Yellow Rose | The Lone Pint Brewery

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The Lone Pint Brewery
Texas, United States

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.

Added by champ103 on 04-30-2013

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Photo of Travix1516
2.53/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This tasted less of citrus, and grapefruit for me, and more like the juniper taste you get from gin. It sat unfinished as the three other guys at the table with me also did not care for it.

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Photo of carrionricardo
2.9/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared this with a couple of friends at a share. Poured really cloudy. Good size very white head. Smell was meh. Lots to be desired. Left me searching. Taste was the same as aroma just searching to find flavors. Bland. Tasted like my first homebrew IPA. NOT IMPRESSED!!!

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Photo of AndyEdgar
3.05/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Most overrated beer in the top 250. Don't understand why people all seek this out. Nose is grass and grain. hop bitterness and juiciness is lower than your average pale ale from any old brewery. finish is average. There just isn't really anything going on here. Maybe I got an old bottle shipped to me?

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Photo of CraftFan5
3.24/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe I had a bad bottle, or maybe it was an old bottle - I couldn't read the date - but I don't get the hype for this beer at all. The appearance was a dirty, milky, cloudy orange, which looked somewhat unpleasant. At least there were no floaties. Maybe I just don't like mosaic hops; that could be it.

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Photo of 4lo
3.26/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Have had on draft and from bottle. Decent nose of citrus, earthiness and hops. Flavor just wasn't there for me compared to two hearted, hopslam, or heady which is the hype that comes associated with it. Light bitterness, lot of floral, and earthy to the taste. Nice to try once, but wouldn't spend money on again.

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Photo of RayReed522
3.28/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Was really excited about trying this one. Extremely disappointed. Lots of medicine taste to me. Almost like a cough drop. Not sure if I got a bad batch or what. Would be willing to try again but not a fan,

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Photo of DrunkAl
3.29/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750, light yellow. Slightly hoppy, low bitterness. Lotus of greens, Grassy, weedy, underbrush. Under-hopped for the amount of malt in my opinion. Like it was an IPA hopped in APA territory. Not seeing what the fuss is about.

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Photo of ragnar3
3.32/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour into a tulip. No apparent bottle date but was deemed to be fresh from my trade partner. Mosaic hops were detectable but overall this one was far too malty/almost oaky to enjoy...big-time disappointment. Likely past its prime but unable to tell for sure without a bottle date.

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Photo of Hsquad12
3.43/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle at Whole foods and was disappointed to find it had skunked.
The everlasting memory will be the assorted fagbutt ashtray finish.
I might give it another go once I get the taste of peat out of my mouth...

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Photo of KevSal
3.47/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Huge want, high expectations

Paired with the warriors championship game one. Taste follows how the warriors are playing right now, mediocre.

Not really sure what the hype is all about this beer is average at best

Overall gets some plus points as the packaging and design is pretty nice, dunno if I like my IPAs in 750s tho

Thanks to wtc11 for the chance! Really appreciate your generosity!

Go warriors!

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Photo of facesnorth
3.53/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bit of a turd. The only reason this gets hype is because it's a decent IPA in a region not known for them. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. There's not too much reason to venture outside of New England for hoppy stuff these days.

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Photo of StoutFox
3.59/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.68/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Head is bright-white and fluffy. Drops to a small cap and collar with big sheets of lacing down the glass. A hazy gold with some bright yellows when held to direct light. Pours with a moderate carbonation.

Smell: Sweet fruit. Loaded with pineapple, grapefruit, and peach. Tropical and then some. Mosaic and then some. Malts are more than a balance to the aggressive hop schedule. Pushes a bunch of bread crust and a mildly toasted malt coupled with some mild caramelized sweetness. A touch of pear and some mild floral elements. Some other fruit creeps in and it's some kind of berry. A touch of tart tannic fruit skin as well. Some powdery yeast.

Taste: A touch of bitter flower petal thrown in the mix. A touch woody as well. Tropical fruit is in abundance. Mango, loads of pineapple, peach, lemon and lime. Deeply fruity. Malt backbone is deeply bready with some solid toasted notes. Pushes bread and undercooked biscuit. Powdery yeast adds another element. A touch of aspirin and bitter wood. Some floral elements as well. Mildly herbal with some solid earth undertones - almost dirty. Lingering bitterness . Slight sweetness - a touch of caramelization.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Juicy initial sip gives way to a mostly clean finish. Runs a bit lighter as it warms, but it never falls apart.

Overall: Good thing I have 2 pints.

I'm not a huge mosaic fan most of the time, but this manages to balance it with a big malt presence. Not aggressive or big in any way. It's worth a try and easy to kill the 32oz growler.

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Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hi Hat. Aroma brings back memories of Germany. Right on the money with bananas and bubblegum. Body, taste all on target. I get the high ratings. Finally, a true American weizen.

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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 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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Photo of deltacoog
3.75/5  rDev -15%

Fortunately, this beer is readily available from my office in downtown Houston (Flying Saucer for those who are wondering). However, I've had very mixed reviews about it.

Last Friday (12/6/14): Amazing. The nose? Indescribable, fruity, unique, awesome. It was smooth going down and just an all-around great beer. Give me a 6-er and I'll love you forever. I would rate it a 4.75+, or 5! It was that good.

Today (12/12/14): I'm thinking maybe not too many people know about this watering hole... I felt like it was a stale keg and maybe even leftovers from the week before. The nose? I could still smell the fruitiness and hops from two feet away. But, unfortunately, the taste was flat out skunk. Not great at all. It was unfortunate as I settled for another local microbrew for my second serving (DIPA). Not sure what happened from last week to now but the consistency just wasn't there. Does this stuff lack the shelf life?

I hope to try it again with better results.

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Photo of adapt313
3.81/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't understand the hype behind this one. It is a solid ipa, especially for a single hop single malt offering, but just didn't hold up to the vermont hops consumed later that night. Yellow rose poured very pale in color with a pure white, bubbly head. The smell was very clean, citrusy, melon, and a strong herbal note, thyme maybe? The taste was much the same, begging for more body, biscuity malts, somenice fruity, tropical hop aromas, and again, finishes very herbal in a way I just can't put my finger on. Mouthfeel was crisp but lingers dry and herbal on the palate for quite a while. Really needs a more substantial malt backbone. There is nothing wrong with yellow rose, it's a solid ipa, but I think there is some truth to the beer being so hyped solely for being a decent beer from a region not known for them.

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Photo of kevanb
3.81/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, dated 8.29.16, poured into a 16oz tumbler glass. Enjoyed on 9.26.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a fairly hazy copper color, orange and gold hues with a big foamy white head, about two or three fingers high that has great retention and yields plenty of soapy lace. The aroma is nice, earthy mosaic hops, herbal, floral dank properties with nice tropical fruit and some bready malt. Pretty straightforward expression of mosaic. The flavors are nice, again, ample hoppiness, plenty of expected mosaic character, herbal, bitter bitter pine, plenty of tropical fruits, pineapple and guava, citrus peel, dank floral flavors with some stiff breadiness to balance this beer out. The mouthfeel is creamy, coating, medium body with lower carbonation that's smooth with an easy finish that is lightly dry.

Verdict: A nice IPA from Lone Pint, really good SMaSH beer at that. Mosaic is not my favorite hop, but this beer expresses it well with a nice balance of flavors. The bitterness is a bit up there, but all in all, this is a nice beer that will satisfy any hop head.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.82/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Interesting beer, I love that it's a SMaSH. The mosaic do give a very mixed fruity flavor profile, but there's little in the way of sharp bitterness. It's quite smooth, yet flavorfully hopped. The malt backbone is solid and gives this beer an overall balance not usually found in IPAs.

Body is medium with a slightly slick finish and fruity afternotes. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of stakem
3.83/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip appears a hazy golden color with a big white cap 3 fingers strong that fades leaving stringy lace.

Aroma is pleasantly fruity with hops. Slightly tropical and grassy. The taste has that previously mentioned grassy fruit hop feel with lowkey bitterness and mild green yeasty bite. The grain essence feels like straw/hay without any residual sweetness.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. It is crisp, easy drinking and quite a decent SMASH recipe from a brewery I never heard of before. Thank you mymrnngjckt for hooking me up with this.

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Photo of Jeffrey-J10
3.83/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz. bottle poured in Imperial Pint glass
- rich golden color
- slightly translucent
- full bubbly head - good retention
- bold aroma - can smeel it right out of the bottle
- grapefruit
- smells clean
- more vegetal - maybe broccoli or asparagus
- a little fruit
- some herbal hops shine in the background
- malty sweetness as it warms to the glass
- smooth and a little creamy
- mild peppery carbonation
- really interesting beer
- unique flavor grew on me
- complex - different aspects seem to come out at different times

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Photo of jegross2
3.84/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewing the Yellow Rose, a single hop (Mosaic) IPA from The Lone Pint Brewery, out of Magnolia, Texas.

Score: 85

Unconfirmed bottling date, but presumed fresh (less than a month old) based on the representations of the trader. Served in a Hopslam snifter and enjoyed on 02/11/15.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, murky orange color with two fingers of seafoam head that settle to clusters of clumps atop the glass. Very good lacing and retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Grapefruit, melon, and berry. A touch of grassy/earthy tones too. Lovely, fruity mix without a bitter-apparent nose. 4.25/5

Taste: Grapefruit flavor, bready malt and a little fruitiness upfront with spicy, earthy tones on the finish and a hint of onion that lingers long past the finish on the very back of the palate. Very mild bitterness. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, appropriately carbonated (on the higher end for an IPA, though). Has a mild bitter bite upfront palliated by a maltiness that quickly counterbalances. Has a foamy mouthfeel as it sits on the tongue. 4/5

Overall: A solid, but unspectacular IPA offering (though Mosaic is admittedly not my hop of choice). Definitely worth a pint, but not a must-seek brew for my preferences.

Cost: $10 for a 750 ml bottle.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice IPA, but single hop mosiac hoppy beers are just not my thing. Mild bitterness. Pretty drinkable IPA that has a nice mouthfeel. I also feel that the hype train might have some influence here on scores.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label art and green unbranded pry-off cap bought in Austin, TX and served cold into a pilsner glass. Reviewed live as an IPA per the label.

Expectations are high; this is #125 in the Top 250 and #6 in the Southwest region. 6.8% ABV. OG: 1.063. FG: 1.012. 62 IBUs.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Two fingers wide. Off-white colour. Nice frothiness, thickness, and creaminess, with a good even soft-looking consistency. There's a sheen to the complexion. Retention is good - about 9 minutes. A light uneven layer of lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Surprisingly hazy, and clearly unfiltered. It's a pale copper with orange hues. Vibrance is average. A bit of yeasty sediment is visible towards the bottom of the glass.

Appears aptly carbonated. It's a good looking unfiltered IPA, and seems more alive than most offerings in the style. But it's not a unique appearance.

AROMA: Blueberry, subtle pineapple, zesty citrus (especially on the back end), clean pale malt, clean fresh barley, and mild touches of mango and tangerine. I usually despise pineapple in beer (especially IPAs), but this is handled subtly enough (at least in the aroma), that it doesn't bother me. The blueberry note is an unexpected treat, and has me salivating. It's dank and resinous, with a fragrant and above all else pleasant aromatic expression.

Mild in strength overall. No yeast, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

TASTE: Blueberry is there, but gets tangled up in a weird tropical pineapple bitterness & overripe zest that I don't like. Pineapple in beer always makes the taste more boozy, and this is no exception - even at its scant 6.80% I can detect the alcohol. The subtle herbal and resinous hop aromatics don't manifest in the flavour profile, to its detriment. I'm not finding the grapefruit promised by the label, but I do get an indistinct citrusy character - from the tangerine? There's a hint of lime in the third act, which is odd here. Some fairly insipid peach. A kiss of pith.

The pale malt foundation is lovely, lending it a clean crisp taste that tames the hops. Still, it ventures too far onto the bitter side, leaving it imbalanced. I really crave more of the blueberry, but it's ultimately quite reticent, and frankly more prominent in the aroma than in the taste. Too bad. Honey and bready malts fill out the body.

With only one hop utilized, it's unsurprising that this is a bit lacking in terms of intricacy; it's far from one-note, but it's not the complex multidimensional brew that you hope for. I'd like some resins, hop oils...maybe even some pine.

Nice depth of flavour. Average flavour duration and intensity.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, crisp, aptly medium-bodied, and aptly thick. It does suffer from overcarbonation, lending it unwelcome sharpness. Could be softer and more approachable; Overall well executed. This texture doesn't elevate the beer, but it complements the taste nicely enough.

Overall presence on the palate is nice.

OVERALL: Boozier than it should be, restricting drinkability. But it's downable and I quite enjoy it. Why has it earned the acclaim it has? The taste doesn't live up to the aroma. At its high price, I wouldn't buy it again unless a trade partner really wanted it. Chalk it up to my personal disdain for pineapple in beer, but I don't consider this world-class by any means. The blueberry does make it unique - and that note is impressively subtle, but at the same time it's too closed-off. Worth trying, but don't expect an amazing brew. I love the blueberry, but hate the pineapple. Think about it - is blueberry mixed with pineapple really all that appealing just in general?

This is easily Texas' best IPA. But does that say that much?

Low B

I revisited this in a second bottle (and, in all honesty, not a particularly fresh one), and I have to say I initially was incorrect. This is better than I first noticed; the creamy soft feel coupled with the unique yet subtle berry character is nothing short of fantastic. It tastes like a gestalt whole, and I find it obscenely drinkable. There's a rare marriage of texture to taste, and it sets this beer apart from most other IPAs.

As an aside (and at heavy risk of coming off pretentious): there are Japanese tourists in Europe who spend their whole trips gazing through the viewfinders of their cameras. The joke is that they never see the places they're in because they're too focused on capturing the experience of seeing them (ostensibly, I believe, so they can later show their friends and family the concomitant images). In the case of this beer specifically, I too may have been too busy looking through my viewfinder.

On a personal note, my generous thanks to friends Collins and Dennis for calling me on my bullshit. What a great brew. I find myself inhaling my glass. The BGCP might refer to intangibles. In this case, I must make mention of the ineffable.

High B+

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