Footprint RegionAle - Odell Brewing Company

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Reviews: 49
Hads: 194
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 3
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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Reviews: 49 | Hads: 194
Photo of andrenaline
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
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. (737 characters)

Photo of shand
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
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. (999 characters)

Photo of bjohn84
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
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. (784 characters)

Photo of cooler4life
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
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. (539 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 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 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 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.

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Photo of dbossman
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
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! (794 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)

Photo of TVolt1
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
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! (494 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
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 (739 characters)

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 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 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 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 zeledonia
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
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. (1,110 characters)

Photo of Vixie
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking copper color with a huge white foamy head and a lot of bubbles. The head does last for some time.

Interesting smell. First starts out with a lot of malt and citrus fruit, then there is a sour smell, and a bit of a bite I attribute to the peppers in it.

Fairly complex flavor. Starts out with a bit of citrus, then the spicy side takes over. Starts out tasting like black pepper, then the flavor of the chilis kicks in, giving it a bit of bite. The heat lingers in the aftertaste, not a lot of heat, just enough to be noticed.

Nice solid feel to this one, no complaints there.

An interesting beer, and in a good way. Has a nice mix of flavors that combine into something different. I picked up this bottle while on vacation, a beer not available where I live. Glad I took a chance on this one, is a nice change of pace, and worth a try. (852 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 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 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 StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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. (908 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 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)

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