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Yellow Rose - The Lone Pint Brewery

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Reviews: 135
Hads: 1,179
Avg: 4.43
pDev: 25.51%
Wants: 356
Gots: 275 | FT: 19
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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Reviews: 135 | Hads: 1,179
Photo of squonk45
5/5  rDev +12.9%
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 +10.4%
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 -26.9%
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 -42.9%
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 -5.2%
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 +4.3%
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 -5.2%
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 -0.5%
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 -1.6%
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 -14%
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 +2.3%
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 -20.3%
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 -1.1%
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 -2%
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 +4.3%
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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Photo of jtt133
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of Ipaguy516
4.84/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of dbnarley
5/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of M_chav
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
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

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Photo of GregJ
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of sjantiflow
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
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!

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.82/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
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

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Photo of stephens101
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Yellow Rose from The Lone Pint Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.