Rocket Girl | Asheville Brewing Company

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Asheville Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by thagr81us on 03-10-2011

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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by sulldaddy:
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3.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

THe beer is at cellar temp and poured into a pint glass.
Pours a bright clear yellow hue with fizzy bleached white head of 4 cm. The foam fades gradually to a sturdy surface layer.
Aroma is mild with some grainy malt and a bit of spicy hops. NO hint of booze and no complexity, not flawed anywhere either, just not exciting to me.
First sip reveals a very light body and fizzy carbonation. Flavor is grainy malt and some residual sweetness. Maybe a little herbal hop finish. Not complex or overwhelming. A decent lager, but not one to hunt out again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Straw yellow, touch of haze, creamy; frothy white head

SMELL: Fresh, clean, bready malts, honey, hay

TASTE: Crisp, prickly, light bodied, biscuity malts, grassy hops, herbal, mild fruitiness and dimethyl sulfide (DMS), bready finish

Referred to as a “Golden Lager” on the can, this hybrid ale meets lager brewed with a Kölsch yeast at a low temperature is a decent lager—especially for a low ABV beer. Light, but still interesting and well-balanced. Drinkability is insane. Our only gripe is we wished it finished a bit cleaner.

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Photo of Richie_Inman
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +17.6%
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 tdm168
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cedric's Tavern at the Biltmore in Asheville.

A - pours a clear gold with a thin lacing of head.

S - faint citrus

T - lemon, grassy, faint malt

M - light bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is about as simple as beer gets, but after wandering around the Biltmore and the grounds for a few hours on a hot May day in NC this was perfect and very refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of OldSwampy
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
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 Uncwest96
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thagr81us
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had while at the brewpub during a visit to Asheville. Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured golden-yellow with a half finger bone white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, nutmeg, and skunk. The flavor was of sweet malt, spices, nutmeg, and wheat. It ahd a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew, but far from awe-inspiring. Every aspect of this one just seemed to be lacking so much that it wasn't even funny. I could see people playing beer pong with this one if I'm honest. Just the watered down aspect killed this one for me personally. Worth trying with dinner, but I would leave it at that...

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Photo of lzepplin01
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dgeebs07
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.31/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Yes, you guessed it. That can did reach my hand by way of woodychandler. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, a touch of sweetness. Taste is crisp and mild, grains, malts, light hops, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of sluggo013
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Peasephoto
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy bright orange with a big fomay off white head. A real nice slow fade with good retention. A very nice layer of lace and just a super hazy overall look. Smell was crisp, clean and not overly biting or strong. Lightly linger and waffed through the air. Nice hint of subtle hoppiness and a blend of sugary tones. Not bad, could be stronger. First impresssion was very smooth, but then it kinda fell flat on the tongue, with a dull feel. The finish was nice and hoppy and had some lingering to it, and the overall flavor had a nice balance to it with the malt profile

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Photo of soblack
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of ninaturner
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of genogirl
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of GABrew
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerDocT
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into ye old chilled tulip.

Appearance 4.0: Lovely deep golden color. Head was small (1/8"), but dissipated into pleasant swirls on the top. Lots of CO2 bubble everywhere.

Smell 3.0: Pretty average bouquet on this beer. Nothing really jumps out at me, just a neutral scent.

-Taste 4.0: Front is dry and somewhat sweet. Middle is smooth and filled with subtle barley. Finish is where the alkaline bite of the hops hit you, although this is restrained. Aftertaste is very pleasant: malt, adjuncts and very light hops. Refreshing.

-Mouthfeel 3.0: Pleasant mouthfeel, nothing outstanding.

-Overall 3.5: Very good lager. This beer is refreshing and has a nice hop bite to it, in spite of its billing as a "golden lager." This would be an excellent session beer and also excellent with food. Definitely worth picking up if you can find it.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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