Nate (3451) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild grain and caramel aroma with light hops, a bit fruity and nutty. Dark copper amber clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts dry with nutty sweetness, caramel, and some mild esters. Big hop presence with nutty bitter finish and after.
dpjuart (1029) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours red orange with pillowy, beige head. Good lacing. Sugary caramel nose, toffee. Caramel and bread, mild hops and sugary metallic finish
Stldsf1 (613) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber red pour. Found this at Rooneys pub. Not a bad amber ale. Soft maltiness
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FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had fairly low expectations for this one but it ended up being fairly pleasant. +++ Sampled on draft at D’s in Monroeville this beer poured a dark caramel-brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head that left good lacing. The aroma was sweetish and malty with light fruity hops and a bit of bread. The flavor was semi sweet bread, caramel, nut and wood with undertones of faint vague tangy fruity hops. Surprisingly complex. The finish was long with notes of wood, bread and nut. Medium body. Exceeded expectations.
Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a medium red color with a beige head. Aroma was grassy, caramel, and light metallic notes. Flavor was nutty and caramel maltiness, with very light old grassy hops. Better than expected.
PGHbeer77 (556) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Surprisingly tasty ale. I think I was expecting something subpar and watery, but this was the opposite. I mean, it was nothing to go crazy over, but it impressed me just the same. Toasty cinnamon scent with an amber appearance and foamy head. Medium bodied, sticky textured palate, and a spiced, malt, bitter taste.
RONCOD (205) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with a medium white head. Good flavor with a good bit of bitterness at the end. I’m still not sure if this is really an Irish beer though.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
OK, so Rocky Blie couldn’t have his own beer but the rooneys can, go figure. Smooth mild easy going for the most part. Pour is quite dark, enough to be considered a dark beer. Pretty good fun for a lager lover, quite beery but not over the top in any way. Aroma hints like the friendly sweat of a girlfriend. Finish is mild malt or possibly lagerized dull industrial hops. Overall good beer experience.
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 120z bottle fresh from Penn Brewery direct. Coming from Penn you expect something good and this ale stands on all points. No compromise on ingredients or taste is evident and the results are pleasing on first impression. Pours well with a balanced aroma and a rich foamy head. Perfect coloration on the appearance. Maybe I’m just partial to the spirit of Pittsburgh that permeates this selection, but I’d gladly revisit this tasty beverage more than once with friends who might miss this limited offering.
Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I am not sure what qualifies this as "Irish" it tastes like a pretty typical American amber to me. It’s a red brown brew, clear w/ barely a head. Nose is very mild w/ only a bit of toasty malt character and some cherries and dried fruit notes. The hop bitterness here is citric and earthy and really come off as American in quality but w/ an unfortunate metallic aftertaste. Despite this, it is a pleasingly thick but not syrupy beer w/ mild carbonation which suits decently. This is pretty good for a novelty brew and I could see myself bringing a couple to my buddy’s house to watch the Steelers game just for grins but really couldn’t see myself getting it again for any other reason.