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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 Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Goosehunter75
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Goosehunter75, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Archimedes
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Huhzubendah, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

MarvinTheMarzen, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml corked and caged bottle into Globe glass.

A. Pours a 4 finger head. Thick lacing. Solid retention. Color is a hazy golden yellow.

S. Yeast, honey, sweet malt, candied fruit, oak, earthiness. Really delicous smelling beer. Really quite a bit of smells going on in the aroma of this beer. Overall a pretty sweet yeasty smelling beer.

T. A vast array of flavors. Sweet and dry malt flavors. You get a full depth of flavor all the way across the tongue, from intial sip to swallow the flavors change. Light fruit, crystal malt, honey, oak, wood, a hint of vanilla. Pretty cool to have a beer that is sweet and dry at the same time.

M. Medium bodied. Meidum carbonation. Finishes pretty dry.

O. Interesting beer. I liked this quite a bit. Its pretty hard to describe all of the individual componets, but the beer as a whole is really good. Interested to see how this one might develop over time.

siradmiralnelson, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.83/5  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.

kylehay2004, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, golden body. The foam settles fairly quickly and leaves light traces of lace on the glass.

S - fruity and spicy notes of licorice, pepper, red apple and pine with a touch of vanilla.

T - thick, bready malt up front with notes of plum and red apple. Some licorice character in the middle and a finish of graham cracker, dark fruit, vanilla, and more black licorice.

M - a fairly thick body, moderately low carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - interesting and complex (as a beer that is apparently made of five different beers blended together should be). They character of the various barrels and casks barley asserts itself, but the base beer is well made and has an excellent spicy yeast character that carries everything else. Overall it is worth a try, but it is no tragedy that this is a one time brew.

nickfl, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of nickhiller
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

nickhiller, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden colour, thumb of head with solid retention and chunky lacing.

S - Sweet citrus, cloves, pineapple and mango with a hint of musty wooden oak.

T - A sweet pineapple hop flavour,the barrel aging comes through nicely with wooden flavors complementing ripe fruit flavors, citrus notes and a touch of honey on the finish. Hints of peppery spice linger alongside a bready malt. The ABV is almost undetected, offering up a touch of sweetness.

M - Lighter bodied ale that goes down smooth and finishes with a touc of dryness.

O - A tasty brew well worth indulging in. Complex flavour profile that lets you discover a plethora of flavors throughout the experience. Glad they had one of these left on the shelf.

andrenaline, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of BeerJD
2/5  rDev -48.2%

BeerJD, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of shand
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This guy's traveled quite away out of Odell's regional footpoint, let's see how it holds up. RegionAle pours a briskly carbonated yellow-orange color with a finger of head. The aroma is very citrus-dominant, it almost smells like a more citrus heavy IPA, even this long after bottling. There's also oak, wheat, and a bit of spice. The taste is rather complex while remaining citrus heavy. A decent amount of hops still remain. There's some fruits and honey in here, as well as plenty of adjuncts. Chilis hang out in the back, providing just a little spice. The late finish is woody with a bit of booze. Sweet, but not too sweet. The mouthfeel is rather light and crisp for the ABV, and the drinkability is good. Overall, this is a solid and complex ale, especially for those looking for some "lighter" flavors in a strong ale. It kind of reminds me of Lagunitas' Lucky 13.alt in that way, even if their flavor profiles are rather different.

shand, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of bjohn84
4.4/5  rDev +14%
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
Photo of warmspray
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

warmspray, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of cooler4life
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a full finger white bubbly head. Color is a burnt orange with good visibility. Lacing and glass retention are great.

S: Pineapple, navel orange, molasses, yeast, malt. Clean and crisp.

T: Complex. Pineapple bundt cake coupled with apples soaked in alcohol. I pick up toffee, creme brulee and cherry.

M: Mouth massage. Great carbonation, mouthfeel. Crispy yet smooth. Sticky.

O: Sitting on my back porch on this abnormally cool summer day, this beer delivers. So complex yet refreshing, I'm suprised not to see higher scores.

cooler4life, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

bonbini26, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

inlimbo77, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev +3.6%

millelacsmark, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of KriegerNco
4/5  rDev +3.6%

KriegerNco, Jun 20, 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 hiphopj5
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
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 DesertDog
4/5  rDev +3.6%

DesertDog, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of hardy008
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

hardy008, Jun 12, 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
Footprint RegionAle from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.