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Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Rooney's Old Irish Style AleRooney's Old Irish Style Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 12-29-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -8%

dmorgan310, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

CraftBeerTastic, Jun 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8%

billbeers, Jun 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Mibarak, Apr 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

LXIXME, Mar 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

dcbeers, Mar 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

randylangford, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

RblWthACoz, Dec 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8%

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2/5  rDev -38.7%

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3.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a brown colored brew with light hints of red. Upon serving there was a nice just off white head of two fingers. The head faded relatively fast to leave a lighter level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was overall quite light. While light it was strongest of caramel and some roasted malt aromas. Mixed with these aromas is a light aroma of an earthy nature.

Taste – The taste starts roasted and sweet with a good dose of caramel and some brown bread and roasted notes. As the flavor advances further the sweetness and roast fade slightly with hop flavors coming onto the scene. While the hop remains relatively light to the end where a more roasty and slightly earthy flavor are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather average in thickness with a medium level of carbonation. Both create a very easy drinking brew.

Overall – An easy drinking beer with a moderate roast, sweet, and hop flavor. Nothing exceptional, but quite balanced and a good session.

Darkmagus82, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

keeganfrank, Jun 27, 2012
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Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.