Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
48 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Rooney's Old Irish Style AleRooney's Old Irish Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
pennbrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
18.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Mibarak
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of randylangford
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

 578 characters

Photo of dhep16
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of StretchZep
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of tmars13
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

 1,048 characters

Photo of mscott1975
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of onestoploser
2.5/5  rDev -28%

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.

 280 characters

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of NardiByNature
4.13/5  rDev +19%
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

 423 characters

Photo of CLAZZ51
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of jmshulk
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
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.

 698 characters

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.

 653 characters

Photo of thecheapies
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.

 601 characters

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

 476 characters

firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe