Rolling Rock Extra Pale - Latrobe Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 765
Hads: 2,529
Avg: 2.62
pDev: 48.47%
Wants: 24
Gots: 405 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-02-2001

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.
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Photo of mark5692
4/5  rDev +52.7%

So I'll start with the price, great value. Very great. But I thing I have noticed is that sometimes the beer is inconsistent. One case will taste great, it will be very light and taste like corn lol and other times it will taste like stale Heineken Light. But it is a smooth beer with a sweet corn taste and worth the price.

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Photo of Milchad
2.99/5  rDev +14.1%

If you like college beer (Bud Light, Miller Lite, Coors Light) and want a slight change in flavor, this is a good choice for you. If you are a beer snob, I'm sure you'll hate it.

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Photo of furburger69
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

What did they do too this beer ? maybe the bottles are better they cost about 3 dollars more for 24 then 30 cans. Never buy the cans again taste like foamy water .

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Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev +14.5%

Had some Rolling Rock for the first time in quite sometime yesterday on the golf course. It was a warmer day and the beer tasted good to me. If this was middle of winter I might rate lower....but it hit the spot. Just drink it when it is warm outside.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Edit on score : they changed their formula!!

Rolling Rock. Who can forget the jewel green bottles and the horse on the front with the eloquent speech on the back containing 33 words? This beer is so epic on the right days it's like a 10 out of 5. Lawnmower beer? Yes please. Relax on the couch after work? Yep. Empty bottle? Hand me another.

Appearance - No one pours their Rolling Rock. That's just stupid.

Smell - Cantaloupe, sweet corn, sweetened cereal. With a touch of sourness. A hint of wheat, too.

Taste - A mellow, lightly sour, yet spicy flavor that bites nicely and leaves you feeling satisfied. A body of corn sweetness envelopes the flavors and wraps it up in a gift horse for your tongue. Spicy notes leave a dry flavor on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Very carbonated, somewhat smooth, dry finish and lots of burps.

Overall - Rolling Rock is a tasty treat at a perfect price. And dude, most places sell this for less than 10 bucks a 12 pack. It's cheap AND satisfying. It seems to always be sold out in my area. When I'm out, I buy more. Just make sure you serve it ice cold because once it stays at room temperature longer than 15 minutes it's no good.

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Photo of Franziskaner
2.44/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Straw golden hued with excellent clarity. A quarter inch of eggshell white head rests on top. Slinky aroma of corn and lager yeast is what I smell. Head retention is poor and it is gone. Tastes like stale Kellogg's corn pops. The mouth is thin and watery.

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Photo of PvtSnowball
2.49/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Purchased from one of the local quick marts.

A: Light gold with a fizzy head with fast dissipation. Minimal lacing.

S: Euro skunk mixed with AAL grain. Alcohol as well

T: Same as the smell but worse. Yuk.

M: Overly carbonated and thin.

O: I didn't care for this beer the last time. ( 10 or 15 -years ago) I like it even less now.

Not the worst thing I've ever had, but still bad.

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Photo of flagbearer
3.79/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my very first beer, handed down from my grandfather. I swear this runs through is long as I can remember, hardly ever saw him without one in his hand. always remember him sitting out late at night on his porch, drinking and as he would say, "counting his blessings." a beer that has sentimental value which puts it up there for me. love that green bottle! in my eyes, the drink of a hard working family man.

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Photo of joe12pk
3.5/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

24 oz can poured into a lager glass.

A - Straw. Decent white head gives way to nice lacing. Good retention.

S - Not much there. Faint corn and grass.

T - Sweet malt and corn with faint hops. Crisp, with a proper amount of carbonation. Finishes clean and sweet with faint corn/apple taste.

M - Light

O - One of my go-to AALs. It's an unabashedly delightful and delicious brew.

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Photo of Metalbrew
1.25/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Easy drinking with no taste whatsoever, I found Rolling Rock to be quite overrated and honestly it's a beer that should be avoided. On tap it pours a light yellow, the taste is non existent and it is a smooth finishing brew with a very light of water.

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Photo of Greywulfken
2.25/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I'm not sure why people like this so much more than I do. I found it to be watery, relatively flavorless, and pointless. I was far more disappointed than I expected to be.

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Photo of hophugger
3.14/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Overall, for a massed produced beer, this "extra pale" is not that bad. Drinking after something awesome like an aamazing IPA or such, it doesn't seem that great. But compared to your Buds, Millers and such, this is a real nice beer. Aroma is not the greatest, do I detect a hint of skunkiness?. Overall, the taste is slightly crisp but does have a little more lingering aftertatste than I prefer with this type of beer. A good "go to" above average "average" beer

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Photo of jaredtp
3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I do not remember when I had this beer but this beer was okay. It was not my favorite beer that I have had. The smell was okay, and the taste was okay. This was not my favorite beer that I have had. But I am glad that I tried it. The aroma of this beer was ok, but like I said this was not my favorite beer.

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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

See the horse on the front if the bottle. It's horse piss. Or at least that's the color. Smells of metallic skunk. Taste is not there but it's excellent for a hot day. A sixxer is $4 which isn't bad when your pour and need to blow off steam. Goes down smooth and easy to drink a dozen.
Gives a bad hangover so beware everyone

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Photo of JLaw55
2.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cool, crisp, refreshing. Not a lot going on in the way of flavor though. It would fit the bill for a good lawn mowing beer or something, but pretty lacking for anything else.

Would not buy again. Would drink if nothing else.

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Photo of DagenhamDavis
2.92/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Having been unimpressed by this beer in the past, it had been years since I had tried it. A friend brought a bunch over to my place in those classic green bottles, and I had to try one.
There's not a lot of flavor here, but what is there is a very clean and refreshing. Very light, and has the potential to be a great summer beer if it's on sale. Otherwise there are others from the style I'd take over this. I think what's best about this beer is not what it is, but rather what it isn't. That is, it's not harsh, funky, or metallic like some AALs, which in some ways is endorsement enough.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
1.97/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

If you put tap water into a big metal bucket, then left it out in the sun for a few weeks, the result would be Rolling Rock. That said, still better than its competition!

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Photo of BeerDocT
2.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Ah, the old days when Rolling Rock was like a gourmet beer...something rare...something to actively seek out. Found a sixer of these at Harry's in Marietta for $4.99 and decided to trip and fall down memory lane.

Appearance 2.25: Wow, this is indeed a "Pale Ale." Looks like watered-down apple juice. No head. No lacing. It's just there. It does kind of look beer-esque, though.

Smell 3.0: Bouquet is actually OK. Hints of grains and the classic lager phenols.

Taste 2.75: Front is missing. Nothing there, taste-wise. Middle is somewhat sweet, with heavy carbonation interrupting any deeper taste that might have been present. Finish is smooth, with a very light taste of malt, but that's it. Aftertaste is where some brief hints of corn pop up along with some brief hints of grains, before it all fades away.

Mouthfeel 2.25: Too much carbonation and it interferes with the taste of the beer.

Overall 2.75: In spite of this beer's many faults, it is still OK. Nothing fantastic, just a basic lagery, bubbly, malt beverage to quench your thirst or wash down some pizza or wings. If you can get it cheap in the summer, it is a great lawnmower beer. Still, if you pay over five bucks for a sixer of these, get your head examined. Again, this beer is not bad, it just is not that good. A classic and an OK beer, even if the jerks who bought it out closed down Pennsylvania's "Old Latrobe" and now brew it at some mega-brewery.

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Photo of FrozenJoe
3.45/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Big off-white head. Retention is ok. Lacing is ok. The body is very clear. The body is a light golden yellow color. Moderate carbonation.

Mild. Clean. Some sweet pleasant barley malt is there.

Smooth but with a decent level of flavor. Tastes like mild clean pale malts followed by a very mild and light corn flavor. There is some sweetness to this beer. There is a very light toasted malt flavor going on if you dig for it. Hops are very light and used for balance. It is hard to taste the hops at all. There is also a mild fruity yeast flavor to this beer. Rolling Rock is clean and not dominated by adjunct. Much better than I expected. For the style of economy macro lager this is very good. This is a well made, light, mild adjunct lager. Enjoyable. Above average for this category.

Light bodied. Good carbonation. Body matches the flavor profile.

A clean, smooth, well made economy macro lager. 4.4% abv. 130 calories. 1.3g protein. That is a pretty high amount of protein for a light bodied 4.4% beer. That means they don't skimp on the barley malt. That means there's not too much adjunct in here. You wouldn't know that from the price. This beer is pretty good. Hard to find a better budget beer than this.

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Photo of Foyle
2.19/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: thick, sudsy white head recedes with almost no lacing. Clear straw color with moderate carbonation bubbles streaming.
Aroma: corn husks, a bit of breadiness and water.
Mouthfeel: light and crisp, finish is dry.
Flavor: the corn sweetness dominates, with some of the rice also evident, maybe just a hint of hops in the finish.

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Photo of SoulFroosh
1.94/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

I've been making my way through all the cheap adjuncts found everyday in the 7/11 (excluding lites). Tasting Rolling Rock I discovered I'd perhaps inadvertently saved the worst for last.

Having acquired a taste (and even appreciation) for PBR and even Miller High Life, my first mouthful of Rolling Rock was a letdown. Where PBR has a slight crispness; this was watery yeast - with an off-putting sweetness reminiscent of sparkling mineral water. Ya know, that weird taste sparkling water has because of the carbonation? That's in abundance here. In fact, after 2 cans of Rolling Rock it seemed I was glugging sparkling water.

Zero hop flavor to my taste buds and that yeasty mineral water taste gets old quick. On the 4th can I gave up and dreamed of swishing a quality IPA round my mouth to get rid of that sparkling Dasani taste in my mouth.

In it's defense, it kept me very hydrated. Craft beers do tend to make me a little dehydrated after a session, but here with Rolling Rock it was quenching my thirst like a good sports drink while giving me a nice alco buzz. If you want to chug back on something close to mineral water and get a cheap buzz -- pick some up. Although I'd recommend PBR over this any day (assuming you're on a budget)

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Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was beer of choice as a young adult and college student, it just had a great taste and was a good beer to chill out and relax with, though it does leave you with a terrible hangover. The quality and taste did change when AB-InBev bought out Rolling Rock and moved production out of Pennsylvania. It pours real pale yellow, with a soapy head the dissolves quickly, and sparkles with carbonation. You get a mineral watery, malty taste, that is finished with a sweet taste. There is a malt aftertaste, no edge, light in body, and not filling. Good with food, working, and fishing.

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Photo of Jake29
3.46/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I don't know if you guys know this but, Old bay crabs and a rolling rock go together like peanut butter and jelly

Also Nothing beats drinking some ponies at the beach. 7 ice cold ounces. Drink it before it gets warm on a hot summer day.

Rolling rock was my first beer I ever had so I gotta rep

I'm more of a IPA guy but I like to drink some rocks

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Photo of tomsamarati
2/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I grew up in NY in the 1960's. And when I became of drinking age I had friends in western PA that I would visit often. Our sit on the porch and talk forever beer was Rolling Rock. I enjoyed the brisk, light flavor that really tasted of clear stream water. Until today, I had my last Rolling Rock around 2002 when it was still made in PA.

Just bought a 6 pack of the St. Louis Anhauser Busch Rolling Rock. This ain't the same beer of my youth. This beer is sudsy, tastes of mildewed hay. Tastes like a lightweight Schlitz. Terrible.

I live in Santa Rosa, CA now. Glad to have Russian River Brewing down the street form my house.

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Photo of rangerred
2.33/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
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