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All-In Amber - Full Pint Brewing Company

All-In AmberAll-In Amber

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BA SCORE
81
good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.41%


Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hojaminbag on 06-05-2010)
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 18:43:15 | More by WVbeergeek
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 01:26:18 | More by beerthulhu
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2010 14:44:52 | More by OWSLEY069
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 02:10:34 | More by DrDemento456
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 06:40:18 | More by tone77
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 04:13:42 | More by DavoleBomb
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 01:52:41 | More by Darkmagus82
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Boto

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 21:13:51 | More by Boto
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2010 12:52:21 | More by Hojaminbag
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2013 03:23:31 | More by thecheapies
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Florida9

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 22:45:28 | More by Florida9
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.54/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 01:55:49 | More by PorterLambic
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2010 04:20:12 | More by kwjd
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2012 20:53:26 | More by Cylinsier
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 02:51:14 | More by wvsabbath
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2010 14:59:25 | More by goblue3509
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 22:21:33 | More by IronCitySteve
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 22:18:44 | More by mvanaskie13
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 22:03:29 | More by OneDropSoup
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dmamiano

West Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 19:48:42 | More by dmamiano
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bigdeuce

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 22:50:39 | More by bigdeuce
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Ricochet

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 04:23:36 | More by Ricochet
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 02:16:39 | More by SolipsismalCat
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

2.4/5  rDev -32.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 03:40:04 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 23:25:00 | More by burnstar
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All-In Amber from Full Pint Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.