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Rolling Rock Extra Pale - Latrobe Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 777
Hads: 2,594
Avg: 2.63
pDev: 48.29%
Wants: 28
Gots: 454 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Latrobe Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

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 DrunkMcDermott
2.14/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presented in a Bomber Bottle. Not exactly terrible as a beer, just an okay summer refresher. The servicably sudsy head kicks up a definite smell of corn. Pale, pale color signals weak malt character. Slight yeast bite. A touch of hop bitterness comes in toward the end, and lingers after you're done.

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Photo of Dubblebock
3.2/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Rolling Rock Pale is one of those cool, kind of nondescript beers that make for great summertime backyard drinking. I'll frequently pick it up when it's on sale, which it usually is, at least at MY local grocery store. It's light and refreshing for the most part, easily drinkable and not really outstanding in any way. I really like to have a couple of sixers on hand whenever I roll out the barbecue pit on hot summer days. Easy, EASY back porch drinking.

Pours with a fair head. This is a well carbonated beer. More like soda than some sodas. No nose to speak of, it hints at corn and ever-so-slight hops. Extremely clear in complexion.

Rolling Rock Pale tastes very clean. A little bit heavy on the corn adjuncts perhaps, but it slides down easy enough. No real taste here to get in the way of your drinking enjoyment. It gets good marks on drinkability. It's easy to put away a lot of these with no ill effects. This is not a beer that you want to drink warm, though. It gets REAL bitter and bland if you let it sit for any length of time. Get a cold one out of the ice chest and don't waste a whole lot of time drinking it.

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Photo of CBFanWish
2.02/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I don't know what happened, I liked the rock in the bottle. The tap had somethig else entirely to offer. Maybe it was the fact that I just finished an arrogant Bastard. It poured a weak urine yellow color with very little head. The smell was ok, but the taste, oh man, what the hell. What a horrible taste. It was very watery and super acidic. There's not much else to say about that taste. I may never drink Rolling Rock again.

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Photo of edchicma
2.98/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very light yellow appearance. It had a decent head, with ok lacing. Smell was light and very indistinguishable. Taste was not noteworthy, but had some very slight bitter notes. Mouthfeel was very light. Fairly smooth on the drinkability scale. I drank this one ice cold...seemed like a good brew after scrorching in the summer sun. Frankly, I was expecting worse, but this brew was ok.

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Photo of maek228
3.18/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pretty average beer. Yet, a good average beer. Above average quality at a very affordable price. I picked up a 12 pack of bottles for 11 bucks. Not too shabby for a poor fellow such as myself.

I personally do not like the aroma of this beer. The intial scent is that of a sweet extra pale lager, but undernearth it lurks something that smells like my car after i left a hoagie in it on a hot day. But since this smell is not overpowering, its not that big of a deal.

The beer has a nice mouthfeel. The taste is sweet and easy going. it goes down quite nicely. A pleasant beer that is realtively refreshing. The aftertaste left something to be desired. Once the intial sweet taste faded, I was left with the taste of corn and I felt a bit parched.

This beer is absolutely perfect for a summer grilling session or hanging out by the pool. Rolling Rock comes in a green bottle that is sans label (which is a nice touch). A step above Bud and Coors, but not by much. Recomended beer for someone who just wants to drink some decent suds with his homeboys.

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Photo of kmo1030
2.97/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

very pale amber color with a quickly disappearing head. floral bready/grainy smell. the taste is kind of floral and very sweet as well with some metallic hops. thinish body with pretty strong carbonation. not the greatest or most flavorful beer, but refreshing. as a result i think the drinkabilty is pretty average, because there is not anything to really dislike about this beer.

what is extra pale supposed to mean anyway?

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Photo of ngandhi
3.28/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The White Horse, Champaign, Ill. 4.00/pitcher.

Very sweet with a grainy finish. Suprisingly floral. Adjunct, yes, but still not bad. Served cold on-tap in a chilled pint glass. Goes down pretty smooth, but a little prickly. A bit more body than the other macro pilsners. The graininess gets annoying after a couple glasses and makes this tough to drink. Just about as good as you'll find . . . for the style.

Relax, relax.

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Photo of alexgash
2.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Another party leftover. Yellow straw body with tons of carbonation and a fluffy white head. Smells of rusty cereal malts with surprisingly big plywood/cardboard hops. Taste starts with light grainy malts with a touch of sweetness, foolowed by muzzled, tinny hops. Finish is kinda bitter, with lingering cereal notes. Very bubbly and typically watery.

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Photo of SetarconeX
1.54/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Nice frothy head that sticks around a while, but the color's that "cheap lager" shade of yellow I've come to dread. The smell is rancid vegitables, with a tinge of metal. Weird malty taste, not unlike Miller High Life, without all the sugar. To their credit though, it's as smooth on the mouth as the Nascar folk say.

Just an awful beer. Avoid like the plague.

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Photo of beerguy101
2.13/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Light gold color, medium head. Light flavor, slightly hoppy, no maltyness. Pilsner style beer, very little flavor. Neutral Mouthfeel. Flavorless beer, would have NO flavor at all if not for green bottle skunkiness.Tastes even less like beer than Budweiser. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is neutral, no bitterness

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Photo of Ianhockey91
2.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Its okay i guess, these are the thoughts that pop into my head when ever i drink it, light mouthfeel, light head, light color, light flavor. Makes me wonder hwy they need rolling rock light. Would be an ok beer with some ribs or bbq chicken, no overpowering presence here.

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Photo of ithacabaron
3.97/5  rDev +51%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sure, the marks are a bit high, but this is my cheap beer of choice.

It was the beer I grew up with, the beer my father and his friends would nurse a sixer of as they talked away into the night.

To this day (long after the last pint was brewed in Latrobe), it's excellent with some roadside BBQ, and it's eminently sessionable. Very, very carbonated, but that's the point; you need some serious bubble-work to cut through big-time grease.

The aroma score is quite high, in my mind. It's due to the distinctiveness of the nose -- no beer smells exactly like RR; it's a beer that prides itself, and indeed, defines itself, by a one-time brewing mistake. While it may offend the nose of some, to me, it's as unique and alluring as some of Belgium's finest offerings. You call it a flaw -- I call it a signature.

A great beer, born for hot summer nights. Still a classic.

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Photo of freed
2.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I think I remember this beer having body, but maybe I just remember drinking it warm. Its nearly a clear straw color with high carbonation activity. A light white fizzy head tops it, but its not covering up the smell. The aroma, almost stereotypical of green bottled beers, is slightly of malt, slightly of off-hops. The body is thin, easy to swallow, and I guess this is the appeal.

But they're giving money to clean up Bellingham Bay, so I'll drink it. On rare occasion

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Photo of RoyalT
2.01/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – I was shocked to see a large head rise out of my modest pour. It held on for a few minutes as well and laced the glass. The beer itself is standard macro yellow.

Smell – I was equally as shocked not to find any skunk in the bottle. The only aroma I could locate was faint corn, but at least it wasn’t repulsive.

Taste – The lack of any real flavor fell more in line with this pessimistic taste. A one-dimensional corn/grain/water mixture came and went in a matter of moments. For a second it seemed like it was going to try and finish with some genuine sweetness, but it gave up mid-way through the effort.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation is cheap and foamy.

Drinkability – The lack of any sheer nastiness gets this one past my macro test, but just barely.

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Photo of elmocoso
2.91/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow, with a fast pour, i got a very decent head and really good lacing. I wasn't expecting. What I was expecting was a big whiff o' skunk when i popped the top, I wasn't let down. The head is mostly gone by now, and so is the skunk, or i may have gotten used to it.

what a bland beer. There is not much to the nose. a little malty but not much. The taste is the same. It is pretty middle-of-the-road. Clean, i suppose.

There was a time when i thought this beer was classy. I have since progressed.

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Photo of JISurfer
3.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is my one of my ultimate lawnmower beers. It actually quenches my thirst, guess that's cause of the high watery content. I like it when I go fishing or cooking out, then I give a little to the burgers on the grill. What can I say about the rankings I gave it? App: Very pale color with a little bit of carbonated head that dies down rather quickly. Smell: Kind of skunky, but nothing too overbearing to ruin the essence of it. You can definately smell the hops. Taste: Similar to the smell, but waterier(if that's a word). Mouthfeel: Bubbly and light on the mouth. Drinkability: Give me a case and I'm set!

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Photo of BeerBelcher
2.49/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Average carbonation. Light straw color. Very light - definitely in the category of "lawnmower beer." Moderate aftertaste. Slightly unpleasant odor. Watery mouth feel noticeable on the tip of the tongue (I get the same reaction from Coors Light) and at the finish. Moderate amount of lacing left on the glass. Generally, average. Slightly more enjoyable than a mainstream premium beer.

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Photo of Stingray5
2.52/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a pale yellow with a nice foamy white head. Aroma wasn't too bad, with some nice hop bitterness in the nose. Taste fell flat, however, with a healthy dose of adjuncts complimented by fresh skunk. Finish was dry and mellow.

there was a time I really enjoyed this beer, but tasting what I taste now, there's not enough quality here to recommend it. Drinkable, but not preferable.

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Photo of granger10
2.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

This was one very light colored beer. Looks like a light beer to me. It also tastes like a light beer. Lots of adjunct flavors of corn and grain. This is not a pale ale. Where are the hops? I notice a slight maltiness at the onset but hops are nowhere to be found. Finishes dry and grainy. I'd only have this beer again if I were playing drinking games with it.

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Photo of garymuchow
2.8/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pungent, almost "skunky" aroma, which I'm not sure of what's it made. Poured with a really small head that left very quickly. Clear and light yellow (I'll say that's extra pale). Mix of malt and hops flavors. Somewhat bitter and again with the pungent and skunk-like qualities. Shorter finish of mild bitterness. Fully carbonated, with some softness, and rather thin. For mass produced products I haven't minded this as much as many others, maybe because it reminds me of Point Special (for which I have a fondness). But I don't think this is a great beer. Fairly thirst quenching. Watery enough to be a session beer, if a guy can get past the carbonation. Needs to be consummed quickly, as flavor changes for the worse as it warms.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A very pale yellow beer with lots of carbonation. A pristine white soda pop head, like 7-Up, dies down quickly. Nothing really stands out smell-wise, just kind of a macro beer smell.

Taste is better than a Coor's Light, but what is that saying? No malt, no hops, just the adjuncts (both corn and rice). Mouthfeel is bubbly and crisp, best part of this beer, but not enough to redeem it. This was given to me by my neighbor so I don't know what they cost, but if it's any more than 3 bucks a sixer, stick with Red Dog . It's a beer that fits for a hot sweltering day, but I'd just as soon seek out something else.

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Photo of hotstuff
1.08/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

When poured into my glass, this beer had a large white head with small bubbles that quickly diminished. There is a lot of carbonation with this beer and absolutely no lacing on the sides of my glass. The aroma is awful as is the taste. Yuck!! The body hue is yellow. It tastes thin and water-downed. Definitely no character in this beers.

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Photo of FFudnam
1.78/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Rolling Rock is one of my friend's favorite beers, and he always has a case sitting around his apartment. I decided (against my better judgement) to accept one when I was offered it. Since there was no point in pouring it in a glass, I just sipped it from the bottle... I guess you could call it the "Rolling Rock Experience."
This beer tastes of pure adjunct. I remember thinking to myself in my Homer Simpson voice " mmmmmmmmm ..... Ad-juncts....." Oh God is this beer terrible. Its pure corn with "beer" flavor added. No hops, only the faintest hint of some kind of barley malt. There is nothing redeeming about this swill. Definitely not recommended.

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Photo of Jason
2.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The bottled Rolling Rock really brings out the adjuct flavour and aroma ... very corny with a steely after taste. The run of the mill carboantion gives some crips refreshing character ... other than that this beer is quite bland. Very little in the hops department as well ... hint of alcohol in the finish shows again that it is a beer.

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Photo of Indybeer
3.2/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. This is another one of those beers that I grew up drinking... well actually stealing from my dads stash. I still enjoy this on a hot day. Typical golden yellow. Smells like most macros heavy on the corn mild on the hops, good carbonation. Better when ice cold. I'd take this over most other macros any day.

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Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.