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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours a deep brown with a large light brown head. Good flavor with a caramel malt, light hop, light on the yeast,full body, creamy texture, clean finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2013
draft, poured a dark brown color, medium sized tan head. Good lacing throughout the drink. Aroma was sweet malts with light fruity hops. The flavor was semi sweet, some bready flavors, caramel, with hints of fruity hops. Medium body. There is some complexity in this brew. Good finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2962) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Deep brownish red colored pour. Big light khaki head. Plenty of leaving. Big malty aroma. Taste is tons of malt. Some chocolate notes and caramel. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ukntcme (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
A friend gave me one of these in a 120z bottle tonite. Reminded me of Seirra Neveda IPA. Toasted Malt with an earthy after taste. Nice complex mouth feel. I enioyed it so much a ran over to the beer distributor and bought a case tonite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wiszard (19) - Derry, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle states blending of an Irish Style Red Ale and an American Amber Ale. This is a good beer for everyday drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2015
On tap at The Brass Tap poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of tobacco, earthiness and light caramel. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of tobacco, earthiness and light toffee with a smooth dry lingering tobacco finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RONCOD (238) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
Deep amber red pour. Found this at Rooneys pub. Not a bad amber ale. Soft maltiness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
On tap
Hanging out with some other people at a sports bar I chose to stay away from Southern Tier’s seasonal diabetes bombs. Instead I opted for this passable irish ale. It was good enough but if I were to visit Pittsburgh I’d look for East End’s interpretation of the style.

Aroma / Appearance - Caramel toned liquid bobs below a dirty white head. Caramel, red vines, and nutty aspects remind me of a candy bar in a glass.

Flavor / Palate - Caramel, honey, and almonds tease the palate. Eventually they settle down into red licorice that clings to the back of the throat. The dry finish isn’t bad but I felt like it could have had just a bit more. Even so this was a good start to the evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4110) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 17, 2014
Quite good, quite like the style. Some watery and hoppy features but good in the whole of.

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