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

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DialSquare (5119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2013
12oz bottle from ABC on Betton. Mahogany pour with thin tan head. Aroma is caramel, floral, earthy. Tastes are sweet malts, nutty, caramel. Weak palate. Eh.

nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
The aroma is malty with grains, grassy hops, and brown sugar. The appearance is amber with a large head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The plate is typical. Overall pretty average.

Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
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.

Frank (4225) - 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.

Nekronos (4174) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 17, 2014
Quite good, quite like the style. Some watery and hoppy features but good in the whole of.

weihenweizen (4042) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
On tap in Pittsburgh. Pours dark crimson with beige head. Aroma is light caramel malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and some thin small bubble lacing. Taste is caramel malt and balancing hops. Lots of flavor, good Irish ale.

Brigadier (3725) - 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.

LinusStick (3497) - 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.

Art (3219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Brews n chews. Clear Amber colored pour. Fruity malty tasting beer. A real beery beer.

Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
This has a deep emphasis on the grains, the taste of the husks are very strong. It's all malt and hardly no hops. A great beer to enjoy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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