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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

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Stinkypuss on 12-29-2011

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 47
Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.8/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of GPackers12
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall good ale. The mix is great.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A strong pour gets me a half inch of tan head that quickly fades to a skim just around the edges of the glass. Nose is luscious and delicious and much more then I was expecting. Tons of rich toffee and carmel come through on the nose. There is some dark ripe red fruit playing as well. Malts are dominant and roasty on first sip. There is a bit of caramelized sweetness on the palate as well. Body is a slight bit thin, but this beer has solid flavor for a underwhelming style. Mouthfeel is slightly thick and perfect for the style. Overall good beer.

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3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of DavidHume
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of onestoploser
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of JDW4195
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of dhep16
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of CLAZZ51
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of PCATD
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Octoberist
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewJohn
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.4/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Tr0janSlay3r
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BBS323
3.4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of DustinSWB
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Beerparrot
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of keeganfrank
4/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

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Photo of StretchZep
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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