Yellow Rose
The Lone Pint Brewery

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The Lone Pint Brewery
Texas, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #4
Ranked #453
4.41 | pDev: 8.39%
Apr 04, 2022
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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5 by doctorgary from New York on Apr 04, 2022
3.92 by lonestarshield from Texas on Feb 20, 2022
4.23 by smithj4 from New York on Feb 16, 2022
4.48 by Mortal_Wombat from Texas on Feb 05, 2022
4.35 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Jan 19, 2022
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4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

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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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by KensWorld from Florida

From bottle dated 11/11/21

Dec 31, 2021
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4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by mikenhtx

Favorite beer for 10 years until the recent renaissance of TX breweries

Dec 23, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Kgoldsbe from Colorado

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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4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Saraband7

Crisp. Citrusy. Refreshing but with a punch.

Dec 16, 2021
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4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ElleCee04 from Texas

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
4 by rare_bird from Michigan on Oct 29, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Quackershnoc from Michigan

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
4.39 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Aug 21, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by gooddaydiablo from Texas


Aug 09, 2021
4.7 by magic_swaggin from Georgia on Jul 15, 2021
4.41 by o29 from Texas on Jun 16, 2021
4.83 by Jarrettperez from South Carolina on May 26, 2021
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4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Manta200 from Kentucky

Trade from RiceOwls27

May 25, 2021
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4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by RaulMondesi from California

I don’t know a thing about Texas. I really don’t. But when I drink this glorious concoction, well, all of a sudden things became ablaze. I am strolling down the San Antonio River Walk; I am higher than the Waco Suspension Bride; I am Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor is my ride or die... Yellow Rose, I found you. And I also thank you for finding me.

May 19, 2021
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4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by turfy from Texas

One of my favorite beers but I’m surprised I’ve never reviewed it.

Look - It pours yellow gold with a slight haze. Head is bright white, about an inch high, and slowly abates into a fine film across the top throughout the drink. Nice clinging lace, too.
Smell - A lovely fruit aroma, reminding of pineapple, with maybe a hint of floral. Very nice.
Taste - Smooth fruity taste, mainly pineapple and some citrus. A nice bitterness zing that lingers just right.
Feel - About perfect. A mouthfeel right in the middle between light and heavy that matches with the balance of the single hop and malt.
Overall- Just a great beer that deserves its high ranking. I think the great balance and taste make it so desirable.

Apr 17, 2021
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4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by russpowell from Arkansas

Pours a hazed gold with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Stellar head retention and lacing

S: Bread, mango, pineapple

T: Follows the nose, dryness, lime up front. Powdery dryness and green, plus tangerines as this warms. Finishes Powdery dry with mango and grapefruit

MF: Medium body,restrained carbonation and great balance

Great take on the style, wish I had bought more

Mar 26, 2021
4.38 by cheefdaddy1 from Texas on Mar 22, 2021
4.5 by Yeroc from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2021
4.67 by hester7 from Texas on Mar 05, 2021
4.5 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
4.84 by Private_Biscuit from Alabama on Jan 14, 2021
4.1 by animal69 from Louisiana on Jan 12, 2021
4.46 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Dec 06, 2020
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4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by dielzubro from Texas

Absolutely the best in Texas

Nov 23, 2020
3.86 by btbcolo from Colorado on Nov 02, 2020
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4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

pours an unfiltered-looking hazy straw pale yellow gold body with an excited white bubbling head with lower retention that leaves sticky sudsy lacing as it settles to a patchy thin cap with uneven halo

very floral grapefruit hop aroma with subtle earthy bittersweet trailing

taste is a soft earthy bittersweet hop that expands/blossoms into the sweeter side of grapefruit with shades of brighter fruits like pineapple and a healthy slice of malt backbone before trailing back into a earthy bittersweet finish

moderately high carbonation, medium bodied that feels mildly pillowy, with a pleasant clean dry finish that just seems to blossom and then linger

very clean but lush straightforward IPA - it is borderline simple but has such a beautiful balance of hop bitter, hop citrus sweet, subtle but present malt, and defined but not too aggressive of a finish. not much to look at, but is an absolutely full experience, and there are subtle nuances within the flavor profile and finish that make it a deeply rewarding sipper.

Oct 03, 2020
4.51 by raust from Texas on Sep 28, 2020
4.9 by Hazed from Texas on Aug 23, 2020
4.4 by lorenwhite7 from Virginia on Aug 06, 2020
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4.92/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by HillCountryFighter from Texas

The American IPA pride of Texas, and it’s SOOOOO good! Getting harder and harder to find at our local groceries because people have figured it out. I grab a couple 4 x 16.9oz packs at HEB every time I find it.
Been drinking IPAs exclusively for 5-6 years. All Odell IPA’s > Sculpin, just to give y’all a palate personality of myself.
I usually buy Yellow Rose in bottles but Ive had it many times on tap at 54th street restaurant in Stone Oak; even better that way, obviously.
A hazy, very juicy IPA, smells of grapefruit and flowers... Similar grapefruit/strong fruity hops followed by such an easy, smooth finish, esp for an IPA. Non-ipa friends of mine love it...Each sip leaves you wanting the next. I pour it cold but it gets even better after it gently warms thru the round.
As with all hazy unfiltered ipa’s, the fresher the better. And unlike other poster’s descriptions say, Yellow Rose has had a born on date on every bottle since it’s inception, I had it within its first month of its release.
This Texas IPA is second best for my palate behind fresh Pliny....but being in TX, I can actually get Yellow Rose!! I know you west coasters never thought Texas could make an IPA like this...but here it is. My ipa folk: give it a try; you won’t be disappointed!
And Oregonians giving Yellow Rose in the twos for a rating (ie -37% from the standard dev

Aug 01, 2020
4.21 by Pchop18 from Kentucky on Jul 27, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by SierraNevallagash from Maine

16.9oz bottle - dates 5/21/2020 - poured into an IPA pint at 38°F.

*Note* - Drink this one fresh! It was significantly better several weeks ago.

Pours a slightly hazed rich raw honey golden colour, topped with three fingers of dense, rocky, bright white head with excellent retention, leaving thick streaks of lacing behind. Plentiful effervescence ia visible.

Nose: Delicate malts lend some graininess, some breadiness, and some toastiness is equal proportions, forming a simple base that lets those whole cone Mosaic hops absolutely sing. Notes of papaya, gooseberry, guava, pineapple, and white grapefruit form the fruity base bouquet, with accents of blueberry, melon, fresh grass, pine, allium, lemongrass, and a whisper of pink bubblegum from the yeast. Very clean and complete aroma.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with semi-sweet toasty malt, with tangerine, pineapple, allium, grapefruit, and a big leafy Mosaic note. Some almost Galaxy-like dusty overripe stone fruit notes of papaya, apricot, show up, along with a slight lemony note. The allium, grapefruit (pith), and leafiness build, taking on some resinous raw hop bitterness, which really defines the finish, drying out most of that residual malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is squarely medium-bodied across the board. The malt, with its classic West Coast inspiration, provides some weight in the form of sweetness which also lends a slightly smooth texture, though nothing like a New England-style or "hazy" IPA. The hop oils and resins really cling to the palate, lending additional smoothness, but also work to really dry that malt out nicely. Effervescence is pretty spot on and where it should be for the style and ABV. Just crisp enough to be refreshing.

Overall: This is a fantastic IPA, and it really highlights how much you can get out of so little. It's a simple beer, but there's an elegance in its simplicity, and between the quality of the malt, and the expressive nature of the hops, there still manages to be depth to explore. I draw many parallels between this, and Maine Beer Company beer - specifically Dinner. Both have similar malt bases, both have somewhat similar flavour profiles, and both sort of blur the stylistic lines (though this one leans closer to a WCIPA). The very nature and spirit itself is similar to Dinner. It's a balanced, colourful, and dialed-in beer, but above all else, it's uniquely it's own, and enjoyable to drink.

Jul 23, 2020
Yellow Rose from The Lone Pint Brewery
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 1982 ratings