Yellow Rose
The Lone Pint Brewery

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
98
Ranked #287
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 8.35%
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
1,948
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The Lone Pint Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
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World-Class
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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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BartS from California

4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 13, 2016
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nathanmiller from New York

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

I've gotten to a point where I walk into a bar that has Yellow Rose and 50 other taps and ask for the Yellow Rose before even looking to see what else is available. After having YR for the first time, I started seeking out other Mosaic beers and while I think there are many that are quite delicious, at best I've found things that are "95% of yellow rose."

A: Color is pale yellow. Clear. Good lacing.

S: The nose has a lot of tropical fruit and a sweetness that the Mosaic brings.

T: The taste is phenomenal. There's grapefruit. A hint of pineapple, but not too much to make it cloying. It's really best described as "pure mosaic" since that's what it is. This takes the essence of a pretty awesome hop and distills it into a sessionable, delicious drink.

M: Crisp, a little sweet. Not as dry as could be expected considering the format. Quite good.

O: What I said above is true. Yellow Rose is my session beer, it's my "perusing the rest of the menu" beer, and it's the beer I want most when I go out. If Lone Pint ever bottles, it'll be my fridge beer as well.

Update: After being away from Yellow Rose for a full month now, I've had growlers shipped to me and can again drink it. No matter how much ticking I do, searching for that perfect beer, I keep coming back to YR. If this isn't my ideal beer, then I doubt I'll ever find it. If any beer can be rated a 5/5, then for me, this is it.

Oct 23, 2013
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brianmandell from California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Bottle dated 10/22/14

I'm gonna keep this brief. This is an incredible IPA brewed the way I like IPAs. The hop presence is fruity and juicy. Tropical fruit flavors and citrus dominate. Grapefruit pith on the back end but not too bitter. Light yet slightly sweet malt presence. Easy to drink yet powerful. Carbonation is on the lighter side but works well. This beer reminds me of zombie dust but is softer and more complex. Outstanding and one of the best beers I've had this year.

Nov 06, 2014
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handcrafty from Texas

5/5  rDev +12.9%

I love you Texas!
Pours a brilliant clear golden/yellow with a ton of carbonation upon the first pour.
The smell is reminescent of a fruit salad; oranges, pineapples, blueberries, with a slight alcohol presence on the backend.
The taste follows with a fresh hit of hops, followed by a crispy, carbonated body that fizzles out over time but zero alcohol noticeability.
This beer is great. Texas is becoming a hot bed of great, sought after brews.
There is certainly something in the water; I just hope it doesn't come from Barton Sprangs! *Though that may be the secret ingredient)
5/5

Nov 30, 2014
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markgugs from New Jersey

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.

Mar 20, 2015
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caffeineTX from Texas

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

This beer has one of the most insane noses for an IPA.

Nov 15, 2014
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SGerrard from Ohio

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.

Apr 27, 2015
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F2brewers from Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1L growler poured into a HF wine glass. Served at 42F.Major thanks to porter0209. Mike indicates the growler was filled six days ago.

A: Yellow-gold translucent body topped by a thick white 1" head tdhat recovers nicely with gentle swirling. Highly carbonated with fine effervescent bubbles in the body that rise over and over through the head. Thick lacing coats the glass as I drainthos beer.

S: Massive citrus and grapefruit nose. Tropical fruits abound with subtle floal notes fading into the background. I know this is Mosaic single hop, but its Simcoe geneology shines through as well. Fine biscuity malt backbone is present, but not dominating...that's left for the hops. High carbonation ensures hat the nose is refreshed over and over.

T: Consisent with the nose, hop forward juiciness crushes the palate on this beer. Piney and resinous without being overly dank, this is a full on hop monster. Tropical and refreshing, this is more like the east coast (think Vermont) single IPA than a west coast style. Malt is not lost in the background, leaving a nicely balanced finish.

F: Slightly oily, this coats the palate, but finishes surprisngly clean for the amount of juicy pine flavor. Hints of soft bitterness linger but they are pleasant and not overpowering. The light balance of the malt keeps a medium mouthfeel. As noted above, carbonation is high, but that could be related to the draught line used to fill the growler.

O: Highly enjoyble and surely one of the best Texas IPAs I've had the good fortune to taste. This stacks up well against some of the very best out there. I'd love to try it bottled (or canned) with the carbonation dialed in for consistency. If you have the chance, give The Yellow Rose a whirl.

Oct 02, 2014
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.43/5  rDev 0%
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.

Jul 18, 2016
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Longhorn08 from Texas

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- light orange with one finger of thin head.

S- sweet pine, tropical fruit, mango.

T- tropical fruit really stands out. More mango with over ripe banana and cloves.

F- just right.

O- best beer brewed in Texas I know of.

May 30, 2015
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IvanJ126 from Texas

5/5  rDev +12.9%

Got it in a 32oz clear Growler and I was mesmerized by its color its like a livid Yellow almost looks from another planet great taste plenty of Citrus best brew I had from Texas so far

Aug 19, 2014
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champ103 from Texas

4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Downhouse in Houston.

A: Pours a clear yellow/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention, and patchy lace is left behind.
S: Big hops up front. Juicy and tropical fruity aromas. Peach, mango, pineapple. Resinous pine and citrus aromas. Not a lot of malt balance, but enough hop character to make up for that. Not just bitterness.
T: Follows the nose with a tropical juicy flavor. Mango and pineapple are strong. A resinous, piny, citrus, and grapefruit bitterness lingers on a bit to much for me. A small hit, and still very enjoyable. Again, not much balance with the malts, but the hops have lots of character.
M/D: A medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp, and dry as a bone. Easy and enjoyable to drink. I have had several since this started popping up around Houston.

A big hop bomb, but one with lots of character. Which are the IPA's I like. Without a doubt the best thing Lone Pint has done so far. Recommended.

Apr 30, 2013
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Spaten454 from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Conroe, Texas.

A - A hazy, golden straw color.
S - Very floral with some citrus notes
T - Floral hops and citrus mingle on the palate. I'm getting pineapple, lemon, grapefruit with a slight hoppy bitterness. Honestly, I tastes alot like Heady except for the wave after wave of citrus.
M - Slightly dry with a smooth creamyness to it.
O - This is a stellar beer that deserves the hype. It's a great ipa.

Jun 07, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Light fizzy bubbly head, little fluffy 1 finger, fades semi quickly light lacing, murky pale yellow pear color.

Nose nice dank tropical fruit, mild resin, mango papaya, big time pineapple and mango, great tropical and some citrus, juicy fruit, little tangerine, orange, faint malt. Little earthy resin grassy thing late.

Taste starts with a mild creamy malt, little chewy lush malt profile. Then hops, nice tropical again, papaya mango, pineapple, nice juicy papaya mango, little guava, dank resin notes, little citrus creamy orange tangerine, grapefruit pith, touch of rind bitterness. Little earthy grassy almost spicy piney hop way in the back. Finish brings tons of orange cream tangerine and grapefruit pith, little rind and just a touch spicy earthy, mild bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, nice creamy lush oat or wheat like fluffy feel, nice carb fluffed in there.

Overall this surprised me, much better than I expected, great tropical and citrus, very little of the earthy grassy part.

Sep 05, 2015
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StoutFox from Ohio

3.59/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A bit disappointed in this one. Perhaps it was because I had trillium an hour or 2 before, but it fell short. I liked it but I didn't love it.
Tasting notes: medium bodied, well balanced hop profile. Sweet floral finish.

Feb 01, 2016
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours gold, a bit dark, with mild haze. 2+ finger head is off-white and long lasting, receding to a layer of foam that stays to the last drop. Tons of lacing, very sticky.

Great aroma. Pineapple, peach, and strawberry(?). Bright, sweet, and intoxicating. Biscuit-y malt and some straw.

Very smooth on the tongue. Pineapple, sweet grapefruit, peach, mango, and blueberry. Caramel and dough. Undercurrents of earthiness. Floral at the end.

Medium bodied with medium+ carbonation. Noticeable whoosh when I cracked the cap. So incredibly smooth, completely crushable. Lingering tropical flavors. Dry on the aftertaste.

Whoa. Tremendous beer. Maybe the best IPA I've ever had. Smooth, fruity, tropical, almost perfect. Need to build a pipeline from the brewery to my house.

Feb 20, 2016
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kemoarps from Washington

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been looking forward to trying this for some time. Much love to Nick for sending one along, pretty excited!

Pours much paler yellow than I was expecting. Definitely lives up to its name there! Pale pastel, opaque yellow. Big white head that settles in to about half its original size (leaving it at about 3/4 of a finger... Great lacing as well.

Man I can't even type any more about appearance because the aroma is pulling me in and telling me to quite ignoring it. Massive fruity juicy deliciousness. Originally more floral sweet, but now as it's sitting it gets more tropical fruit juicy. Evolves through some juicy citrus as well and even a hint of apple juice and orange juice, breakfast style. On the second pour (big bottle!) I do get some of the blueberry mentioned on the label. Wow. Gotta bump that smell score up another notch...

As with many of the single hop beers I've tried that feature mosaic, the promise of the nose is not entirely fulfilled on the tongue. While the aroma was bursting at the seams with juicy fruits, flowers, and citrus, the flavour is a little more subdued. Tasty- but more... subtle. Orange and floral hops still play a big part, and the pilsner malts come more into play here as well. Finish starts by bringing the malts to the forefront before sliding into a lasting twining with the floral and citrus hops.
This one is an example of a seemingly simple concept executed masterfully. SMaSH beers strip down the complexity by offering single strains of the two main* ingredients, but this beer helps show how using just a single example of each of these components need not constrain creativity, quality or complexity.
Thank you thank you @bulldoza for sending this one along and fulfilling another big want off my list!

Jun 28, 2015
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sposter4 from Pennsylvania

4.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 ml poured into a pint glass. light white head with pale cloud appearance. Crisp and clean citrus and grapefruit in the nose and on the pallet. Excellent ipa. super drinkable.

First beer Idrank from my first trade! (Thanks ericat78)

Jan 08, 2016
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guityler83 from Wisconsin

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

As part of a trade I recived a HF growler fill of this, the tag said Lone Pint - Yellow Rose Single hopped Mosaic IPA so I'm guessing this is the correct place for the review.

A: Pale straw colored pour with a moderate amount of puffy white foam (even from a shipped growler). Very little haze with a lacing that shows you each sip (always my favorite).

S: Huge juicy citrus, tropical, pine aroma. strawberry, blueberry, melons mixed with kiwi and sweet orange. So aromatic I wanted to use it as an air freshener. A hint of bready malt character peeks through, but not much more.

T: The first sip is exactly like the aroma. Juicy, tropical and sublte pine with a moderate bitterness that cuts the sweetness. There is a sweetness that comes through but It seems to be coming from the flavor of the HBC 369. No alcohol, and the bready, doughy malt comes through more when your pallet adjusts to the texas sized flavor of the hops.

M: Zero astringancy, just clean and crisp. moderate body which compliments the hops nicey, if this was a dry finish (ala West Coast) I don't think it would be quite as enjoyable. Carbonation held up well on the trip from TX to WI.

O: Lone Pint says Yellow Rose is slang for Texas heroine, I don't know much about that, but after sharing this will a pretty girl... I wanted to drive the 1000+ miles to get a refil. There are some great beers coming from Texas and this hit my palet preferences to a T.

Jun 06, 2013
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Dustoff21 from Texas

4.94/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An absolutely brilliant IPA. Easily the Pliny of Texas. Crisp, refreshing, characteristic, and classy. Not the easiest to find outside of the Houston/Austin area but well worth the hunt.

NASA Liquors in Houston is normally a sure bet for being in stock but more importantly fresh!

Jul 02, 2015
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ChrisFu from Texas

4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best beer in Texas. Very near the flavor profile of more northern stalwarts like Zombie Dust. Excellent malt and hop balance keeps the bitterness in check and the finish clean without lingering. Citrus flavor is strong mid palate and remains noticeable through the experience. I must say I am a big fan, especially when found on draught.

Sep 09, 2015
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rcadkins93 from Georgia

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received a 32 oz growler of this beer filled on 7/16 from a trade. This beer is pretty fantastic. It has a pretty substantial mouthfeel and is slightly bitter. It's definitely a top-notch single hop beer.

Jul 20, 2015
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Myotus from Texas

4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
LOOK: Pours with a glorious 4 finger's worth of white foam that dissipates into half a finger's worth after three minutes. What can I say? This is yellow in color. Not gold or straw yellow, just yellow. Cloudiness is moderate along with the rising bubbles. Lacing is thin, but high.
SMELL: FRUIT BOMB! Very strong aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, pear, mango, peach, apricot, and papaya that entangle with mild aromas of sweet and bready pilsner malts.
TASTE: Incredibly strong and pure delicious fruit flavors come on very strong up front. Those awesome sweet and bready pilsner malt flavors enter strongly immediately after to balance out the fruit flavors coming from the hops. Alas, mild bitterness from hops finishes off this spectacular symphony as all other flavors push on.
FEEL: Medium-bodied with subtle carbonation. Goes down smooth, but not creamy (unfortunately). And of course, the finish is overly dry.
NOTE: Holy crud. What liquid gold have I just tasted? But on a serious note, as the beer warms, fruit flavors become less apparent and bitter hop flavors begin to quickly take their place.

Aug 13, 2015
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cavedave from New York

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!

Mar 23, 2015
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mrcharlie from Texas

4.84/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one blew me away the first time I had it on tap, at Nobi Public House in Webster, Texas. The smell is magical and the taste is full of surprises, the after taste seems to change with each sip as well. I have found the bottles to be just as good and buy at least 1 whenever I see it, at $9 a bottle it is something to savor. I don't care for the murky color and high amount of sediment in the appearance, but i detect none in the mouth feel. Very smooth and versatile SMaSH IPA, fruity and hoppy. Nectar of the gods. Good thing my son dislikes IPA's, this one is all mine.

Aug 20, 2015
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