Rolling Rock Extra Pale | Latrobe Brewing Co.

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63
poor
2,742 Ratings
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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:
2,742
Reviews:
827
Avg:
2.64
pDev:
26.52%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
574
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Donkster46
2.98/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of draegerjosh
2.77/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zrroot
2.32/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Clear golden yellow colour with light head; sweet cereal, soft hops and a touch of orange zest in aromas; light body, slightly creamy; gentle cereal flavour with soft hop finish.
It's OK, nothing special though.

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Photo of smw6506
2.03/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AgentMunky
2.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served by me in a 12 ounce can.
2.25/2.5/2.5/3.5/2.5
A: Amber light-yellow, clear enough I can see to the bottom of the can. No discernible fizz, but pours with plenty of it.
S: Smells like sweet, light beer.
T: It tastes totally fine. Fizzy and malty, but clean and sweet. None of the corn syrup sweetness of Bud Light, lighter than PBR but with a similar vibe. The more I drink, the less good it becomes though. Cheap commodity beer.
M: The fizz is an asset that makes this beer palatable and moreish.
O: Remarkably inoffensive! This was kinda nice actually. Not good, but nice.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.27/5  rDev -14%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Very pale in color with a small white head that goes away quickly. Has a very light malty smell. Has a very watered down malty grain taste. Easy to miss, great for downing quick

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
1.49/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of mpt2222
1.65/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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

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

Photo of mdt88
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of BeerKnower
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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Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
2.64 out of 5 based on 2,742 ratings.
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