Yellow Rose | The Lone Pint Brewery

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Brewed by:
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.

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Photo of mjwellman
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've been trying to get a hold of this beer for some time. Got the last 4pk at Whole Foods today. Very cool label. 16.9 oz bottled 1/17/17. A little over 2 weeks old.

L: Pours yellow cloudy with a thick frothy white head.
A: Smells fruity and hoppy and delicious
T: Light with little bitterness. citrous-grapefruit like taste predominates. Amazed how wonderful this taste. One of the best IPA's I've had (not an IPA guy). I could drink this beer regularly
F: Clean light taste. low carbonation and low bitterness (but it does have a 62 IBU rating)
O: This would be a great beer to drink anytime but especially after being out in the hot Texas sun and wanting to cool off with something. Light and refreshing. This beer did not disappoint

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Photo of gballard82
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my go to IPA when I cannot decide or do not feel like experimenting with other IPA's. I am not happy about the new bottle design but hey, it all about what's in the bottle, right?!

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Photo of tprinzing
4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a very unique (and delicious) beer. Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was dated 1/2/2017 and I drank it 5 days after (quite fresh).

L: Not much carbonation, light lacing, and has some kind of sediment floating in it.
S: The smell is just out of this world... it just throws off an immense hoppy aroma.
T: It has a great taste with significant hop flavor, but it lacks any of the usual bitter leave of a hoppy brew and seems unusually sweet. The malt seems subtle in spite of its obvious presence making things quite sweet. Besides the grapefruit taste, it seems almost like there might be a little honey in this.

Personally, I think this one is worthy of the hype surrounding it, a really fine beer.

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Photo of BradMacMullin
4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Been to Texas many times to visit family, and always came back wanting more from local breweries. Jordan though at HEB in Vintage Park recommend this. Awesome - this poured an extremely clear yellowish lager color so I was not expecting the fruity hop bomb that came. This was almost west coast like, and a great find . Nice stuff. Now don't sell to InBev!!

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Photo of NapaClancy
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sweet Tropical Aromas. Juicy POG flavor. Medium body with integrated hops. Clean tingle finish there are the hops. Very nice beer.

For those who like juice bombs with hoppy finish!

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Photo of slugman
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Not a lot of bubbles, and the color is washed out amber, but the flavor is amazing. If you like floral hops, it is awesome. No head, sweet flavor with amazing citrus hops. Beers claim to have grapefruit or floral flavor, and then it is malty and dry. This provides exactly what citrus hunters are looking for. It is not pretty, but the flavor is there. Look to "wolf among weeds" from LA brewery Golden Road, but this Texas brew is amazing. A rare find and totally satisfying. What it in CA.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very unique IPA. Has an interesting flavor, almost herb like with some honey notes. Overall, a great IPA, beautiful, flavorful, one of a kind even, but not what I was expecting. Cheers!

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Photo of Jeffrey-J10
3.83/5  rDev -13.3%
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 CBNS_BeerGuy
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great, fairly mild, IPA, with a nice fruity flavour. First taste gives the impression there may be a bitter aftertaste, but it has very little; with a very clean finish.

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Photo of grover37
4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz pour at Bangers in Austin for $6.5. Slightly hazy orange color. Little to no head. Not super aromatic, maybe light grapefruit and peach. Flavor is much better, tropical side of Mosaic with pineapple and some of the characteristic berry. Feel is slick, medium light body and same carb. Very over rated unless I got a pour of an old keg..

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Hazy, light orange, white head that lingers
S: Mango, peach, blueberry, floral, mosaic hop, pineapple, light biscuit malt, sweet
T: Peach, sweet mango, light pine, mosaic berry character, floral, grapefruit, biscuit, very light bitterness, honey malt, incredible balance
M: Light and fluffy but somewhat creamy and not watery at all. Delicate carbonation
O: Amazing and way better than the Chicago hyped IPAs we've seen lately. Great example of hop flavor and cool that it is all whole cone hops. No alcohol detected and I feel like I could down this like water. Also cool that this doesn't seem to be one of those yeast driven juicy beers

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a murky golden color - lots of carbonation bubbles in the beer. The head is extremely thick - 4 finger, and frothy white. The nose has the nice citrusy smell associated with a good IPA. The taste is, once you get through the head, is wow! Citrus, but not too bitter. somewhat mellow, but it works very well together. The feel isn't watery at all. Solid beer from this brewery, and gad I was able to get a bottle of this to enjoy, because I am.

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Photo of Angerhaus
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very interesting and unusual IPA. Beautiful bottle for all you collectors out there - love the amount of information and transparency in the description of the beer and brewery printed right on the label. Interesting mix of fruit and yeast in the nose and taste. Definitely an IPA that I'll look forward to drinking again.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Yellow Rose is a solid IPA. The citrus notes come through real nice and it has a nice dank taste. Had a little bitterness at the end. Nice yellow body on the pour.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours an orangish shade of yellow and is hazy. It is topped with two inches of off white head that leaves a little lacing.

It's dank, and it's citrusy.

The taste is full of tropical and citrus flavors with out a lot of bitterness. It is also dank and delicious.

Medium mouthfeel

A regular trading partner kept asking if I wanted this beer, and I kept blowing it off because I had no idea what it was. He finally sent a couple bottles. I am very impressed. It is delicious and is right in my flavor wheelhouse. Drink it if you see it, and if you don't see it, seek it out.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft in a regular pint glass in College Station.

A slightly hazy golden-color with about a finger o head. Nice lacing down the glass as I drank this one.

Lots of citrus smell with tropical fruits, lemon, and some grapefruit. A hint of pine in there with the malts coming out as it breathed.

Definitely the Mosiac hops come through. The bitterness was moderate with the hops lasting throughout.

Feel is light with slight carbonation. Was refreshing and a little bitter.

Good IPA with a refreshing hoppy taste. Would definitely have this one again.

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Photo of KatyBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap at BJ's in Katy. Very hazy, almost looks like a hefe. Not much Head. Initial smell is oranges and lemon. Taste is floral and citrus. Reminds me of sculpin. Excellent.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Hazy yellow body, an electronic shade, with a head of white, persistent, and lost of lacing.

S - Lots of funky, wild hop notes, tropical and rangy, with a pine resin crunch.

T - Powerful hit of fruit, tropical, mango and passionfruit, guava, a bread and pine center, then a biting hit of bitterness in the close.

M - Slightly sticky, full body, and a bitter bite in the close.

O - Interesting, rich hop. Powerful and full, a lovely experience.

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Photo of kevanb
3.81/5  rDev -13.8%
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 Halluxone
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, I didn't realize what I was about to experience when visiting El Paso for a quick business trip! We went to the Hoppy Monk for after dinner drinks with a crew of mostly non-geeks that ordered amaretto sours all night. The bubbly waitress gushed all over YR when I asked for a great local IPA and she wasn't kidding. Beautiful nose on this one, very reminiscent of some of the more tropical IPA's out there but with a breadier malt bill. Taste follows the nose with hints of blueberry and maybe peach? A totally unexpected surprise that I wish I could have hauled home!

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Photo of kaidasz
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Have consumed YR for over 1 year now mostly via the 750ml via HEB or Specs. YR had never failed to deliver a top 3 Texas IPA product. That changed this week, as I bought the new 4 pack of pints. The born date was 9/19, and the purchase was made 9/21, oh yeah-things are looking up already!

The immediate impression of the nose was "wtf" this is world class. The front and back end of a few quaffs confirm that YR has emerged as a true contender for national IPA recognition.

Well done Lone Pint, this beer is getting better which is hard to do!

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Photo of stakem
3.83/5  rDev -13.3%
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 JerzDevl2000
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this a few months ago and also had a sip of this on the Other Half line fairly recently. The ratings for this were really high on here and I'm pretty sure that I'm spoiled by all of the outstanding IPA's that have risen out of nowhere the last few years here in the northeast as I didn't think that this beer was amazing, like so many others on here. This was great and balance but it felt just a bit too light to come across as an IPA...

Great pour to this as the beer had a cloudy, goldenrod hue to it, a massive head full of life, and tons of soapy lacing that slid down the side of my pint glass. Lots of grapefruit and Mosaic sweetness in the nose with a hint of elderflower, as the juice from the blueberry and pineapple tang came through in the taste. Lots of sweet malt, dank resin, and a light carbonation all worked together to give this good depth as the citrus, stone fruit, and berry fruit all melded together quite nicely.

The alcohol was just right as this almost felt like a Pale Ale rather than an IPA. Plenty of balance here thanks to the generous amount of malt with hardly any bitterness or burn from the hop. This was juicy, slick, and left just a hint of resin once it was all down. A solid IPA that's neither East nor West coast - hopheads and fans of fruit beers would be wise to get their hands on this. Just like Texas, this is an IPA not worth messing with!

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Photo of BillRoth
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +1.4%
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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