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Footprint RegionAle - Odell Brewing Company

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86
very good

178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 3
Gots: 27 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A" Great clear orange color with a moderate amount of white head that stays for awhile and a good amount of lacing.

S: Great smelling beer. Smells like a DIPA with an underlying banana smell included in the malt. Smells of oranges and lemons. Canmt wait to taste!

T: Good taste. Initally tastes like a DIPA with a strong cascde hop flavors followed by lemons, followed by pear and finishes with a malty banana taste. GREAT!

M: Good moderate mouthfeel with mediumj carb.

O: OVerall, love it!

TVolt1, May 25, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ah yes, the newest brew from Odell...

A - Very light orange color with lots of yellows and whites... Nice foamy head rises and slowly falls. Some spotted lacing remains left behind. Brew is not too clear, perhaps age will help clarify. You can tell much of the coloring came from the wild rice, almost a purple tine was given to this brew.

S - Nice orange and hop spice slams your nose. Mild oak/vanilla speaks easy. The honey stands out as well as the wheat. The chilies are very well hidden.

T/M - Very nice. Sweetened very well, not sugary by any means. The pear is nicely meet by the honey and wheat. This is a wheat based brew with lots of unique intricacies... Heat from the chilies are unnoticeable, only slight flavor kicks out.the 40% in oak is a great benefit to this brew, the vanilla is mellow and much needed. Perfect carbonation and mild heat. medium bodied and awesome bold bitterness that bring your thirst back for more.

O - A very pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting too much from this brew, but it finishes very nice. The label doesn't sell this brew, but the flavor and contents will. Awesome job to the guys at Odell! Highly recommended, grab one if you're able.

chugalug06, Feb 20, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally got around to opening this one after sitting in the back of the fridge for the last couple months. Poured from bottle into large 25oz glass

A - Lots of fluffy white head on this one. Had to wait Great clarity with a brown orange.

S - Pineapple upside down cake comes first and strong. Get some citrus and crispness

T - Refreshing tropical crispness up front. Booze is present on back end, but not overpowering. Honey flavors come through somewhere in the middle, and blends in with the booze at the back

M - Medium Heavy Mouthfeel does well to cover up a lot of the booze. Medium levels of carbonation

O - Kind of has flavors all over the place, and has quite a bit more citrus than I was expecting here for a strong ale, but I would say overall I enjoyed the experience.

bjohn84, Sep 06, 2012
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Footprint RegionAle from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.