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Yellow Rose | The Lone Pint Brewery

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Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 179 | Ratings: 1,408
Photo of aggiearcher13
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750ml smuggled back from my road trip to Austin. Sexy looking beer, dark blonde and hazy but a little muddy. Great head, great lacing, sticks around. Aroma is fantastic, heavy on the grapefruit and apricot. Taste is super smooth, unique for an IPA. Not bitter or piney, but soft and fruity. Part of me wants a little more bitter edge to it, but that's a personal shortcoming I think. Mouth feel is very soft, and the carbonation creates a great viscosity, perfect for the style. Nailed it all around.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. Pours hazy apricot orange with thick fluffy head that recedes to a finger layer that lasts, rings of lace. Fruity watermelon aroma. Fresh Melon fruity taste with some nice grapefruit bitterness. Silky soft medium mouthfeel. This is a simple delicious IPA. The melon taste is not the usual overripe taste, but more of a fresh taste, yum.

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Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Huge fan of this hoppy delight. Lots of citrusy floral flavors that pound the palate. Wish I had access to this on a consistent basis. Well worth the effort to find.

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Photo of ccheng9
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Mosaic hops are amazing. Smells as good as it tastes with a ton of tropical fruit notes on both ends. Medium carbonation. I'll go against the grain though and say Community Beer Company does the Mosaic better though.

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Photo of dar482
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer offers sweet grapefruit, hints of tropical and pineapple, a light bready malt in the middle and a medium bitterness on the back end of pine and herbaceous.

A well balanced IPA from Texas, although not quite as exciting as I would expect.

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Photo of mpk_tx
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Draft from World of Beer in College Station. Pint glass.

L: Hazy golden yellow, some cloudiness. One-finger head that stuck around with lacing. Fantastic looking brew.
S: Pine, hops, citrus. Great indicator of what's to come.
T: Primary taste I get is pine with citrus mixed in, and an oh-so-smooth hop taste that is not even close to overbearing, but is absolutely delicious. Comfortable bitterness.
M: Frothy goodness.

O: A wonderful IPA that is seductive in its appearance and intoxicating in its complex, smooth, comfortable taste. Can't wait to try it again and I will certainly order it the next time I see it. Would love to get my hands on a bottle!

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Photo of John_M
4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to Cherryadam (Andy) for the chance to try this IPA.

The beer pours a peachy orange color with good head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is attractive as well, as I pick up considerable orange citrus and tropical fruit. The flavor profile replicates the nose, and while delicious, the beer struck me as just a bit sweeter/maltier than I would prefer. Still delicious, but a bit more bitterness and a drier finish would make this beer even better (IMHO). The beer seemed to be medium bodied for an IPA, with a fairly long, lightly sweet and bitter finish. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and was barely noticeable in this beer.

Very nice IPA. Would love to be able to try this on a regular basis.

Thanks Andy!

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Photo of puck1225
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Freshly tapped pour into a pint glass. Really a great beer. Wonderful floral smell and taste. A great balance with the floral and citrus taste, and just the right amount of bitterness and a little bit of sweetness. Nice to live less than 20 miles from Lone Pint!

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Photo of thatche2
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

Appearance is hazy golden brown with one finger thick head. Good lacing around the glass.

Smell is floral hops, grapefruit pith, and onion.

Taste is juicy following the nose with grapefruit pith prominent. There is moderate to low sweetness throughout with good balance added from the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-full in body with fairly low carbonation.

Overall this is an exceptional and juicy IPA, especially when fresh. I enjoy trying SMaSH beers, and this beer is a great representation of Mosaic hops. I will definitely buy again.

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Photo of -Rick
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got this beer in a trade,

pours a straw like color with some orange/brown hues in there, a nice white head fills the top of the glass. The smell is not overwhelming. Slight tropic flavors, and some sweet malt come through. The taste is so very well balanced. Its is not the overly tropic east coast IPA, but also not the piney west coast IPA. This sits right in the middle of the two. Nice carbonation, you could drink this beer all day long. Very happy to have tried it!

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Photo of TheBeerTruck
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful. That describes everything about this beer. The color. The label. The aroma. The taste! All of it is beautiful. What a fantastic "SMaSH, Single Malt and Single Hop, IPA". The mosaic hop is just so damn good. One of the best IPA's I have had in a while. Well done!

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Photo of Beerzebub
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks great in the glass - hazy golden color, with substantial white head. Fresh, pretty citrusy and floral hop aromas, with some light, clean maltiness. Similar flavors - elegant, balanced, pretty. Just enough clean, lightly sweet malt for balance, then a fully dry finish with a medium level of bitterness. Just very tasty. Smooth and extremely drinkable, with a fairly low level of carbonation which works well - almost creamy texture. Quite nice.

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Photo of smb
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful gold, somewhat cloudy with nice fluffy white head that settles and long lasting lacing on the glass. Smell is fresh citrusy and fruity mosiac with hints of pineapple, blueberry and pear. Taste follows the nose and it's incredibly light, smooth and easy drinking for nearly 7%. An amazing example of a SMaSH-mosaic IPA. Getting 64oz growler fills of this from Whole Foods for $13 is a gift.

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4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hazy murky straw gold colored body. Head is an inch of creamy off white foam that has very nice retention. Paint brush strokes of pace are left behind. Nose is so lovely and unique for an IPA. Lemon bars and banana esters play to make a smoothie like feel. Like nothing I have ever smeed and so inviting. With first sip I actually get chills at how good this brew is. The initial balance is of floral hope and bready Belgian like malts. Sweet and electric mouthfeel is carried so well. A very nice finish to this brew with a classy dryness and distinct hop bitterness that is a pleasant surprise to the end of this beer. This is a very special IPA.

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Photo of JGLittle
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got the bottle in a trade and excited to give it a try.

Solid IPA, a little subdued compared to the hop bombs from the east coast, but a very balanced IPA. A little darker orange pour, cloudy with a nice citrus aroma. Very good taste, again a step back from hop bombs but its not a bad thing. Very happy to have tried it.

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Photo of marcfromphilly
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Of the few things to come out of Texas, this beer is a gem. Right up there with pit beer BBQ, honky tonk music, and fake DD's, this is an exquisite IPA. Juicy crisp and not bitter. What a damn good bottle.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer presented a darker yellow color with a snowy white head.

Smell - The nose was lightly lemon and grassy. The nose makes its point, but is far from overwhelming.

Taste - The lemony notes immediately jump out with medium grassy notes. The malts leave a clean backbone. The lemon is not overly bitter, but seems perfectly placed. There is a slight hint of pineapple, before the dry lemony hops continue in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation seems really aggressive, but it does sweep the taste away too quickly.

Overall - This is a nice impression of the style, but is not my favorite example.

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Photo of carrionricardo
2.9/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared this with a couple of friends at a share. Poured really cloudy. Good size very white head. Smell was meh. Lots to be desired. Left me searching. Taste was the same as aroma just searching to find flavors. Bland. Tasted like my first homebrew IPA. NOT IMPRESSED!!!

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Photo of Stevem68
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden color with a pure white head. Has a nice citrusy pine aroma. Flavor is a little softer than the aroma. Citrus, lemon a touch of pine. Very smooth finish with a touch of bitterness. A really delicious ipa

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Photo of HardTarget
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy yellow glass holds a white halo and thin cover that lasts and laces a bit.

Aroma: Fruity, tropical and citric with a hint of malty base giving a light candy note.

Taste: Bright and citric hops really shine in a clean simple base, very West Coast which is to my preference.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, sudsy texture.

Overall: Nice display of yummy hops with enough base to keep it from being acidic but not so much as to make the package heavy and chewy. Seems like they are using good ingredients and staying out of the way, cheers to The Lone Pint Brewery; make more, so much more.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good little ipa here. Clean tropical flavors, papaya, mango and some orange jest. Getting an almost pilsner aftertaste. Finishes semi dry Not the most flavorful ipa out there, but it's extremely well balanced.

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Photo of jhavs
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter tasting glass.

A= Pale straw color, hazy, creamy white head, thin, settles to ring to glass. Lacing is clingy.

S= Grapefruit, citrus juice, rind, zest.

T= Flavor is similar to the aroma, but with a bit more tropical notes including mango/papaya. Bit of easy going bitterness holds it together.

M= Medium body with a bit of syrupy feel with low side of moderate carbonation.

O= Great, smooth, balanced, easy going IPA. Nothing negative, bitterness is clean and suits the level of hop flavor perfectly.

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Photo of maximum12
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jakehoodlum for a bottle of this long-time want (OK, two bottles), as I’m always up for some world-class hops. How many IPAs comes in 750ML glass? Split with my wife.

The pour is light orange, & holding it up to the TV, I can see no hint of Miguel Sano’s lovely swing through the liquid. The nose is grapefruit to the nth degree, infiltrating everything nasal & really making me look forward to the taste.

Every (Yellow) Rose has it’s thorn…right? This one could charge admission as an Aruba cruise. Bursting with tropical flavor, with big grapefruit, papaya, citrus, & other assorted before the taste charges into a moderate bitterness. The other side of the slide brings an odd grain character, light dankness, & finishes with a honey-like sweetness from the malts. Very smooth & easy to sip while the Twins spank the White Sox.

Very good beer? Absolutely. Top 250 beer? No way. Me complain? Heck no. This is an easy drinker with a lovely fruit punch. Best IPA I’ve had today.

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Photo of ChrisFu
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best beer in Texas. Very near the flavor profile of more northern stalwarts like Zombie Dust. Excellent malt and hop balance keeps the bitterness in check and the finish clean without lingering. Citrus flavor is strong mid palate and remains noticeable through the experience. I must say I am a big fan, especially when found on draught.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma of grapefruit, weakens throughout the drink
Head average (three cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to eight mm ring and irregular layer
Lacing good – partial curtains of tiny to small bubbles
Body light yellow, chill haze
Flavor weak citrus fruit, slight malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Yellow Rose from The Lone Pint Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.