Rolling Rock Extra Pale - Latrobe Brewing Co.
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2.41/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
06-22-2013 08:55:30 | More by McStagger
3.5/5 rDev +35.1%
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!
06-16-2013 21:07:52 | More by rvonhagen
3.56/5 rDev +37.5%
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.
06-13-2013 21:06:41 | More by ValpoExpo
1.8/5 rDev -30.5%
"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.
06-12-2013 01:35:12 | More by biegaman
Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 2,106 ratings.