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Yellow Rose - The Lone Pint Brewery

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146 Reviews
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Reviews: 146
Hads: 1,244
Avg: 4.42
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 360
Gots: 299 | FT: 22
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 Spaten454
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of KevSal
3.47/5  rDev -21.5%
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!

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Photo of hardysf
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of dmar
5/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of bertrodriguez01
5/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of bigsteve45
5/5  rDev +13.1%
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

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Photo of mschantz
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
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

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Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of squonk45
5/5  rDev +13.1%
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..

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Photo of SGerrard
4.89/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of CraftFan5
3.24/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

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Photo of Travix1516
2.53/5  rDev -42.8%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of chrisjws
4.62/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of cvm4
4.2/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of draheim
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of MissSmisje
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of adapt313
3.81/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful looking beer of golden color, light trickles of carbonation and a pale white frothy head. Looks beautiful in an oversized snifter and shows no flaws. 5

Sticky pungent melon and something faintly citrus but succulent like mango, passionfruit or even papaya. It's just a juicy, thick fruit smell. Sweet but mellow maltiness and a floral aroma that adds some potency to this already robust nose. 4.5

All the fruitiness from the nose continues. Mango, honeydew passionfruit and papaya. A bit more piney spice here. Light caramel notes that add to the smoothie-like blend of fruitiness. 4.5

Juicy, sweet, creamy... Could be a smoothie or fruit juice if not for the semi-bitter, semi-dry finish. 4.5

This beer's legit. The fruitiness had lingered with me since I first had it a few days back and I've been desperate to find more. Glad I did. An excellent brew.

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Photo of facesnorth
3.53/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bit of a turd. The only reason this gets hype is because it's a decent IPA in a region not known for them. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. There's not too much reason to venture outside of New England for hoppy stuff these days.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Gunch52 for this.

Look- Clear yellow orange with a white bubbly head. Looks a bit light in the malt character.

Smell- big tropical fruit bouquet, huge guava and passionfruit notes, mango, kiwi, sweet eucalyptus honey, apricot.

Taste- a bit grassy and grainy at first as the Pilsner malts stand up, but the honey sweetness amplifies the floral hop character. More fruity than bitter.

Feel- a bit fizzy, smooth and refreshing.

Overall- a great beer. One of the best single IPAs I've had. Great single hop/single malt brew. Beauty in the simplicity.

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Photo of cavedave
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
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!

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Photo of markgugs
4.62/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Yellow Rose from The Lone Pint Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.