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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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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 18.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 12-29-2011

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Photo of GPackers12
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall good ale. The mix is great.

Photo of krykel
1.75/5  rDev -47%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Look: Since I had it in a bottle and no glassware to be found I gave it a 3 just cause its in the middle. Though I should note, very little carbonation.

Smell: again, it was truncated due to bottle, but it smelled run of the mill craft. nothing special, but not stomach turning. 1.75

Taste: A bit on the dull side. Almost like flavored water, though flavored water has better taste. Hell, even just plain ol water tastes better. But I've had worse so 1.5

Feel: Very thin. Again like water. 1.5

Overall: Really disappointed in this. I think it's the price point that kills me. at $32 a case, I'm not expecting the world, but at least some form of quality. It should be noted that my wholesaler has a hard time with freshness with Rooney's (which should be a red flag right away). The bottles I have were dated "best before 12/16/14". While it is not terribly far from that date it may have played a factor. The looks saved this and thats just by default. 2.

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3.76/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

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3.4/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.2/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of dhep16
3/5  rDev -9.1%

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Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.