Rocket Girl | Asheville Brewing Company

Rocket GirlRocket Girl
102 Ratings
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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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
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 brentk56
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a nice, fluffy head that leaves a sheet of lacing

Smell: Bready and grainy; faint hop aspect

Taste: Bready, up front, with a growing grainy character; some grassy bitterness, in the middle; the finish is slightly herbaceous

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Highly drinkable; a decent lager for when a lager will do

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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 WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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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Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a muddled, bright, maize-gold coloring, with a frothy, sparse, white head. Nose of toasted grains and subtle hops, remaining very light throughout. Flavors are toasted grains forward, with a floral hops highlight, and a tangy hops resin character at the end. Crisp and mid-bodied, with a tangy sweet and bitter aftertaste. The finish is smooth and crisp.

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Photo of Tone
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hops, slight wheat, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness. Tastes of hops, hint of citrus, pale malt, slight sweet malt, and wheat. Overall, weak appearance, decent aroma and body, good feel, but too dry and too much wheat flavor.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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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 AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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Rocket Girl from Asheville Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 102 ratings
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