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All-In Amber - Full Pint Brewing Company

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hojaminbag on 06-05-2010)
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Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.53/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of tone77
3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
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!

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of Florida9
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of thecheapies
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Boto
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
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!

Photo of kwjd
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Photo of mcallister
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of khargro2
1.75/5  rDev -50.4%

Photo of randylangford
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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All-In Amber from Full Pint Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.