better. He asked me if I had had a Yellow Rose and when I said "no", he twisted my arm a little and I said "bring it on", though I doubted it would be as good as he said. Beautiful color and head and a nose that is amazing. The hops flavors explode in my mouth like fireworks. Now THAT is an IPA. Very pine-y but grapefruit as well. Definitely some dank, earthy notes around the edges. Perfect balance, perfect carbonation...this is just about perfection for me. Never rated a beer a perfect 5 but what part of this masterpiece isn't perfect? And it's all from one malt and one hop... amazing!

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: bright orange with a finger of white foamy head
S: Citrus and funk, not a fan of the funk
T: Nice citrus flavor, but not exploding. Thankfully the funk is more in the aroma and less in the taste. There is slight bitterness, but doesn't finish dry.
F: very smooth and easy drinking.
O: a good ipa with something different.

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Photo of gman1602
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really great IPA that showcases Mosaic. It brings out all the character of the hop - tropical fruits, apricot, mango, and some pine. Perfectly balanced malt backbone with a huge hop aroma, bitterness, and flavor (many "well balanced" IPA's don't satisfy one's hop craving; this one does just fine).

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to Matt for letting me finally tick this beauty.

A: Pours a hazed golden color with a one finger bone white head that leaves tons of lace spackled on the glass after each sip.

S: Jesus. Such a great smell to this. Just ridiculously clean and fresh pineapple, mango, blueberry and soft malt notes. I could smell this all day.

T: Way way up there. A nice amount of mango and light grapefruit with just a hint of pine. Closes with smooth honey malt and light pink grapefruit pith. Just an insanely clean beer. One of the best IPAs I've ever come across.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml consumed within one week of bottling date.

Pours a faded orange color with moderate amount of haze. Nose is mild for mosaic.....hints of citrus and pine. Taste is amazing.....bitterness up front and tons of citrus and fruit on the back. Big mango and apricot notes. Super balanced. Feel is medium with moderate carbonation. Excellent representation of the mosaic hop.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden and hazy with a two finger head. Smells of citrus, tropical and pine. Flavor is a mosaic bath, hoppy, citrus, smooth. Very drinkable. Really solid and balanced all around.

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Photo of BeerCapt
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Pine, Citrus, Funk on the nose, both on draft and in bottle. Color is murky yellow. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Honey, Pineapple, berry aftertaste. Love this IPA.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Trying the Yellow Rose at Mojos Sports Bar and Grill in Hobble, TX. It poured a hazy golden with white head that is leaving an incredible lace. The scent and taste are what you'd expect from Mosaic hops. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Curran today, thanks man.

This one pours a lightly hazy honey yellow, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like pineapple, grapefruit, honey, biscuit malt, and lemon rind. Smells great.

Simplicity is sometimes the best with beers. This is drinking wonderfully hoppy honey. It's got orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and blueberry- it's a Mosaic showcase, and I love it. I don't usually love Mosaic single hopped beers, but this definitely rings my bell. There's just a light smattering of malt, honey and biscuity.

This is medium bodied, super crisp and light, with no hint of alcohol at all.

This is one of the best IPAs on the market. Holy shit, it's good.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully sculpted from the mosaic hop and from a short malt underpinning, the masterful brewers at The Lone Pint get the most out of the hops with copious amounts of the lupulin-filled cones and a bright and fruity ester boquet for a taste that falls between that of creamsickle and IPA.

Lightly golden and firmly hazed, the beer's frothy white lather rests just underneath an aromatic matrix that redolent of pineapple and mango, with mouthwatering proportions. Its follow up of citrus, herb and berry gives a tangy scent going into the first taste of supple sweetness. Bready and sweet like angel-food cake, its early taste is succulent and succinct.

Drying softly on the middle palate, the hops begin to dominate more so- pink grapefruit, lemon and gooseberry join the tropical flavors and garner comparisons to sherbet, fruit punch and radiant citrus juices. As the sweetness dissolves, its breadiness remains and supports the malt with a creamy honeycomb of taste and texture. Smoothly bitter to finish, an earthy aura wafts over the session with fresh grass clippings, chive and hints of cannabis oil.

Medium-bodied but still crisp, clean and refreshing- the beer's ripe and tantalizing fruit impressions seems to retain a fructose simplicity that keeps the ale registering fuller than usual. Creamy and dry, the alcohol assists the drying texture while a tart gin and white wine character soon trails. Overall, it's a seriously tropical fruit-filled taste.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.72/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter. Acquired in a trade.

Pours an amber pretty hazy body with a white 3 finger head that reduces slowly to leave good lacing and retention.

Aromas seem muted, earthy, peppery, dank, but old hops, makes me wondering how old the bottle was. On the tongue is light citrus, earthy hops, peppercorn, with caramel maltyness and a light bitterness on the finish. Medium body with light carbonation, slightly flat.

Overall decent at best, most IPAs I've had are better actually.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours gold, a bit dark, with mild haze. 2+ finger head is off-white and long lasting, receding to a layer of foam that stays to the last drop. Tons of lacing, very sticky.

Great aroma. Pineapple, peach, and strawberry(?). Bright, sweet, and intoxicating. Biscuit-y malt and some straw.

Very smooth on the tongue. Pineapple, sweet grapefruit, peach, mango, and blueberry. Caramel and dough. Undercurrents of earthiness. Floral at the end.

Medium bodied with medium+ carbonation. Noticeable whoosh when I cracked the cap. So incredibly smooth, completely crushable. Lingering tropical flavors. Dry on the aftertaste.

Whoa. Tremendous beer. Maybe the best IPA I've ever had. Smooth, fruity, tropical, almost perfect. Need to build a pipeline from the brewery to my house.

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Photo of Damian
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank on tap at Whip In, Austin, TX
Served in a pint glass

Solid appearance. The super hazy, golden-amber liquid was topped by a tight, creamy, inch-tall crown of off-white froth. The head fell to a thin a thin, foamy cap. Thick, drippy rings of sticky lacing trickled down the glass.

The nose was really hoppy and fragrant. Super fruity. Citrus and tropical notes dominated. Loads of juicy orange. Mango and passionfruit came through strong. Peach and apricot were also noticeable. Sweet and slightly floral. Bit of jasmine tea. There was an interesting fresh, ripe pear note as well.

The flavor profile was just as impressive as the aroma. Super fruity and complex. Juicy orange and tangerine notes came through big time. Loads of peach and apricot. Intense tropical notes. Mango and passionfruit were most apparent. Touch of honey-like sweetness. A bit floral. The beer finished with notes of candied grapefruit and orange peel, and just a touch of pithy bitterness for balance.

Super soft and creamy mouthfeel. Amazingly smooth. The liquid contained an ultra fine, subtle effervescence that frothed up beautifully on the palate.

Some reviewers have noted that Yellow Rose reminds them of a juicy, fruity, Northeast-style hoppy beer, and I have to agree with them. This is an incredibly flavorful, tropical-forward IPA that is amazingly complex yet dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hi Hat. Aroma brings back memories of Germany. Right on the money with bananas and bubblegum. Body, taste all on target. I get the high ratings. Finally, a true American weizen.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.73/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shimmering golden yellow with a massive white foamy head that leaves exceptionally enormous amounts of lacing no matter how many times you sweep over it with liquid.

As others have said, this has pleasant aromas. Refreshing, bright fruits in abundance. Slightly sticky dank with a large mango candy presence.

Sweet with a very slight bite of bitter, hops are incorporated very nicely into the malt. Some grassy notes from the pilsner malt, sometimes stronger than I would like. I'm finding more and more that I'm a big fan of the simple mosaic hop--it is showcased here very well in all its herbal, floral and fruity glory, all without needing to tantalize with any of the typical full on tropical expression found in many IPAs.

Smooth and a little sweet but I like the balance. Not a face melting hop bomb, but I don't lean that way anyway.

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Photo of floridadrift
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Murky yellow, big white head
S: Floral, hops, tropical fruits, fresh greens
T: Same as nose
F: Creamy, big body, so smoooth!
O: The best IPA I've had from Texas and the midwest.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I bought a bunch of Yellow Rose from the Lone Pint Brewery when I visited the Jester King brewery six days ago, and I recently opened and drank my first bottle, and what a delight.

(L) It had a light golden somewhat hazy color, with a thick solid white head. It looks nice.

(A) Pleasant floral, tropical fruit and citrus aroma.

(T) Pine, citrus, tropical fruit, grapefruit and some dankness, a wonderful combination of taste, and the alcohol was not noticeable.

(F) Medium body, well balanced and refreshing.

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Photo of enrique_m
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured this into a st feuillen grand cru glass and it poured a golden color with a small while head and beautiful lacing. it has a very light citrus smell. the taste is delicious, has as a subtle bitter bite and a it has a hint of sweetness. the feel Is smooth on the tongue. overall it is a crisp and clean ipa that I enjoyed after my bike ride.

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Photo of StoutFox
3.59/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A bit disappointed in this one. Perhaps it was because I had trillium an hour or 2 before, but it fell short. I liked it but I didn't love it.
Tasting notes: medium bodied, well balanced hop profile. Sweet floral finish.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nose is very strong of the mosaic hops. Bitterness is present but not overwhelming. Nice citrus.

Overall, this is a really nice IPA, but not the showstopper I was expecting it to be.

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Photo of ragnar3
3.32/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour into a tulip. No apparent bottle date but was deemed to be fresh from my trade partner. Mosaic hops were detectable but overall this one was far too malty/almost oaky to enjoy...big-time disappointment. Likely past its prime but unable to tell for sure without a bottle date.

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Photo of obrike
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This one is a gooder. Very thankful to the Round Rock Specs beer gal who nabbed a bomber for me on my last visit.

Pours a cloudy yellow with a decent amount of lacing left after each sip. Great fresh scent...tropical fruit, grapefruit, orange. Taste certainly followed...citrus deliciousness and just a bit of pine. I especially love the dry aftertaste...makes me want to take another sip immediately. This was uber fresh and uber refreshing.

I'm thinking this is probably the best IPA I've had from Texas. Hope it is available in 6 packs soon...cans would be a delight.

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Photo of erikcx
3.92/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy straw color, rich foam and lacing. Citrusy aroma. Lemony hop flavor with just the right balance of malt. Delicious and easy drinking. Definitely seek this one out.

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Photo of Wolberjs
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing single hop mosaic IPA. Cloudy straw color. Pours with a bit of a head that hangs around awhile. Smells and tastes like topical grapefruit goodness. Smells good but tastes amazing. Nicely balanced fruit, bitterness, and malty back. Incredible drinkable. Little thin on the mouthfeel, but the abv is lower. Probably my favorite non citra hopped single IPA.

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Photo of vitamin_g
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, what a great IPA. Beautiful golden orange color (a bit hazy), with a nice foamy head (had on draft in a classic pint glass), foam has large bubbles and some stays the whole time. Smell is quite citrusy and tropical with a nice balance of hops. Taste follows the nose as much as any beer I've had - really really nice balance of fruit and hops and malt. Mouthfeel is also nice - not too thin, not too thick, and nice carbonation. A really great non-hop-bombed IPA.

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