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Yellow Rose | The Lone Pint Brewery

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Brewed by:
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 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 smb
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful gold, somewhat cloudy with nice fluffy white head that settles and long lasting lacing on the glass. Smell is fresh citrusy and fruity mosiac with hints of pineapple, blueberry and pear. Taste follows the nose and it's incredibly light, smooth and easy drinking for nearly 7%. An amazing example of a SMaSH-mosaic IPA.

Fyi draft is much better quality than bottles. Getting 64oz growler fills of this from Whole Foods for $13 is a gift.

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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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Photo of JGLittle
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got the bottle in a trade and excited to give it a try.

Solid IPA, a little subdued compared to the hop bombs from the east coast, but a very balanced IPA. A little darker orange pour, cloudy with a nice citrus aroma. Very good taste, again a step back from hop bombs but its not a bad thing. Very happy to have tried it.

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Photo of marcfromphilly
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Of the few things to come out of Texas, this beer is a gem. Right up there with pit beer BBQ, honky tonk music, and fake DD's, this is an exquisite IPA. Juicy crisp and not bitter. What a damn good bottle.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer presented a darker yellow color with a snowy white head.

Smell - The nose was lightly lemon and grassy. The nose makes its point, but is far from overwhelming.

Taste - The lemony notes immediately jump out with medium grassy notes. The malts leave a clean backbone. The lemon is not overly bitter, but seems perfectly placed. There is a slight hint of pineapple, before the dry lemony hops continue in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation seems really aggressive, but it does sweep the taste away too quickly.

Overall - This is a nice impression of the style, but is not my favorite example.

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Photo of carrionricardo
2.9/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared this with a couple of friends at a share. Poured really cloudy. Good size very white head. Smell was meh. Lots to be desired. Left me searching. Taste was the same as aroma just searching to find flavors. Bland. Tasted like my first homebrew IPA. NOT IMPRESSED!!!

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Photo of Stevem68
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden color with a pure white head. Has a nice citrusy pine aroma. Flavor is a little softer than the aroma. Citrus, lemon a touch of pine. Very smooth finish with a touch of bitterness. A really delicious ipa

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Photo of HardTarget
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy yellow glass holds a white halo and thin cover that lasts and laces a bit.

Aroma: Fruity, tropical and citric with a hint of malty base giving a light candy note.

Taste: Bright and citric hops really shine in a clean simple base, very West Coast which is to my preference.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, sudsy texture.

Overall: Nice display of yummy hops with enough base to keep it from being acidic but not so much as to make the package heavy and chewy. Seems like they are using good ingredients and staying out of the way, cheers to The Lone Pint Brewery; make more, so much more.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good little ipa here. Clean tropical flavors, papaya, mango and some orange jest. Getting an almost pilsner aftertaste. Finishes semi dry Not the most flavorful ipa out there, but it's extremely well balanced.

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Photo of jhavs
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter tasting glass.

A= Pale straw color, hazy, creamy white head, thin, settles to ring to glass. Lacing is clingy.

S= Grapefruit, citrus juice, rind, zest.

T= Flavor is similar to the aroma, but with a bit more tropical notes including mango/papaya. Bit of easy going bitterness holds it together.

M= Medium body with a bit of syrupy feel with low side of moderate carbonation.

O= Great, smooth, balanced, easy going IPA. Nothing negative, bitterness is clean and suits the level of hop flavor perfectly.

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Photo of maximum12
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jakehoodlum for a bottle of this long-time want (OK, two bottles), as I’m always up for some world-class hops. How many IPAs comes in 750ML glass? Split with my wife.

The pour is light orange, & holding it up to the TV, I can see no hint of Miguel Sano’s lovely swing through the liquid. The nose is grapefruit to the nth degree, infiltrating everything nasal & really making me look forward to the taste.

Every (Yellow) Rose has it’s thorn…right? This one could charge admission as an Aruba cruise. Bursting with tropical flavor, with big grapefruit, papaya, citrus, & other assorted before the taste charges into a moderate bitterness. The other side of the slide brings an odd grain character, light dankness, & finishes with a honey-like sweetness from the malts. Very smooth & easy to sip while the Twins spank the White Sox.

Very good beer? Absolutely. Top 250 beer? No way. Me complain? Heck no. This is an easy drinker with a lovely fruit punch. Best IPA I’ve had today.

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Photo of ChrisFu
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best beer in Texas. Very near the flavor profile of more northern stalwarts like Zombie Dust. Excellent malt and hop balance keeps the bitterness in check and the finish clean without lingering. Citrus flavor is strong mid palate and remains noticeable through the experience. I must say I am a big fan, especially when found on draught.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma of grapefruit, weakens throughout the drink
Head average (three cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to eight mm ring and irregular layer
Lacing good – partial curtains of tiny to small bubbles
Body light yellow, chill haze
Flavor weak citrus fruit, slight malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of jlindros
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Light fizzy bubbly head, little fluffy 1 finger, fades semi quickly light lacing, murky pale yellow pear color.

Nose nice dank tropical fruit, mild resin, mango papaya, big time pineapple and mango, great tropical and some citrus, juicy fruit, little tangerine, orange, faint malt. Little earthy resin grassy thing late.

Taste starts with a mild creamy malt, little chewy lush malt profile. Then hops, nice tropical again, papaya mango, pineapple, nice juicy papaya mango, little guava, dank resin notes, little citrus creamy orange tangerine, grapefruit pith, touch of rind bitterness. Little earthy grassy almost spicy piney hop way in the back. Finish brings tons of orange cream tangerine and grapefruit pith, little rind and just a touch spicy earthy, mild bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, nice creamy lush oat or wheat like fluffy feel, nice carb fluffed in there.

Overall this surprised me, much better than I expected, great tropical and citrus, very little of the earthy grassy part.

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

Great solid IPA. Almost reminds me more of a IIPA with it's thickness and amount of hops. One of the most bitter examples of mosaic hopped beers I've tried with a solid malt backing it up. Unique and delicious.

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Photo of swanfungus
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 750ml bottle received via trade. Pours slightly hazy gold with a big white head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is a beautiful meld of tropical fruit (grapefruit mostly) and hops. Taste is hop forward with lemon, grapefruit and maybe a hint of honey. Nicely carbonated, creamy mouthfeel. A fantastic take on the IPA.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If only this fantastic beer found its way out of Texas more often...

Have trade for Yellow Rose multiple times, and every one of those, it's a winner. Hazy yellow and a sizable head upon pouring, it possesses an incredibly balanced floral aroma that's far from overpowering. Taste-wise, you're getting a light mix of citrus notes, plus a piney finish too. Mouthfeel is not too bitter, but rather, smooth and mild. Great stuff.

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Photo of rudzud
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a fat one finger head that fades to leave thin wisps and a light halo.

S - Aromas of big tropical notes, pineapple and mango with nice papaya. Good grapefruit, oranges, nice lightly spicy earthy pine on the finish too.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of tropical fruits, tons of pineapple and mango, earthy spicy notes that fade over time. The oranges are great, creamy with very faint bitterness. Really good tropical notes that typically aren't found in most mosaic based ipas. Woah.

M - Mouthfeel is really nicely carbonated, creamy, fluffy.

O - Overall this beer was really nice. Loads of tropical notes, tons of pineapple. Doesn't have the usual crazy pine first notes mosaic tends to have. A delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of core42
3.96/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very tasty IPA with a good malt backbone and some fine hops both on the nose and in the taste. This is the best SMaSH beer that I have had and reminds me of the Midwest style of good hops but a really solid malt backbone

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

I had this on tap again and once again, had to take home a growler full. It's an amazing IPA, it smells great, tastes great and is very easy on the palate. It has a nice, light yellow color with just a hint of white head. No lacing but no problem as the taste and smell is great. Although I typically like my IPAs really bitter, I don't mind at all that this is a little mellower than most. It doesn't matter because it tastes great.

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Photo of mrcharlie
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one blew me away the first time I had it on tap, at Nobi Public House in Webster, Texas. The smell is magical and the taste is full of surprises, the after taste seems to change with each sip as well. I have found the bottles to be just as good and buy at least 1 whenever I see it, at $9 a bottle it is something to savor. I don't care for the murky color and high amount of sediment in the appearance, but i detect none in the mouth feel. Very smooth and versatile SMaSH IPA, fruity and hoppy. Nectar of the gods. Good thing my son dislikes IPA's, this one is all mine.

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Yellow Rose from The Lone Pint Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.
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