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: 216 | Ratings: 1,602
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!

Update two years later: Thankfully Yellow Rose is being bottled and sold across Texas nowadays. Such a great beer!

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Photo of John_M
4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to Cherryadam (Andy) for the chance to try this IPA.

The beer pours a peachy orange color with good head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is attractive as well, as I pick up considerable orange citrus and tropical fruit. The flavor profile replicates the nose, and while delicious, the beer struck me as just a bit sweeter/maltier than I would prefer. Still delicious, but a bit more bitterness and a drier finish would make this beer even better (IMHO). The beer seemed to be medium bodied for an IPA, with a fairly long, lightly sweet and bitter finish. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and was barely noticeable in this beer.

Very nice IPA. Would love to be able to try this on a regular basis.

Thanks Andy!

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Photo of puck1225
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Freshly tapped pour into a pint glass. Really a great beer. Wonderful floral smell and taste. A great balance with the floral and citrus taste, and just the right amount of bitterness and a little bit of sweetness. Nice to live less than 20 miles from Lone Pint!

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Photo of thatche2
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

Appearance is hazy golden brown with one finger thick head. Good lacing around the glass.

Smell is floral hops, grapefruit pith, and onion.

Taste is juicy following the nose with grapefruit pith prominent. There is moderate to low sweetness throughout with good balance added from the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-full in body with fairly low carbonation.

Overall this is an exceptional and juicy IPA, especially when fresh. I enjoy trying SMaSH beers, and this beer is a great representation of Mosaic hops. I will definitely buy again.

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Photo of -Rick
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got this beer in a trade,

pours a straw like color with some orange/brown hues in there, a nice white head fills the top of the glass. The smell is not overwhelming. Slight tropic flavors, and some sweet malt come through. The taste is so very well balanced. Its is not the overly tropic east coast IPA, but also not the piney west coast IPA. This sits right in the middle of the two. Nice carbonation, you could drink this beer all day long. Very happy to have tried it!

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

Beautiful. That describes everything about this beer. The color. The label. The aroma. The taste! All of it is beautiful. What a fantastic "SMaSH, Single Malt and Single Hop, IPA". The mosaic hop is just so damn good. One of the best IPA's I have had in a while. Well done!

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Photo of Beerzebub
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks great in the glass - hazy golden color, with substantial white head. Fresh, pretty citrusy and floral hop aromas, with some light, clean maltiness. Similar flavors - elegant, balanced, pretty. Just enough clean, lightly sweet malt for balance, then a fully dry finish with a medium level of bitterness. Just very tasty. Smooth and extremely drinkable, with a fairly low level of carbonation which works well - almost creamy texture. Quite nice.

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Photo of mig100
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful gold, somewhat cloudy with nice fluffy white head that settles and long lasting lacing all over the glass. Smell is fresh citrusy and fruity mosiac with hints of pineapple, blueberry and pear. Taste follows the nose, maybe not quite as full, but it packs a lot of flavor for being incredibly light, smooth and easy drinking at nearly 7%. An amazing and almost perfect example of a SMaSH-mosaic IPA.

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4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hazy murky straw gold colored body. Head is an inch of creamy off white foam that has very nice retention. Paint brush strokes of pace are left behind. Nose is so lovely and unique for an IPA. Lemon bars and banana esters play to make a smoothie like feel. Like nothing I have ever smeed and so inviting. With first sip I actually get chills at how good this brew is. The initial balance is of floral hope and bready Belgian like malts. Sweet and electric mouthfeel is carried so well. A very nice finish to this brew with a classy dryness and distinct hop bitterness that is a pleasant surprise to the end of this beer. This is a very special IPA.

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