Yellow Rose | The Lone Pint Brewery

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The Lone Pint Brewery
Texas, United States | website

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 BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully sculpted from the mosaic hop and from a short malt underpinning, the masterful brewers at The Lone Pint get the most out of the hops with copious amounts of the lupulin-filled cones and a bright and fruity ester boquet for a taste that falls between that of creamsickle and IPA.

Lightly golden and firmly hazed, the beer's frothy white lather rests just underneath an aromatic matrix that redolent of pineapple and mango, with mouthwatering proportions. Its follow up of citrus, herb and berry gives a tangy scent going into the first taste of supple sweetness. Bready and sweet like angel-food cake, its early taste is succulent and succinct.

Drying softly on the middle palate, the hops begin to dominate more so- pink grapefruit, lemon and gooseberry join the tropical flavors and garner comparisons to sherbet, fruit punch and radiant citrus juices. As the sweetness dissolves, its breadiness remains and supports the malt with a creamy honeycomb of taste and texture. Smoothly bitter to finish, an earthy aura wafts over the session with fresh grass clippings, chive and hints of cannabis oil.

Medium-bodied but still crisp, clean and refreshing- the beer's ripe and tantalizing fruit impressions seems to retain a fructose simplicity that keeps the ale registering fuller than usual. Creamy and dry, the alcohol assists the drying texture while a tart gin and white wine character soon trails. Overall, it's a seriously tropical fruit-filled taste.

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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 leroybrown10
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of Damian
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank on tap at Whip In, Austin, TX
Served in a pint glass

Solid appearance. The super hazy, golden-amber liquid was topped by a tight, creamy, inch-tall crown of off-white froth. The head fell to a thin a thin, foamy cap. Thick, drippy rings of sticky lacing trickled down the glass.

The nose was really hoppy and fragrant. Super fruity. Citrus and tropical notes dominated. Loads of juicy orange. Mango and passionfruit came through strong. Peach and apricot were also noticeable. Sweet and slightly floral. Bit of jasmine tea. There was an interesting fresh, ripe pear note as well.

The flavor profile was just as impressive as the aroma. Super fruity and complex. Juicy orange and tangerine notes came through big time. Loads of peach and apricot. Intense tropical notes. Mango and passionfruit were most apparent. Touch of honey-like sweetness. A bit floral. The beer finished with notes of candied grapefruit and orange peel, and just a touch of pithy bitterness for balance.

Super soft and creamy mouthfeel. Amazingly smooth. The liquid contained an ultra fine, subtle effervescence that frothed up beautifully on the palate.

Some reviewers have noted that Yellow Rose reminds them of a juicy, fruity, Northeast-style hoppy beer, and I have to agree with them. This is an incredibly flavorful, tropical-forward IPA that is amazingly complex yet dangerously drinkable.

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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 Sabtos
3.73/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shimmering golden yellow with a massive white foamy head that leaves exceptionally enormous amounts of lacing no matter how many times you sweep over it with liquid.

As others have said, this has pleasant aromas. Refreshing, bright fruits in abundance. Slightly sticky dank with a large mango candy presence.

Sweet with a very slight bite of bitter, hops are incorporated very nicely into the malt. Some grassy notes from the pilsner malt, sometimes stronger than I would like. I'm finding more and more that I'm a big fan of the simple mosaic hop--it is showcased here very well in all its herbal, floral and fruity glory, all without needing to tantalize with any of the typical full on tropical expression found in many IPAs.

Smooth and a little sweet but I like the balance. Not a face melting hop bomb, but I don't lean that way anyway.

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Photo of floridadrift
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Murky yellow, big white head
S: Floral, hops, tropical fruits, fresh greens
T: Same as nose
F: Creamy, big body, so smoooth!
O: The best IPA I've had from Texas and the midwest.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I bought a bunch of Yellow Rose from the Lone Pint Brewery when I visited the Jester King brewery six days ago, and I recently opened and drank my first bottle, and what a delight.

(L) It had a light golden somewhat hazy color, with a thick solid white head. It looks nice.

(A) Pleasant floral, tropical fruit and citrus aroma.

(T) Pine, citrus, tropical fruit, grapefruit and some dankness, a wonderful combination of taste, and the alcohol was not noticeable.

(F) Medium body, well balanced and refreshing.

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Photo of enrique_m
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured this into a st feuillen grand cru glass and it poured a golden color with a small while head and beautiful lacing. it has a very light citrus smell. the taste is delicious, has as a subtle bitter bite and a it has a hint of sweetness. the feel Is smooth on the tongue. overall it is a crisp and clean ipa that I enjoyed after my bike ride.

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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 GreatStoutman
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose is very strong of the mosaic hops. Bitterness is present but not overwhelming. Nice citrus.

Overall, this is a really nice IPA and does a lot without doing too much. Really easy to drink, has basically perfect balance of bitter and sweet with nice tropical flavors. Excellent!

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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 obrike
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This one is a gooder. Very thankful to the Round Rock Specs beer gal who nabbed a bomber for me on my last visit.

Pours a cloudy yellow with a decent amount of lacing left after each sip. Great fresh scent...tropical fruit, grapefruit, orange. Taste certainly followed...citrus deliciousness and just a bit of pine. I especially love the dry aftertaste...makes me want to take another sip immediately. This was uber fresh and uber refreshing.

I'm thinking this is probably the best IPA I've had from Texas. Hope it is available in 6 packs soon...cans would be a delight.

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Photo of erikcx
3.92/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy straw color, rich foam and lacing. Citrusy aroma. Lemony hop flavor with just the right balance of malt. Delicious and easy drinking. Definitely seek this one out.

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Photo of Wolberjs
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing single hop mosaic IPA. Cloudy straw color. Pours with a bit of a head that hangs around awhile. Smells and tastes like topical grapefruit goodness. Smells good but tastes amazing. Nicely balanced fruit, bitterness, and malty back. Incredible drinkable. Little thin on the mouthfeel, but the abv is lower. Probably my favorite non citra hopped single IPA.

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Photo of vitamin_g
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, what a great IPA. Beautiful golden orange color (a bit hazy), with a nice foamy head (had on draft in a classic pint glass), foam has large bubbles and some stays the whole time. Smell is quite citrusy and tropical with a nice balance of hops. Taste follows the nose as much as any beer I've had - really really nice balance of fruit and hops and malt. Mouthfeel is also nice - not too thin, not too thick, and nice carbonation. A really great non-hop-bombed IPA.

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Photo of sposter4
4.82/5  rDev +9.3%
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)

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Photo of Treyliff
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a tulip

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a one-finger foamy white head that retains nicely. Smells of citrus & tropical hops; grapefruit zest, mango, papaya & orange. Taste follows the aromas with lots of citrus and tropical notes, while contributing just a bit of hop bitterness and remaining remarkably drinkable. Medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and crisp finish. Very good IPA that is easy drinking and a fine choice for the fans of tropical/citrus forward IPA's

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Photo of breadwinner
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm a cynic by nature, and I concede that I can be especially exacting on overly hyped, well, anything. So, here comes Yellow Rose, the pride of Texas IPAs, and I'm feeling as defensive as ever for another hyped brew. Then, it hits your lips -- egad, this is a tremendous brew! The fact that it's a SMASH pils malt + mosaic combo makes this even more incredible. Not just big flavor, but a nice diversity of flavors, which you'd otherwise expect only from a brew with a variety of hops/malts. Glowing orange hues in the glass, nice little enduring layer of foam, hazy, not opaque, though there was some debris in the glass even after a careful pour. Nose isn't ginormous but it's extremely pleasant, light tropical notes, a touch of something herbaceous. I know this is all Mosaic, but something about it reminds me of the better batches of Alpine Nelson. Anyway, the palate is where this shines, those notes from the nose coming out in full bloom, ever so light dankness, excellent bitterness levels, tropical notes, and that great high fruitiness you get from these new waves hops. This is a homerun of a beer and absolutely deserving of the hype. Well done, Lone Pint.

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Photo of aggiearcher13
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750ml smuggled back from my road trip to Austin. Sexy looking beer, dark blonde and hazy but a little muddy. Great head, great lacing, sticks around. Aroma is fantastic, heavy on the grapefruit and apricot. Taste is super smooth, unique for an IPA. Not bitter or piney, but soft and fruity. Part of me wants a little more bitter edge to it, but that's a personal shortcoming I think. Mouth feel is very soft, and the carbonation creates a great viscosity, perfect for the style. Nailed it all around.

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

750 ml bottle. Pours hazy apricot orange with thick fluffy head that recedes to a finger layer that lasts, rings of lace. Fruity watermelon aroma. Fresh Melon fruity taste with some nice grapefruit bitterness. Silky soft medium mouthfeel. This is a simple delicious IPA. The melon taste is not the usual overripe taste, but more of a fresh taste, yum.

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Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Huge fan of this hoppy delight. Lots of citrusy floral flavors that pound the palate. Wish I had access to this on a consistent basis. Well worth the effort to find.

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Photo of ccheng9
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Mosaic hops are amazing. Smells as good as it tastes with a ton of tropical fruit notes on both ends. Medium carbonation. I'll go against the grain though and say Community Beer Company does the Mosaic better though.

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Photo of dar482
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer offers sweet grapefruit, hints of tropical and pineapple, a light bready malt in the middle and a medium bitterness on the back end of pine and herbaceous.

A well balanced IPA from Texas, although not quite as exciting as I would expect.

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Photo of mpk_tx
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Draft from World of Beer in College Station. Pint glass.

L: Hazy golden yellow, some cloudiness. One-finger head that stuck around with lacing. Fantastic looking brew.
S: Pine, hops, citrus. Great indicator of what's to come.
T: Primary taste I get is pine with citrus mixed in, and an oh-so-smooth hop taste that is not even close to overbearing, but is absolutely delicious. Comfortable bitterness.
M: Frothy goodness.

O: A wonderful IPA that is seductive in its appearance and intoxicating in its complex, smooth, comfortable taste. Can't wait to try it again and I will certainly order it the next time I see it. Would love to get my hands on a bottle!

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