Rolling Rock Extra Pale - Latrobe Brewing Co.
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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
3.45/5 rDev +33.2%
This is a simple beer with a clean non-offensive flavor. It has a very pale light golden yellow color with a white foamy head. The flavor is a mix of light malty grains and mild hops. It has a super clean finish with a light body and a thin but lively texture and carbonation. Overall it's an extremely refreshing and drinkable beer that's great for sloppy bbq and spicy food. Non-beer drinkers may also enjoy this brew especially if offered in cut little split bottles.
05-09-2008 04:17:27 | More by generallee
3.56/5 rDev +37.5%
An under appreciated domestic beer that possesses a unique pale ale flavor that is unlike any of the other MacroBreweries. Best enjoyed in the bottle. I've always been grateful for Rolling Rock's painted label, very cool. With all the other bottles out there you can peel their brand right off the bottle, but not Rolling Rock. A very good beer for an always reasonable price.
06-13-2013 21:06:41 | More by ValpoExpo
2.68/5 rDev +3.5%
The bottled Rolling Rock really brings out the adjuct flavour and aroma ... very corny with a steely after taste. The run of the mill carboantion gives some crips refreshing character ... other than that this beer is quite bland. Very little in the hops department as well ... hint of alcohol in the finish shows again that it is a beer.
06-21-2003 21:09:44 | More by Jason
Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 2,103 ratings.