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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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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -38.7%

10-07-2012 00:29:48 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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onestoploser

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

07-28-2012 03:18:39 | More by onestoploser
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CLAZZ51

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

03-24-2012 21:22:53 | More by CLAZZ51
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DustinSWB

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

05-17-2014 16:42:46 | More by DustinSWB
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

09-20-2012 20:37:46 | More by tmars13
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 19:24:43 | More by WVbeergeek
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

02-14-2013 01:51:54 | More by randylangford
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jmshulk

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

02-19-2012 01:39:43 | More by jmshulk
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dhep16

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

10-18-2012 01:36:01 | More by dhep16
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

01-02-2012 00:08:09 | More by ejimhof
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khargro2

Georgia

3/5  rDev -8%

07-07-2013 02:58:16 | More by khargro2
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

04-26-2014 18:53:07 | More by ramrod666
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

06-01-2013 10:00:33 | More by billbeers
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dmorgan310

Panama

3/5  rDev -8%

09-15-2013 00:27:05 | More by dmorgan310
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-19-2012 21:05:30 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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Mibarak

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-06-2013 23:30:33 | More by Mibarak
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-06-2014 15:00:36 | More by kylehay2004
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 03:27:25 | More by thecheapies
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 07:58:43 | More by DrDemento456
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2012 00:08:07 | More by Darkmagus82
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-26-2013 00:33:33 | More by LXIXME
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-28-2014 01:02:31 | More by DavidHume
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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

09-20-2013 18:28:27 | More by Griggsy
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 03:05:58 | More by RblWthACoz
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Crimsonfloods

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-08-2013 06:25:37 | More by Crimsonfloods
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Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.