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: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 18.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 12-29-2011)
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Photo of krykel
1.73/5  rDev -47.1%
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.

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of onestoploser
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of CLAZZ51
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of DustinSWB
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of randylangford
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of jmshulk
3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of PCATD
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of thecheapies
3.28/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle says it's a blend of an Irish Red Ale and an American Amber Ale.

Pours a hearty brown with a reddish hue. A bit of head that fell; lacing wants to stick.

Aromas are weak, but mostly pleasant. Husky roasted malts with some bittersweet notes of caramel and hop earthiness.

Spicy hop balances with the sweeter, roastier malts. Minor astringencies taken into account. Very bitterly dry finish. Very crisp and quenching. Drinks pretty fast. Carb is a little bristly. Good body, far from watery.

Second time around on this one. Not bad. A prime pick at my local dive bar, but nothing to seek out.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of BBS323
3.4/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +7%

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Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.