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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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Reviews: 207 | Ratings: 1,571
Photo of Angerhaus
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
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 +2.9%
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 -4.5%
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 +1.6%
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 +2%
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 -4.5%
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 -13.6%
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 Halluxone
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
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 +5.4%
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 -13.2%
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 JerzDevl2000
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
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 +0.5%
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 +1.6%
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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Photo of TBoneJones
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

His does look terrific. Glass pour, hazy yellowish/ cidery appearance, nice white head and what turns out to be lacing aplenty.
Smells fresh and clean in terms of mildly dank and full of grapefruit/ fresh blueberry-melon citrus aroma.
Tastes very smooth with malts and underlying noted of grapefruit and pineapple.
So smooth. The blueberry note really comes through in aftertaste just right. Citrus, tang, tasty malt backbone. It's all there, just right.
In other words a successful yet unique IPA.
And quaffable yes. Reputation I was unaware of until I spotted the bottle and got feedback from a clerk, but reputation deserved. One of the best ipas I've had in recent memory.

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Photo of danh53
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft in Dallas. Pours hazy dark yellow. Citrus forward from beginning to end. Grapefruit flesh and pith. There's not a lot to this beer, but its sharp and refreshing. Light mouth feel. This is great for a simple, light, easy drinking IPA. I wouldn't trade for it or pay the price for a bomber, but it is a must try on draft.

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Photo of WRhino272
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love how complex this beer is, especially since it is a SMaSH. Thanks to this beer, I now have a new found joy for IPA's. I litterally couldnt stand any IPA I ever tried, but due to hype locally, I had to try this one. Now there are not enough bottles on the shelves to keep me satisfied. Smells of grapefruit and a little pineapple. I dont get the blueberry in the smell, or in the taste. Taste follows the nose with a perfect bitterness and a slightly dry finish leaving me wanting another sip immediately after. In love!

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Photo of rabbott2
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft beer at Banger's in Austin on 6/9/16

L-slightly hazy golden, thin white head. Beautiful

S-citrus, pine, zest, and very earthy. Balanced and complex but very potent

T-mosaic bomb! some citrus and tropical flavors come through but not to heavy while the earthiness from the mosaic is strong. Complexity continues

F-coats the mouth, juicy but also kinda dry, very refreshing and drinkable, medium body

O-a really well done beer. Pretty impressive level of complexity for a SMaSH beer. Well done and would love to get back to Texas for more.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Nice to check off a desired beer. This was very tasty. Mosaic in a way I have never sen before. They tamed this hop but brought out it's best parts. I tasty, tamed dog. Just spicy enough. Very multidimensional. I enjoyed it's nuances.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed out of a 32 oz swingtop howler on 5/16. I'm almost certain it was filled on 5/6, so it's almost a week and a half old. Amazingly, this is not the freshest I've ever had it. Poured into a Speigelau IPA-specific glass.

Appearance (4.25) - Pours a mix of light orange and golden amber hues, with the color giving the appearance of a gradient as you move from the darker tones just under the massive three-finger head, down towards the brighter, light-struck yellows and golds at the bottom of the glass. There seems to be some faint haze, but you can still see a certain amount of translucency to the body. The foam is big and tight, with a smattering of slightly larger bubbles that slowly begin to expand throughout the cream-colored head. Retention is excellent, leaving light swaths of lace along the sides of the glass as it recedes and as I drink it down.

Smell (4.5) - A fantastically pungent blend of citrus, melon and herbs just explodes out of the glass--it's that kind of aroma that feels like it sticks up inside your nose even after you're done smelling it. It's one of those beers that makes me sit and bury my nose in the glass until I tire out my olfactory nerves and it doesn't have quite the same punch... until my next drink. But this isn't all hops--there is some light, bready sweetness that is reminiscent of King's Hawaiian. The sweet is fleeting, almost like it's trying to escape your detection.

Taste (4.25) - Alas, the taste isn't quite as full-force as the wonderful aroma, but all of the same players are still at the party. Orange zest, cantaloupe, honeydew, herbs and again, that light bread characteristic is here, but in a bit more proportion to the other elements than it was the nose. I will say that on my initial drink, I was a little disappointed by the tameness of the flavor relative to the smell, but as I power through this howler, that tameness allows for much more enjoyment over the course of my drinking session, as my palate doesn't get blown out and I'm able to continually pick up subtle nuances in the depth of citrus flavor and malt base over time.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - Just about the ideal body for an American IPA--medium and moderately full, with a low-moderate amount of carbonation that gives the feel some texture and interest on the tongue while allowing the flavors of the beer to remain front and center. Finish is semi-dry and leaves my mouth ready for the next drink.

Overall (4.5), a fantastic IPA and one that demonstrates how you can simultaneously have big hop flavors and balance in a non-double/imperial IPA. I've never had anything else from The Lone Pint, but if you can do an IPA this deftly, your work probably warrants a try.

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Photo of pkalix
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hate large-format bottled IPAs... but this WAS a bucket-list beer!
aroma was of a funky fruit(?) but not sure which.... an aroma of funk, brett, sour but it never passed on to the flavor. still smelled good! super quaff-able. very refreshing. definitely will finish this before it gets warm in the HUGE-ASSED bottle. thin, but easy to drink. i like the thinness.... overall, a very nice brew. glad i got to try it!!

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Photo of The_Epopt
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love me some Mosaic hops. This is one classic IPA. Smooth almost creamy feel and retains a nice head. Light body for easy drinking but it's full hops nose and flavor. Sweet grapefruit and creme brulee are the stand-out flavors.

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Photo of mickeytran
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright looking, musty earthy herbal smell almost like marijuana. Tastes more citrusy than smell suggests. Probably does better paired with food than alone. Not overly hopped, which is appreciated in this era of triple digit IBU IPAs. Good solid beer.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Shared with me at a brewery release for a different beer. This beer lives up to its name. It is very golden and yellow. Smells citrusy and earthy. Tastes much the same but with a little more hop bite than the nose would suggest. Overall, this is a solid IPA that I will seek out again!

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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 PhilsPils
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at The Shack in Cypress TX. I had just had a Firestone Walker Union Jack and told my server we might as well shift gears and try a stout or something because I knew he wouldn't be able to bring me an IPA that I liked better. He asked me if I had had a Yellow Rose and when I said "no", he twisted my arm a little and I said "bring it on", though I doubted it would be as good as he said. Beautiful color and head and a nose that is amazing. The hops flavors explode in my mouth like fireworks. Now THAT is an IPA. Very pine-y but grapefruit as well. Definitely some dank, earthy notes around the edges. Perfect balance, perfect carbonation...this is just about perfection for me. Never rated a beer a perfect 5 but what part of this masterpiece isn't perfect? And it's all from one malt and one hop... amazing!

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