Rolling Rock Extra Pale | Latrobe Brewing Co.

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63
poor
2,733 Ratings
THE BROS
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Rolling Rock Extra PaleRolling Rock Extra Pale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Latrobe Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
rollingrock.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

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.

Added by Todd on 03-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,733
Reviews:
824
Avg:
2.64
pDev:
26.52%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
567
For Trade:
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Photo of brewnme
2.53/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Golfontap
3.28/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.46/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

White head. Light cereal grain notes. Light body. Crisp and dry finish. For the style, this beer is good. It's serviceable. Perfect for ball games and barbecues. It's not complex and it's not meant to be.

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Photo of anakincane
2.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of IBUBrew
1.98/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of constantine_272
2.89/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Ultra clear zero head, light carbonation. Smells of creamy wheat and a bit of steel. Cool and slightly sweet with a mild tart fruity apple finish. Again a steel taste lingers longer than it should, but the finish is pretty light crisp and refreshing. Pretty high on my list of cheap beers. I bought an 18 pack for 8 bucks. Worth it.

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Photo of Winzlow
2.12/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

As stated - from a long time ago...I grew up on $1.25 sixers of RR in the late 70's (the short barrel looking bottles). It had a special clarity to the look and the taste back then - very crisp - that I do not find today. Yes, they have ruined this beer.

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Photo of fthegiants
1/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of craigbelly
2.92/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have a love if this beer from past. In a galaxy far fae away..when it was actually from glass lines tanks in Pennsylvania...long before AB bought and ruined it.

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

Photo of jsbirnba
2.83/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dcotom
2.53/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured cold from 12-ounce bottle into standard pint glass. Pale straw color, with a couple of fingers of wispy white foam that settled after a minute or two. Not much to write about here. Very light aroma, flavor, and body, with a little bitterness on the finish as it warmed. Overall, don't bother.

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Photo of BallsDeep
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Notatrendybeerdrinker
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

You people don't know shnit! Beer is beer!!! Craft beer is awesome but you geeks give it a bad name for hard working regular beer drinkers. Rolling Rock was better when it was made in PA.

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Photo of bryanzk
3.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nater919
2.99/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zorak1066
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

as someone mentioned, remarkably inoffensive... yet remarkably without any character too. it's like pbr but without any hop presence. unlike pbr the adjunct aftertaste is muted quite a bit. served cold, you could easily put down a lot without thinking... but it wouldn't be all that enjoyable. used to be so much better in the 80s.

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Photo of Hackattack
3.1/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice change of pace and price. Does not compete with craft beers by any means. That said, it's not that bad....goes down really easily. Rolling Rock has been around for a long time......used to be special but not so much anymore.

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Photo of Timc32
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GoHabsGo
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beerdeathexperience
2.03/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Sweet with high carbonation. You smile as you start to swallow, enjoying the dryness of the lager. BAM. Inside the back of your throat, a large extended family of particularly unkempt skunks succumb, as one, to a violent strain of dysentery. Gagging, you stare horrified at the beer, unsure how such a small bottle could contain such a massively terrible taste. You sip it again. Nothing. Crisp, sweet, mildly bitter. The skunks have vanished. Doubting your own senses, you taste again. And again, the taste is an unremarkable but serviceable lager. Sinking back into your chair, you close your eyes, content. You lift the bottle to your lips -- BAM. The skunks commit ritual suicide in your throat, by drinking poisoned sewage. Eyes watering, you shake your head in wonderment at Rolling Rock's two faces.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Aidenkim
1/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

this is not a beer for me. The worst beer Ive ever tried. tasted just nothing...

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Photo of bigedal60
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of tigg924
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap. Pour light gold in color with one inch head and high carbonation. Taste is cereal, grain, and light hops. Sweet with light bitterness, clean, high carbonation, and light bodied. I have not had this beer in twenty some odd years and it was a lot better than I remember it being. Did not have any of the skunky characteristics that I remember. If I want this style I am still most likely hitting up a Bud, but this is perfectly drinkable with moderately spiced food. I would get this again.

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Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
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