All-In Amber - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Reviews: 38
Hads: 129
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 5.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Hojaminbag on 06-05-2010

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Photo of WissBrauSean
4.46/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is positively clear and amber with a thin white head and a cool stalactite / stalagmite lacing pattern!

The aroma is like caramel malts mixed with date bread and a tiny bit of chocolate. It's a very alluring combination!

Just as the nose the flavour is caramel malty in character, grainy with notes of dark fruit. It starts off a bit bready and grainy and mid way it evolves into a malty sip and then finishes with some earthy hop bitterness which is actually a bit dry which makes this beer fairly complex!

The mouthfeel is moderate to full bodied, a little slick, and sweet transitioning to dry. Very nice! The carbonation is moderate making this a perfect beer!

Overall I find this beer exceptional and would recommend it to anyone, even someone new to craft beer as it would be a great crossover to one that has a little bit of hop bitterness to lure them in to the world of IPA's. (899 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - A very solid hazy amber color with a inch of fluffy head

S - Starts off with a caramel sweetness of the nose, then a hop assault of pine and a sweet malt.

T - Wow this is a nice rep of the style. A nice sweet caramel with a hop forward body of pine and citrus with a malty sweet finish. Bravo

M - Light I could drink this all day

D - As for full pint goes this is the best red ale I ever drank. Almost like an amber lager with more sweetness. Great brew and good times! (477 characters)

Photo of goblue3509
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber color with a one finger head that gives way to a little bit of lacing. The aroma is of sweet malt and caramel malt as a nice backbone, there is also a hint of bread malt toastiness to it. At the back end is a hint of citrus hops. The taste is good and complex. There is the malt backbone of bread, sweet, and caramel malt. On the top is a citrus hop bite with hints of earthy hops as well. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall for an amber lager this is a very good beer for drinkability. Unlike other amber's this beer has some nice aroma, but more importantly there is a nice complex flavor. You could easily have six or more of these, very solid. (679 characters)

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass, nice transparent amber color with slight haze, off white head but no lacing.

Smell is caramel malt, hint of hop fruitiness, very clean but pleasant.

Taste is smooth and nicely sweet with a kick of bitterness. Flavors range from some caramel and light roasted malt, to hints of fruit (cherries?). Very clean flavors and smooth.

Mouthfeel is great, very crisp for an amber ale (not over sweet or cloying), nice sweetness thats cleaned up by solid bitterness with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, very nicely done amber ale touching on amber lager standards but with better malt flavor and hints of fruitiness. (652 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, caramel malt and a small pine hop presence. In the taste, caramel maltiness and ends with a small grapefuity hop. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry, grpefruity hop in the aftertaste. Nice and decent hop presence. Easy to drink, not too shabby. (341 characters)

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear amber with lots of bubbles and a two-finger, white and creamy head that lasted more than a few minutes. Moderate lacing.

S: Toasted malt and caramel. Fruit aromas. Very pleasant.

T: More sweetness than I was expecting. Not much hop bitterness, but more than none. Caramel and fruit flavors. Interesting.

M: Light to medium bodied. Very smooth with moderate carbonation.

O: I like this one. Maybe, a little too sweet, but not bad. It looked really nice, smelled pleasant and had a smooth and refreshing mouthfeel. (552 characters)

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am somewhat surprised to see that Full Pint's All-In Amber hasn't been added to the database here on BA, because I have seen this beer at quite a few places around Pittsburgh in the last month or so. Anyway, it is the first beer that I have tried from this new brewery, and I'm looking forward to trying many more. Fresh and local is the way to go. I had this on-tap at one of the various Rivertowne locations around town (north shore).

The blurb I read about this beer is that it's a kicked-up amber that is a product of a collaboration between six different brewers, who all contributed something to the beer. I believe this was the first beer that Full Pint launched, but it could have just been one of the first wave of beers they sent out.

The body remains translucent, but it is pretty dark for an amber. The white head has some pretty decent retention and leaves a few scraps of lacing.

The aroma is pretty interesting. Along with some sweet, caramel malts, I swear there is a bit of rye in there. The hop profile is similarly varied, with a strong, spicy aroma and a bit of citrus type bitterness.

There is a lot going on in All-in Amber. When it says that each brewer contributed something, I think that each brewer may literally have added an ingredient to this beer. The sweet caramel malts from the aroma are there in a big way, but the spicy rye bread flavor is also there. I have no way of knowing, but I'm fairly sure that at least some malted rye was used to brew this one. The strongest hop flavor is the slightly grassy, earthy flavor. Just a hint of citrus and bitterness is also in there though. A generic fruitiness is underneath all of that too, which is probably from the yeast.

The body is on the full side for the style, and the carbonation is adequate.

Had I know that I would be the first one to review this beer, I might have taken better notes. I think I got everything in this review, but it might have been more helpful and coherent if I had focused more. Mostly, I could have made a note of the ABV. Either way, All-in amber is kind of all over the place, but I enjoyed it. It is more interesting than I expected from an amber, and it is definitely worth a try. In fact, it convinced that other Full-Pint brews are worth a try. It's always nice to see another craft brewery in the Burgh. (2,328 characters)

Photo of PACalderone
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much of a head, bartender may have wanted to give me a full pour.

Clear amber color. Not too light, but with a nice glow.

Delicious taste. Flavorful, caramel overtones that lingered on the palette. Smell was rich, chocolatey.

Felt full in the mouth, but carbonation light.

An excellent unexpected find. (310 characters)

Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 FL OZ bottle into a pint glass. BEST BY MAY2013. LOT 282.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear amber with a thin white head. Decent carbonation.

Smell: Very grainy. Typical spent grain malt aroma of a brewery (or paper mill!) Slight finishing aroma of chocolate malts (which is indicated on the label.)

Taste: Wow, I'd say the chocolate malts dominate the flavor of this beer. Very interesting for an amber ale. Not very hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin, but typical of a brown and/or amber ale in my opinion.

Overall: I was expecting this to be a boring, ho-hum typical amber/brown ale, but the dominant chocolate malt aroma and flavor but this into an interesting subcategory. I'm impressed! (711 characters)

Photo of CoalCellar
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer tastes and smells just like Fat Tire, which is a good thing since I can't get that around here. A delectable amber with a grainy nose and a sweet malty finish. I could drink this all day ( and I just might). I have yet to have a disappointing beer from Full Pint. They might just be the best local brewery. (316 characters)

Photo of microbrewlover
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a solid, opaque amber color with a fluffy tan one finger head which dissipates fairly quickly however remnants of the head stay on top of the brew until the end. Light lacing on the glass. Good carbonation.

The smell is sweat malts and peat moss, kind of like a Scottish Ale. Slight alcohol/boozy smell sweet and roasted malts and a caramel smell

The taste follows the nose with sweet the roasted malts hitting the tongue the peat moss then a caramel taste. Light piney hops on follow on the backend.

The mouthfeel is tangy, probably due to the carbonation. Creamy and slightly oily on the backend after swallowing.

Overall this is a good, solid Amber/Red ale. Very drinkable at any time of the day or year and one worth trying. (748 characters)

Photo of jeremy13586
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Clear amber color with two fingers of off-white head that didn't stick around too long. No lacing left.

A little bit of roasted malt, some caramel, and minor chocolate notes. A very minor hop note at the end.

Toffee, caramel, some roasted malts. A little chocolate follows it up at the very end. Very clean finish.

Medium bodied and very slick feeling, but does become a little bit thin near the end of each sip.

Not a very crazy brew, but it has an amazing drinkability. (509 characters)

Photo of IronCitySteve
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy amber color with some golden hues. Provides a one finger off white head with plenty of lacing.

S: A decent amount of bready malt character. Also some toast, caramel with a light undertone of citrus.

T: The sweet caramel and bready malt flavor is the most prominant up front and throughout. There is a small amount of citrus as well.

M: Leaves a dry clean taste on the palate.

D: A decent offering. Nothing over the top or stand out but a solid amber ale. Easy to have more than one in a sitting. (515 characters)

Photo of kwjd
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden-red colour with little head. Quite sweet smell, with maybe a hint of chooolate in the nose (though maybe I'm crazy). I really enjoyed this for an amber, it had this chocolate taste that I didn't expect, but it is delicious. Very smooth. A little bit of bitterness in there too. I could drink a lot of these. (323 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Clear orange amber color. A little over one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is a touch below average and a small ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: This smells just like a tasty brown ale. Big toastiness and nuttiness. Dry graininess. Very, very little caramel. Earthy hops.

4.0 T: Tastes like a brown too. Again, toastiness and nuts abound. Dry graininess and a touch of caramel. Earthy hops. Pretty much the same as the nose.

3.5 M: Ligher medium body. Active carbonation that comes off slightly biting. Low creaminess. Otherwise, fine.

3.5 D: Not much of an amber ale, but a good beer nonetheless. (645 characters)

Photo of mtnbikerpa
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This might be at least my 3 or 4 time trying this brew. Anyway drank from a bottle with no freshness date. Some pungent hops scents but mostly malts. With 5 types of malts and 2 types of hops, this beer is very flavorful. Some of the heavier malts stand out most like the brown and munich malts. Well balanced flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth and very drinkable. Well done. (368 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

tap

Pours amber clear with a white lacing.

Brown sugar malts in the nose.

Taste follows with brown sugar malts, also some molasses sweetness and mild hoppiness.

Softer carbonation over a medium body.

Pretty good, I would have this again. It's not daring but its not trying to be, just a good representation of the style. (326 characters)

Photo of RedSpecial1
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear reddish amber with a small amount of white, frothy head with large bubbles.

S: Faint aroma of malt lies underneath a subtle aroma of hop spiciness.

T: Well balanced flavors with a solid malt base, with hints of caramel, providing a springboard a noticeable, but not overpowering hop character. The bottle says they used Warrior and Fuggle, and it does seem to have more of an English character than an American one, even with the Warrior.

M: Light and crisp, but still relatively full flavored. A moderate level of carbonation also lends to the perceived lightening of this beer making it something that could be enjoyed in the winter or the summer.

O: An enjoyable beer, not something to make you stop and stare, but something that could be enjoyed in a session type scenario. It's a solid beer, and I look forward to trying some of their other offerings. (877 characters)

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was the first beer I'd tried from Full Pint, in the form of a sample at Pints for Pets in Altoona, PA.

Poured into a tulip pint: Deep amber with bright orange & gold highlights under two fingers of thick, whipped, beige foam. Head drops to a thick coating & retains well, leaving swaths of lacing.

Smells of slight peach, cherry, & some bitter orange peel. Also a little of a mineral smell. Funny, this smells a lot like my own amber, which was brewed using water only 12 miles away from the brewery -- coincidence? Some light, toasty malt shows up.

Initial grainy maltiness in the taste, followed by moderate leafy bitterness & round off by a toasted taste reminiscent of popcorn. A dryness carries throughout, again kind of mineral. Decent, just not a lot to say about it. Aftertaste is a little more bitter than I care for.

Medium-light body, crisp & alive, but restrained.

A decent drinker, can't say there's much here that stands out to me. Still, I wouldn't be unhappy sessioning this one for an evening. (1,021 characters)

Photo of bigdeuce
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another nice looking brew from full pint! Nice two finger, sticky head. Plenty of lacing, again. Sweet malty nose. Very sweet on the tongue also. Almost a bit cherry like. Not cloying, however. Very easy to drink. Nice session beer. Only negative is, it is a bit thin. However, it is very smooth with a bit of almost, an octoberfest-like feel to the beer. I liked it and it is worth a shot. (390 characters)

Photo of soulfly1492
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Medium amber, almost brown. Thin white head. Minimal to moderate lacing. Low retention

Aroma: White grape on the nose. Caramel malt.

Taste: Complex malt taste. Mostly caramel and pale malts, but the low amounts of Munich, Brown, and Chocolate malts add something here. Nice and mild, slightly bitter, orange citrus.

Mouthfeel: Plain texture, if anything it's a bit on the oily side. Medium body. Nice, moderate carbonation.

Overall: A bit interesting for the style. The malt complexity adds something without going overboard. Very drinkable. (557 characters)

Photo of Boto
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle: this one pours a clear, coppery amber color. There was a small, fizzy off white head that didn’t linger long or leave much lacing at all. Lighter aroma. Caramel malts, a hint of roastiness and maybe a hint of nuttiness. The taste is decent. Balanced without any real sweetness or bitterness. Some roasted malts, a hint of the nuttiness caramel malts and a hint of dryness in the finish. A decent brew! (416 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear deep amber in color. Forms a smallish, creamy, light tan colored head that eventually recedes to just the faintest surface coating. No lacing.

S: Aroma is caramel malts, with a slight earthy or bready quality to it. Maybe a hint of citrus hops or maybe I'm just imagining it.

T: Taste is interesting in that the primary flavor is caramel malt, yet the malt is not overbearing. Lightly hopping provides a bit of pine flavor and grapefruit pith bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Low-medium bitterness.

O: A decent beer. Certainly nothing too exciting and not exactly my favorite style. But a well-made gateway beer that should appeal to the novice craft beer drinker. (698 characters)

Photo of dmamiano
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a fairly dark amber..polished barssy on color.
little head displayed with minimal lacing.
malty nose, caramel and sweet notes.
taste was very sweet, verging on cloying as it warmed. kind of thick on the mouth
obviously, the mouthfeel was full
solid beer (259 characters)

Photo of nukem5
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle to pint glass.

Pours a solid copper brown color with slight head.Notes of malty, chocolates, and some sweet caramels hit the nose.Tastes of a typical brown ale, but still worthy of interests as a nice hop aroma with Warrior and Fuggles comeing out.A very nice collaboration beer with all the talents there I cant wait for the next in line. (359 characters)

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All-In Amber from Full Pint Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.