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Rolling Rock Extra Pale - Latrobe Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

761 Reviews
THE BROS
67
poor

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Reviews: 761
Hads: 2,507
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 23.88%
Wants: 24
Gots: 388 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Latrobe Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-02-2001

Using a time-honored recipe with only the finest malted barley and blend of hops, Rolling Rock is a classic American lager that is as well-known for its distinctive, full-bodied taste as it is for its craftsmanship, heritage and painted green bottle.

Full-flavored, with a subtle bite. Light-to-medium body and color. Brewed with only the choicest ingredients; a perfect blend of pale barley malt, rice and corn.
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Reviews: 761 | Hads: 2,507
Photo of Slaterlovesbeer
2.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear yellow color. Very airy almost crispy head vanished quickly. Little aroma. Taste is hoppy and dry, with little malt and not too sweet or bitter. Nice, refreshing, and doesnt taste too bad for a mega brew. Would try again. (229 characters)

Photo of mmmbeer89
2.66/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

it smells skunkier than it tastes. it has a light skunky taste but it's better that way in my opinion vs. a very skunky taste. it looks very light and clear which i don't like but it's smoothness makes up for it. overall not a bad beer for the price (i found a six pack of bottles for 4.99) which easily beats the price of most macro brews. (340 characters)

Photo of Rogue_Elephant
4.46/5  rDev +66.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer snobs hate this stuff.
But what do they expect for the price?
When you compare Rolling Rock to Bud, MGD, Coors...RR always wins hands down.
If I rated this beer just on doing what it is designed to do for the price (clean, refreshing, just holding that green painted bottle against your head after mowing grass is worth the price of six) I'd give it a 5.
But since the current AB configuration isn't as good as the original, I'll knock it down to a 4.
The beer is pale, as the label implies, but the taste isn't as light as some others in the genre.
I've never bothered to sniff beer when I drink it from the bottle and that's what this beer is made for.
The taste is clean and crisp and perfect for complementing foods at backyard parties.
As for the feel, the amount of carbonation can vary from batch to batch.
But overall, a damn good beer for the price.
FWIW, I like to throw a few Yuengling Ambers in the cooler with the Rolling Rock just to alternate when I head out to an all night party and that seems to work well for me. (1,036 characters)

Photo of Jack_Malts
2.97/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

AAL tasting 3/6

Very pale, no head

Smells funky and skunky, as if they actually put some actual hops in this beer, but they were old hops and then the beer got old too. Definite rice presence, as well as sweet toasted grain presence. Toasted bread is big on the nose.

Nice and flavorful up front, with plenty of toasted bread and some metallic sweetness. Corn syrup on the back end. The flavor fades fast into nothingness.

Feel is a bit watery with lighter carbonation. Somewhat crisp.

This AAL actually tastes a bit like actual toasted grains and has a noticeable, although uninteresting hop presence. Much more drinkable than coors or budweiser. (652 characters)

Photo of ColdWaffles
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mini review: Honestly a lot better compared to most beers in the style. You can actually taste some hop character and the adjunct grain flavor is lesser than a lot of beers in the style. Definitely don't mind kicking back a few. Probably prefer from draft or a can, actually. Green bottle affects flavor here. Review based on a 16oz can split between straight can and pour. Not a good beer in the world of craft, but solid in the world of suds. (444 characters)

Photo of musty_taco
2.78/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Drink this brew ice-cold after throwing the pigskin around on a hot day and you will not be disappointed. Otherwise, this beer lacks and depth of flavor. (154 characters)

Photo of hartighe
1.94/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drinkable but not good. I remembered liking it more in the past so I was a bit disappointed. The first thing you notice is that the color is way to pale, I guess if I had drink directly from the can I would not have been predispossed. If you are looking for cheap macro lagers you are better off with Carling or Pabst. (319 characters)

Photo of iman99
2.3/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't know why but this stuff is overpriced at most places I would prefer to drink PBR any day than this stuff and most people agree with me I don't know why they call this pale ale it really just tastes like watered down Budweiser if you ask me well this stuff should be dirt cheap (284 characters)

Photo of muldersha
1.9/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Had from a 16oz can purchased in Portland, OR

Pours a crystal clear pale straw color with an aggressive large pearly white head. The head dissipates almost immediately and leaves little to no lacing.

Somewhat muted aromas of fresh corn, canned corn, yellow apple, yellow plum, banana, and dusty old rags.

Lots of carbonation attacks the palate almost immediately eliminating most of the beer's flavor. There are subtle notes of estery bananas and apples. Finish is hopless, watery, and non-existent.

Very palatable. Pretty much tastes like sparkling water. Refreshing. (576 characters)

Photo of IrishCubsHawks
3.03/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hop-heads should just stay away and differ from reviewing Rolling Rock.

You know what you are getting: a cheap, yet refreshing beer that is best drank ice cold after mowing the lawn. Nice go-to. (195 characters)

Photo of ta_hagen
4/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good summer beer - sweetness from the malt and then the taste of corn and rice, there is very little hop profile to balance this out, kind of watery. Refreshing and would prefer over a pilsner. (193 characters)

Photo of gopens44
2.13/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

For what it is, it could be a lot worse. Fact is, this is refreshing when cold and doesn't demand a lot of attention. If given the option of this or several other light beers, you can indeed do worse. (201 characters)

Photo of HoppyBastard
2.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, pale yellow color with two-finger white head that has decent retention and slowly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of bubbles remained, there is some lacing on the glass, higher than average carbonation.

SMELL: sweet corn syrup, grass and crackers.

TASTE: initially some sweetness from the malt and then the taste of corn and rice, there is very little hop profile to balance this out, kind of watery.

PALATE: light body and higher than average carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very poor tasting beer, unbalanced and watery, not like I remember from my youth, I buy AAL's on occasion but would not buy this again as there are much better choices available. (794 characters)

Photo of BusterSufo
1.14/5  rDev -57.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I agree with the notion that Rolling Rock seems like it was better back in the day. I think they changed their recipe to obtain higher margins on the crap beer market. Sometimes I buy cheap beer but this is my least favorite, except maybe the malt liquors. (256 characters)

Photo of Lahoi
1.5/5  rDev -44%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I do my best to cut some slack to the cheap AAL beers, but this beer is barely palatable. I can handle PBR, Big Flats, Coors Banquet, but Rolling Rock is in another class. A lower class. I'm not sure if they changed the beer, but it seems to be a much differnt beer from what I recall from the ole high school glory days. Then again, I'd like to think I drank for different reasons back then. Perhaps it was junk then, too. (423 characters)

Photo of dabone
3.02/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a can. Pale yellow with a thick white head and minor legs. Faint malt aroma, not much. Taste has a lot of sweetness from the malt. Their is a faint bitterness but no hop tones. Very distinct and unpleasant metallic aftertaste. Very good texture and mouthfeel. Overall not very appealing. (299 characters)

Photo of 10-8
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It is what it is. Cheap light beer that's better than any Bud, miller, coors etc. As stated, drink ice cold on hot summer days. Great for tailgating or backyard BBQ's, drink it right out of the bottle. (204 characters)

Photo of BayernMunchen3113
1.84/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Skunky smell - quite tasteless. Nothing to write home about. My go to if I want an old man beer. However, I would buy this over bud light any day of the week. (158 characters)

Photo of jera1350
2.03/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes of adjuncts. Corn and rice, lingering artificial sweetness that leaves an unappealing aftertaste. Very light and a bit watery. Not something I need again. (161 characters)

Photo of jasonpeckins32
2.09/5  rDev -22%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

If I'm looking for a beer, I'm almost never looking for a Rolling Rock. However, its somehow crisp and refreshing, although I've wondered if it gets its only flavor from the green bottle mild-skunkiness syndrome. (213 characters)

Photo of MUTINY
3.52/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quick review. The basics: water-light, slick, skunky nose, general lack of interesting flavor (zero identifiable hop)...& yet I still have a soft spot for this brew. The goofy carb & cheapo malt components just speak to me, I guess. (235 characters)

Photo of tucson_brewson
3.91/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First review honors to a beer I've bought plenty of bottles, cans, and pints of. I'm a fan of green-bottled skunky beers, and while this one isn't as strong in scent, it goes down smooth and is best ice cold for those hot summer days. Obviously not a high-class, complex brew. It came from small town Latrobe after all. But damn if it's not a guilty pleasure. It's a beer my pops drank, so like father, like son I guess. Cheers. (428 characters)

Photo of Libeertarian
2.38/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, pale yellow. Too watery in appearance. Head very white, fluffy and quickly gone. Smells heavily of adjuncts, but malty-sweet. Tastes of corn, walnuts, pencil shavings, esters, and honey. Smoother, wetter, fuller-bodied, but less carbonated than a Miller High Life. Also, less hopped. Could be refreshing on a hot day. Not nasty, but nothing special. (364 characters)

Photo of Michelleluw
2.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is a light, easy, and refreshing beer. Not sure why they chose to do the green bottle, but it's made their bottle recognizable. This is an easy drinking beer that doesn't blow your mind, but it's not awful. (211 characters)

Photo of Garrion335
2.64/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A very crisp, light beer. I'm guessing all the bad reviews are from people who want a bold, slap-in-the-face taste to their beer. Sometimes you drink beer just to get a buzz. If that's what you're after, you could do way worse than rolling rock. I would rank beers like bud light, Coors light, michelob light, nattie light, etc below rolling rock. (347 characters)

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Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.