Rolling Rock Extra Pale - Latrobe Brewing Co.
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Reviews by watermelon:
3.39/5 rDev +30.9%
120z can poured into a pint glass.
A: Crystal clear straw with a soapy 2 finger head, very little lacing.
S: Can really smell much mostly corn.
T: Malty taste and corn
M: Medium carbonation. This beer is super drinkable, and isn't rough on the stomach.
O: I like rolling rock its my goto cheap beer. If Im drinking to get drunk Im drinking rolling rock. Ive had it out of the bottle and it is much better, however I can get 18 cans for $9.60 or a 6 pack of bottles for 6 bucks. This beer is incredibly refreshing and isn't revolting in taste it is by far one of the better AAL thats Ive had.
10-16-2013 00:39:44 | More by watermelon
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2.91/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
06-22-2014 03:29:36 | More by BeerDocT
3.33/5 rDev +28.6%
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.
08-09-2014 04:10:22 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.98/5 rDev +15.1%
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.
06-29-2014 04:46:38 | More by DagenhamDavis
3.73/5 rDev +44%
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!
07-30-2014 03:21:59 | More by joe12pk
3.83/5 rDev +47.9%
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.
08-03-2014 07:48:48 | More by flagbearer
2/5 rDev -22.8%
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 wasnt 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.
08-26-2003 01:45:11 | More by RoyalT
1.95/5 rDev -24.7%
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.
07-08-2012 02:18:31 | More by tectactoe
3.83/5 rDev +47.9%
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.
07-06-2013 03:00:32 | More by Will_Dixon
2.28/5 rDev -12%
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.
09-13-2010 22:37:44 | More by sellmeagod
3.05/5 rDev +17.8%
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.
08-26-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
1.98/5 rDev -23.6%
had the misfortune of trying this beer. was reccomended by a man who is not banned from making beer suggestions. what looks like a norma, seamingly innocent beer from the outside, quickly turns into a dispair of bitterness. bitterness overall isnt always bad, but this overt biterness is excessive. and no real flavor to help mask the bitter, making it almost undrinkable.
07-25-2004 09:18:31 | More by twi1609372
Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
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