Dismiss Notice
Sneak peek! BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015) featuring Leah & Oscar from Highland Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more ...

Yellow Rose - The Lone Pint Brewery

Not Rated.
Yellow RoseYellow Rose

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

125 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 125
Hads: 1,122
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 343
Gots: 255 | FT: 17
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.
View: Beers (20) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 125 | Hads: 1,122
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)

Photo of beeragent
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale straw, forming a thick white head with heavy lace. The aroma is a huge bouquet of hop deliciousness. The taste follows the aroma with huge hop flavor, but the hops are very smooth with a nice malt base. No harshness. Medium bodied, smooth, with great carbonation. Overall, this beer lives up to the hype!!! (319 characters)

Photo of wingnutter
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Most of the 750ml I got in a trade leaked out during shipment (bad cap), the 10 or so ounces I got was flat, so my rating reflects that...will revisit when I get the replacement.

UPDATE/REVISIT: Got a fresh bottle. Great beer...Im glad I got to revisit and experience the way its supposed to taste. (300 characters)

Photo of Spaten454
4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Conroe, Texas.

A - A hazy, golden straw color.
S - Very floral with some citrus notes
T - Floral hops and citrus mingle on the palate. I'm getting pineapple, lemon, grapefruit with a slight hoppy bitterness. Honestly, I tastes alot like Heady except for the wave after wave of citrus.
M - Slightly dry with a smooth creamyness to it.
O - This is a stellar beer that deserves the hype. It's a great ipa. (442 characters)

Photo of KevSal
3.47/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Huge want, high expectations

Paired with the warriors championship game one. Taste follows how the warriors are playing right now, mediocre.

Not really sure what the hype is all about this beer is average at best

Overall gets some plus points as the packaging and design is pretty nice, dunno if I like my IPAs in 750s tho

Thanks to wtc11 for the chance! Really appreciate your generosity!

Go warriors! (407 characters)

Photo of hardysf
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a nice light yellow color with good white foam. Smells like amarillo hops - nice grapefruit smell. Taste is of grapefruit/tangerine and very hop forward, but not that bitter. Not a lot of malt there, but not a lot needed. The hops are the star of the show and this was a tasty beverage for a hot day in the sun working the grill. (338 characters)

Photo of dmar
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've had Pliney at the brewery, I've sampled Dorado and Pliney side by side at Toronado in SF been to Portland, been to Seattle, my friend from Boston sent me cans of Heady Topper this winter, we drank the Albuquerque IPAs last summer. Yellow Rose is right up there with all of the best hoppy American ales I've ever tried. Although I do believe this is the best IPA in Texas, this beer is not overrated just because it's from Texas. Because I live in Texas I can get it reasonably fresh which means the fresh hop aroma is there - citrus; grapefruit and orange. The appearance is cloudy golden, which is expected given the bottle conditioning and pilsner malt. The up-front taste is reflective of the aroma combined with a sweet, cleanly fermented, malt backbone that serves to balance the lingering hop finish. The carbonation is slightly high, which makes for a beer with extremely good head retention. Your last sip will have foam on top. Yes, this is indeed a world class beer. (985 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 05/19/15 notes. 750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with two fingers of off white head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Floral hops, pine hops, grapefruit, resin, yeast, bready malts, and earthy notes. Medium body and high carbonation.

Overall very good; almost reminds me of a Belgian style beer due to the yeast. Lots of grapefruit and floral hops, worth checking out. (417 characters)

Photo of bertrodriguez01
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Description pinpointed the nail on the head.
Lone Pint, Yellow Rose = Karbach, Hopadillo's wife.
A 5 all the way around. Good ABV, damn good flavor, and amazing hops. This stuff is amazing. Did I say amazing, already? Specifically registered on here JUST to make this post. (279 characters)

Photo of bigsteve45
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Could be my favorite IPA of all time and I have regular access to Pliny and other great IPAs. A must try for any beer lover. If you can find it that is:p (153 characters)

Photo of mschantz
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a moderate golden hazy straw color with a slight fine head. Nose is quite floral with a bit of juniper and rosemary. Tastes starts with pleasant malt up front quickly followed by piney and floral hops flavors. Highly drinkable and the best IPA I've sampled out of TX by a long shot. (291 characters)

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

cloudy yellow classic ipa head. nose is a nice citric hop, very classic and inviting. taste to match super easy drinking super tasty ipa. very drinkable. very worth checking out and worth the buzz (196 characters)

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Craft Pride on Rainey St in Austin. 10 oz pour. Really nice, complex IPA. Tropical notes and delicate hop flavor. Wish I could find a bottle somewhere, but they appear to be sold out. (198 characters)

Photo of squonk45
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can you imagine being on vacation in Texas Houston area in search of sierra Nevada's new double IPA and run into a manager who likes Hoppy beers. what I want is not available in Houston although web sites says its in Texas but that's a big state. but he says I have one more bottle of Yellow Rose ale .. and the other store 5 miles away has 12 in stock and the hop stupid I was looking for. quickly found the Hop StOOPID . Sent a sales man looking for it. One rack had empty paces leading up to 3 last bottles of Yellow Rose were left. I took 2 to give me a total of 3. I have had 2 of them and wish I can a case. maybe next year.. (643 characters)

Photo of SGerrard
4.89/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I've had this on draft at Petrol Station in Houston as well as in a bottle share at DLD 2015. Both experiences were excellent. Evident why this is such a highly rated beer. (172 characters)

Photo of CraftFan5
3.24/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe I had a bad bottle, or maybe it was an old bottle - I couldn't read the date - but I don't get the hype for this beer at all. The appearance was a dirty, milky, cloudy orange, which looked somewhat unpleasant. At least there were no floaties. Maybe I just don't like mosaic hops; that could be it. (306 characters)

Photo of Travix1516
2.53/5  rDev -43%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This tasted less of citrus, and grapefruit for me, and more like the juniper taste you get from gin. It sat unfinished as the three other guys at the table with me also did not care for it. (190 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - A little hazy. Orange. Medium white head. Good retention.

Smell - Tropical fruit. Citrus. Kinda floral. Light maltiness.

Taste - Delicate hop flavor. Orange. Some lemon. Tastes like pilsner malt. Very light bitterness.

Mouthfeel - A little creamy. Soft carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - This is excellent, but not going to excite the hop heads out there. Very well crafted. (443 characters)

Photo of chrisjws
4.62/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Traded to me from a fellow BA in Texas. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Bright yellow, cloudy. Nice finger of white head on the top that laced the glass throughout. The beer is unfiltered and that is very apparent in the appearance.
S: Mango, peaches, Tropical fruit. The Mosaic hops really shine through. Little bit of sweetness in the background and a little grapefruit.
T: Taste follows the nose really well. Lots of mango, peaches and orange in the flavor and finishes up with a tiny bit of bitterness.
M: Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Finishes dry and keeps you sipping.
O: Excellent IPA, mosaic hops are one of my favorites and they're really well showcased in the beer. (708 characters)

Photo of cvm4
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'd guess a few weeks old. Had a buddy bring one back from his travels to the brewery's area.

L - Pours a cloudy golden body with a frothy two finger eggshell head.

S - Juicy citrus and tropical aromas and orange/grapefruit rind. Very clean aroma.

T - Pineapple and orange with a pale malt background. Not a huge amount of bitterness on the ending, but there is enough to keep me happy.

F - Light bodied and light/medium carbonation. Lively carbonation with a dry ending.

O - Solid IPA from a region not normally known for them. (535 characters)

Photo of draheim
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL into a tulip. Pours a cloudy dirty golden color w/ a sudsy white head.

Aroma is a big burst of orange citrus, juicy and clean. After that, grapefruit rind. In a word, mouth-watering.

Taste follows nose. The Mosaic hops really shine here. A big bowl of fresh-sliced orange and grapefruit on a canvas of pale neutral malt. Lively alpha acid bitterness washes the palate clean.

Mouthfeel is crisp and medium-bodied, satisfying. This beer vaguely reminds me in some ways of what I remember Zombie Dust tasting like (except with Mosaic standing in for Citra), but this one has more body and thus seems like a more complete beer.

Overall, a great beer especially where it counts most. Great showcase of the Mosaic hops. At first I admit I was a little skeptical about a world-class IPA out of Texas (not sure why), but I am convinced. Would drink this regularly if I could. (878 characters)

Photo of MissSmisje
4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 10 days ago and the freshness is apparent. L: Orange straw, fluffy white 2-3 finger head with good retention. S: Delicate, super fresh pineapple and orange with some floral notes. T: extremely well balanced and clean. Fresh pineapple, a little orange, floral. Not particularly bitter. Lingering hops with a touch of sweetness on the finish. Great showcase for Mosaic. F: Clean, mouthfeel light/medium-light. (415 characters)

Photo of adapt313
3.81/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't understand the hype behind this one. It is a solid ipa, especially for a single hop single malt offering, but just didn't hold up to the vermont hops consumed later that night. Yellow rose poured very pale in color with a pure white, bubbly head. The smell was very clean, citrusy, melon, and a strong herbal note, thyme maybe? The taste was much the same, begging for more body, biscuity malts, somenice fruity, tropical hop aromas, and again, finishes very herbal in a way I just can't put my finger on. Mouthfeel was crisp but lingers dry and herbal on the palate for quite a while. Really needs a more substantial malt backbone. There is nothing wrong with yellow rose, it's a solid ipa, but I think there is some truth to the beer being so hyped solely for being a decent beer from a region not known for them. (830 characters)

Yellow Rose from The Lone Pint Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.