1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Rolling Rock Extra Pale - Latrobe Brewing Co.

Rolling Rock Extra PaleRolling Rock Extra Pale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,848 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1848
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)
View: Beers (5) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Rolling Rock Extra Pale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,848 | Reviews: 703 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.45/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

no colour, though some lace.Beer aroma with some bitter smell. Aggressive carbonation, some ingredients, some hop.Thin mouthfeel. Superior to some macros, which isn't saying much. Thanks for contributing Beigaman.I could finish a glass of this, and soda after that.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2006 02:51:38 | More by Sammy
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.2/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a 1/2 inch foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain and corn flakes. Taste is of grain, corn flakes, and some light fruity flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer mainly due to the nice mouthfeel and the refreshing quality this has when served extremely cold. I would much rather drink this than other beers of the style given a choice.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 03:54:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of BuckeyeNation


2.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Rolling Rock is another one of those beers that has been around for a very long time. I must have had it in my youth, probably more than once, but I sure can't remember a thing about the experience. Will it be more memorable this time?

Pretty standard pale lager appearance. Clear, pale lemon yellow with a bright white head that's cotton candy wispy. It doesn't immediately fall to near-nothing, I'll give it that. In the end, I'm left with a short, dirty collar and a few small scraps of lace farther up the glass. Unimpressive nose. Cooked grain with a whiff of hops; on the bad side of average.

The flavor is not to my liking either. Sour, adjuncty, grainy with a nasty undercurrent of something that I can't quite put into words. Rolling Rock Extra Pale isn't 'spit it out' beer, but it isn't something that I'll willingly drink again. Another beer with a reputation that is hard to figure. Of course, given what the lion's share of American beer drinkers are pouring down their throats, it's not entirely a mystery.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2004 22:35:07 | More by BuckeyeNation
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.98/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Well switched to this last night for a breathier after several heavier beers. The palest yellow imaginable with really no smell at all. Just how I remebered it. ICE COLD this beer is crisp and refreshing, as I told my wife, this was my bottle of water for the evening. Put down a few to cleanse the palate and kill some time. These are always very drinkable when cold, but are never anything truly special, but again it makes good water.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2007 18:21:48 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of womencantsail


2.53/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From old notes.

A: The pour is pale yellow in color with a fizzy and short lived white head.

S: Smells mostly like lager yeast at first. There is a bit of skunk and definitely some corn aroma to it as well. Some undertones of apple and a touch of grain.

T: Flavor is decent, but there is a lot of carbonation which sort of mutes everything else. Lager yeast and apples along with the usual corn flavor. Not really any hop flavor but a touch of bitterness.

M: Light to medium in body with a borderline excessive carbonation.

O: I used to like this stuff when I was in high school, but the more I drink it, the less I care for it.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 18:28:42 | More by womencantsail
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.15/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Can: Poured a super pale yellow color lager with a medium size foamy head with light retention. Aroma of sweet adjunct is gross when I was expecting plain bland aroma. Taste is also gross with weird adjunct notes that are not even refreshing. This is worse then I was expecting, i.e. plain boring Coors Light style lager.

Serving type: can

10-07-2011 19:05:45 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of BEERchitect


1.78/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I used to drink this beer regularly, now i remember why I don't anymore. Looks brilliantly clear straw--like bad water. Overly carbonated and great head retention- because I keep shaking it. Smells grainy, cereally, vegital, and has a bad yeast bite. Tastes corn-like, with hints of rice, oats, and other adjucts. Thinly sweet and astringent in the throat. Has a boarderline skunk aroma throughout-light striken hops. Lacks grain, hop, and alcoholic complexity. Finishes skunk flavored and carbonated. Not a good beer, especially for the inflated price.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2005 23:08:16 | More by BEERchitect
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 metter98

New York

2.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down and faded away, leaving only a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of corn and rice adjunct malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell, except that the flavors are a bit stronger, particularly the corn, the latter of which contributes some malty sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied, somewhat clean and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a little more palatable compared to some of the other American Adjunct Lagers, but seems to be a little too sweet and could use a light amount of bitterness to balance things off.

Serving type: can

01-31-2014 00:12:37 | More by metter98
Photo of ChainGangGuy


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

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a small, white head that fizzles out fairly quickly.

Smell: Pale malt, cereal aroma with a touch of skunk in there. Whaddya gonna do?

Taste: Pale malts, cereal sweetness. Yeah, it's skunked. A nicely painted green bottle is still a green bottle. Sweetish finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: My lager thumb points down! Drink it cold and quick if you insist on drinking it at all.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2008 19:51:14 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of NeroFiddled


2.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very nice appearance at first. Bright, clear, light golden color with a 1/4" foamy white head. Unfortunately, the head fades very quickly - even before I took a taste. Very fine bubbles enhance the appearance. The aroma is perfumy, sweet malt with no hops to be found. A light body and soft carbonation give a thin mouthfeel. Still, there's a little zesty touch on the tongue which helps to make up a little bit for the lack of hops. The flavor is very lightly malty with just a touch of creamed corn. Based on memory, this beer has been cleaned up quite a bit - no doubt under the influence of Labatt (which in turn is owned by Interbrew, Belgium). The finish is slightly sweet but not cloying. Although this beer is incredibly one-sided, there are no rough edges to fault it and it's actually nicely refreshing.

Serving type: can

08-07-2002 07:19:40 | More by NeroFiddled
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 feloniousmonk


2.4/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: "extra pale" is right...a very faded yellow, this, with a slim, soon-gone splash of foam.

Aroma: soggy cereal and creamed corn, carbonated. a little skunky-like, but not horrible.

Taste: big carbonation grabs the tongue, fades back, but leaves little in the way of flavor. Miniscule hops, some slight sweetness, grainy, but nothing really holds. Lightness of body, faintness of flavor, softness (beyond the high carbonation) in the finish.

An inoffensive alcohol delivery system. Not the type of beer I like to pollute my palate with, however...

rest of y'all, rock it if you must...

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2006 05:49:11 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light gold color with a short foamy white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of corn, a little malt and a decent amount of hops for the style.

T: The taste contains touches of malt and hops, but mostly consists of adjunct. However, it’s not overly sweet like most macros, which makes it a little bit refreshing. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, high carbonation, clean finish.

D: A little tasty, goes down very easily, not filling at all, it’s a decent lawnmower/BBQ beer, but that’s about it.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2007 01:08:23 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of WesWes

New York

2.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is awful. It has a very pale malt scent that finishes dry and extremely musty. The taste is average. It has no malt character, but neither does any other extra pale lager. There is a musty dry finish and a small amount of bitter hops. It is weak and watery, but it's the poor man's champagne. The mouthfeel is average. It is low bodied and highly carbonated. This beer tastes plain and musty, but I have drank a lot of these in my day. I guess that means it drinks well.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2004 21:25:37 | More by WesWes
Photo of drabmuh


1.73/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle gifted to me by my sister-in-law. Thanks.

Beer served in a shaker pint out of a green bottle with the #33 on the side. Beer is yellow, darker, clear, thin white head, small bubbles, no lacing, moderate to strong carbonation.

Aroma is sulfur skunk gross vegetal mess.

Beer is medium to light in body, strong throughout the palate, vegetal harsh aftertaste that is counter balanced by the skunked body of this beer. Yep, it is horrid, just as I remembered and expected. Next.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 12:52:27 | More by drabmuh
Photo of zeff80


2.78/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours out a pale yellow color with a small, white head. It doesn't last long and leaves no lacing.

S - It smells a little of yeast and corn.

T - Tastes like corn and has a sharp bitterness to it.

M - It is pretty crisp and is light-bodied.

D - It is a fine beer for the price, but I no longer rush to buy it. It just doesn't have much flavor to it.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2006 19:21:03 | More by zeff80
Photo of Knapp85


3.23/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was my other Grandfathers favorite beer, he would probably be rolling in his grave knowing that it was sold to AB. This beer pours out as a yellow color with a head that quickly vanishes. The smell of the beer has a light skunkiness to it and some fresh grains and corn on the nose. The taste is on the sweeter side and has a decent bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light and very drinkable. Overall is a decent social drinking brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 01:18:42 | More by Knapp85
Photo of jwc215


2.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

7 oz. twist-off capped bottle:

Pours straw yellow with a thin, fading head.

The smell is of ...well, not much - some buttered corn with a touch of rice. Maybe some mild grain mixed in.

Not much on taste, either, but largely inoffensive. Buttered corn sweetness with a touch of grain. Bland, though not entirely "bad" tasting. Just bland. Light and fizzy.

Well, there are worse macros out there, but even in style, this is lacking. Not undrinkable, just fizzy and bland.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2008 03:04:28 | More by jwc215
Photo of WVbeergeek


3.1/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In a beer deprived state such as West Virginia, I'm usually confronted with a slew of bland mass produced lagers. Rolling Rock is one of my favorites from that limited selection, it pours a pale golden straw color forms a nice sized head that is fizzy un-natural carbonation leaves some lacing not the worst looking brew. Aromatic qualities along with the typical cooked veggie tone comes a subtle nice spice with some mild hop tone, doesn't smell completely clean but nice and subtly bready. Taste is very even not much of anything overpowers, somewhat of a barrage of cereal grains blended with an unoffensive dosage of hops and a touch of bready spiciness that is hard to describe. A maybe just a bit better than your typical Bud, Miller, Coors product but either way it's refreshing. Mouthfeel: Is thin light bodied mass produced American light lager like, carbonation is pretty high nothing to impressive. Drinkability of this beer is effortless very nice pounding beer refreshing after work unoffensive but nice subtle flavors all adds to an enjoyable experience for me most of the time.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2004 17:44:06 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

2.15/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: pours a very light yellowish color with a 1/4" head that is whiter than white. The head falls immediately to a surface bubble or two.

Smell: no aroma at all.

Taste: corn, barely any maltiness, and a hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: crisp throughout and clean aftertaste. Light in body.

Drinkability: got this a holiday mixed beer basket. I never liked it in the past, and trying to review this was difficult because nothing was discernable about it. Pass on this.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2006 19:42:39 | More by Gavage
Photo of Halcyondays


1.95/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. green bottle,

A: Pours a pale yellow, with a fizzy, soapy white head, poor retention, no lacing.

S: Very light, some malt, cereal.

T: Light malt, on the sweet side, faint hint of hops, flavour is rather vapid.

M: Fizzy, light-bodied, good heft for the style.

D: Not horrible, but just not a beer I had fun drinking, pass.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 03:47:46 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of mactrail


2.65/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale, bland, light beer.

Light straw color, ice foamy white head. Just a hint of the cheap lager skunk that passes for hops. Extremely light body. It does have a pleasant hint of sweet maltiness which dries out to a faint dusty taste. Touch of lemon and a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Seems innocuous but only a touch of beeriness.

Even within this anemic style, this is not a winner.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 05:01:54 | More by mactrail
Photo of tempest


1.27/5  rDev -51%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Wow, this really is as bad as everyone say.

Smells a little sweet, but mostly of adjunct. Tastes like refined corn. Not just a little but a whole lot. Thankfully there isnt much aftertaste, but this is still hard to drink.

I've heard some people love the "unique" taste of Rolling Rock and if that's they're bad, I'm not going to say anything. Just keep this away from me.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2005 17:57:44 | More by tempest
Photo of mdfb79

New York

2.35/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From 12/02/12 notes. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a bright yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of biscuit malts, grains, wheat, light sweetness, corn. Not great but not the worst adjunct nose.

t - Tastes of corn, sweet grains, wheat, bread, biscuit, and very lightly skunked. Not very good; a step down from the nose.

m - Light body and moderate to high carbonation. Body is a little bit watery.

o - Overall not a great beer, but not the worst American adjunct lager out there. Taste is a little skunky, but the nose isn't too bad. You can do worse but not really worth seeking out at all.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 19:55:18 | More by mdfb79
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 1,848 ratings.