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Yellow Rose IPA, Lone Pint Brewery by Tony

 

Yellow Rose IPA

The Lone Pint Brewery

Magnolia, TX

SMaSH IPA

ABV: 6.8%

IBUs: 62

Packaging: Draft, 16.9oz. Bottles

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Man. Hold. Up. Yellow Rose IPA is terrific. This is the easily one of the best IPA I’ve ever had in Houston.

This is what I want from an IPA. While the dank, resinous IPAs are good, and so are the crisp floral ones, this Yellow Rose IPA sits right in the middle, pulling from the best of each. There’s a light crisp start, and it’s mildly sweet as it goes down. It finishes and blossoms like the hop-flower-thing that dawns the Lone Pint logo. There’s a subtle hop bitterness and a bouquet of fruitiness with pineapple and grapefruit notes on the finish.

Yellow Rose IPA reminds me a bit of Baa Baa’s Father Goose IPA. They’re both great, but I haven’t had the chance to write about theirs (yet). I love this Yellow Rose IPA, though!

Believe the hype. I usually stray away from it, but this is undeniable. I’m giving this a 5 star review, and I’ve only done that once or twice before – this is absolutely a perfect beer to me.

It’s a bright golden color with a little haziness and low carbonation. There’s a slightly creamy mouthfeel accompanied by a thick, white, creamy head that sticks around for a little while as it laces down the glass, so thick and creamy.

Blown. Away. Period.

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The artwork for Yellow Rose IPA reminds me a bit of a character from some MMORPG. It’s illustrative and classic looking, and it features the profile portrait of a young woman inside of a large circle. She’s flanked on either side by little hops growing in a field. It’s very tan and brown, and a little splash of yellow and green contrast against the earthy colors.

You can find Yellow Rose IPA at Growler USA Katy and pretty much any other growler fill spot, but thank God they started distributing bottles in September! You’ll start seeing more of this on the shelves of your grocery store or liquor store – I guarantee it. Check out the locations available on TapHunter. I got mine at HEB, per usual.

This beer is easily one of the best IPAs in Houston, maybe even the USA. That’s a bold statement, but I’ve got a lot of beer to drink to prove the theory! There’s a lot of hype around Yellow Rose IPA, and I believe it’s well placed. What about you – do you think this is one of the best IPAs Houston has to offer?

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Tony D
tony.d@beerchronicle.com

Tony's an artist that loves craft brew almost as much as he does Houston. He's worked in the oil industry and owns a few small businesses. Tony isn't picky when it comes to beer types, as long as it's refreshing and sessionable.

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