Rocket Girl | Asheville Brewing Company

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Rocket GirlRocket Girl

Brewed by:
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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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Maria_B
4.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is Just what I wanted!

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4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

CAN-curious? Worried about what your unborn offspring might look like if you drink beer from a CAN? Fret no longer as the fomenter, instigator and creator of The CANQuest (TM) leads you on a merry expedition into the very best (and worst) that beer has to offer!

From the CAN: Well, not really anything, but note how my close-up pic reveals Rocket Girl standing on a running board reading "Mind the Gap". the whole scene looks like it was rendered by Wally Wood, a fellow Woody of whom I am a big fan. He took Pap's way out in 1982, but his art is unique. Man, the dolls are all curvy and buxom and I was once with a beauty that could have been one of his models. We looked like a Mutt & Jeff couple and my dumpy, rumpled attraction was inexplicable to most, but she liked my tumescence and that sustained us for a long time until she became bored and moved on.

Wild, the Rocket Girl was a squirter! I have been with a few of them, also, but usually they cop to it ahead of time. She got her juices all over my fingers, which I licked as though I was done with a bucket of Col. Sanders' finest. I then inverted the CAN for both a Glug and to see it there might not be a small packet of short curlies to augment the experience. No luck there, but two fingers of dense, bone-white head with good retention to make up for any loss. Color was a bright lemon yellow (SRM = 4) and it looked like liquid sunshine in my glass. Wow! I should have had this on a dreary February afternoon, instead. Nose smelled like grass and honey and I was sent! Dip The Old Lady in honey, smoke some grass and watch me take off like a rocket. 'Nuff said! Mouthfeel was medium and the grassy hops just danced around on my tongue. Oh man, I eschewed lagers for so (too) long, but now I realize that they CAN be tasty and worthwhile. Finish was semi-dry with a lingering grassiness.

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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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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of clickyourfingers
4/5  rDev +15.6%

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

Photo of Eziel
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate to significant amounts of active visible carbonation quickly rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint hints of golden yellow. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of cereal grain malts with some lighter aromas of bready malts. There are light notes of herbal and grassy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of bready, biscuit, and cereal grain malts but without very much sweetness. There are light to moderate flavors of herbal, grassy, and citrus/orange zest hops. Light amounts of bitterness are present but it fades pretty quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp and smooth.

O: This is very drinkable and very sessionable. A very nice lager with some more pronounced hop aromas and flavors than are often found in the styles (especially American examples). This is a great easy drinking beer for starting out on Thanksgiving and watching some football.

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Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of soblack
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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 ariceclemson
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Photo of Dave1999
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear Amber with a bright white head.

The smell is light and malty.

The taste is crisp, clean and light malts.

The feel light and easy to drink.

This was pretty good for a light lager, not my favorite style but I enjoyed the single can I bought. Very low abv would be good for an all day session.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
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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Rocket Girl from Asheville Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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