Rolling Rock Extra Pale | Latrobe Brewing Co.

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Rolling Rock Extra PaleRolling Rock Extra Pale

Brewed by:
Latrobe Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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Photo of razzberries
2.52/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DynamiteKyle
2.47/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Schlitz74
1.88/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

This is a very bland tasting beer with nothing really to offer, you can do better for the price.

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Photo of KevinSku
2.94/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Full disclosure, it would be unfair to compare this beer (or other macrobrews for that matter) to the likes of more well made by microbreweries, it is the best bang for the buck. This beer is my cheap go to, as it actually seems to have flavor unlike the similarly and sometimes more price inflated Natty or Busch. The Latrobe will likely always have a place in my fridge when I know I'm gonna be doing yard work. Pro tip: throw it in the freezer but take it out after 30 minutes. Tap the top and enjoy a beer topped off with a cool layer of smooth slush. Try it out!

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Photo of RR58
3.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmike
4/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Back in the mid 60's (before craft beer was even an idea) in the Wash, DC area, you had to know a stewardess who flew to Colorado to get the "legendary" Coors beer. But we somehow found Rolling Rock (AKA "Rock n' Roll") in limited distribution from nearby Pennsylvania. I happened to travel to Amish country a lot and brought it back by the case. I was very popular when I got back! Now you can get it just about anywhere. Availability and craft brews have diminished much of its former mystique!

Like Coors, Rolling Rock originated from spring water, we called it East Coast Coors back then. For me, it's nostalgia. It's not a hop monster or an IPA. It isn't 8% alcohol. It's just a refreshing pre-micro brew beer. I was in the business for a while and, in the industry, beers were rated on "quaffability" - or "how easy to drink". Rolling Rock is highly quaffable and is a refreshing beer. Drink it cold like the spring water it's made from. Good to note, classic German beers historically had to have their artesian well water source certified before being licensed to produce. Just like coffee - you have to start with good water.

You can taste the grains and the clean water. It's cheap now, but was competitively priced back when - and Yuengling was on the cheap, because "no one" understood real German beer back then. Every dog has his day!

For me, Rolling Rock is not just a beer, it's a part of my youth. Easier times - no fancy brews, they were just good or not good. Rolling Rock was robust for its day and highly sought after on the East Coast. It still retains some of its historic mojo now, as confirmed by its rather favorable reviews here - for such an "un-craft" brew. I have one sitting on my desk right now - bought it on sale!

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Photo of SomeOddBusiness
4.13/5  rDev +56.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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1.85/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Photo of keithmurray
3.24/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

APPEARANCE - pale straw color with white head

Smell - corn, barley

Taste - like someone mixed Genny Cream Ale with Miller High Life

Mouthfeel - thin bodied, medium carbonation, bit of adjunct aftertaste, easy to drink

Overall - not quite as good as some of its bretheren in the category, but on its own, an inoffensive beer. Worth a shot if you are looking to drink on the cheap

Price point - $5.25/6 pk 16 oz cans

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2.28/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

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3.54/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +64.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This cereal drink is good. Place a can of it in the freezer for 30 minutes, so that when you flip it open the pressure change causes about an inch of slush on the top. Do this on a hot summer day and you will understand why this drink gets this rating.

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Photo of Anacross
4/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty decent cheap beer. Crispy, smooth and fun to drink, I'm beating myself in the face for not trying this one sooner. But better late than never! My new go to cheap beer.

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Photo of Bito24
4/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not being a beer snob (smell to rate a beer?) I highly recommend the Rock to anyone who likes sitting under a tree on a hot summer day after mowing for an hour. Best if drunk out of the long neck bottle. This is beer for us average Joes!!

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Photo of Big-Tex
4.75/5  rDev +79.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer to drink in hot weather. This beer has a good clear appearance, a very nice and crisp taste, no bitterness, no aftertaste and really nothing objectionable about it. It is actually sort of a bright tasting beer...sorry, but I don't know what other word to use. The lower alcohol level is a positive in hot weather, also. This is the sort of beer I think either a guy or girl should enjoy and I'm a bit ashamed of myself for not trying it sooner to be honest. It reminds me a little of the Corona I used to drink in Mexico in the 1960s...before they changed it. Back then you could drink as many Corona beers as you wanted on a hot Mexico day and never have a headache or hangover. If you weren't there, you won't be able to relate to that, but at one point Corona was remarkably different.

This is great with a bowl of Dutch pretzels, salted peanuts, pepperoni pizza, pistachio nuts, a cello pack of dried shrimp, a taco dinner or a hamburger with plenty of mustard, onions, pickles and tomatoes. If you have a tall glass, drop a couple of green olives or pickled onions or drink it with some pickled okra. It has a respectable amount of carbonation, but in hot weather you need to remember that really isn't a bad thing.

And the cost is a positive. Where I live you can get 30 cans for a bit under $20.

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2.41/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of J-Dog86
3.32/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Kinda plain and boring. But it's cheap and available. My go-to cheap beer when binge drinking.

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Photo of EverydayImGuzzlin
3.4/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Fresh and crisp when ice cold. This is my go to beer during the hot and steamy summers down in Florida. $9.49 for an 18 pack at the local Racetrac can't be beat.

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2.77/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DesertFox24
2.9/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brittian
2.28/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddoJay
2.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 0_0
1.45/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
2.64 out of 5 based on 2,733 ratings.
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