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Rolling Rock Extra Pale - Latrobe Brewing Co.

Rolling Rock Extra PaleRolling Rock Extra Pale

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1,846 Ratings

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Ratings: 1846
Reviews: 703
rAvg: 2.59
pDev: 26.64%

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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Photo of rangerred


2.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Had on tap in a plastic cup.

Appearance is a medium gold with a thin, fizzy white head. All in all it looks like your typical fizzy pale yellow beer. Not much to it but not much to complain about either.

Aroma is basically nonexistent. A little bit of bread and corn along with maybe the slightest hint of hay but I really don't pick up much.

the flavor is really about as weak as the aroma. A touch of bread and corn it is very light but also not offensive at all. Basically zero bitterness with just the slightest bit of stickiness left over. Soft mouthfeel.

Overall, this is simply plain, fizzy, yellow beer. Completely unoffensive and goes down like water. Honestly this wouldn't be too bad on a hot day but even then I am looking for something a bit more.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2014 00:49:06 | More by rangerred
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.28/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On Tap at the Aulde Dubliner

Appearance - Clear light yellow colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for 3 or 4 minutes.

Smell - Bread/crackers, apples, corn

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation an I can taste bread mixed with corn syrup and an apple juice sweetness. There really isn't much taste going on, it's basically a light beer. It ends with a sweet corn aftertaste.

Overall - A decent lawn mower or tailgating beer. Not something I'd buy at a bar, but some friends had a pitcher on the guy so I gave it a shot. You can do much better

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 19:21:02 | More by spinrsx
Photo of TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Produced a finger of head that managed to squeeze out some slightly lacing, even thought the head didn't retain. It's that clear slightly paler adjunct lager gold.

Smell: Hmm..nothing offensive but nothing special. Corn, barley, straw with a bit of a generic hop presence. Didn't need warming to come out but it's very mild and has a slight metallic twang.

Taste: It starts with a fairly generic mild corn and straw flavoured malt, but it makes up for it as the hops seem to make a slight appearance a bit early and add a touch of flavour that makes it stand out over most macro lagers. Has a slight honey taste to it as well.

Mouthfeel: That slight hop edge helps cleanse the pallet nicely and it doesn't stay around for very long but it is pleasant. It's a bit too flat in the carbonation department though.

Drinkability: Crisp, clean, smooth, easy going down and no problems keeping it down. That being said, that slight hop edge that saves so much of the beer for me, hampers it a little bit here.

Final Thought: Well, I had this after a night of skating and I downed it fairly quickly and easily, but the price wasn't quite what I wanted it to be for what it was. All in all, it's a slightly hoppier spin on the Macro Lager. I think Rolling Rock slightly pale might be a better name for it though. A surprising amount of flavour though for a 4.6% offering.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2012 05:10:33 | More by TheHammer
Photo of AdamBear


2.95/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-pale yellow with lots of bubbles and a stable white head

S-like an adjunct lager. strong scent of honey cereal. medium strength

T-well...its smooth. its doesn't taste terrible, but there's not much to it. its just a really creamy taste of cereal and light honey. its like water almost.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-this is the beer to take with you on a fishing trip with the guys. it doesn't taste bad at all, but then again there's really hardly any taste to it period. its very easy drinking, and given the right situation, this can be a fun companion.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2011 20:06:02 | More by AdamBear
Photo of timtwoface

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Honestly I can't figure why this beer seems to have such a decent reputation. I know there are far worse out there but still...

The beer is very simple...very weak. Clear. Yet it still is skunky enough to turn me off from having too many...one is enough. I would imagine on a hot day, this sort of thing would really hit the spot, but such hot days don't happen in my neck of the woods often so unfortunately, I'd have to give this run-of-the-mill-beer-in-a-green-bottle a pass.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2011 07:22:38 | More by timtwoface
Photo of bullwinkle88

Isle of Man

1.83/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had this on tap tonight, only cost me a toonie for a pint so I gave it a whirl.

A: Nothing to see here, literally. You'd have to have a side-by-side with a glass of water to spot a difference.

S: Again, nothing special to note. Alot of weak aromas of whatever minimal flavoring this beer has to offer. Just smells like booze, to be honest.

T: So weak, yet enough astringency to make me almost wince. There's really nothing enjoyable about this. Why did I order it, afterall?

M: Bubbly enough to satisfy in a pinch, and (for better or for worse) cold enough to suck down quick and not notice.

Overall: I like a macrobrew but this doesn't cut it. Beers like this seem to have a following, but I suspect its more due to the inexpensiveness of getting tanked as opposed to flavor. I can't imagine I'd ever settle for a Rolling Rock again. Filthy, flavorless beer and a waste of two bucks.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2011 03:47:46 | More by bullwinkle88
Photo of TheRealBigC


2.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Last summer I put back a bunch of these because the college pub sold pints of this and PBR for only $1. Having had a lot of PBR in my days prior and not a ton of Rolling Rock, I went with this one for those couple months and had plenty of good times with my friends.

It's an easily drinkable, though obviously unsophisticated beer. You buy this because it's cheap, but you buy it over Coors because it isn't gross.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2011 04:10:22 | More by TheRealBigC
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A 20oz pint at Original Joe's Varsity, whose claim to local fame is that they don't have any BMC on tap...mmm'k.

This beer appears a clear pale golden straw colour, with a thin cap of fizzy, soapy off-white head, which readily wisps away, leaving very little in the way of lace.

It smells of understated grainy pale malt, semi-sweet corn and rice, a further indistinct sweetness, a bit of burnt plastic, and a weak earthy, weedy hop dryness. The taste is tame sweet rice meal, a touch of sourdough tanginess, mild acetone, and very soft weedy hops.

The carbonation is just past the too-strong-not-to-note cutoff, the body somewhat prickly, medium-light in weight, and admittedly smooth. It finishes off-dry, fairly clean, with some faint pithy breadiness and rising acrid mustiness.

Plain is as plain does - this doesn't overtly offend nor does it inspire in the least. Another boring AB-Inbev shell company lager is not what we need around here, especially at joints that profess to damned well know better.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 03:45:12 | More by biboergosum
Photo of DrewSnyc667


2.78/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap last night

A-pale yellow, thin head that's kind of soapy looking, after a couple sips it doesn't exist. Activity is minimal

S-Corn and metal, light skunk, touch of lemon

T-super watery and metally, crispy finish very very clean on the palate

M-very thin and dry

O- meh...nothing to report, cheap beer goes down easy but nothing special at all

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2011 13:40:42 | More by DrewSnyc667
Photo of ReelBigwigFish

New Jersey

1.8/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Got a keg in the kegerator, so why the hell not?

A: PALE straw color, big fluffy head that dissipates like soda. Tiny whispers of lacing, but not much.

S: Has that light beer corn and light malt scent to it. Slight skunky aroma.

T: What taste?... nah, well it almost has no flavor; some light malt and skunky corn flavor.

M: Well at least it's refreshing, as much as seltzer water is. Crisp, fizzy, highly carbonated.

O: It's not the worst macro you can buy, but I wish I had saved the $15 and gotten a keg of keystone for my party over this. It's been a chore to finish off this keg before getting a decent one back in the ole kegerator.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2011 02:34:13 | More by ReelBigwigFish
Photo of CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale golden appearance with little head that disappears quickly and little lacing.    Smell is faint, hint of corn, grain and sweetness.
Taste is something I had trouble picking. Corn and adjuncts seemed to take up most of it. Picked up a hint of grain, grassy hops and sweetness as well. Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter and dry.

Watery beer that's good for chugging down, hard to Pick up quality tastes to it for that reason. Tastes like bud light or other American macro beers.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2011 03:12:52 | More by CrazyMike
Photo of bondjedi


2.95/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Welcome to the Rock!

From the tap I got a nice, thick, foamy head that lasted for about 30 seconds. Token lacing, lots of carbonation.

For smell, I got that banana scent that I associate with the Anheuser Busch family of beers. My guess is the glass-lined tanks of Old Latrobe have been replaced by the steel-lined tanks of Old Newark.

Tasted better than any banana-smelling beer with a quick disappearing head ought to - crisp and bubbly, reminiscent of cider (banana cider?) or champagne.

Super drinkable - this keg may not be long for this world.

Note - it is sub-freezing when I write this. If I were reviewing in mid-August, RR might get a review one full grade higher.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2011 05:11:05 | More by bondjedi
Photo of 9InchNails

New Jersey

2.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Looks like generic piss beer. Very light looking. Looks extremely carbonated. No head at all.
Smells like grain and some sort of citrus. Smells okay.

Taste is mostly grain, cereal, some lemon, burnt grass. Not that good. Very bland. This is a summer beer to drink with friends and a beer that is supposed to be mass consumed.

Body is light and decently carbonated. Not really good feeling. Very blah!

Drink ability is okay. I guess if I wanted to get messed up and this was all they had I'd take it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2011 22:51:54 | More by 9InchNails
Photo of Lillenk


2.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Grill One Eleven.

Appearance is very light almost clear, very bubbly.

Smell had almost nothing happening.

Taste was pretty bad. Typical light beer with nothing going on as far as flavor.

Mouthfeel was very light which made it very easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2011 23:09:35 | More by Lillenk
Photo of beertunes


3/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another in my series of brews due to losing a bet. If you bet a bartender, make sure you win. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a very pale yellow, with just over an inch of foamy white head that had surprisingly good retention and even some OK lacing.

The aroma was the expected, mostly benign, grain scent typical of the style. There was a trace of hops floating around the edges of this slightly sweet smelling brew. The flavors were also what I expected: slightly grainy, a bit sweet, a hint of hops and mostly neutral.

The body was typical for this style. Drinkability was very good if you like this style, typical if you're not a fan (like me). Overall, a fairly typical example of the style. I seem to remember this beer being much more flavorful back when I first tried it in the Mid-70s, but perhaps my memory is playing tricks on me.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2010 00:05:33 | More by beertunes
Photo of BARFLYB


1.63/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1


Rolling Rock comes off the spout looking burnt gold with semi hazy yellow trimmings, hardly a head or even a cap, looks dead after a bit. Smells like damp hay, sweet malt and no hops, grainy, weak. Taste is like city tap water because well there is no taste, just some small grain and malt, i guess there is hops in here but not alot. Less skunky than a bottle though, those things are horrid. Feel is light and crisp but the taste drawls me away. Drinakability is down the drain, id take any of the big three over this. Everybody looked at me in this dingy bar I was at when I had the thing dumped and I was just like "What do you want from me?"

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2010 22:39:04 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of cmq103

New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not going to go through all of the A,S,T,M and D ratings, as this isn't the type of beer to deserve detailed comments like that. What I will say is this is a good, inexpensive football/ baseball session beer. A little more flavor than Miller Lite (not much, but better) if you are looking for a lower alcohol session beer to grab a 1/2 keg of and drink while watching sports at the basement bar.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2010 04:36:55 | More by cmq103
Photo of yuenglingfan101


4.43/5  rDev +71%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Love this beer. Started buying it before it was taken over. I can currently get this beer on tap at the Eagles 75 cents. Only downside is on tap it gives quite a headache. Bottle is great too. I would hope one day the green bottle will be gone. I would avoid the can at all costs.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2010 16:04:53 | More by yuenglingfan101
Photo of bundy462


2.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Straw, very pale, no head.

S: Grainy, corn, vegetable smell, very slight hops if you smell hard enough.

T: Cooked vegetable mix and grain. Very slight bitterness in the finish.

M: Thin bodied, finishes dry.

O: Slightly below average, even for a macro brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2010 01:47:55 | More by bundy462
Photo of alleykatking


3.5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Went to see a show this is the best thing they had on tap...never reviewed it so why the hell not? Review from phone notes.

A- Pours a pale golden yellow color. Came to me with a finger white head which had no retention and died quickly. Light soapy lacing in the glass.

S- Light hopping in this is the first time I can really detect it in a macro lager. Sweet cereal grains of course but also a light malt backing. The overall aroma is pretty faint so there is a point breaker right there.

T- Flavor was that of most macros (cereal grains, cooked veggies) but there was a light hop profile in this that you could actually taste. Not as sweet tasting as other macros.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is lacking a little for the style but it's a good thing. Sweet malts left on the palate with some more grainy flavor in the aftertaste. Light, crisp, and well mostly refreshing.

D- This beer has high drinkability. I personally wouldn't want to kill a 6'er of it. But well I had my fair share of it that night. It does have a spot in my drinking hobby. Low ABV makes this one easy as can be to have a couple and then a couple more.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2010 17:47:09 | More by alleykatking
Photo of Thorpe429


2.38/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pale golden color with a decent amount of white head and pretty good carbonation.

S: Slight maltiness without too much of the adjunct coming through.

T: Mostly adjuncts with some hints of sweetness--almost a little bit of apple cider comes through.

M: Light with okay amounts of carbonation. Sort of a strange finish to this one.

D: More refreshing than a lot of macros, so long as you drink it when it's quite cold. No not attempt to drink after it has warmed up.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2009 16:32:07 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of wiseguy142

New York

3.2/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Pours very pale yellow with lots of carbonation and white foam. Aroma basically of nothing.. a little sweetness and no hop character. Taste is very thin. Really meant to be just a purely drinkable and refreshing beer. Nothing complicated or flawed about it. Probably one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had. We bought a keg for only $60 for a BBQ and it was perfect for it. Very seltzer like carbonation and taste. If American adjunct lager = drinkable, clean tasting and refreshing then this is what I'm looking for. Otherwise it doesn't really remind me of being beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2009 03:07:58 | More by wiseguy142
Photo of hophead247


3.2/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

What I consider a "crowd beer"...a beer that everyone would drink and not complain about...too much

I only drink this beer on certain Sundays when I go bowling with friends because its only 50 cents a pint for 4 hrs, and you really cant beat that

Now I get Rolling Rock because the other choices are Coors Light, MGD, Budweiser, and Fat Tire...and I don't care how YOU feel about it...FAT TIRE SUCKS!!!!

Skipping down to the taste, this beer is really easy to drink and its served super cold which is a plus with this beer...others not.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2009 05:47:18 | More by hophead247
Photo of stone3187


2.53/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This one pours a light golden color and smells of faint sweet malt. The taste is bit watered down but not nearly as offensive as other American macro lagers. I used to drink this a lot when I was younger but now it seems only good for washing down food as an alternative to soda or water.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2008 18:07:18 | More by stone3187
Photo of Hojaminbag


2.28/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very yelllow body, clear. Lots of stark white head doesn't last long and doesn't do any lacing.

Smell has some corny(or rice) sweetness with a little bit of malt aroma. Some fruitiness.

This is a beer that I once drank on a very regular basis. I don't remember it tasting anything like this. Dominate flavor here is apple. Tart crabapple flavors. A little sweetness from rice is in there and a touch of malt. But the apple definitely dominates this one. Not necessarily negative (although it was for me), but definitely strange and surprising.

Mouthfeel is about as thin as can be, well carbonated though.

You certainly could down a lot of this stuff. That's drinkable right?

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2008 14:56:33 | More by Hojaminbag
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Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 1,846 ratings.