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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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Photo of Khazadum
1.93/5  rDev -50%
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.

Khazadum, May 11, 2012
Photo of BeerJD
2/5  rDev -48.2%

BeerJD, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Travisulmer
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Travisulmer, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Schlafly33, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of hoppy91
3/5  rDev -22.3%

hoppy91, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of humpty1602
3/5  rDev -22.3%

humpty1602, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Hopstout, May 06, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
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+

kojevergas, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

bonbini26, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of chefbigjon
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

chefbigjon, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Dogleg
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of birchstick
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

birchstick, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

ohtheguilt, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

bsuedekum, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Cheesecole
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Cheesecole, May 20, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

beergoot, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

JoEBoBpr, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

corby112, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

LeeryLeprechaun, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of mverity
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

mverity, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Benjamins24, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

MarvinTheMarzen, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

GRG1313, Nov 10, 2013
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Footprint RegionAle from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.