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Yellow Rose, Lone Pint by Tam

 

Yellow Rose

Lone Pint Brewery

Magnolia, TX

SMaSH IPA

ABV: 6.8%

IBUs: 62

Packaging: Draft, 16.9 Oz. Bottles

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When I poured Yellow Rose into a glass, there was an odd familiarity to its appearance. This beer gave the impression of a Bud Light or Miller Lite to the common drinker. I, being from a small farming community, was all too familiar with those style brews and needless to say, I was a bit reluctant about what to expect from this SMaSH IPA (Single Malt/Single Hop). That hesitation quickly disappeared when I raised that glass to my lips.

My nose was met with a full blitz of citrus and fruit aromas that helped lay the foundation for the perfect blend of acidic flavors with just the right amount of hoppiness. This is by far the smoothest IPA I’ve experienced yet, and Yellow Rose, in this future cicerone’s opinion, is perfect for any season, setting or event. My fellow authors agree that this beer deserves a five star rating. But don’t take my word for it, you can read Tony’s review here.

There are no boundaries or limits to when you can enjoy this deliciously brewed IPA, and I can honestly see why Lone Pint chose this enjoyable beer to be distributed year round.

 

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The Yellow Rose IPA label is a dedication to the legend of the “Yellow Rose of Texas.” Stories say that, “The Yellow Rose” was a young woman who was gifted as a personal servant of General Santa Anna during the Texas War of Independence. Understanding the importance of the Texan cause, she would risk her life to spy and report Mexican troop movements to General Sam Houston. Without the help of this legendary figure, Texas’s freedom might never have come to fruition, and we wouldn’t have Beer Chronicle. Booooooo!

Now remember, we’re not beer experts, but our knowledge comes from life experiences and Yellow Rose is just that – a true experience. It’s the beer that made me, a man who disliked IPAs, into an IPA drinker. Luckily for us, Lone Pint is kept in our former republic. Which means this is a beer made by Texans for Texans.

So what do your Houston taste buds say? Let us know in the comments below and remember: “She’s the sweetest little rosebud that Texas ever knew.”

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Tam Pham
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