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Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
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34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

ItsBeer4Me, May 19, 2012
Photo of NardiByNature
4.13/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: dark copper/auburn color with a very respectable cap and lacing galore.

S: Rye-bread and biscuity malts, on point for an Irish red.

T: sourdough, rye, and some bitterness.

M: A little creamy and oh so smooth. Nice carbonation and finishes well-balanced between a little bitterness and the buttery-sweet malts.

O: damn drinkable and the best Irish red I know of. One hell of a quality/craft alternative to Smithwicks

NardiByNature, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of CLAZZ51
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

CLAZZ51, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of jmshulk
3/5  rDev -8%

jmshulk, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
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.

WVbeergeek, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
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.

DrDemento456, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
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.

thecheapies, Jan 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8%

ejimhof, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Stinkypuss, Dec 29, 2011
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Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.