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Yellow Rose - The Lone Pint Brewery

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Reviews: 122
Hads: 1,116
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 343
Gots: 255 | FT: 16
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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 cavedave
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy dark straw with lasting lace and cap of off white foam.

A medium strength aroma, full of lemon zest, mango, neutral sweet, hints of tart yeast, and even lighter hints of pine and herbal bitter.

All the flavors of the aroma are here, balanced perfectly, with additional notes of mango, pear, pineapple, floral, and other fruity notes that appear as the beer warms. Just delicious beer.

Low carb, medium viscosity, excellent finish, clean flavor profile, excellent frame for a delicious flavor profile.

Great beer, highly recommended, if you see this one grab it, you won't be disappointed! (609 characters)

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

25oz bottle poured into a tall-stemmed Hill Farmstead tulip

L: Now this is what I want my IPAs to look like, the color of honey & tangerines, with a ginormous white head and lots and lots of sticky lacing. I'll assume this is unfiltered because it's murky as hell, can't wait to dive in.

S: Bright, juicy pineapple, hint of honey sweetness, not a huge nose but very clean.

T: Yahtzee! Sweet stone fruit balanced impeccably by toasted grains and bitter grapefruit hops. The transition from sweet to bitter is so well-executed, and the finish lingers 'til *smack* it's gone.

M: Just damned near perfect. Slightly heavier body in the form of a nice syrupy texture until an avalanche of tight carbonation clears the path for the hops to crush your tongue.

O: Frickin' great, end of story. Normally hate hoppy beer in bomber format, but I could drink gallons of this stuff. Top notch, well worth its world-class rating. Get you some. (933 characters)

Photo of jtt133
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a really great IPA. Difficult to put into words. Complex, but not overpowering. Aptly named, it has delicious, bright bright floral notes to it. One of my favorite IPA's hands down. (189 characters)

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very simple and very good IPA. The hop aroma is huge and flowery with notes of pine and blueberry. The only fault I can really find with this beer is that the malt character is a little to one-dimensional and the sweetness overtakes the hops a little to much. However, these are minor complaints, I think it is very soft, hugely flavorful and certainly very unique in the Texas beer market. I recommend this beer to anyone who likes IPAs. (444 characters)

Photo of Ipaguy516
4.84/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 750ml bottle into gandhi bot tulip
A- golden, slight haze, fluffy 1 1/2 finger off white head, nice lacing, head slowly dissipates to leave a ring around the glass and some remains in the middle.
S- fruity, hoppy, blueberries, tropical fruit, very light notes of malt
T- perfect balance between hops and malt, definitely taste the blueberry, grapefruit, pineapple. So smooth and very drinkable
M- soft, smooth, slightly creamy?
O- very good beer, smooth, drinkable and extremely tasty, color is almost perfect and the taste has a slight malt note that I can detect every now and again that I'm not a fan of. Those are the only things keeping from giving this a perfect 5. Trillium has ruined most other ipas for me. (727 characters)

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

This beer made me think differently about IPAs. Quite possibly the best beer I have ever had. I love the citrus bitter sweetness. Good malt back.. good head and lacing. If someone asked me there is one beer you could have till the end of time this would be it. (261 characters)

Photo of M_chav
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Beautiful golden haze. 1 inch foam forms and stays
S - dry hopped dankness, juicy pineapple mixed with fresh cut grass/onion? -its really nice
T - mother father!!! this is awesome, complete balance, tons of juiciness - definitely heroine-like (I think) - still getting onion or cabbage absolutely incredible
F - hardly any bitterness, like I said, complete balance - so smooth, way too drinkable
O - I need this on tap when I go to heaven (442 characters)

Photo of GregJ
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a light honey yellow with orange tint and med white head. Smells of tropical fruit and floral. Tastes of orange blossom, grapefruit, mandarin, sweet malts, bready. Medium body and carb but the hop character gives it a much lighter feel. Some citrus and pine on the aftertaste. Excellent beer. (299 characters)

Photo of sjantiflow
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Poured into a nonic with a foamy head. Some splash lacing. Color is opaque, yellow-orange.

Smell: fresh hop aroma - fruity, citrus, white grape, some pine

Taste: Mellow bitterness. Very clean hop and malt profile, very balanced. I taste grapefruit, pineapple and blueberry

Feel: good carb, clean and sweet finish

Overall, the aroma and taste is delightful. I love how clean it tastes and finishes as well. Highly recommended! (438 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.82/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Interesting beer, I love that it's a SMaSH. The mosaic do give a very mixed fruity flavor profile, but there's little in the way of sharp bitterness. It's quite smooth, yet flavorfully hopped. The malt backbone is solid and gives this beer an overall balance not usually found in IPAs.

Body is medium with a slightly slick finish and fruity afternotes. Certainly worth a try. (382 characters)

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light gold, very similar to hay. Floral aroma that smells a lot like spring/summer. Taste is light, easy to drink, and incredibly balanced. A real treat (160 characters)

Photo of stephens101
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap @ Strangeways.

Much hyped and highly anticipated brew, but as always, the proof is in the suds.

Hazy yellow-orange with a quilted tan froth. Smells of lemon, grapefruit and meringue. A mountain of resinous hops are followed with notes of orange, grapefruit and lemon on the back of the tongue. Has a grainy backbone. The bitterness really starts to take over later in game, but this one stays mostly balanced all the way through.

High style IPA drinking and bold and balanced to boot. (500 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a slightly hazy amber color and a nice cap that leaves plenty of splashy lace

Smell: A fruit basket aroma, with melon, pineapple, berry, grapefruit and a powdered sugar coating

Taste: Just a touch of caramel malt, up front, and then the bright fruit flavors take over, bringing the basket of flavors detected in the aroma; the bitterness never builds to excess and the finish is somewhat sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A quaffable IPA - love the bright fruit tones but would like to see just a touch more bitterness and slightly less sweetness in the finish; still quite good (642 characters)

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got to try this not even 5 days old. Super fresh!

Appearance is murky with a golden, caramelized orange tinge.

Aroma is very citrusy. As it warmed, a weird prune/fig aroma came through and threw me off. Still good.

Flavor was great. Bitter with a nice malty sweetness.

This was good. Not in my top IPAs. I've had, but still delicious and refreshing. (355 characters)

Photo of RayReed522
3.28/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Was really excited about trying this one. Extremely disappointed. Lots of medicine taste to me. Almost like a cough drop. Not sure if I got a bad batch or what. Would be willing to try again but not a fan, (205 characters)

Photo of NoseOverTail
4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look it's so great but don't judge a book by its cover. Even the label isn't the greatest logo/label but smell & taste is amazing. I'm more into the super bitter IPA's from 70-100+ ibu and even w this 62 ibu's, it is extremely satisfying to my taste buds. Definitely don't go without trying this one made by Lone Pint. (321 characters)

Photo of 4lo
3.26/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Have had on draft and from bottle. Decent nose of citrus, earthiness and hops. Flavor just wasn't there for me compared to two hearted, hopslam, or heady which is the hype that comes associated with it. Light bitterness, lot of floral, and earthy to the taste. Nice to try once, but wouldn't spend money on again. (317 characters)

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

huge thanks to SteveyTI for the bottle

A: poured into an IPA glass to a slightly hazed dark yellow with a three finger dense white head that retains well and leaves excellent lacing
S: smells of tropical fruits, citrus and some pineapple with a little underlying malt sweetness
T: taste is tropical fruits, citrus, mango and papaya with a little bit of sweet malt flavor. slightly floral as well. swallow is grapefruit rind, more tropical fruit and a little earthy.
M: fairly light without being watery with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing and slightly hop oily finish
O: This is a fantastic IPA. Big and bright hop flavors with just enough malt to provide some balance makes this one a pleasure to drink. (728 characters)

Photo of Ranz
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: In a tulip, this pours a hazy golden amber with a decent white, chalky head. Lacing is clumpy before it quickly dissipates.

S: Grapefruit is the most prominent aroma with hints of pine, citrus rind, and fresh-cut hay from my in-laws'. Sharp earthy notes come through as it warms a bit.

T: Although it starts with some forward hop bitterness, it sluices nicely into a creamy malt finish; the pilsner malt gives it a smooth finish to round out the Mosaic. This is not overly complicated, but it has beautiful, clean notes. The bottle mentions some blueberry, and I'm seeing it now.

M: Light and clean, YR drinks incredibly easily. It's a good thing this only rocks in at 6.8%.

O: For a $9 750mL at my local Whole Foods, this is probably dollar-for-dollar the best IPA I've had. (786 characters)

Photo of jegross2
3.84/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewing the Yellow Rose, a single hop (Mosaic) IPA from The Lone Pint Brewery, out of Magnolia, Texas.

Score: 85

Unconfirmed bottling date, but presumed fresh (less than a month old) based on the representations of the trader. Served in a Hopslam snifter and enjoyed on 02/11/15.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, murky orange color with two fingers of seafoam head that settle to clusters of clumps atop the glass. Very good lacing and retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Grapefruit, melon, and berry. A touch of grassy/earthy tones too. Lovely, fruity mix without a bitter-apparent nose. 4.25/5

Taste: Grapefruit flavor, bready malt and a little fruitiness upfront with spicy, earthy tones on the finish and a hint of onion that lingers long past the finish on the very back of the palate. Very mild bitterness. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, appropriately carbonated (on the higher end for an IPA, though). Has a mild bitter bite upfront palliated by a maltiness that quickly counterbalances. Has a foamy mouthfeel as it sits on the tongue. 4/5

Overall: A solid, but unspectacular IPA offering (though Mosaic is admittedly not my hop of choice). Definitely worth a pint, but not a must-seek brew for my preferences.

Cost: $10 for a 750 ml bottle. (1,247 characters)

Photo of KFBR392
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: hazy golden color with a murky body. Massive head on a solid pour which retained throughout. Sticky rings of lacing left behind.

Smell: tropical fruit godliness jumps out at you immediately. Slyly underneath is a pleasant bitterness which peaks mid body. But my favorite part is a sweet, bready malt bill which plays so perfectly off the bright hops. Wonderful layers and perfect execution of what is found on the aroma.

Taste: a soft pillow of tropical fruits lays on the palate and is in no hurry to leave. Another dimension of the hops jump on mid palate with a perfect twinge of bitterness. But like the aroma, a truly masterful malt bill makes this one for the ages. Touches of sweet caramel, fresh bread, and some maple syrup dance on the back end. Truly exquisite.

Mouthfeel: soft bright hops with a necessary layer of malt heaviness and a lingering bitterness. Carbonation is perfect.

Overall: not sure what else you could ask for out of a single IPA. A masterful malt bill and a celebration of the wonderful Mosaic hop, Lone Pint has put together a classic here. (1,089 characters)

Photo of Premo88
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. on tap poured into Lone Pint nonic at the brewery
(drank 2/7/15 during brewery's Saturday tour day)

L: yellow/gold ... no red; white head, nothing remarkable; no major lacing and little-to-no stick; not 100% clear but clear around edges and clearing up

S: grapefruit, onion ... sweet but with a hint of a bitter bit lurking in there; the grapefruit holds true; the onion might be a personal thing, but it's definitely there for me, perhaps green onions

T: grapefruit/onion and grass ... the combination is almost salty with the onion being a real sweet yellow onion, balancing things out by the end, so it's never very bitter; there must be plenty of malt in here, for it's sweet at times, but there's no malt flavor/taste you can detect other than a very generic "sweet" -- and that's perfect, because the mosaic hops are so perfectly used here that you get a ton of hop flavor in grapefruit and grass with relatively little bitterness

F: drinkably light and full ... man, *this* is good ... it's what every American pale ale should strive for IMO. plenty of carbonation.

O: I've had this on-tap a few times, but finally took some notes at the brewery Saturday -- it has held up each time I've tried it, and the thing that really stands out is how it's not crazy bitter yet still chock full of hop flavor, and it pulls that off without getting overly mushy caramely/mango sweet like many hop salads. if the bottled version of this holds up, man ... it's worth every penny. (1,492 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

certainly one of, if not the single best example of why mosaic is such an awesome hop. it brings the best of that tropical melon fruit character and a citric punch that makes it so sought after by both brewers and beer drinkers alike. to say that its one of the best beers in the world may be a stretch, but its pretty darn awesome, thanks to a homie for sharing this one with me. weird color behind the haze, almost green in the light, super fresh and new and raw. the sediment makes for a creamy and soft feel, not sharp like some ipa can be, and certainly not overrun with malt character. its really light in that regard, even though it does have some body, the grain is just a minimal flavor contributor, but may have some wheat. the hops are immaculately well dosed and fresh, mosaic in all of its glory. a tiny bit vegetal, green again, but citrus and tropical fruit rain on this one, lingering long after the swallow. neat yeast to it as well, uncommon for sure. i like a yeasty ipa, especially one as delicate feeling as this one. absolutely awesome to get to drink this one with some good friends, worth trading for, for all of you gotta try it types out there. (1,170 characters)

Photo of mj81
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Super sticky white lace. Nose is floral, piney & dank. Great showcase of mosaic hops. Tastes like the love child of heady & dirtwolf. Super crushable. Typically not a fan of large format bottles as I have a hard time getting through but could do multiples of this. (264 characters)

Photo of pnelting
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A near perfect example of the style. It poured a deep clear amber color with a two finger head and a good amount of sticky lacing. The smell was wonderful with citrus notes and mild pine. The taste was just as good as it follows the nose. Citrus upfront and mild bitterness in the finish. Clean mouth feel and medium carbonation. This might be my favorite IPA. Just wish it was easier to get in North Texas. When I see it I jump on it. (435 characters)

Yellow Rose from The Lone Pint Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.