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Footprint RegionAle - Odell Brewing Company

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87
very good

168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
40% Ale aged in oak barrels, 40% Ale with natural flavors added, 10% Ale aged in wine barrels, 5% Ale brewed with honey, 5% Ale brewed with wild rice.

There are ten states that make up what we call our 'distribution footprint'. Each state made a unique contribution to FOOTPRINT. This artful ale is our tribute to these states in which our beer is available. The result is a crafty collective of regional flavors:

Colorado - Hops and Barley
Arizona - Prickly Pear
Idaho - Barley and Hops
Kansas - Wheat
Minnesota - Wild Rice
Missouri - Oak Barrels
Nebraska - Corn
New Mexico - Green Chilies
South Dakota - Barley and Honey
Wyoming - Wheat

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 02-18-2012)
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Reviews by Archimedes:
Photo of Archimedes
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured a golden honey color. Smelled of citrus, toffee, malt and booze.

You can definitely taste the citrus as well as the honey and a hint of spice, the alcohol presence is there but not overpowering. Alot of complex other flavors mingling in. Never had anything quite like it before, but I like it! Would definitely buy another bottle.

Archimedes, Jan 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of wrycon
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

wrycon, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +3.6%

DaftPatrick, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +3.6%

750ml bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a huge creamy bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is slightly tart tropical fruits, honey and wheaty malts with a little chili.

The flavor is wheaty malts, honey, vanilla and a lot of sweet tropical fruits with a hint of chili spice in the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, it’s pretty subtle but a very well balanced complex blend. I like the malts and tropical fruits with a hint of spice. It’s very easy drinking and seems more like a 4% beer rather than 9.5%

Beaver13, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of mverity
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

mverity, May 25, 2014
Photo of bsp77
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Slightly hazy honey-gold with a massive, Belgian-like head on top with nice lacing that mostly lasts.

Smell: Sweet, fruity and grainy aroma upfront with touches of toast, pear and honey. There is a definite spicy hoppiness as well. Smells a little bit like a massive, sweet Pilsner.

Taste: Hard to pinpoint exactly what is going on here. This is fairly grainy for such a high-alcohol beer, and not as fruity as the smell, other than some citrus. There are definite mead characteristics from the honey, and that, along with the various grains and adjuncts used, makes this slightly reminiscent of a macro lager. The hops are noticeable at the finish (mostly of the spicy, floral variety), as is a touch of heat from the chiles. Just a hint of oak.

Feel: Thick, chewy and extremely boozy feeling. The finish has too much residual sweetness, although the chiles help combat that a little.

Overall: Despite tasting pretty good, this is still somewhat of a disappointment for me. I like what they were attempting, but I think all the ingredients (especially the wheat, corn and rice) just made this less complex than it would have been if they had just concentrated on a few ingredients, such as barley, hops, honey, chiles and oak barrels.

bsp77, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Benjamins24
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Benjamins24, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Schlafly33, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of RDW
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

RDW, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of GilGarp
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

750 ml bottle with cork and cage served cold into goblet.

Footprint is a hazy golden yellow color with thick white head. It settles slowly leaving some spoty lacing behind.

Aroma is fresh and hoppy with great grapefruit character. A little of the chilli pepper comes through here too.

Flavor is intense with citrusy hops dominating. Oak, floral, grass, and chili come secondarily.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly well balanced but clearly hop-centric. Alcohol is strong but not overpowering.

Overall a very unique and tasty beer but, for me, probably only worth a try once given the price.

GilGarp, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

MarvinTheMarzen, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of tempest
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Shared a bottle with a friend. It poured a hazy amber with a very tall white head. First impression: a tasty mess. I'll concede that I'm usually a little dubious of beers with big levels of mixing like this. This one, however, doesn't seem to lose too much. It comes off a like a peppercorn tripel. There's a dry spy character with a touch of heat. Sweet flavors with a hit of light juice (maybe that prickly pear) pop in, but the dry, bitter cut of the beer overbalances them. The aroma has a touch of honey and a heavy floral spice that veers in the direction of Belgian saison. There's a high alcohol note in the aroma, but that just makes me want to get a second bottle to age. Overall, a complex beer that's quite tasty and a great choice if you want to sit down and think about your beer.

tempest, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of dbossman
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

A: Cloudy apricot hue with a large, thick, and foamy, and creamy head that eventually fades to a 1/4 inch head; lacing is fantastic

S: It's difficult to tell for sure what I actually pick up from what I've just read about is in here but it's definitely grainy and a touch boozy and a touch spicy; pineapples, prickly pears, chilies, apples, black pepper, booze; this smells complex and awesome

T: This is grainy and fruity; hops and yeast are the stars here and although there is a subtle spice; the pineapple from the hops and the bready grains shine through; I also taste a boozy sweet-honey presence in the finish

F: Creamy, medium body--the yeast really creates a nice mouth feel

O: Such an amazing, complex beer; the alcohol is present but it isn't over powering; fantastic job O'Dell!

dbossman, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of russpowell
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours honey colored with 3+ fingers of ivory colored head. Hazes a bit as this warms, sticky lacing, great head retention

S: Bready notes, grassyness, some lemon,

T: Honey malt & bready notes, along with lemony & grassy notes up front, nice wheat crispness for a beer this big, along with some grapefruit. Loads of grapefruit & bit wheat tartness as this warms, with plenty of honey malt as well, nice pinapple notes. Big citrus explosion in the finish, nice tartness, a bit of pepperyness (chiles & prickly pear???) & little bit of yeasty twang

MF: Chewy with light carbonation, nice balance

An interesting beer for the style, drinkable enough. Seems more like a DIPA or amped up wheatbeer to me. Minor deduction for being off style

russpowell, May 22, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of nickhiller
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

nickhiller, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mc4z, May 26, 2014
Photo of morimech
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%

Clear golden color with two fingers of head that had excellant retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Just a little spotty lacing is left on the glass.

Interesting aroma with a lot going on. Has some Belgian esters and phenols. Interesting fruit aroma that may be prickly pear. Some honey, vinous, and floral qualities as well. I do not pick up any of the barrel-aging however.

Tastes somewhat of an American attempt of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Yeast phenols are pretty strong. Not sure what brewers fascination of wild rice as a beer ingredient is, but they all need to stop using it. It just accentuates the phenolic nature of a beer. Other than that I enjoyed the mostly dry and vinous charactor. I would of liked more of the exoctic ingredients such as the green chiles and prickly pear to come out as well as the barrel-aging. A little heat is detected in the finish as well as a lingering phenolic aftertaste.

Enjoyable mouthfeel. Medium in body with a semi-effervescent carbonation. Just enough life to excite the palate without being harsh.

I previously swore off of Odell's large format bottles because of the lack of enjoyment. Decided to give them one last try and I glad I did. By far the best of their "limited" beers that I have had.

morimech, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of hoppy91
3/5  rDev -22.3%

hoppy91, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

GRG1313, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of humpty1602
3/5  rDev -22.3%

humpty1602, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of buffs9
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

buffs9, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

bonbini26, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of fivetime
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

fivetime, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of ocelot2500
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%

Pours a hazy, slightly orange golden color with a tight, white head that leaves a ring of lacing.

Smells of sweet fruits and a little floral hops.

Tastes of the hops upfront with various underpinnings. Hops lead off with a nice bitterness and notes of grass and citrus. Next comes an amalgamation of corn and green chiles. The chiles are not spicy, but do add a bit of meatiness. Ends in a bit of a fruity note with some alcoholic warmth.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, I feel like they just tried do too much, and while I in some way enjoyed it, I don't quite understand it.

ocelot2500, May 05, 2012
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Footprint RegionAle from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.