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All-In Amber - Full Pint Brewing Company

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All-In AmberAll-In Amber

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38 Reviews
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Reviews: 38
Hads: 133
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 27.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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 coreyfmcdonald
2.35/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours a hazy amber color with four fingers of head. Way, way overcarbonated.

S: I first get a sweet toffee aroma that quickly turns to a harsh nuttiness that I get with a lot of beers with English yeast strains. In the background, I get some tropical hoppiness.

T: Very similar to aroma, but a little crisper than I thought it'd be based on the aroma. The toffee sweetness and harsh nuttiness is toned down a bit leaving a balanced caramel sweetness and tropical fruity and bitter hoppiness.

M: Way overcarbonated, so much that it's hard to taste anything really.

O: This beer is overcarbonated with a harsh aroma and a bland flavor.

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Photo of jpbehrens
2.62/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Orangey-amber, slightly hazy.

S: Malty and fruity, but almost musty. Pretty pungent.

T: Pretty nice balance of malts, almost roasty, almost fruity, almost nutty, but the musty/peaty aroma dominated for me, coupled with a bit of alcohol.

F: On the smoother side, which I found fitting for a heavier amber ale.

O: Interesting, lots of flavors to savor, but the pungent aroma I've tried to describe kept me from loving it. Nicely complex for an amber ale though, so just knocked it a bit down from a 3.

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Photo of tone77
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1.2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is also light, malts, some faint hops, just a touch of caramel. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a rather subdued but refreshing beer.

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Photo of wac9
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

what a surpise this beer is doesnt lok red but what a great taste and yes a beer to drink all year round , all i can say is low in acl great in taste and you will ejoy a night of drinking this beer so i grab it on the whim and it was the best whim in a while so drink and enjoy

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Photo of Ricochet
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

S: A little champagne like on the pour, generic in the glass bordering on sweet.

A: Hazy orange, very small head with little lace. Looks like a Yuengling.

M: Molasses like finish, with a nicely toasted flavor. Direct from the bottle I felt this was overly foamy. In the glass, it's average.

T: Toasted not burnt malts. Odd "bean" note, like kidney bean only sweeter. Alcohol at the back is subdued, but makes itself known.

O: A frosty glass of okay. Had better, had worse. I find Yuengling or JW Dundees to be more exciting, so for the $$$, I wouldn't seek this one out.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A rigidly firm beige head sits above a autumn orange colored body. Fine misty carbonation within, soapy pocket voids along the vessel walls with a big sloppy dispaly of foam work for lacing.

S: Toasted grain sweetness with a slight hint of chocolate. Hops are very reserved here, malt depth is ok per style just a bit linear in aromatic features.

T: Sweet speciality grains, cherry malt with some fruity fruggel hop notes are first impressions. Late hit of chocolate is very evident, sweet, with a spicy piney-chocolate combination finish.

M: Frothy mouthful, spicy, good rate of carbonation within a medium-full body. Husky feel.

O: Overall sweet, fruity, somewhat chocolately not your typical american/west coast citrus style, but a generally good flavor none the less.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – As the name would suggest the beer pours a nice amber color with a one finger just off white head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is sweet of toffee and caramel with a little bit of a roasted bready smell as well. Along with these aromas are some lighter notes of earthy nature and a lighter cocoa smell.

Taste – The taste is sweet and bready upfront with lots of caramel and a lightly roasted bread tastes. The caramel takes on a little bit of a toffee flavor as the taste advances. Some grainy tastes come to the tongue a bit later and are joined by some flavors of an earthy and nutty nature more toward the end. Even with the earthy and nutty flavors, the sweet from the beginning remains the strongest of the tastes with it mingling well with the rest to produce a smooth somewhat wee-heavy like flavor to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is medium both in terms of its thickness and creaminess as well as its carbonation level; the combination making for a very easy drinking brew.

Overall – A nice easy drinking, a little on the sweeter more caramel side brew that is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful amber color with a glow, but the head isn't much at all.

Caramel malt aromas smell sweet and a little grainy. Has a cereal tone. Hops are light, and a little pine-y. Okay.

Follows the nose with sweet caramel malt notes, crisp toffee, ale yeast, and very light floral/pine hop character. Decent.

Drinks okay. Has a bit of body, too, but I'm not a fan of the obviousness of the alcohol. Carbonation is squelched a bit, but has a light sizzle.

A decent beer in a vast style. I used to enjoy two or three of these in one night, but it's lost its luster.

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Photo of burnstar
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a large head. Fairly peristant and nice lacing. Smell is very mild- just a bit of toasty malt and herbal hops. Taste is toasted malt. Just a bit of caramel. Some fruit notes and some herbal hops in the finish. Medium to light bodied and well carbonated. Very easily drinkable. Overall a decent amber ale.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is a nice malty amber they mention American hops on the label but it's pretty focused on malt. Slightly hazed amber body with a bright white head fine speckled scattered lacing goes around my pint. Aroma has full on sugary malts bringing slight honey tones with caramelized fruit notes. Flavor is sweet upfront with little hop addition to balance things out, super sweet almost cloying malt base. I liked the Rivertowne IPA and I've got the witbier on deck but this amber is lacking in balance. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with ample carbonatin, like I said malts are laid down heavy enough to create some cloying qualities at times. A solid beer I'm sure many of these recipes are being tweaked in accordance with their new production brewing facility. Good Luck to Andrew Maxwell (John Harvard's Pittsburgh, Rivertowne Pourhouse), Barret Goddard (John Harvard's, West Virginia Brewing, Johnstown Brewing, and Rivertowne Pourhouse), Sean Hallisey (John Harvard's, Johnstown Brewing), and Sean McIntyre (Harvard's, Vahalla, North Country), and the new player who retired from his career to join the venture known as Full Pint Brewing. I think ths is great for beer in the Burgh, and a good thing for these guys who have been passionate about what they've been doing for years.

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Tanish brown/amber, nice 2 inch creamy head and plenty of lacing.

Smell - Rye, hops, some yeast and a nutty, caramel malt aroma. Added spices and a little earth hop note at the finish.

Taste - Caramel nutty malts with some dry dank dry hops. Nutty, smooth, moreso a brown ale then a amber ale. Has some light fruity hops and a little spice kick. Dont really get much red ale in this.

Mouthfeel - Its light to medium without anything over powering flavor. Tounge gets malts, minor hops and spices. Palette gets alot of nutty malts and remaining hops. Finish is nutty, caramel malty.

Overall - DOesnt really taste like what style its to be. More malty and caramel/toffee then expected. Its decent but theres better out there. Worth a drink but nothing to special.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like the All-in Amber....I think its an easy drinking beer and would enjoy any time of year. The beer poured a light amber with thin white head that is only leaving a spotty lace. The scent is non-descript and the taste is nicely balanced with light bread notes and a slight bitterness at the end to clean the pallet. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall quite nice....I like it.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant, coppery, amber color with a faintly tan head. No lace to speak of.
Smell is malt, caramel, nuts, a mild sweetness.
Taste is lightly roasted malt, caramel, nutty, and faint, herbal hops.
Medium bodied, sharp effervescence with a dry finish. Very drinkable with a nice, nutty/malt aftertaste.

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Photo of nukem5
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of dmamiano
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
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

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Photo of Florida9
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of Boto
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
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!

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Photo of OneDropSoup
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of bigdeuce
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of soulfly1492
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of RedSpecial1
3.76/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


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.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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