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Rolling Rock Extra Pale - Latrobe Brewing Co.

Rolling Rock Extra PaleRolling Rock Extra Pale

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1,842 Ratings

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Ratings: 1842
Reviews: 702
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 EzechielPregzt


4.4/5  rDev +69.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite beers on the market right now, it does have a VERY light hoppy corny taste that I personally do enjoy. The aftertaste has a very fresh take to it through my mouth. I do look the look of the bottle and the design, has an old school look to it and hope they stick with it for years to come.

If you are wondering what beer I would compare to, I'd say if you like Coors Light, give this a go, has a very similar after taste to it.

Would I get it again? Definitely

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 01:16:46 | More by EzechielPregzt
Photo of Smokehole13

West Virginia

3.23/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer isn't quite the same since the boys in St. Louis took it over. Rolling Rock extra pale seems a bit watered down, perhaps that's why it's extra pale. Still it has a good light taste and if you get a fresh bottle you can almost feel the glass-lined tanks of old Latrobe, Pa. Progress is not always best my thirsty friend. Still maybe it's Nostalgia, but I find myself buying twelve pack of Rolling Rock on occasion and yes, enjoying it.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 21:28:50 | More by Smokehole13
Photo of DrunkenDounts


3.74/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I like it, not too and it goes down really smooth. I can't really find anything that I hate about this beer, I feel like its a weekend with the bros beer, it's so smooth that you could down a few and get a pretty good buzz. Over all, I wouldn't drink it all the time but I would get it every now and again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 05:33:39 | More by DrunkenDounts
Photo of Will_Dixon


3.83/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 03:00:32 | More by Will_Dixon
Photo of PorterPro125

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nothing special here. A simple, refreshing pale ale that goes down smooth on a hot summers day.

A- A golden, almost green colour that is very quite typical of the style.
Sticky three finger head that dissipates within a few minutes to a 1/2 finger.

S- grainy smell. Lots of barley here and nothing in the way of hops.

T- Very crisp and refreshing. A little hop presence but nothing extraordinary.

M- Although this isn't a light beer it sure does feel so. Very watery with a lot of carbonation.

O- I don't usually buy cheaper ales such as rolling rock as they are usually fizzy like a soda and lack any valuable taste and character. This time around I decided to try this one to suffice as refreshing beverage on a warm summer day. Go in with low expectations and you won't be entirely disappointed. I recommend this one.

Serving type: can

07-05-2013 23:24:15 | More by PorterPro125
Photo of Michael_DaBeers_IV


2.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

While green is my favorite color, the beer is definitely not. It is to my best belief that they have recently changed this beer, and in doing so greatly reduced the quality/taste. I used to like it at first (14.99 30 packs!:)) but now that I'm older, I have really learned that it is quite gross. In saying that, it is still beer, and if it's in the fridge or at the party, fuck it, because I'm drinking it!

Serving type: can

07-03-2013 20:17:50 | More by Michael_DaBeers_IV
Photo of Damian


2.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Drank from a 12 fl.oz. bottle purchased at Downtown Wine and Spirits, Somerville, MA
Served in a pint glass

Crystal clear, pale golden yellow appearance. A one-finger, tight, cottony, bright white head topped the liquid, but it completely disappeared within seconds.

Crisp, dry and powdery, lager yeast notes dominated the aroma initially. Mild hops. Touch of sulfur and skunk. Overall, very nondescript. As the beer warmed, the nose turned more bland. Hints of corn were also detectible.

The flavor profile was rather boring as well, but it did have more going on than the nose. Grainy malts came through on the front end. Slightly lemony and tart in the center. Hints of sulfur and skunk on the finish. Touch of earthy, bittering hops as well.

Thin, light and fizzy, the mouthfeel was fairly standard for the style. Spritzy and seltzer-like.

Of all the American adjunct lagers I have tried, Rolling Rock is definitely one of the lightest and most bland. I can only image how flavorless the actual light version of this must be.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 14:15:12 | More by Damian
Photo of HereWithTheBeer


3.38/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Alrighty, first review! So, what do I want to review here...uhh...*rummages through refridgerator*...Ah, Rolling Rock...my mom loves this beer. Does Mother knows best? Welp, let's find out. Bottoms up!
Poured from bottle into a standard US Pint.
A- A hazy golden hue, many bubbles throughout the glass. 1/2 inch off white head, a little sticky. Very bubbly and looks appealing. 3.5/5
S- Very earthy smell, a tad bit spicy and nutty. Pretty clean, but not too special. 2.75/5
T- Goes down clean, has a bit of barley and spices, but can taste the hops. A good blend. 3.5/5
M- Light, crisp and smooth. A very sharp taste still resounds. Can't complain with that! 3.75/5
O- Very easy to drink one or two of these for me. If you're in quick need of a cheap beer that is light and smooth, I recommend this. You get your money's worth. 3.5/5
Well, looks as if Mom knows her stuff! I often feel like this beer gets a bad rep from more experienced drinkers. It's very good, and one that I can consider a go-to beer for light and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 21:45:42 | More by HereWithTheBeer
Photo of longisland1983

New York

2.4/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is just decent

Old latrobe is a classic

This beer is good for all ages
From high school kids to beer enthusiests

Better smell then tastes. But a classic and hits the spot

The price is just right. Usually cheaper then other american classic lagers

But the beer does have a slight metallic taste

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 23:51:31 | More by longisland1983
Photo of McStagger


2.41/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Into a glass...

A: Pale, pale straw yellow. Transparent. Vigorous carbonation. Retention is minimal, as is lacing. Head is bleached white. Looks macro as hell.

S: Grits, metallic.

T: Big corn splurge, follwed by some metallic twinges. No aftertaste. Very clean.

M: Moderately bodied. Some creaminess.

O: It is what it is. Used to be an icon. Now, doesn't taste much different from Bud Light.

Serving type: can

06-22-2013 08:55:30 | More by McStagger
Photo of rvonhagen


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

Rolling Rock - a little different. The mystery of the "33" on the label may refer to the fact that the beer is brewed at 33 degrees and is by far best served at 33 degrees. Or it may mean something much more mysterious. Despite the fact that it is now brewed in St. Louis and is owned by a Belgian global giant, it is still an interesting niche beer. I just purchased an 18 pack of 16 oz. cans for $11.99 in Seattle. That makes Rolling Rock a great warm weather bargain beer. Served ice cold in my stainless steel insulated mug, it is truly refreshing on a warm day. There has to be some appreciation of beers that are affordable for the masses and are clean and refreshing without the macro-brew name. I like PBR and Rolling Rock for this reason. I am rating it based on it's competition and price and not how it compares with Fremont Brewing's Summer Ale (freaking awesome). There ought to be another category for value. Rolling Rock would be a perfect 5!

Serving type: can

06-16-2013 21:07:52 | More by rvonhagen
Photo of ValpoExpo


3.56/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 21:06:41 | More by ValpoExpo
Photo of biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

1.8/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

"Extra Pale" no kidding! Rolling Rock has little colour to it save for a thin, shimmering yellow lining. Its head ballooned from the pour but quickly settled to a healthy, respectable level. The lacing it leaves is shaped like fire flames; it's like something Guy Fieri would wear.

Corn syrup and vegetable sprouts inform a synthetically sweetened and foul smell you won't be able to resist retching over. Mind you, this canned sample lacks the textbook green-glass skunkiness that the bottle packs, but I'd still call it an aroma fit for masochists.

I imagine you could pour Rolling Rock into a baking dish, put it in the oven and 45 minutes later pull out a loaf of corn bread. That's what it tastes like - well, the corn part anyway. The brewery calls this the "perfect blend of barley, rice and corn" but I don't taste much of any barley.

Rolling Rock drinks less like a beer and more like an artificial sweetener; you'd swear they filled the can from the industrial corn syrup vats of a Coca-Cola factory. Its texture is also very starchy; it drinks like water that had been used to soak rice or potatoes overnight.

Serving Rolling Rock at a near-freezing temperature makes it tolerable, but that glass is a ticking time-bomb - once that chill fades all kinds of horrors ignite. Indeed, drinking rice and corn lagers is a form of torture for any true beer geek - not because of their brand names or that they're mass-produced but because, simply, they're made with atrociously inferior ingredients.

Serving type: can

06-12-2013 01:35:12 | More by biegaman
Photo of wrightst


1.55/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Pale, thin, watery. Just like I remember it.
If I was given this at a party, I'd pour it on a plant.
It pretty well lacks any complexity, malt or hop. Distinct hint of corn in the nose and taste. It is however beer, and no one can take that away! Also on the upside, I had this right after mowing the lawn, and it actually hit the spot.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 21:11:52 | More by wrightst
Photo of bnes09


2.93/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light straw color, mostly see-through. Weak head, weak retention. Grainy aroma with hints of herbal hop. Mild malt flavor and lots of rice adjunct. Grassy, herbal hop and not quite enough to balance. Light bodied, coarse grainy texture, descent carbonation. Nothing special. No offensive flavors but nothing interesting either.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 05:14:20 | More by bnes09
Photo of Stinkypuss


2.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Rolling Rock

LOOK: Labeled as extra pale, and fits that description. Damn near clear.

SMELL: Grains, corn, straw, and coming off a bit medicinal.

TASTE: Tart grains, rice, wild yeast. This is like a gueze light. A touch of acidic hops with a garbage pail quality that somehow works here. This is my crap beer of choice when good cheap beer is not available. Cracker like malt, leafy, oily bitterness and a bit sour. Above all else, all of these flavors are very, very light. It is kind of sour, true beer aficionados may find this flavor profile comical, to say the least.

OVERALL: Kind of odd when you actually try to taste this beer. If you're not paying attention, it drinks like water. Under the microscope, it's kind of odd like mentioned earlier.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 00:40:23 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of Goat2Hunter


4.75/5  rDev +83.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance is excellent, great styling, smell is good too, taste is excellent, they must use alot of hops in making it, yet its very sweet, its like a sweeter version of Heineken, mouth-feel is pretty nice I suppose, and overall I love this beer, my one and only beef with it is that its hard to find, but besides that I think this is the pinnacle of American Macro lagers, and I would hope that even all the craft beer preppies on this site try it and like it too.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 13:24:35 | More by Goat2Hunter
Photo of ddenney31


3.53/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

Rolling rock is one beer I am glad I found. My sexy boyfriend introduced us, now I crave its fresh sizzle and yummy flavor more then him, heehee. Thanks Latrobe Brewing Company. You rock my world, but let this be a secret, k. I kinda wish I had a joint to smoke while I drink you, heehee. Shhh...don't tell, he will get jealous.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 02:10:29 | More by ddenney31
Photo of jimmah120


3.9/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz green bottle

Light funky lager that goes down like seltzer. I mean that in a good way. Just a light touch of that sour armpit Euro flavor, and only slight astringency. Chugging one, it feels heavier than most comparable lagers, surprising for how light it is.

Don't buy "Shit Rock" in cans. Bottle is the way to go with this stuff. Just get the case covered in cardboard and you'll be a-ok

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 16:54:01 | More by jimmah120
Photo of MikeAAL


2.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This is a below average beer. One of the few beers I would call a swill.

White head that dissapates very quickly. Light, golden color to it. High carbonation.

Smells a little hoppy. Some adjuncts.

Light, watered down taste. A slight taste of hops and a sweet finish.

Light, watery and fizzy.

Overall, a cheap beer college kids drink if they want to appear classy.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 18:54:17 | More by MikeAAL
Photo of davisdandrew

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +54.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks quite bright but a few micro floaties upon close inspection. very pale. Head dissipates.

Very little in the aroma depatment, slightly grainy

Tastes remarkable like club soda. This beer has less overall flavor than almost any other beer I have ever had. Very clean and fresh tasting. remarkably refreshing. almost no lingering flavors.

very light mouthfeel with prickly carbonation.

Overall this beer was excellent. I wanted to buy some cheap beer in cans and was surprised at the quality of this beer in the end. People will bash this type of product but it is what is supposed to be.

Serving type: can

04-04-2013 14:10:19 | More by davisdandrew
Photo of nige4958


1.1/5  rDev -57.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'm reviewing beers my neighbor drinks and boy is this an abomination
of the brewing arts. The big thing that stands out on this beer is the aroma
and taste of sweet corn. It's really distgusting. I cannot detect barley at all.
Whatever hops are being used are not enough to mask the horrible, sweet
flavor of this concoction. Don't understand why anyone would drink this
when you can get 4 pint cans of Bitburger from Trader Joe's for a fiver.
Avoid at all cost. It really is that bad.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 15:23:04 | More by nige4958
Photo of mnrider


2.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. Green bottle. Twist off.

A: Clear light golden with a thin white head. Active carbonation but little retention and
no lacing.

S: Light sweet malts and even lighter floral hops. Other weak grains, mostly corn.

T/M: Sweet, crisp, thin flavor, watery and corn. Light bodied with a fizzy feel. Only a
slight hint of bitterness. The finish is mostly clean with a light linger of sweetness.

O: Best to drink this one cold and straight out of the bottle/can. Taste is weak and
fizzy but still pretty easy to drink and refreshing. Needs more hops.


Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 00:46:20 | More by mnrider
Photo of Suds


2.8/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the recognizable green bottle, this beer is a very light yellow with a negligible head. Completely clear. Clean grainy smell...not much of a hop aroma, but maybe a hint of malt. The taste is clean and has a little sweetness. Light in body. Average macro lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 20:08:01 | More by Suds
Photo of the3rdtriumph


3.35/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer was much much better before 2006/2007. But, it's not a bad beer.

I only drink this out of a bottle.

The painted bottle is cool.

When poured into a glass it's got a nice calm look, like others said very straw like. Smells like party beer. Cheap, easy to down. Bit of a hint of rice. You can't really taste much. Pleasant mouthfeel, unlike most cheaper brews. I still enjoy it because it's inexpensive yet appreciated my most when you show up with it at a get together.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 12:07:34 | More by the3rdtriumph
Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 1,842 ratings.