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Rolling Rock Extra Pale - Latrobe Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
61
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2,227 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,227
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 2.59
pDev: 27.03%
Wants: 15
Gots: 171 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-02-2001)
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Reviews by Lnedrive14:
Photo of Lnedrive14
2.53/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

If you've gotta pound away 30 beers and you don't want to taste anything, this is the beer for you. All the lack of flavor, which includes a lack of any bitter nastiness of other cheap, easy to drink beer. Goes pretty well with spicey food.

Honestly, this is one of the least flavorful beers out there. but sometimes that's exactly what you need.

Lnedrive14, Feb 12, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerDocT
2.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ah, the old days when Rolling Rock was like a gourmet beer...something rare...something to actively seek out. Found a sixer of these at Harry's in Marietta for $4.99 and decided to trip and fall down memory lane.

Appearance 2.25: Wow, this is indeed a "Pale Ale." Looks like watered-down apple juice. No head. No lacing. It's just there. It does kind of look beer-esque, though.

Smell 3.0: Bouquet is actually OK. Hints of grains and the classic lager phenols.

Taste 3.0: Front is missing. Nothing there, taste-wise. Middle is somewhat sweet, with heavy carbonation interrupting any deeper taste that might have been present. Finish is smooth, with a very light taste of malt, but that's it. Aftertaste is where some brief hints of corn pop up along with some brief hints of grains, before it all fades away.

Mouthfeel 2.5: Too much carbonation and it interferes with the taste of the beer.

Overall 3.0: In spite of this beer's many faults, it is still OK. Nothing fantastic, just a basic lagery, bubbly, malt beverage to quench your thirst or wash down some pizza or wings. If you can get it cheap in the summer, it is a great lawnmower beer. Still, if you pay over five bucks for a sixer of these, get your head examined. Again, this beer is not bad, it just is not that good. A classic and an OK beer.

BeerDocT, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of FoodBlog
4.8/5  rDev +85.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First of all, this is not what I would call a world class beer, but for what I drink it for, no other beer will do.

I think of this as malt soda, rather than beer, in the classical sense. It is a very crisp and refreshing beverage that absolutely has no equal in the summer months after a long day of lawn mowing in the hot sun. I grew up drinking this beer (back when they made it in Latrobe, PA), and it is the one beer that I still drink from my youth.

FoodBlog, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.48/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rolling Rock. Who can forget the jewel green bottles and the horse on the front with the eloquent speech on the back containing 33 words? I truly wish this beer got more love here but I can understand why it doesn't. It's not everyone's cup of ...er, beer. I'll conclude the intro by saying it is one of my personal favorites. On a hot day or just a relaxing-after-work situation, Rolling Rock is hard to beat. I honestly mean that.

Appearance - not pouring this one but if I remember correctly the head isn't very impressive and recedes rapidly.

Smell - Cantaloupe, sweet corn, sweetened cereal. With a touch of sourness. Dash of harvest wheat.

Taste - A mellow, lightly sour, yet spicy flavor that bites nicely and leaves you feeling satisfied. A body of corn sweetness envelopes the flavors and wraps it up in a gift horse for your tongue. Spicy notes leave a dry flavor on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Carbonated, but full bodied and smooth. Dry finish. Lots of burps.

Overall - Rolling Rock is a tasty treat at a perfect price. Rolling Rock, like revenge - is a dish best served cold. Ice cold. As the beer begins to warm, you really start to smell and taste the off-notes and imperfections. And at that point, it's a drain pour. Rolling Rock is best enjoyed within 5 minutes of cracking the cap. And I don't think I'd want to drink it out of a glass or a can. Green bottles for me, please. And for $9.47 a 12 pack at your local wally world - who can argue. I can enjoy a craft just as much as the next guy, but for an every man's beer, Rolling Rock is a step above the crowd. It is what it is. A great beer for the working man.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of DagenhamDavis
2.98/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Having been unimpressed by this beer in the past, it had been years since I had tried it. A friend brought a bunch over to my place in those classic green bottles, and I had to try one.
There's not a lot of flavor here, but what is there is a very clean and refreshing. Very light, and has the potential to be a great summer beer if it's on sale. Otherwise there are others from the style I'd take over this. I think what's best about this beer is not what it is, but rather what it isn't. That is, it's not harsh, funky, or metallic like some AALs, which in some ways is endorsement enough.

DagenhamDavis, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of joe12pk
3.73/5  rDev +44%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

24 oz can poured into a lager glass.

A - Straw. Decent white head gives way to nice lacing. Good retention.

S - Not much there. Faint corn and apple.

T - Sweet malt with a little hop action. Very crisp with a proper amount of carbonation. Finishes clean and sweet with faint corn/apple taste.

M - Light

O - One of my top five AAL. It's an unabashedly delightful and delicious brew. Go get some!

joe12pk, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of flagbearer
3.83/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my very first beer, handed down from my grandfather. I swear this runs through is veins...as long as I can remember, hardly ever saw him without one in his hand. always remember him sitting out late at night on his porch, drinking and as he would say, "counting his blessings." a beer that has sentimental value which puts it up there for me. love that green bottle! in my eyes, the drink of a hard working family man.

flagbearer, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of mojohawk21
2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

mojohawk21, Yesterday at 01:48 AM
Photo of Gowcheco
2.48/5  rDev -4.2%

Gowcheco, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
2/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – I was shocked to see a large head rise out of my modest pour. It held on for a few minutes as well and laced the glass. The beer itself is standard macro yellow.

Smell – I was equally as shocked not to find any skunk in the bottle. The only aroma I could locate was faint corn, but at least it wasn’t repulsive.

Taste – The lack of any real flavor fell more in line with this pessimistic taste. A one-dimensional corn/grain/water mixture came and went in a matter of moments. For a second it seemed like it was going to try and finish with some genuine sweetness, but it gave up mid-way through the effort.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation is cheap and foamy.

Drinkability – The lack of any sheer nastiness gets this one past my macro test, but just barely.

RoyalT, Aug 26, 2003
Photo of cam477
2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

cam477, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
1.95/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Rolling Rock "Extra Pale", huh? Extra Pale is an understatement. This beer is almost clear. Imagine the lightest straw colored beer you've ever seen, and this one does it one better. One shade lighter. One shade closer to pure transparency. Sometimes I'm not sure if the glass is full or empty.

I can't comment on any head as I've never seen one. Oh, that white fizzly shit on top that was gone within seconds? That's not a head. This is a pretty pathetic looking beer. At least the aroma isn't complete shit. Not only is it not complete shit, it's not really much of anything. Some cereal grains, a light pant of lager-type yeast, and a shot of stale, musty hops. Mmm'mm, Campbell's would be proud.

Carbonation attacks your tongue like the bubonic plague, muting pretty much all flavors at first. This might be some kind of sick, silver lining though, as the flavor of this beer probably isn't very great anyway. Grains, some moderate corn, lager crispiness, and again, another handful of the musty hops. Bitterness is low and this beer is drinkable, I'll give it that.

Not the worse AAL under the sun, and in all actuality, probably one of the better macros, in my opinion. This bitch is best served cold, ice cold, right at about 33 degrees F (that's about 0.56 degrees Celcius for you normal people). You might consider freezing this with a twig shoved through the center to make yourself a Rolling Rock lollipop.

tectactoe, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.24/5  rDev -13.5%

wesbrownyeah, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of GameOfBeers
1.8/5  rDev -30.5%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of ajkiser12
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

ajkiser12, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of SuomiHobbit
1/5  rDev -61.4%

SuomiHobbit, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of MikeC144
1.75/5  rDev -32.4%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of markallmon
4.5/5  rDev +73.7%

markallmon, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Will_Dixon
3.83/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a simple, great beer for sitting around a pool and relaxing. Best enjoyed from the bottle ice-cold, it is amazingly refreshing beer for what it is. it loses marks for its run-of-the-millnes, but it is a good, cheap beer. comparable to Budweiser or Miller, it's not the best, but is certinly is not the worst.

I love this beer, it is light and is meant for enjoyment. If you are looking to get smashed, go for something else. It is mild when compared to a lager or a pilsner, and it pales( heh pale) in comparison to other, more expensive pale ales. But it is called EXTRA pale ale for a reason.

For those of you who would like a good, refreshing beer without a huge price tag, go for the rolling rock. For those of you with a bit more beer money, I'd recommend Alexander Keith, very similar but a bit more refined.

Will_Dixon, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of sellmeagod
2.28/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A party standard, a classic without a bit of taste to the positive or the negative. It makes it clear that this is "extra pale" and that's what you get. It sticks to its guns and gets it done.

The smell is nothing, or perhaps faint urine, but who smells a Rolling Rock anyway? This beer was designed to drain quickly, and it gets points for doing that well. Tasting like delicious water and crisp when cold. Fine.

sellmeagod, Sep 13, 2010
Photo of SD-Alefan
2/5  rDev -22.8%

SD-Alefan, May 23, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
2/5  rDev -22.8%

DaftPatrick, May 15, 2014
Photo of BK2084
2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Todd
3.05/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz green bottle with the painted 1939 label and a stamped packaged date. The painted back reads: From the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe ... We tender this premium beer for your enjoyment, as a tribute to your good taste ... It comes from the mountain springs to you ... "33"

Appearance: Light golden with an active level of carbonation that forms a fine, semi-creamy white head, that sticks to the glass.

Smell: Light malt grains, soft floral hop aromas and corn (DMS).

Taste: Light bodied. Fizzy, seltzer-like carbonation. Malt flavour is thin, dry with a dextrin sweetness and husk tannins. Hops are tangy bitter/lemony, but only for a moment. Major cooked veggies/corn flavours are enhanced as the beer warms (more DMS). Finishes a tad dry, grainy with lingering vegatable flavours.

Notes: Latrobe has taken an off-flavour and enhanced it to the point of it becoming Rolling Rock's trademark aroma and flavour, DiMethyl Sulfide (DMS).

For what it is ... it is simply okay. Nothing overly special going on. Very light, easy to drink and extremely refreshing (when cold). Serve ice cold as this beer tends to get rather nasty and unpalatable when warm.

Todd, Aug 26, 2001
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Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
61 out of 100 based on 2,227 ratings.