Yellow Rose
The Lone Pint Brewery

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The Lone Pint Brewery
Texas, United States
American IPA
Ranked #7
Ranked #451
4.41 | pDev: 8.39%
May 18, 2023
Apr 30, 2013
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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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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can served in a curvy Fremont glass. Dated 03/06/23. Got it in a trade with @MrSandman101. Arrived today, and arrived a bit battered, so might not be very settled.

Pours hazy, almost murky, amber yellow with a modest head of maybe a half centimeter that settles into a pattern that looks like wave ripples on a beach. Smell is tropical fruit and lots of citrus.

Taste is along those same lines -- nice, solid tropical fruit, some generic fruit rind (could be citrus, could be mango skin, could be...). Slowly get a build up of resinous bitterness. Nicely balanced between fruitiness and bitterness overall. Bitterness takes on more of a grapefruit rind character after several sips.

Mouthfeel is nice -- chewy without being heavy. Overall, this is a really nice beer. Fits into the category of "classics I'd never get tired of."
May 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by bundy462 from Texas

May 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Good head production; OK retention. Body has a bit of chill haze to it, but it's by no means a hazy IPA.

Immediately smells like a throwback IPA: mild to moderate dankness, tons of resin, floral notes, touches of honey, pepper, and cracker; some mango, grapefruit, and lemon round out the profile. Mosaic is a near-perfect hop for a SMASH if you want to maintain complexity and nuance.

Moderate to high bitterness, but extremely drinkable; not particularly dry until the very finish, where it is semi-dry, at best, with some lingering citrus peel-like bitterness. Crushable. Tasting notes include melon, orange, grapefruit, resin, pale grains, dankness bordering on medium, crushed up flowers.
Apr 27, 2023
Rated: 4 by Stengelfoot from California

Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 4.22 by TrojanRB from Texas

Apr 16, 2023
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Rated by Princrazz from California

3.09/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A little malty for my liking, heavier aftertaste, but not too heavy. Great beer for after dinner if you only need one.
Apr 15, 2023
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Reviewed by nizzle8287 from Texas

4.92/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Poured into a pint glass at ~48F; pours hazy golden-yellow with an almost white head that reduces to a film, leaving speckles of lacing all around.
Smell is pine, citrus, and light bread with a hint of caramel sweetness
Taste follows the smell; pine, citrus, light bread, then caramel, in that order, with a bitter and fairly dry finish that lingers on the palette.
Mouthfeel is medium; carbonation is medium, both appropriate for the style. Alcohol is barely noticeable.
Overall, very nice brew from the Lone Pint Brewery in Magnolia, TX.
Apr 09, 2023
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Rated by Fusebuddy from Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This one’s been around a long time, still a very good ipa.
Feb 19, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 4.72 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by ear-bending from Texas

Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Dec 02, 2022
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Rated by PhillyTex24

4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of my favorites at Duddley’s Draw
Oct 31, 2022
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Rated by DavyJonesXXX from Texas

5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A perfect beer. Best the fresher you can get it but it will hold nicely even at 3 months. I have had it in can, bottle and on draft.
Sep 22, 2022
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Reviewed by jonwiseman from Florida

4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Wow a superior beer. Dank dominates which is what you want in an IPA but still Very palatable. A hazy beer that drinks So smooth. Pine all the way through. Hop finish is so good. Outstanding beer.
Aug 23, 2022
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Reviewed by texasAUtiger from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This is a very unique beer. The maltiness is there and then the hoppiness is there. They are both "strong" but yet balanced. The first taste I get is of bread and honey but then the pop (enough, but not too much) of hoppy bitterness is at the finish. Very carbonated, which I like and lightens the overall presentation. This beer does not taste like anything else I have had. Perhaps that is the ultimate compliment! I love it.
Aug 12, 2022
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I enjoyed this on tap. Glows in the glass, with low foam. Fruity and floral nose. The sip follows, ever so gently. Low bitterness. It’s an enjoyable one.
Jul 28, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2022
Rated: 4.58 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas

Jun 21, 2022
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Lovely peach colored body, partially cloudy; thick, billow head, white and rocky; sticky web and patches of foam. Light notes of berries and other fruits; earthy. Mild malt flavor, slightly bready; moderately intense hop bitterness; citrus, delicate lemon and a bit of orange; citrus pith. Medium body; crisp with a touch of juiciness; finishes with a moderate dryness.

One doesn't see too many single malt and single hop beers, but this one appears to be a long time production. Although about two months old, it has a pleasant depth and roundness of character. The alcohol is pretty well hidden in the taste. The lightly fruity and bread crust-like flavors make for a fine warm weather beer.

Pouring temperature: 38 °F; canning info: CAN DATE 04/20/22
Jun 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Perioddicals from Texas

4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L - Shared a sample taste at a party, poured from a bottle into a clear plastic cup. Bottled on 03/14/2022, drank on 5/28/2022. Pale tan and cloudy. Small head that fades

S - Heavy floral and mango scents

T - Taste is much more balanced than scent. I expected heavy bitterness from the scent, but the taste is much smoother. Great balance of minor florals and fruit. Some pine and grapefruit notes as well. Minor-to-medium bitterness, but not overpowering.

F - Medium-to-full mouthfeel. Regular level of carbonation.

O - Overall this is a really good beer. I would not have picked this on my own, but it was offered to me and I highly enjoyed it. Recommended for all.
May 30, 2022
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Reviewed by kflorence from Texas

4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a six pack of cans from the flag store in Austin, canned on 4/20/22 -- first time I've seen this one in cans. I have previously had this on tap and from a bottle, but for some reason didn't get around to reviewing it.

Pours a slightly hazy, juicy golden in color with hints of bronze and a frothy finger thick head atop. Head retention is average. There is ample lacing, some clings and some slides down the glass. Carbonation looks a tick below average. A pretty classical IPA look, if a bit on the juicy side.

Wow. The aroma is bursting out of this one. Tons of fresh fruit, mostly pineapple, citrus and mango. There is a sweet breadiness lurking in the background which becomes more predominant as the beer warms. This is one of the best smelling beers in recent memory.

Taste follows the nose well. A mixture of citrus and tropical fruits... orange, pineapple, mango, apricot and grapefruit pith. A hint of pine towards the swallow. The malts seem to be present the whole time, perhaps most especially when the beer first hits the tongue, but they are fairly subtle and delicate. Toasty or bready is all I can pick up. They lend an excellent balance to what otherwise may have been an overly bitter profile. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering pineapple and grapefruit rind bitterness.

This is medium bodied with zesty carbonation and ample chewiness. I think "juicy" is the best way to describe it. It's quite easy to drink and fairly refreshing at 6.8% ABV.

I've had quite a few Texas beers since I moved out there in 2019, but this one absolutely stands out amongst them all. I actually didn't know this had any hype when I first picked it up, but I can see that it is well deserved. It reminds me a lot of Pliny the Elder from Russian River Brewing, not in the flavor profile but in what it brings to the scene -- a very, very high quality and flavorful offering that will be highly sought after by beer enthusiasts. A must try if you're into IPAs, and quite a unique one at that. Cheers!
May 18, 2022
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by lonestarshield from Texas

Feb 20, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 16, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by Mortal_Wombat from Texas

Feb 05, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Jan 19, 2022
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from trade from Texas.
4/9/21 bottling date. Which puts it at... like 9 months old. Less than ideal.
Cloudy bronze appearance. Fluffy head with lacing.
Nose is tropical, pine, dank, blueberries.
Taste is same. Maybe a little pineapple. Minimal bitterness.
Medium juicy mouthfeel.
Overall: Very tasty. With the age I would often just write it off, and say I can’t fairly rate this.
However this had held up enough to give it some props.
1. I respect that they used mosaic when it was still somewhat little known.
2. I respect they coined “SMASH” single malt and single hop.
2.5. I respect that they are using whole cone hops and dry-hopping.
3. Would love to revisit this somewhat fresh because I think it would be a banger.
4. I understand why it’s the #4 IPA on ba.
Jan 18, 2022
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Rated by KensWorld from Florida

4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From bottle dated 11/11/21
Dec 31, 2021
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Rated by mikenhtx

4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Favorite beer for 10 years until the recent renaissance of TX breweries
Dec 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Kgoldsbe from Colorado

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This single hop and single malt beer is amazing. The long life of the head lasts the entire time it's in the glass. However, because it is delicious it is not in your glass for long. The feel of the beer is lively, the smell is as inviting as fresh bread, the taste is both citrus and the tart part of a blueberry.
Dec 19, 2021
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Rated by Saraband7

4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Crisp. Citrusy. Refreshing but with a punch.
Dec 16, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by TakiMan42

Dec 08, 2021
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Reviewed by ElleCee04 from Texas

4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is a delicious beer! One of my favorite IPAs

Look: hazy gold
Smell: definitely get the pineapple hints, fruity, floral, light
Taste: bright, fruity, smooth
Feel: medium compared to other IPAs
Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Quackershnoc from Michigan

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: yellow golden color; thick and creamy white head; very hazy

Aroma: citrus; pineapple; pine; hops

Taste: starts a little sweet and with a little orange brightness; citrus and pineapple are big through the middle; some maltiness peeks through here too; hops and pine bite on the back end

Mouthfeel: thicker and creamier than most IPAs; pretty clean; really nice

Overall Impression: man, this is a really great IPA; it doesn't try to do too much, but just puts out some really good, classic IPA flavors; really balanced; I like this a lot
Oct 18, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Aug 21, 2021
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Rated by gooddaydiablo from Texas

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Aug 09, 2021
Rated: 4.7 by magic_swaggin from Georgia

Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by o29 from Texas

Jun 16, 2021
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