Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Stinkypuss on 12-29-2011

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of StJamesGate
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany with ivory film. 3.75
Syrupy with glace cherry. 3.5
Cherry cough syrup, some wood and almond skin, carob, and earthy finish. 3.5
Bitter almond linger.
Medium, gooey, chewy. 3.75

Gloopy. Not Irish, never mind the American Amber hybrid the label claims. Just not good. 3.5

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3.36/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.17/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CMG-PSU
1.9/5  rDev -42.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
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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Photo of classixIII
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerparrot
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GPackers12
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%
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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Photo of krykel
1.75/5  rDev -46.6%
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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3.76/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

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3.4/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.2/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
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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Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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