Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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2.75/5 rDev -15.6%
Appears a muddled ruby red color with a light khaki tan head forming thin and leaving behind even coated lacing. Aroma has some nice caramel malt and cereal grain notes, slight herbal hop note to it. Flavor is pretty harsh alot of earthiness, touch of wet cardboard in the malt profile...even with the nostalgia of past Rooney pubs and breweries this just isn't a good beer. Mouthfeel has a strong bitterness going on with the caramel dirty earthy notes colliding on the palate and leaving behind a dry medicinal presence that you have to brush your teeth to get rid of. I bought this at Giant Eagle Market district definitely not worth it, all of the Penn bottled beers have a horrible aftertaste.
01-21-2012 19:24:43 | More by WVbeergeek
3.58/5 rDev +9.8%
Ba Review #276
Served On: 06/15/2013
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -
This was enjoyed at Houlihan's restaurant in Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA. I was waiting for some takeout and thought I'd have a couple at the bar during a fathers day weekend trip.
Look: The brew had a dark brown appearance with some tinges of ruby red. A thin light-tan head was present with occasional lacing that randomly formed.
Smell: Some spice and a roasted quality was in the aroma. Maybe even some cinnamon. It almost reminded me more of an English Old Ale at this point.
Taste: The spice and roasted notes hit first. Then a cracker or biscuit set in towards the middle. Some fain hops were noticeable in the finish, but roasted malts seemed do dominate this beer. The mouthfeel was actually sort of creamy. I meant to ask if it was served from a nitro tap, but forgot.
Overall this was a solid brew that screams Pittsburgh way louder than IC Light ever will. The drinkability was rather decent even though it had the spicy undertones and creamy body.
06-19-2013 17:06:08 | More by CraftBeerTastic
3.4/5 rDev +4.3%
Man Penn Brewery made this? I try everything they make!
A - Deep dark brown with a solid bit of haze. Borderline old ale look with a half inch of head.
S - Smells pretty faint maybe some piney hops, touch of herbal, and a bit of caramel.
T - Reminds me of an English bitter at first with flavors of tea bags but that might be remnant of the last beer I had. It does have a gritty hop profile that leaves some bitter pine flavors.
M - Medium bodied ABV is noted to be around 5-6%
Overall I was told by my bottle shop guy not to drink this because it tastes offensive but to me it really wasn't terrible at all. Defiantly not Penn's better offerings.
01-18-2012 07:58:43 | More by DrDemento456
4/5 rDev +22.7%
Brown ale with a thick, foamy head and yellow highlights. Aromas of sweet orange and grapefruit accompanied by bread and caramel. Tart citrus rind and caramel flavors with dry, leafy notes; grains and fruit in the aftertaste. Has a light, crisp body that makes it an easy drinker.
06-27-2012 15:46:50 | More by keeganfrank
3.58/5 rDev +9.8%
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Rooney's Irish Style Ale
Pours a deep amber/brown color with a layer of soapy white foam. Aroma of biscuity, bready malts. In the taste, a strong malt presence, with peaty and roasted flavor. Caramel, toffee, nutty malts and definate roasted qualities. Small hop bitterness, moderately leafy and noble in nature. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth with a crisp carbonation. Overall, a standard Irish ale, sessionable, unoffensive and pretty nice.
12-29-2011 03:20:29 | More by Stinkypuss
3.5/5 rDev +7.4%
Always good to see a rarely seen style like this one being put out there. It's quite a heavy beer, with hearty malty tones and that somewhat dark fruity thing going on. I feel like I want to say that this has hop spice tones to it. At least, that is what I get off of it. Not quite sure what the recipe consists of that would dictate that. Overall, it's a pretty good beer. Great consistency on the flavor, which seems to be an issue for many interpretations of this style. I'd actually go back to this beer, if I had the choice and felt like I wanted something along this line.
12-21-2012 03:05:58 | More by RblWthACoz
Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.