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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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

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Added by Stinkypuss on 12-29-2011

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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of krykel
1.75/5  rDev -46.5%
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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Photo of CMG-PSU
1.9/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The Rooney family allows their name to be associated with this rubbish!? Just Awful.

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Photo of Bockerdoppel91
2/5  rDev -38.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of randylangford
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.8/5  rDev -14.4%
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 brother_rebus
2.97/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 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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3.17/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.2/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of thecheapies
3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Mibarak
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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