Footprint RegionAle | Odell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

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

Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
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5
Gots:
29
For Trade:
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Ratings: 198 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of shand
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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Photo of kalebharris
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of WYVYRN527
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
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!

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Photo of pigc
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Corked and caged 750ml bottle. No date.

A - Pours a blond color with huge four finger head that lingers for some time and finally fades off rather quickly. Decent lacing.

S - Mild hops, peppery spice, wheat.

T - Some mild and a bit spicy taste right up front, hops are there but the peppery spice takes over mid palate. Wheat and a touch of corn come into play as well.

M - Medium body with abundant carbonation.

O - This is a very interesting ale to say the least. With so many ingredients and so much going on the flavors seem to meld all together. The green chilies seem to stand out to me as well as the wheat. Good beer but maybe a few too many ingredients. I like the idea of making this beer though.

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Photo of zeledonia
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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%

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Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up today at the COOP .... paid about $12.50.

From the website.

"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 & Barley, Arizona - Prickly Pear, Idaho - Barley & Hops, Kansas - Wheat, Minnesota - Wild Rice, Missouri - Oak Barrels, Nebraska - Corn, New Mexico – Green Chilis, South Dakota – Barley & Honey, Wyoming - Wheat"

From the bottle.

"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"

Pours a deep golden with nice white head and good lacing.

Beer smells pretty sweet and oakey.... some apricot and lite peachiness.

Good bitterness up front.... some sweetness quickly moves into lightly vinous barrel qualities... dries out nicely on the finish... Not really getting anything in the way of chili except just a touch of heat at the end.

Body is thicker than expected.. still a nice carbonation.

All 4's.

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Photo of yamar68
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Footprint RegionAle from Odell Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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