Yellow Rose
The Lone Pint Brewery

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
98
Ranked #285
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 8.35%
Reviews:
285
Ratings:
1,935
From:
The Lone Pint Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
98
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Notes: 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 CodyBasden
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice thick head full of tiny bubbles loads of lacing left on the glass with a fluffy cap hazy unfiltered gold with specs floating thick look with no streams of carbonation though, powerful smell of grapefruit blueberries and piney hops, bready yeasty flavor with not a lot of citrus that you smell maybe a tad bit of grapefruit that helps the bitterness just a hair, goes in the mouth smooth and juicy then goes down thick like a mouthful very low on the carbonation with a little bit of sticky molasses or sugar at the end not leaving you dry either

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Photo of bilbobrewer
2.79/5  rDev -37%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased single 16.9 oz bottle for $5 in Austin, TX. Recommended by the beer dude in the grocery store.
Date on bottle is 01-08-20... big, obvious, easy to see. But no indication if this is bottled date or Best Before date....c'mon, folks!

Poured hazy...I hate hazies. It doesn't say that anywhere on the packaging (nor did the store dude mention it).
Head was minimal and degraded to a skim very quickly. Carbonation was poor....flat tasting.
Glass Lacing was good.
Beer tasted like a flat juice drink. For the money, a really bad beer sampling experience.

....a 98?! Ummm...objectively, a joke.

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Photo of Hooded
4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Notes from 12/27/2019.
Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Look is golden hazy yellow with four fingers of white foam with excellent retention and superb lacing all the way down the glass. 5
Smell is strong. Aroma of mango, peach, pineapple, malt, and a hint of pine. The aroma is so strong that it's like juicy ripe fruit is waiting for you to take a bite. 5
Taste is mango, peach, pineapple, hops, and finishes with moderate and less potent bitterness than many IPAs. 4.75
Feel is medium, extremely creamy, with light tingling on the tongue. 5
Overall it is easy to drink and wonderful in so many ways. It's a beer that I question my memory of how amazing it is until I have another one. 5

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Hooded from Texas, Dec 31, 2019
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The brew pours a very hazy golden amber color with a thick and billowy white head of foam. The head has an amazing level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a citrus sweet aroma of tangerine and orange mixed with a bit of a bready aroma. Along with these smells comes a touch of tropical fruit smells of pineapple and mango as well as some light hints of blueberry and dough.
Taste – The taste of the beer is rather sweet and has lots of citrus orange tastes with a decent showing of tropical fruits of pineapple and mango and a strong showing of doughy taste. Along with these flavors comes a little bit of a grapefruit and herbal hop as well as a touch of blueberry and some light herbal hop. Toward the end of the taste the doughiness fades a little bit and leaves one with a nice clean and fruity taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the nice fruity tastes and the medium hop the feel is nice and makes for a easy sipping brew.
Overall – A rather nice and very approachable and easy drinking brew. Very tasty and well worth a try if you get the opportunity.

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Darkmagus82 from Virginia, Dec 20, 2019
Photo of tgiv
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Everyone from guests to checkout sales LOVES this brew
add to this love a prospering neighbor to Aggieland with a talent for quality, running against the masses' preferences for cheap in housing to dining fare,. KUDOS

FInally available in many local stores when used to be "should have been here yesterday, someone bought our entire stock"

You think you know good ale, then this backwoods juggernaut come along and teaches you what's for.

TO boot, the packaging and story of Yellow Rose adds to the mystique and fun of spending a fist of dollars on this generous, refined night's glory.

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Photo of BigGold
4.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had poured from 16.9-oz. bottle, label stamped (apparently) bottled on “06/04/19,” into nonic pint.

The pilsner malt is a good choice to showcase the various subtle resin, citrus and floral aromas and flavors of the mosaic hops in this modest but well-designed beer.

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BigGold from Mississippi, Sep 15, 2019
Photo of MattDecker
4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: a deep yellow hazy pour
Smell: hoppy, citrus, pineapple
Taste: very smooth! Hop bitter taste - but not the actual bitter kick (very interesting!), Juicy, citrus: orange/tangerine,
Feel: medium - goes great with the rest
Overall: I was expecting a typical hoppy IPA, but this surprised me. A like it! Doesn't anything "too much" and does most things better than average to straight up great

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2 week old bottle into an imperial tulip pint.

L: Slightly hazy golden yellow with 2 fingers of variable density frothy white head with great retention and left ringed lacing.

S: Tropical and earthy deliciousness, berries, pine, dank and subtle mango. Loved it!

T: Follows the nose well, adds some citrus dimension and subtle breadiness. Finishes with subtle acidity and moderate bitterness, lingers slightly on the palate. So good!

F: Low-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slick on the tongue with slight tingling from acidity, slick on swallow.

O: Fn loved this beer! So many things I love in an IPA while keeping them balanced and not skewed in any one dimension. Would love to have access to this for my regular rotation.

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jakecattleco from California, Aug 04, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/4/2019. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and pale malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.8%. Overall this is an amazing SMaSH IPA. All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish; nicely soft feel, and not aggressive. Amazing 100% Mosaic profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a perfectly balanced clean pils malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Loved the hop profile as expected. A perfect showcase of mosaic all around.

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superspak from Michigan, Jul 05, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a bright gold color with a little haze to it. There is a moderate white head that leaves a bit of lace.
Nice aroma, about equally divided between sweet malt and citrus, with a little bit of tropical fruit.
Caramel, grapefruit, a little orange, and a little pineapple for the taste.
Nice balance between the hops and the malt.
I would like more of these.

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lordofthewiens from New Mexico, Jun 02, 2019
Photo of Atlas1
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Until today I didn't know that Mosaic hops were related to Simcoe, but that totally makes sense. I love both.

Poured into a stemless wine glass, the Yellow Rose appears an opaque dark yellow color with a beautiful 1.5-finger head. Good lace as the beer recedes. The nose on this beer is amazing. Bursting with fresh, citrusy hoppy goodness, this is one of the best smelling beers out there. Maybe it's just the four-pack I bought, but this is incredibly fresh. So nice. Taste follows suit, with a fresh, clean hoppiness and a juicy fruit feel. It's not overdoing anything, but rather gets everything it does just right. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.

This is an awesome beer. Four packs don't last long in my house. Just a really solid, delicious beer. Well done, Lone Pint.

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Atlas1 from Texas, May 23, 2019
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4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Like most of the IPAs, this one opens with a strong scent of grapefruit. First taste reveals a mouth-wetting smoothness with underlying flavors of lingonberry and faint cherry, maybe a hint of cucumber. The cumin-esque spiciness comes out next, but fades into a general sensation like drinking lemonade, a bitter drink which reveals an inner sweetness. Good alcohol content -- don't let the nannies/hippies bully you into denying its value -- and pleasantly consistent flavor makes this an easy beer to consume in a comfortable social setting.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold that is slightly opaque on the top and clear on the bottom; huge rocky sea foam head; long cap retention with heavy lacing. Nose is skunky dank garlic hop (Mosaic); tropical fruit as it warms up a bit. Weedy dank bitter hops; mango, kiwi, melon; lite garlic middle; cracker clean malt base. Medium plus carbonation, medium full body; no astringency; Overall, a very solid, good tasting IPA; lite fruit/bitter hop linger, and light enough to drink more than one; I will definitely seek out more, especially in the 500ml format.

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Photo of Benish
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a fleshy peach color beer with very little white head. The aromas were very fragrant with lemon and citrus. Slight resin. The taste was more heavy in the tropical fruits. Some passionfruit and grapefruit with very light malt. Flavor was very light and gentle on the paIate for a surprising 6.8% abv beer. Mouthfeel was light body, ample carbonation. Overall: a very simplistic light IPA. Wouldn’t have guess this being a above 6.0 ABV! It’s a nice hoppy interpretation without being too sweet.

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Benish from Wisconsin, Mar 26, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy/cloudy medium to dark golden copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate honey + dark golden yellow + burnt orange + brassy colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering a little more than 75% of the surface of the beer surrounded by a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit zest, citrus/orange zest, tropical/mango, citrus/tangerine, tropical/pineapple, and berry (blueberry) hops over the top of moderate aromas of toasted + pale + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted + pale + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit zest, citrus/orange zest, tropical/mango, citrus/tangerine, tropical/pineapple, and berry (blueberry) hops which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable and does a decent job of highlighting the Mosaic hop (which was not so commonly used when this beer first became available).

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dbrauneis from North Carolina, Mar 26, 2019
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3.88/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hey what'dya know - an old ass IPA packed in a BIF box. Gasp. Say it ain't so! Thanks for the disrespect. We're gonna try this anyways. Bottled on 11/4/18. Sierra Nevada Speigl glass.

Dark mustard yellow with a tall fluffy head of 3 fingers.

Bright citrus on the nose with notes of cantaloupe, berries, grass, and pale malt.

Flavor brings tons of grass, some onion, pine, slight blueberry, fading and caramelizing hops, slight urine, tea, and herbs.

Feel is crisp and creamy, with lingering resins and a good carbonation level.

Overall, the grassy and onion notes are harsh and not palatable. The tea and blueberry notes are interesting but overall it comes across very harsh, grassy, and mildewy. Maybe if I were sent a fresher example rather than two very old bottles (along with just enough garbage to barely meet the ounce minimum) I would have had a better experience, but this was ultimately not that great. Too bad. Stick to trading - the BIF community will rip you off and run away laughing. Three times now. Maybe I should have just sent a shitty box too? Beware - there's no accountability over there.

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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota, Mar 07, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Cloudy golden color with a half finger of white head. Smells of citrusy hops. Medium feel. Tastes of grapefruit with some light malt in the background. Well done.

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Photo of beertunes
3.55/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Sarah H. for this one! 16.9oz bottle poured into 14oz teku. Poured a very cloudy, bordering on murky, dark yellow color with over a half-inch of white head that had great retention and lacing.

Lots of citrus hops at the front of the nose, with just a hint of grain malt. Pretty similar on the tongue, lots of cirus and floral hops, and just enough malt to offer a nice foundation.

The body was medium, with a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was very good, i could easily see knocking back these on the regular if it were local to me. Overall, a very nice brew. certainly worth your time if you see it.

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beertunes from Montenegro, Dec 31, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my favorite Texas IPA and enjoy most on tap rather than a bottle. Pours a beautiful light honey gold with cloudiness. I am a fan of the hazy’s. Excellent lacing. Smell is overwhelmingly floral. Taste is fantastic. While strong on the grapefruit, it is balanced with some sweetness like life saver tropical. Very drinkable IPA with fresh smell and taste.

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Photo of Hartzal
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is one of the best IPA's i have ever had , loads of hops taste and a very bitter bite, yet mildly sweet at the same time with plenty of suds and froth feel . It just makes your taste buds go wild. the beer is acloudy looking medium amber with a frost white head.

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Hartzal from Texas, Nov 13, 2018
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4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An awesome ipa with a full flavor of mosaic hops and an exceptional amount of floral undertone. When you pour it you will smell sunflowers and with the pineapple quenching flavor it adds to an experience any ipa lover will crave.

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Photo of D1RTYM4G
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This IPA is by far the best in Texas. For being a SMaSH IPA it has a lot of complexity in it's flavor. The type of hops used are called Mosaic, which is know for giving beers a variety of flavors. The taste is indescribably delicious. The best I can do is say it has citrus, berry and floral notes. It's not too bitter but you can certainly tell it's an IPA. This is the beer that opened a whole new world admiration for beer then I previously had.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy, grapefruit juice color with a big thick head. Much carbonation to be seen. Lacing is good. Has a different aroma in that hoppy smell that I would call, delicious. Has a nice flavor and the hop character comes on the back end. It's got a thin mouthfeel for an IPA and goes down fast and easy. Overall it's nice beer that drinks easy and not overpowering in the hops or the alcohol. It's unfiltered and unpasteurized. Mosaic whole cone hops are used. I would buy this one again. Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle dated 07/03/18 into an Imperial Nonic. It's big enough to share and somewhat pricey. A good starter for the non-IPA folks to try. www.lonepint.com

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Photo of mushroomcloud
3.67/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9oz bottled 7-3-18
Slightly hazy peach flesh golden color with a 1" white head and good retention and nice lacing.
Hops. Pineapple, sweeter grapefruit. Ripe.
Very bready, doughy malt flavor. Ripe, tropical and citrus fruits.
Bitterness is posted at 62 IBU, I don't perceive it to be that high. Medium body, low carbonation.
I've had this one multiple times but I don't remember the doughy/bready domination of the malt...throws me off a little from what I would have rated it from memory. I'm a malt loving kind of guy just something off or raw this time.

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Photo of wejohnsn
4.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Texas Beer.yummy. nice mouthfeel, grapefruit and orange peel. nice bottle 16.9 ounces. pretty artwork. this is really good, 12.99 at the HEB in Belton, TX, I couldn't wait for it to chill all the way so it was only about 65 but it was really good. Hell to be honest I bought it for the bottle.

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