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Footprint RegionAle - Odell Brewing Company

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87
very good

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | 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:
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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homebrewhawk

Kansas

3.6/5  rDev -7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 21:23:45 | More by homebrewhawk
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birchstick

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-20-2012 00:38:16 | More by birchstick
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-19-2012 01:59:29 | More by sparx1100
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morimech

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 17:06:12 | More by morimech
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MacDonaldT84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-15-2012 16:14:39 | More by MacDonaldT84
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

something entirely different here. amazing concept, brewed with ingredients from all ten states that odells distributes to, including peppers, rice, and some other unconventional stuff. pours a cloudy golden color, or even a bit darker than that, with a very lively white head with excellent retention. smells fruity like pears, hot like chilli peppers, and floral like some really nice fresh hops. flavor evolves like crazy, as does the mouthfeel. starts with a big hit of sweet fruit, but that only lasts for a second. it moves then to a yeasty bright but very dry middle, and then some gentle heat in the conclusion, but nothing overwhelming at all, just a slight burn there. well carbonated and medium to fuller body. its not my favorite odell beer, and perhaps a bit unfocused, but its well made as always, and the idea behind it is original and special. worth a try, even at close to 15 bucks a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 15:55:46 | More by StonedTrippin
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airbag11

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-09-2012 17:31:14 | More by airbag11
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-04-2012 03:39:19 | More by FreshmanPour77
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 02:03:27 | More by bsp77
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riored4v

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 02:20:56 | More by riored4v
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 19:52:06 | More by Bitterbill
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Beaver13

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 05:42:25 | More by Beaver13
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yamar68

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pure honey gold with an expanding off white head. Abundant, consistent beading. Smells complex - spicy, the pear dominates. Very fresh. The taste is again defined by the prickly pear. Really a nice balance of what could have been a mess of a beer. Refreshing, approachable, delicious. Well done. All 4's and deservedly so.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 23:34:49 | More by yamar68
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-23-2012 20:09:49 | More by bump8628
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-23-2012 13:44:37 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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elec

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-21-2012 02:45:31 | More by elec
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wrycon

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-21-2012 00:54:00 | More by wrycon
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

03-20-2012 08:16:54 | More by bigbeers84
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station815


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-20-2012 00:48:30 | More by station815
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herman77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-19-2012 01:45:24 | More by herman77
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-17-2012 22:13:39 | More by barbellsNbeers
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml. bottle, poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy golden to orange in color, with a thick white head that leaves very nice lacing. Head retention is very good, even with it's strength.

S: I don't even know what to think at first. Orange marmalade, with grassy hop tones, some apple, and a hint of spice. Also a slight medicinal quality on the nose.

T: Some caramel malt comes forward first, followed by big notes of orange, mint, and spices. Almost like orange Tic-Tacs. Chiles add just a touch of heat on the mid-palate. Drys out on the finish, which is quite long.

Notes: Medium in body and has complex flavor. This is one of the oddest-tasting beers I have tried in some time, yet I am really enjoying it. Alcohol is hardly noticeable, making this beer quite easy to drink. A very cool, unique, and quite tasty brew from Odell!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 03:44:43 | More by WYVYRN527
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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-16-2012 02:19:09 | More by UpToMeBeer
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Pat


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-16-2012 02:11:34 | More by Pat
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Jtthegreat

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-14-2012 12:52:42 | More by Jtthegreat
Footprint RegionAle from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.