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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   ABV: -
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The Rooney family is no stranger to the beer and pub business. Their roots go back to the turn of the 20th century when Dan Rooney opened the family’s first pub on the corner of Corey and General Robinson Streets where Three Rivers Stadium later stood in Pittsburgh,PA. In 1933, the family entered the brewing business in Braddock, PA. Today the family celebrates both its Celtic and Pittsburgh Pride with the next generation of brews starting with Rooney’s Old Irish Style Ale


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (2381) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
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.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
An OK beer. Aroma was a little weak. Roasted malt, crayons and metal. Pour was a dark brown with a few rising bubbles and no head. Taste was average. The roasted malt was there in the front, then this strong metallic flavor filled the mouth. The malt was going in and out, but in the swallow an extremely bitter aftertaste came out. Very odd for an Irish ale. The beer kind of grew on me and got better as I drank it. Nice strong carbonation.


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