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Yellow Rose | The Lone Pint Brewery

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Brewed by:
The Lone Pint Brewery
Texas, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 BillRoth
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA. Best I've had this year. Was on beer safari in Houston, and was told that I should grab a Yellow Rose before I headed out of town. Had some free time so I drove out to Magnolia and had a fresh pint. Learned it was a SMASH brew using whole cone Mosaic and toped with heavy dry hopping as well. Went great with the Pilsner malt. Beautiful pour and laced down the glass top to bottom. Best mosaic taste I've had yet. Smooth easy sipper. So simple and so amazing.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

64 oz growler was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy golden yellow color withgood clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Lemony, piney, tropical, citrus, stone fruit, pale, and bready malts.

Taste: I love mosaic hop flavor. It's that simple. Simple malt bill with light chewy and bitterness notes in there too. Lasting hop flavor throughout the sip.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, light bitterness, a little chewy, medium carbonation, and somewhat crushable.

Overall: I had a sample, then bought a growler, and now that growler is down. Looks like I'm coming back to TX in the near future.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

His does look terrific. Glass pour, hazy yellowish/ cidery appearance, nice white head and what turns out to be lacing aplenty.
Smells fresh and clean in terms of mildly dank and full of grapefruit/ fresh blueberry-melon citrus aroma.
Tastes very smooth with malts and underlying noted of grapefruit and pineapple.
So smooth. The blueberry note really comes through in aftertaste just right. Citrus, tang, tasty malt backbone. It's all there, just right.
In other words a successful yet unique IPA.
And quaffable yes. Reputation I was unaware of until I spotted the bottle and got feedback from a clerk, but reputation deserved. One of the best ipas I've had in recent memory.

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Photo of danh53
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft in Dallas. Pours hazy dark yellow. Citrus forward from beginning to end. Grapefruit flesh and pith. There's not a lot to this beer, but its sharp and refreshing. Light mouth feel. This is great for a simple, light, easy drinking IPA. I wouldn't trade for it or pay the price for a bomber, but it is a must try on draft.

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Photo of WRhino272
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love how complex this beer is, especially since it is a SMaSH. Thanks to this beer, I now have a new found joy for IPA's. I litterally couldnt stand any IPA I ever tried, but due to hype locally, I had to try this one. Now there are not enough bottles on the shelves to keep me satisfied. Smells of grapefruit and a little pineapple. I dont get the blueberry in the smell, or in the taste. Taste follows the nose with a perfect bitterness and a slightly dry finish leaving me wanting another sip immediately after. In love!

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Photo of rabbott2
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft beer at Banger's in Austin on 6/9/16

L-slightly hazy golden, thin white head. Beautiful

S-citrus, pine, zest, and very earthy. Balanced and complex but very potent

T-mosaic bomb! some citrus and tropical flavors come through but not to heavy while the earthiness from the mosaic is strong. Complexity continues

F-coats the mouth, juicy but also kinda dry, very refreshing and drinkable, medium body

O-a really well done beer. Pretty impressive level of complexity for a SMaSH beer. Well done and would love to get back to Texas for more.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Nice to check off a desired beer. This was very tasty. Mosaic in a way I have never sen before. They tamed this hop but brought out it's best parts. I tasty, tamed dog. Just spicy enough. Very multidimensional. I enjoyed it's nuances.

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Photo of juneof44
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've been drinking this beer on a regular basis, and I must now confess that its quality is inconsistent. Because they don't date the bottles, the consumer doesn't know if the beer is old. Nevertheless, when it's good, it certainly deserves a grade of A+.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed out of a 32 oz swingtop howler on 5/16. I'm almost certain it was filled on 5/6, so it's almost a week and a half old. Amazingly, this is not the freshest I've ever had it. Poured into a Speigelau IPA-specific glass.

Appearance (4.25) - Pours a mix of light orange and golden amber hues, with the color giving the appearance of a gradient as you move from the darker tones just under the massive three-finger head, down towards the brighter, light-struck yellows and golds at the bottom of the glass. There seems to be some faint haze, but you can still see a certain amount of translucency to the body. The foam is big and tight, with a smattering of slightly larger bubbles that slowly begin to expand throughout the cream-colored head. Retention is excellent, leaving light swaths of lace along the sides of the glass as it recedes and as I drink it down.

Smell (4.5) - A fantastically pungent blend of citrus, melon and herbs just explodes out of the glass--it's that kind of aroma that feels like it sticks up inside your nose even after you're done smelling it. It's one of those beers that makes me sit and bury my nose in the glass until I tire out my olfactory nerves and it doesn't have quite the same punch... until my next drink. But this isn't all hops--there is some light, bready sweetness that is reminiscent of King's Hawaiian. The sweet is fleeting, almost like it's trying to escape your detection.

Taste (4.25) - Alas, the taste isn't quite as full-force as the wonderful aroma, but all of the same players are still at the party. Orange zest, cantaloupe, honeydew, herbs and again, that light bread characteristic is here, but in a bit more proportion to the other elements than it was the nose. I will say that on my initial drink, I was a little disappointed by the tameness of the flavor relative to the smell, but as I power through this howler, that tameness allows for much more enjoyment over the course of my drinking session, as my palate doesn't get blown out and I'm able to continually pick up subtle nuances in the depth of citrus flavor and malt base over time.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - Just about the ideal body for an American IPA--medium and moderately full, with a low-moderate amount of carbonation that gives the feel some texture and interest on the tongue while allowing the flavors of the beer to remain front and center. Finish is semi-dry and leaves my mouth ready for the next drink.

Overall (4.5), a fantastic IPA and one that demonstrates how you can simultaneously have big hop flavors and balance in a non-double/imperial IPA. I've never had anything else from The Lone Pint, but if you can do an IPA this deftly, your work probably warrants a try.

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Photo of pkalix
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hate large-format bottled IPAs... but this WAS a bucket-list beer!
aroma was of a funky fruit(?) but not sure which.... an aroma of funk, brett, sour but it never passed on to the flavor. still smelled good! super quaff-able. very refreshing. definitely will finish this before it gets warm in the HUGE-ASSED bottle. thin, but easy to drink. i like the thinness.... overall, a very nice brew. glad i got to try it!!

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Photo of The_Epopt
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love me some Mosaic hops. This is one classic IPA. Smooth almost creamy feel and retains a nice head. Light body for easy drinking but it's full hops nose and flavor. Sweet grapefruit and creme brulee are the stand-out flavors.

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Photo of mickeytran
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright looking, musty earthy herbal smell almost like marijuana. Tastes more citrusy than smell suggests. Probably does better paired with food than alone. Not overly hopped, which is appreciated in this era of triple digit IBU IPAs. Good solid beer.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Shared with me at a brewery release for a different beer. This beer lives up to its name. It is very golden and yellow. Smells citrusy and earthy. Tastes much the same but with a little more hop bite than the nose would suggest. Overall, this is a solid IPA that I will seek out again!

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Photo of Jwale73
3.71/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an orange-gold with a hazy, tight, 1/8th inch bright white head embedded with pinpricks. Nose expresses light citrus, floral notes and chamomile. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's also a spicy quality most likely attributable to the mosaic. Mouthfeel is light in body with a mild, even carbonation. Overall, a decent beer with a nice complexity which seems more consistent with a farmhouse than an IPA in my opinion.

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Photo of PhilsPils
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at The Shack in Cypress TX. I had just had a Firestone Walker Union Jack and told my server we might as well shift gears and try a stout or something because I knew he wouldn't be able to bring me an IPA that I liked better. He asked me if I had had a Yellow Rose and when I said "no", he twisted my arm a little and I said "bring it on", though I doubted it would be as good as he said. Beautiful color and head and a nose that is amazing. The hops flavors explode in my mouth like fireworks. Now THAT is an IPA. Very pine-y but grapefruit as well. Definitely some dank, earthy notes around the edges. Perfect balance, perfect carbonation...this is just about perfection for me. Never rated a beer a perfect 5 but what part of this masterpiece isn't perfect? And it's all from one malt and one hop... amazing!

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.07/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: bright orange with a finger of white foamy head
S: Citrus and funk, not a fan of the funk
T: Nice citrus flavor, but not exploding. Thankfully the funk is more in the aroma and less in the taste. There is slight bitterness, but doesn't finish dry.
F: very smooth and easy drinking.
O: a good ipa with something different.

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Photo of gman1602
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really great IPA that showcases Mosaic. It brings out all the character of the hop - tropical fruits, apricot, mango, and some pine. Perfectly balanced malt backbone with a huge hop aroma, bitterness, and flavor (many "well balanced" IPA's don't satisfy one's hop craving; this one does just fine).

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to Matt for letting me finally tick this beauty.

A: Pours a hazed golden color with a one finger bone white head that leaves tons of lace spackled on the glass after each sip.

S: Jesus. Such a great smell to this. Just ridiculously clean and fresh pineapple, mango, blueberry and soft malt notes. I could smell this all day.

T: Way way up there. A nice amount of mango and light grapefruit with just a hint of pine. Closes with smooth honey malt and light pink grapefruit pith. Just an insanely clean beer. One of the best IPAs I've ever come across.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml consumed within one week of bottling date.

Pours a faded orange color with moderate amount of haze. Nose is mild for mosaic.....hints of citrus and pine. Taste is amazing.....bitterness up front and tons of citrus and fruit on the back. Big mango and apricot notes. Super balanced. Feel is medium with moderate carbonation. Excellent representation of the mosaic hop.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden and hazy with a huge three finger head. Smells of citrus, tropical and pine. Sticky. Flavor is a mosaic bath, hoppy, citrus, smooth. Juicy. Very drinkable. Really solid and balanced all around.

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Photo of BeerCapt
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Pine, Citrus, Funk on the nose, both on draft and in bottle. Color is murky yellow. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Honey, Pineapple, berry aftertaste. Love this IPA.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Trying the Yellow Rose at Mojos Sports Bar and Grill in Hobble, TX. It poured a hazy golden with white head that is leaving an incredible lace. The scent and taste are what you'd expect from Mosaic hops. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Curran today, thanks man.

This one pours a lightly hazy honey yellow, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like pineapple, grapefruit, honey, biscuit malt, and lemon rind. Smells great.

Simplicity is sometimes the best with beers. This is drinking wonderfully hoppy honey. It's got orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and blueberry- it's a Mosaic showcase, and I love it. I don't usually love Mosaic single hopped beers, but this definitely rings my bell. There's just a light smattering of malt, honey and biscuity.

This is medium bodied, super crisp and light, with no hint of alcohol at all.

This is one of the best IPAs on the market. Holy shit, it's good.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully sculpted from the mosaic hop and from a short malt underpinning, the masterful brewers at The Lone Pint get the most out of the hops with copious amounts of the lupulin-filled cones and a bright and fruity ester boquet for a taste that falls between that of creamsickle and IPA.

Lightly golden and firmly hazed, the beer's frothy white lather rests just underneath an aromatic matrix that redolent of pineapple and mango, with mouthwatering proportions. Its follow up of citrus, herb and berry gives a tangy scent going into the first taste of supple sweetness. Bready and sweet like angel-food cake, its early taste is succulent and succinct.

Drying softly on the middle palate, the hops begin to dominate more so- pink grapefruit, lemon and gooseberry join the tropical flavors and garner comparisons to sherbet, fruit punch and radiant citrus juices. As the sweetness dissolves, its breadiness remains and supports the malt with a creamy honeycomb of taste and texture. Smoothly bitter to finish, an earthy aura wafts over the session with fresh grass clippings, chive and hints of cannabis oil.

Medium-bodied but still crisp, clean and refreshing- the beer's ripe and tantalizing fruit impressions seems to retain a fructose simplicity that keeps the ale registering fuller than usual. Creamy and dry, the alcohol assists the drying texture while a tart gin and white wine character soon trails. Overall, it's a seriously tropical fruit-filled taste.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.72/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter. Acquired in a trade.

Pours an amber pretty hazy body with a white 3 finger head that reduces slowly to leave good lacing and retention.

Aromas seem muted, earthy, peppery, dank, but old hops, makes me wondering how old the bottle was. On the tongue is light citrus, earthy hops, peppercorn, with caramel maltyness and a light bitterness on the finish. Medium body with light carbonation, slightly flat.

Overall decent at best, most IPAs I've had are better actually.

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