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 Immortale25
4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Label says 03/27/17.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a large side patch of bubbly surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Great classic mosaic hop nose with a nice cereal grain malt sweetness to support it.

T- Flavor doesn't quite live up to the nose. The hop character is decent but a bit limp and overshadowed by the malt presence. Bitterness is on the lower end of the spectrum. Very easy to drink, just not super vibrant.

M- Somewhat dry and a bit sharp from the hops. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A solid IPA but not one that I would actively seek out again.

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Photo of MFMB
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer! Pours a semi hazy straw yellow with light orange hue. Nose is the star! Bright and fresh. Fresh cute citrus and melon. Taste of fresh cut oranges, light pinnaple juice and honeydew melon. A bit of malt character in there as well. Medium to full bodied with a crisp somewhat dry finish.

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

Partial because I'm a Texan but this IPA is in the pantheon for me. Taste is on par with any alchemist, trillium, or Treehouse I've had. Wish it was unfiltered for a better experience but this is the best beer in Texas.

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Photo of kool-aid
4.87/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Impressively tasty considering the journey to VT. Many other IPAs from closer breweries haven't held up nearly so well. It was clean, light, and refreshing with bright hop flavors. The person who shared the bottle with me wasn't as impressed, but he'd heard it was like Heady and it really wasn't at all. Still, I really enjoyed my pour and look forward to trying another.

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Photo of edthehead
4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great use of the Mosaic Hop. Golden slightly unfiltered look, nice pineapple and floral nose, and citrus pineapple taste. Fluffy creamy white head hangs around nicely to accompany the back half of glass. So clean, so Mosaic, so pleasant of a beer! Wish I was local to this one.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Floral, pungent, sweet, graceful. Bottled on 3/20 and enjoyed on 4/2. Beautiful packaging - from the bottle shape to the artwork to the varied cap and the cardboard holder. Incredible presentation. Yellow gold pour with slight haze and a fluffy white cap. Aroma is papaya, nectarine and melon. Inviting. The taste is a cascade of citrus hops to smooth malt and a balanced bitterness. Orange rind, guava, tangerine, melon and a faint floral and honey note that surfaces late in the sip. Wow. Very complex flow of flavors. Nothing heavy handed about the hopping - a balanced beer that exhibits grace from start to finish.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by jc1762. Thanks Jon!

Light golden, transparent body with a white, soapy head. The aroma is unique. Sweet breads, malt, hops, honey, flowers. A hoppy beer for sure. Yet, the malt presence can not be ignored. Normally, I find this as a deterrent. However, the malty sweetness, floral notes, and hoppy character complement one another so well. A terrifically balanced, highly drinkable, intriguing beer. Great stuff.

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Photo of dannydetox
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

opaque bronze colors ale with an eggshell head. beautiful mosaic nose with elements of guava and pink grapefruit flesh, plus whole grain cracker. flash of something buttery (diacetyl?) on the first taste took away a little from the flavor, but the resurgence of the hop aromas on the tongue kept me interested. medium bitterness at the back end, and average to lower co2 overall.

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Photo of Hops_to_drink_you_soon
4.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this beer. My brothers always told me when I come home that I need to try it. I tried it last year and now I always pick a 4 pack on the way to see my brothers. It has an amazing taste on the pallet. It felt as if the beer opened a new side of me I never knew. It so smooth and has great flavor. Highly recommend it if your in Texas.

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Photo of gibgink
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi hazy deeper yellow. Strong citrus on the nose. Very pleasant citrus on the palate as well with an easy bitter finish. Overall, a very good IPA. Not sure how easy this is to get in TX. Close to some of the East coast IPAs.

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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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