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Footprint RegionAle - Odell Brewing Company

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49 Reviews
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Reviews: 49
Hads: 194
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 02-18-2012

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
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Photo of Khazadum
2.03/5  rDev -47%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Ugh... Great idea, not my type of beer.

A- Tons of fluffy white froth develops over this warmed honey color... wildflower honey, not that cheap stuff. Minor lacing, not much stickiness, great amounts of carbonation hidden in the beverage.

S- Smells of clover, wildflowers, bits of vegetation, spicy phenols, and cheap rice. There is a mild plastic background and the lingering power is minor.

T- Lots of plastic phenols, vegetation, an ethanolic burn, bandaids, some minor sweetness, an acrid bitterness that cloys the back of the palate with a bit of tannins. \

M- Too crisp, too much carbonation, Full bodied, sticky on the palate with those awful phenols and tannins. The alcohol is disruptive and oppressive in the middle as well.

It is a drainpour unfortunately. (774 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.22/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a New Belgium pilsner glass in me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of beige colour, slight cream, okay thickness, and good retention for the high ABV. Colour is a nontransparent hazy copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Cream, clean malts, light citrus malts, strange unique local hops, and pleasant orange and lemon citrus esters. Even hints of wheat. Some toasted malt. A mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Cream on the open, a clean malt foundation, backgrounded somewhat floral/citrus hops, clean barley, slight vague hints of yeast, and some orange peel. Maybe lemon, but if so it's restrained. A nicely built beer for the style that hides its ABV quite well. Decently balanced. Fairly fresh. I like it, but its simplicity and lack of sufficient subtlety hold it back.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Adequate carbonation. Moderately heavy on the palate. Suits the flavours decently.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but lacking subtlety and complexity to its detriment. An interesting brew from Odell - and I applaud the experimentation. But it's far from great. I might try it on-draught, but it's underwhelming from the bottle. I expected better. Somewhat pricey. Fresh and refreshing.

Best served warmer than refrigerator cold.

A poor candidate for aging.

C+ (1,598 characters)

Photo of beergoot
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The body exudes a golden yellow color, clear and with excellent carbonation. The head is several fingers thick, creamy and white, and leaving excellent lacing down the pint glass.

A very hoppy, citrusy and floral smell. Orange and lemon take the lead. Sweetbread grain notes...

Orange juice and bitter fruit dominate the taste. Midway through, cereal-like grains show-up, followed with an acrid bitterness and a noticeable (but not unpleasant) alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel seems medium. A bit effervescent and sharp on the tongue.

This is a grand idea (ingredients from 10 different regions where your beer is distributed), but I don't know if this beer does the entire concept justice. The preponderance of 'orange' in the profile takes away a lot of the appeal to me. It makes this seem kind of one-sided in character and doesn't seem to successfully join all the components together in one coherent statement. Maybe this is something that can be worked on and tweaked over the years to bring justice to this concept. (1,019 characters)

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a slight clear rich honey golden color with a 1 inch thin white head that is very dense. there are some medium sized bubbles intermingled around.

Sweet corn notes and light fruit sweetness comes up quick. Notes of apple and some pear mix in with a nice grainy and earthy backed malt note. There is also a grassy undertone on the back end.

Starts off with a grainy note, maybe corn, then with some nice slight fruit sweetness and some underlain honey notes. Taste is interesting. Lots of different flavors that are amalgamated together but don't really offer any uniformity. It just seems all over the place. Some woody notes are perceived as well as some astringent and some alcoholic burn notes. It is not bad but not my favorite. Mouthfeel is on the slick side with some medium notes.

Overall. A good attempt but comes up short. No real rhyme or reason to the flavors. Just a big amalgamation of them. (961 characters)

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a hazy golden yellow color with a very fluffy white head that sits nicely atop the beer.

The aroma is of malt, citrus fruits, and is very crisp. It is a well balanced aroma with nothing too overpowering.

The beer tastes malty with a bitter finish. That is a pretty sad review but there is just not a lot going on in this beer.

The mouthfeel is smooth with a lower level of carbonation.

Overall this beer is refreshing, which is surprising for how much alcohol it contains. Although a unique concept the flavors that are supposed to be present in this beer are absent and it comes across as somewhat bland. (620 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to kubrick215 for sharing.

Pours a hazy dark blood orange color with tangerine edges and a 2.5 finger frothy white head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap.  Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.  

Complex aroma with earthy and citrus hops,  light fruit, pine needle, alcohol, oak barrel and spicy peppers.  Toasted oak at first with hop oils and resinous pine notes.  Slight chalky pepper presence with light fruit, citrus zest, pepper, damp wood and bready yeast.

Medium bodied with dry oak and sticky hop bitterness that lingers throughout.  Earthy and resinous pine needle flavor with citrus fruit, pale malts, biscuit, caramel, dry oak and a subtle boozy barrel character.  Slight dryness but sweet alcohol and fruit notes balance things out.  Pepper presence lingers in the finish but isn't noticeable otherwise.  Decent but doesn't really stand out other than having a strange combo of flavors. (964 characters)

Photo of cvm4
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Bottle #05961 ... 2014 vintage

A - Pours a golden body, hints of amber and is slightly cloudy. It has a two finger eggshell head that takes a while to go down.

S - Nose is faint all around. May'be too many flavors to try and pick out. It's grainy with hints of sweetness. I honestly can't discern anything too dominate.

T - Sweet honey forward with light hops and drinks straight forward like a strong ale. But, just like the nose, no real dominance of flavors. It's rather enjoyable to drink, just nothing pokes out at me.

M - Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Has a prickly carbonated body, a dry finish and is somewhat cloying on the finish. The ABV is well hidden.

O - A pleasant beer that has a cool background to it. To me, honey is the dominate flavor here and the other adjuncts don't really stand out. (829 characters)

Photo of rawfish
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy gold, slightly viscous with a smallish half finger head. Average retention and nearly no lacing.

Honey, sweet light fruit, muscat, apple, canned pear syrup , sticky sweet malt. No much hops in this perhaps a hint of lemon

Sticky malt, rather sweet with pancake batter dough, lots of fruit in this pear, apple sauce, white grape juice, a bit mellow in the finish with slight grass and lemon. Slick finish with a huge amount of booze.

A touch under carbonated, medium heavy body for the color and huge amounts of alcohol, really doesn't do well here.

I like the creativity that went into this beer but alot of the ingredients are under represented, I didn't get much of the oak or the green chilies and this beer is much too heavy for the rice and wheat components to shine. Interesting but really not a very impressive beer overall it would've hurt to have this one at 6% instead of 9.5% (903 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml corked & caged bottle
Poured into a globe glass

A: Hazy golden orange body with a huge fluffy, rocky slightly off-white head. Great amounts of lacing are left behind due to this, as well as a nice sized retention cap on the surface. Great looking beer although on first glance I have no clue what style this is, and the bottle doesn't really tell you.

S: Floral hops, grass, dried malt, clementines, pink grapefruit and must. It's really different and the back end of the aroma has an overlying funk character. Almost a hay-like quality. Certainly a confusing beer to pinpoint.

T: Sweet malt, bitter citrusy and floral hops, Smarties candy. Back of the palate brings the funk, hay and a just a touch of dryness to the profile. This is really different and once again, hard to make out what is going on here.

M: Well carbonated, almost overboard with the bottle conditioning. It has a nice mouth feel but overall I wish it would have been toned back.

The concept of this beer is a really cool idea (go read about it), and while confusing in it's flavor/aroma is still was tasty. I don't think I necessarily agree with its "Strong Ale" classification on here, but then again this seems like a hybrid of many styles to me. (1,231 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by raveskdr. Thanks Chris.

The beer is golden orange hued and mildly hazy with a quarter inch of head. The aroma brings citrus, toffee, malt, booze. A bit sweet with a touch of honey perhaps. Alcohol presence is there throughout. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Overall, I thought this was ok. (313 characters)

Photo of ocelot2500
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (612 characters)

Photo of inlimbo77
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml caged and corked bottle. This was released Spring '11. Poured this into my Philly Beer Scene chalice

A: Hazy, golden yellow color. Full finger of bright white head. Tons of carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass. Swirl adds to the head. Sticky lacing. Some ABV feet.

S: It's very cold, but I get some booze actually. Smells of grassy wheat grains. Mild citrus. Maybe some fruit.

T: Up front, there's a touch of hop bitterness. Citrus like. In the middle of the mouth, some vinous like notes (maybe from the barreling). It does have a feel of a wheat beer minus the spice. I don't get the chilies at all. No spice. The finish is crisp and dry.

M: It's medium but not overly big or anything. (710 characters)

Photo of homebrewhawk
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle served in a Tank 7 tulip. Bottle conditioned. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a big white head. Citrus hops and a little oak in the aroma. Lots of carbonation. Fair amount of hop bitterness. Lighter side of medium bodied. Dry finish. I didn't pick up a lot of the ingredients. Wheat and hops come through the most. Wouldn't go out of my way to buy this again. (389 characters)

Photo of riored4v
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to a tulip with a hazy, golden colored body. 1 finger white head.

Aroma slight oakiness with some fruity sweetness. Caramel, malty and almost light in the aroma. Light honey aroma. Slight earthy and citrusy aroma hops.

Flavor was very unique. Strong notes of honey and pear. Slight wine, oakiness. Some floral hop flavor with a mild bitterness that is floral and citrusy. Some mild caramel notes with a malty sweetnes. Very light signs of ABV. Doesn't really come off as a "strong ale" in the flavors in my opinion, although it was still good.

Mouthfeel was medium body, medium carb and a dry finish.

Overall the uniqueness and drinkability was good. Quite the combination of flavors that came together nicely, although it seemed to lack the true "strong ale" characteristics. (791 characters)

Photo of hardy008
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a 3 finger foamy white head with very good retention and lacing. The aroma has citrus, peaches, oak, and some spices. Smells nice.

The taste is mostly sweet. Citrus, peaches, oak, chilies, and the rest is too difficult to pick out. This is a nicely flavored beer, but clearly not everything should have been included. Especially the chilies. They don't work well with the other ingredients.

Medium bodied with average carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. There is a bit of an aftertaste from the chilies which is a negative for me. Too bad there couldn't have been a different contribution from New Mexico. Overall a pretty good effort. (657 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

8693-2011 on the label and holy hell, when I popped the cork, Shecky, my cat, jumped a couple of feet in the air.

It pours a hazy light gold with and growing, actually overflowing, head of foam. I see some bits of yeast floating around, not necessarily a bad thing.

I had to gulp the head of foam sticking above my glass so I could give it a whiff or 2. Wheat, honey, barley, some IPA bitterness is what I can smell. Nice.

Taste wise, it is better than what I thought it would be considering all of the ingredients from the various states it listed. I get some chiles for sure in the finish/after the swallow. The hops are nicely done as is the wheat and honey. Prickly pear is a bit hard to track down as I have NO idea of what it's supposed to taste like in a beer. Must be the slight fruitiness I sense in the taste? I'm 100% guessing.

The mouthfeel and carbonation are not an issue at all. No complaints.

This is quite the adventurous endeavour and all in all, it worked for me by the seat of its pants. A great tribute to Odell's distribution area and, speaking for WY, I thank you but the end result is what I guessed it would be; too much going on to the point that it lacked direction. Keep on experimenting though, Odell. (1,235 characters)

Photo of jjanega08
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No known freshness dating... Maybe the 7476-2011 is some type of freshness dating.

A= Pours a bright orange color with a nice thick off white head on it that holds great retention and lacing on the side of the glass. I really like the color on this one.

S= Smells unlike any beers I've ever had. Really a unique mix. I was expecting a lot going on with the ingredient listings and it doesn't let down. I can pick up a little wood character and I would even venture to say there is a little wine character to it. The hops come through in a definitive way for sure and there's a slight alcohol character to it.

T= The flavor is really different. I almost wanna say it tastes like a kitchen sink beer but it's not bad. There is a nice oak wood character that I notice first. The wine character is there for sure as well. The hops are there overlying the entire beer until the finish with a nice biscuit note. Wheaty is a good way describe the finish. After I take another sip I get more of the wine barrel notes and a little malty sweetness to back it all up. Really unique. The finish is suprisingly dry and long.

M= Nice bit of fuzz.

O= A really solid beer for being a "kitchen sink" as I would describe it. The characters are all there and enjoyable. The idea of this beer is very novel and great. Trying to make it work is no doubt a difficult task but I think they did pretty well in that each ingredient has a position and it works. It's not the most outstanding beer I've ever had but it works. Well thought out and a tasty beer. (1,538 characters)

Photo of Domingo
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one definitely seems to be an oddball on paper. Ingredients from every state Odell distributes to including green chilis, honey, rice, corn, cactus, and oak barrels.
Pours a honey color with the perfect amount of foam. The foam head never dissipates at all, leaves a trail of lace rings, and generally looks magnificent. Visually, this beer is pretty much perfect. A good start.
The nose is a bit more pedestrian. Smells similar to a hoppy Belgian strong pale ale. Fruity overtones with notes of peaches and stronefruit with a little resinous pine from the hops. No mention of where the yeast comes from, but I'm guessing it might be Belgian or at least a very ester heavy strain. Either that or all of those notes I associate with Belgian beers might just be coming from the adjunct ingredients.
The flavor follows that same path. Sweet pale malts, mild stonefruit, & apples. The oak character creeps in a bit as well. While not, sweet, the honey character is discernible. Plus, as with many Odell beers the hops are intense. The finish definitely has some bitterness, and there's a floral character throughout. Luckily (I don't think they'd really fit) I don't really get anything from those NM green chilis. I still wonder if this is using a Belgian yeast, though.
A slow sipper for sure, there's no doubt this brew is potent. It was slow going, but enjoyable.
Overall I'd say this is pretty good, but not necessarily something I'm lining up to buy again. The sum of the parts is a bit lesser than the crazy ingredient list and story behind it. Still, it's a long way from bad or even disappointing. (1,607 characters)

Photo of bsp77
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (1,300 characters)

Photo of Phelps
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

People like to say it's not about where you're from, but rather where you're going. Weird thing about beer is, where you're going in a way becomes where you're from. Choices of where to distribute are not made lightly -- the impression of a brewery can be just as impacted by the people who drink it and the places in which it's drunk outside the state of origin. A brewery's fans, regardless of where they live, become part of its persona. Sometimes it's good to pay homage to them, too.

Odell Brewing Co.'s distribution footprint currently stretches across ten states. Footprint RegionAle pays tribute to the places Odell beer is available. It was brewed with ingredients unique to each state in the network: hops and barley from Colorado and Idaho; wheat from Kansas and Wyoming; wild rice from Minnesota; corn from Nebraska; honey from South Dakota; green chilies from New Mexico; oak barrels from Missouri; and prickly pear from Arizona.

Using said ingredients, Odell concocted a menagerie of small-batch brews with help from guest brewers -- distributor partners, retailers, co-workers and friends from each contributing state. The tiny batches were then blended into one larger brew in differing proportions -- 40 percent of the final ale was aged in oak barrels, 10 percent went into wine barrels, five percent was brewed with honey, and another five percent was made with wild rice. The result is a crafty collective of regional flavors.

Inside a tulip, Footprint gleams in slightly hazy tangerine. Hyperactive carbonation bursts forth in a two-inch cap of pure white froth that has the consistency and staying power of marshmallow fluff. Thick fingers of curving lace decorate the glass as I drink, but this head looks like it would remain for hours and hours if left to its own devices.

The mélange of ingredients jostle for space in the aroma. Ruby red grapefruit and a touch of grass; burnt sugar and honey; oaky stone fruit; pungent prickly pear; crackers. It's a wild, funky blend that in some ways reminds me of tequila. The flavor's a little more muted, with subdued orange peel, grapefruit and grass balancing honey, crisp crackers and the fruity tang of pineapple and prickly pear. As was indicated by the pour, Footprint possesses a good kick of carbonation. Bubbles walk all over the tongue, adding some fizziness to the smooth, soft medium body. Ethanol fumes swirl through the mouth and nose before a dry, spicy finish.

Like a citrusy, malty and enticingly funky IPA, Footprint tries to be as unique -- and, well, weird -- as all the states it draws inspiration from. It's a little odd, but tasty. (2,626 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: no head on a golden with brownish hues body.

S: aroma is very light with oak, pineapple, orange and belgian yeast.

T: palate follows the nose with light oak, caramel, belgian yeats, light corriander and other herbs, hints of chardonnay and corn with very light grass notes mostly from the hops.

M: medium to high carbonation and light to medium body.

Overall: nice belgian character. strangely this one is so complex that it is hard to pick out all of the flavors with some running together making it seem simple. This is a great brewery though, one of the best. (569 characters)

Photo of morimech
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (1,269 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of sweet caramel, fruity notes and a touch of yeastiness.

T - It tasted fairly spicy with sweet caramel and toffee. It had a slightly fruity flavor with a touch of honey.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty ale. I really like the concept. (460 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer last night, 2011 printed on bottle (a 2012 release?)
The beer pours a relatively clear golden honey yellow, free from any large sediment, and is topped by a fluffy white head. The nose is dominated by honey/grain sweetness with no familiar notes from the adjuncts I thought would have a greater presence (cactus, chilies, oak, etc). The taste drinks like a honey-forward golden strong ale with a touch of bitterness and is once again not highlighting any of the unusual adjuncts. However, the 9.5% alcohol is well hidden within the beer's sweet, medium bodied, effervescent mouthfeel. I was hoping for a pang of heat on the palate from the green chilies or perhaps a suckling dry finish from the honey, but was left disappointed. This bottle was worth a try, but may have been past its prime for easy detection of most of the regionally sourced specialty items. (875 characters)

Photo of vobr0002
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- hazy golden color with thick white head that last for a while.

S- slight citrus, bready, malty, some Belgian like yeast smell.

T- almost bready, caramel, hoppy dipa like. But then it has some Belgian like yeast flavor and the very back end has some of the slightest amount of heat from the peppers.

M- high carbonation and medium bodied.

O- its a very unique beer. Glad I tried it but not sure what I think of it yet. (426 characters)

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Footprint RegionAle from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.