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Rolling Rock Extra Pale - Latrobe Brewing Co.

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Rolling Rock Extra PaleRolling Rock Extra Pale

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2,045 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,045
Reviews: 712
rAvg: 2.59
pDev: 26.64%
Wants: 12
Gots: 110 | FT: 0
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 NOOGIE


2.48/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Look: Poured 12 oz can into pint glass. No foam what so ever, corn yellow color.

Smell: Not so much except skunk, corn, and water.

Taste: Just like smell not much except corn and water, where is the beer taste in this one.

Mouthfeel: Not much pretty dry not a thirst quencher.

Drinkability: Its ok better than all of the aspects of this beer, and it tastes better out of a can.

Serving type: can

11-17-2009 03:45:21 | More by NOOGIE
Photo of roddwolff


4.18/5  rDev +61.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer made with water from the mountain, the clearest beer i've tested.

A: Extra pale yellow color, the foamy head is thin but never disappear;

S: Mild, slightly tart and very refreshing, like spring water;

T: Excellent, earth hops with scents of capers and olives;

M: Dry, medium bitterness, almost no carbonation;

D: Very very good american beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 16:47:12 | More by roddwolff
Photo of GoalieRon33


2.45/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a- Very pale, just like the bottle says. clear yellowish

s- Stale smelling. A little hop aroma, but not too much

t- Ever since AB brought them out, RR just hasn't been the same. It used to taste pretty good, even for a very pale beer, but now, it just tasted mass produced. No complexity whatsoever. Lack of hops. Lack of Taste. Lack of respect for what the beer once was.

m-watery, with a little too much carbonation

d- a little tough to force down since the buyout. not as smooth as it used to be

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 05:26:35 | More by GoalieRon33
Photo of flagmantho


3.4/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: very pale straw color with practically no head at all. Less than average, even for an adjunct lager.

Smell: sweet grain with a little malt. Not bad; better than a lot of other beers of this style.

Taste: well, it is certainly "extra pale" without a whole lot of taste. Then again, it is not really bad at all ... a lot of other beers of this style manage to have very little taste and yet still be pretty nasty. I'll call it above average.

Mouthfeel: fizzy with not a lot of body. Typical.

Drinkability: I must be honest that this beer is a well-known presence at my band practice nights. When you want to just stay hydrated while jamming and maybe catch a light buzz, this is the stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2009 01:00:07 | More by flagmantho
Photo of BBri

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty plain-jane. Very light color a real pale yellow. Highly carbonated but not a real rich head. Smell is unremarkable, almost a little stale. Taste is not that great, but it drinks crisp and has a light mouthfeel. Nothing really "jumps out" at you to seperate Rolling Rock from anything else out there. It was a big drink back in college in the Northeast because of price and the fact that it's pretty light. I wouldn't rush out to buy a six-pack given the other choices available.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 14:36:49 | More by BBri
Photo of Bitterbill


1.7/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

It pours a sraw yellow with about an inch of foam.

The smell is weak with just some hop bitterness and very light graininess poking through.

The taste is also very light. A bit of grain, some slight sweetness and slight bitterness, very little going on. It kind of has a vegetal taste to it also and that does not help. The finish is so close to watery that it scares me.

Very light bodied with medium carbonation, the foam is quickly disappearing at this point but it doesn't matter much as this is not a joy to drink at all. At over $7 a six pack, it isn't even a bargain brew.

With so many better options out there, even of the "macro" type, this is a very poor option indeed.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 17:28:59 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of spartanfan


3.05/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very pale yellow color with a nice white head.

S: Smells sweet like grains, but there is a hint of hops in there as well.

T: Taste is very light. With a touch of hops along with a taste of grains.

M: Mouthfeel is typical of the style with very high carbonation.

D: This beer is pretty drinkable, I could have about 10.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 03:32:15 | More by spartanfan
Photo of MrStark

North Carolina

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

Appearance is a very clear pale yellow gold color,with a white foamy head that dissipated into nothing in a short time. Pretty much no lacing.

Smell is very minimal, basically metallic and slightly grainy.

Taste is better than the smell would lead me to think. A little bit of grain and minuscule hops. Pretty clean but nothing impressive complexity wise.

Mouthfeel is slightly crisp with carbonation. Its decently smooth and has no aftertaste to speak of.

Drinkablilty is not bad. Its nothing to write home about but something that would make a decent session beer. I consider this my stand-by beer for when I'm in a pinch.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 22:35:52 | More by MrStark
Photo of OzarkElmo


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

From bottle to shaker glass Aug 14, 2009. Pours light clear yellow with light white head, mostly diminishing. Little lacing throughout. Okay taste, but not much more than a light corn taste with a bit of sweetness, slightly bitter at the finish. Easy for a session beer, but the beer is not quite as good as the bottle! Love the bottle - kind of like Mountain Dew!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 02:41:02 | More by OzarkElmo
Photo of HopBacchus


3.65/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Even us true advocates sometimes despite our best intentions develop a weakness for a beer of the lower order... and Rolling Rock certainly is just that, it lacks body, flavor and complexity, however i must say on a hot day i thoroughly enjoy putting several of these back, its refreshing, light and goes down like its mouthfeel would suggest, like water if you poured this beer into a glass you would find it boring and pale looking with pathetic lacing, however my friends; i suggest you just twist off the cap and enjoy yourself the bottle is much better looking than the beer itself

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 05:40:53 | More by HopBacchus
Photo of secondtooth


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

A long, long time ago, I enjoyed an abundance of these with some friends on an out of town excursion. Don't ask me why, but I put it up to juvenile naivete. This is an awful beer. With a faint, weak/pale appearance, Rolling Rock pours like any other macro lager -- light and basically devoid of taste. The hint of fizziness/carbonation is appalling, and this tastes like a beer-flavored water beverage. Not even on a sweltering summer day while mowing the lawn would I ingest another one of these. Yuck.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 04:21:18 | More by secondtooth
Photo of projectflam86


2.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear golden color with a thin white foam that quickly recedes to nothing.

S- Tiny hints of corn and cooked cereal. A touch of grain and tiny 'whiff' of hops.

T- Some mild bitterness and the finish is all corn flavored. A clean flavor if nothing else.

M- Light bodied with high carbonation. Clean and crisp although the flavor isn't really that impressive.

D- It is what it is. A decent 'Adjunct Lager' that won't wow anyone with RIS/DIPA tastes. It is however fairly smooth and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2009 04:45:21 | More by projectflam86
Photo of adarby


2.65/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer appears very clean with a head that quickly dissipates, yet small trails of carbonation remain. Little to no lacing is left behind. As for color, it is fairly clear and very inviting.

There is little to no smell other than a slightly metallic odor, some other corn-like smells begin to emerge as this beer warms up. Not very impressive.

Most of the flavor of this beer is from the carbonation, there is very little hops present. When served cold there are only flavors more resembling that of club soda. However, when served slightly chilled there are small flavors of malt, just not quite enough.

The mouth-feel is very pleasant if the beer is left to sit a few minutes after leaving the fridge with the top off. This beer needs to let the carbonation dissipate before consuming, doing so makes this beer feel light and surprisingly refreshing.

With these things said, the drinkability of this beer is overall decent. If you pull one out of the cooler, open it, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then drink it; you will be quite surprised. This definitely isn't a great beer, but it will do.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2009 00:28:19 | More by adarby
Photo of maximum12


2.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Some joker brought a sixer of this to my party, where there was Southern Tier Unearthly & Rush River Unforgiven on tap. And left without drinking any. Ha ha, funny guy! I think I know who you are, punk!

Anyways. I'm loathe to review this. Even in college, this was always a beer I'd stick a lemon or lime in to try to kill of some of the, ah, taste. But it's here. I'm here. My Twins just coughed up four runs in the first inning to the Royals, my car's in the shop, I have water damage in the basement, & my daughter has pink eye. Bring on the fuckin' Rolling Rock!

Yellow like taking a piss just before it turns completely clear. Ring of soap scum around the edge of the glass. I'm letting my past influence this, huh? Tough. Smells just like the floor of First Avenue in Minneapolis.

Well, hell. It's not as bad as I remember. For a macro that smells terrible, the taste is almost palatable. It still isn't good, but it's not the road-kill skunk I recall. Maybe it was the locales. Or the company.

Drinkability? No thank you. And it's getting more fragrant & less inviting as it warms.

Not a good beer. At the risk of sounding snobbish, if my choice is Old Latrobe or apple juice, I'll be happy to grab a cardboard container of Juicy Juice.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2009 00:40:53 | More by maximum12
Photo of gatornation


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

had this a a barb-b que last night..it was this or bud so i picked this one this was just yellow water with a white head the taste was faint biscuit a little grass and a skunky aftertaste i guess if you are eating alot of hot foods or just finished digging a ditch or mowing the lawn you could drink it..but really how does this stay on the shelves at the store who buys this?

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 00:35:48 | More by gatornation
Photo of tone77


3.03/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a green 12 oz. bottle. Pours a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Aroma is very faint, slight hint of malts. Crisp taste but otherwise flavorless. Not much to this beer. Feels o.k. in the mouth. Very drinkable, godd for drinking games. Overall a mediocore

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 00:11:52 | More by tone77
Photo of goblue3509


2.5/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very light yellow color with a fluffy one finger head. The smell is of a very faint grain, not much in the smell department. The overall taste is kinda the same, a little bit of hop but mostly grains, very light. The mouthfeel is very carbonated yet crisp. Overall there is nothing offensive about this beer, the mouthfeel could be harsh, and the taste is very faint, but nothing to scare you off.

Serving type: can

07-31-2009 17:56:28 | More by goblue3509
Photo of Cresant


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

Poured this 12 oz. green bottle into a tulip pint. No date. There was an audible sizzle as the white head quickly dissolved. The body was pale yellow gold.

Smell was nearly non-existent. Faint grain, but happily no corn!

Taste was lightly vegetal. Light generic hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel was somewhat thin with some slickness.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 14:27:23 | More by Cresant
Photo of sbe1

New York

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

A beer of my youth, and I think it'll stay that way.

Appearance: Creamy white head that sticks a little to the glass, incredibly pale bland yellow color.

Smell: Corn, malt, mild hop, grains.

Taste: Light malt, corny/veggie taste, dryish finish.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy, soda-like carbonation, very light and watery mouthfeel, could be refreshing to some I suppose.

Drinkability: just ok, not much else to say.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 05:49:38 | More by sbe1
Photo of KTCamm

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear pale yellow with minimal white foam. Smell is grainy and corn-y - not distinguishable from other beers of this "style." The taste is not much different than beer-flavored water. Its very clean, almost too clean, but it makes the beer extremely drinkable. Nary a bitter hop to be found in a mouthful. Overall, not a great brew - a step above garbage like Bud Light, etc., but much better product out there and available.

Serving type: can

07-28-2009 00:19:28 | More by KTCamm
Photo of dogfishandi

New York

3.2/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from an ice cold 7oz. bottle into a pint glass. pours an extremely clear watery straw yellow color with some fizzy white head that departed almost instantly leaving nothing. no lacing, no retention, not even a little fizz when swirled in the glass.

smells of corn, light grains, and maybe a little flowery hops. adjuncty smell.

light grains, corn, lemon citrus. maybe a touch of hops, but barely noticeable.

extremely refreshing when cold. crisp clean mouthfeel, nice carbonation. light bodied, really not bad in this department.

great drinkability, definately a lawn mower beer. the little bottle are definately convienient for this too. one of my favorite adjunt lagers, but still nothing too special.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 22:11:58 | More by dogfishandi
Photo of hockeyhead


3.8/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into pilsner glass
A: very very pale golden color with a small large bubbly white head that disipates within thirty seconds after pouring the beer into the glass
S: smells like sweet corn notes and a faint hint of the malt come through in a nice sweetness with a little bit of spicy hops maybe finish out the smell
T: sweet starts off with a corn taste up front then slowly turns into a barley sweetness like a euro pale lager then drying hops leaves the mouth with a sweet bready lingering taste
M: this beer has a burning carbination and is probably one of the wateriest beers i have drank but still an ok beer
D: this beer is really watery and light but i like it way more than bud and coors ect. it brings a little something more to the party

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 02:07:16 | More by hockeyhead
Photo of OtherShoe2


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

Pours pale yellow with a white fizzy head and minimal, spotty lacing.

Has a light malt and light sweet grassy scent, as well as some overcooked veggie sourness. Nothing really very inviting here.

More of the same. I guess the saving grace is that it has a mild flavor. Light malt sweetness, some boiled sweet grain and grassy notes, vegetable sourness, and very light bitterness.

Fizzy and well carbonated, but thin. A palate cleaner.

Overall, I guess if you were eating very spice-dominant food, this could work, but this is nothing you want to sip and savor. Plenty of adjuncts out there better than this, as there are plenty that at far worse. Put this one smack in the middle of the adjunct lot.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 12:20:16 | More by OtherShoe2
Photo of ThomasMetal75


3.15/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden yellow, a fair amount of carbonation is present. Foamy head that dissipates quickly.

S- Corn and malts.

T- Semi-sweet with the "slightest" hint of hops. This is a crisp and refreshing "lawnmower" beer. Very similar in taste to a Coors Banquet Beer, but with that skunky, green-bottle taste that isn't at all offensive. Oddly enough, some skunk to a beer can be enjoyable.

D- Like most American adjunct lagers, the drinkibility of the Rolling Rock Extra Pale is extremely high. This could easily be a sesson beer, meaning many of these could be drank.

*- Overall, the Rolling Rock Extra Pale is much better than Budweiser, but is extremely similar to Coors. I would have to pick Pabst Blue Ribbon as my top American adjunct lager, then the Rolling Rock as my second choice. Overall not a bad experience for the style of beer.

Serving type: can

07-14-2009 07:21:11 | More by ThomasMetal75
Photo of MichaelGreene


3.6/5  rDev +39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I like this beer. I dont know why. Its just good...OK!!!!

All I can really comment on with this beer is the taste. I know that this is supposed to be a mediocre beer, but I just really like the taste, so I can't complain about it. It is the perfect camping beer. It deserves a high score for the "drink in hot weather" dept. I dont want to go into the details because, this beer isnt like that. Its good like powdered lemonade is good. Its just good.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 14:43:59 | More by MichaelGreene
Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 2,045 ratings.