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Footprint RegionAle - Odell Brewing Company

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87
very good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 02:01:27 | More by JoEBoBpr
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-19-2012 21:11:00 | More by hiphopj5
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 13:57:35 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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DesertDog

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-18-2012 05:23:02 | More by DesertDog
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hardy008

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 02:47:07 | More by hardy008
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kojevergas

Texas

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+

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 05:37:03 | More by kojevergas
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aflies

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2012 04:14:12 | More by aflies
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 22:45:52 | More by dbossman
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vobr0002

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 03:39:10 | More by vobr0002
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TVolt1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 03:35:41 | More by TVolt1
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours honey colored with 3+ fingers of ivory colored head. Hazes a bit as this warms, sticky lacing, great head retention

S: Bready notes, grassyness, some lemon,

T: Honey malt & bready notes, along with lemony & grassy notes up front, nice wheat crispness for a beer this big, along with some grapefruit. Loads of grapefruit & bit wheat tartness as this warms, with plenty of honey malt as well, nice pinapple notes. Big citrus explosion in the finish, nice tartness, a bit of pepperyness (chiles & prickly pear???) & little bit of yeasty twang

MF: Chewy with light carbonation, nice balance

An interesting beer for the style, drinkable enough. Seems more like a DIPA or amped up wheatbeer to me. Minor deduction for being off style

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 02:30:07 | More by russpowell
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gbrill

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-20-2012 03:42:03 | More by gbrill
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siddhartha

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-11-2012 22:40:17 | More by siddhartha
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Khazadum

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 17:11:14 | More by Khazadum
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AshleyMiller

Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-10-2012 22:34:45 | More by AshleyMiller
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-10-2012 04:17:41 | More by rbrefbeerman
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 01:02:34 | More by jjanega08
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.3%

05-06-2012 23:37:59 | More by Hopstout
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 02:08:28 | More by ocelot2500
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M1A2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-29-2012 16:28:47 | More by M1A2
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scott2269

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

04-29-2012 14:20:28 | More by scott2269
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PthPndr

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-28-2012 19:04:54 | More by PthPndr
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 14:20:58 | More by ShanePB
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Stub & Herb's in Minneapolis. I love the concept behind this beer, so when I saw it on tap, I had to try it. Poured into a goblet.

Clear yellow-orange, with the lightest touch of haze. Brought with no head, but some stellar map-like lacing. Quite a nice-looking beer.

Smell is kinda hoppy, kinda malty, and generally hard to pin down. Really nice grassy hops (I rarely say that), buoyed by a lightly sweet malt base. Hard to describe, as there isn't anything that really jumps out, but I like it.

Flavor is warm, slightly sweet, and mildly hoppy. A blend of all things light and good in beer. Finish wavers between light bitterness and slightly sweet. Once again, it's difficult to describe. But it's good.

Medium-bodied with ample carbonation. Long finish, maintaining the tingling feeling on the tongue much longer than I expect it to.

Everything about this beer is difficult to classify, but good. It’s a beer of halves - half this, half that, half this other thing, half some of this other thing. Definitely belongs in the boundary-less category of "other strong ale". And it's a good one.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2012 21:57:25 | More by zeledonia
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-26-2012 00:14:09 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
Footprint RegionAle from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.