Rocket Girl | Asheville Brewing Company

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80
good
101 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Asheville Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
ashevillebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thagr81us on 03-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
12.72%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerid
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ninaturner
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OldSwampy
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice golden color with thick white head that leaves some lacing. Nose a little subdued but true to style, lager malts with mild hops, not too sweet. Taste a rich balanced lager that could only be improved by adding a bit of complexity, but is definitely a step above a lot of American lagers. Good beer, second I've had from this brewery, and both have been tasty and true to style. Poured from can with 5-03-16 date, presumably the production date.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Using the best of both worlds, Asheville Brewing uses what's best in the crisp dry and refreshing taste and texture of pilsner but also the soft and supple fruitiness of ale for a German-styled kolsch beer that offers subtle hints of complexity but in a high quaffing form

The bright and golden ale glimmers in the glass while its soft breadiness wafts onto the nose. Light apple and citrus accompany the fresh graininess and keep the sulfury scent restrained. Early flavors of fresh baking bread, dry crackers and a subtle doughy sweetness charm the sense to start the session.

And over the palate, the hybrid beer rolls through a drying bread taste and texture, inviting a light honeysuckle coat to offer a floral and fruity taste. Lemon, apple, light pear and berry add a smoothness to a mild hop bite of grassy and peppery bitterness.

Medium-light on the palate, the beer's dry demeanor plays upon the raw grain and grass of the beer leaving a light minty-hop finish and a linger of bread and herb.

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Photo of TripelMark
2.62/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uncwest96
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant gold under a 1” lacy white foam cap that descends to a thick film moderately fast.

S: Spicy earthy hops, light grain, trace of pine. Hop aromas are medium, malt aromas are medium low.

T: Moderately rich malt with a light sweetness balanced by a trace of tartness on the finish. Some grainy dryness on the finish accented by a pleasant moderate bitterness that lingers.

F: Medium light body and medium carbonation.

O: This is a good lager that is easy to drink.

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Photo of Brandon632
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seanote
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Straight2Ale
3.14/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty easy drinking.

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Photo of lzepplin01
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bendukes86
2.74/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Had it on draft...wasn't looking for anything heavy...expected a Tad more flavor

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DuffDaddy
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had a taster of this mediocre lager at Jugghead's bottle shop in Winston Salem. Visited the venue with Mom, Dad and Bethany on a trip to pick up the kids after their summer in NC.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbfarris
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: grass, pilsner malt, a little lemon;

T: light malt sweetness; a little grainy; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation; somewhat crisp; moderately dry finish;

O: not very complex; easy drinking; a nice craft entry beer;

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Photo of Ljoreilly
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dgeebs07
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Rocket Girl from Asheville Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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