Footprint RegionAle | Odell Brewing Company

Footprint RegionAleFootprint RegionAle
BA SCORE
70.2%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 198 ratings
Footprint RegionAleFootprint RegionAle
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
198
Liked:
139
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
12.24%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 198 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of ystazi
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Beerlover
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer last night, 2011 printed on bottle (a 2012 release?)
The beer pours a relatively clear golden honey yellow, free from any large sediment, and is topped by a fluffy white head. The nose is dominated by honey/grain sweetness with no familiar notes from the adjuncts I thought would have a greater presence (cactus, chilies, oak, etc). The taste drinks like a honey-forward golden strong ale with a touch of bitterness and is once again not highlighting any of the unusual adjuncts. However, the 9.5% alcohol is well hidden within the beer's sweet, medium bodied, effervescent mouthfeel. I was hoping for a pang of heat on the palate from the green chilies or perhaps a suckling dry finish from the honey, but was left disappointed. This bottle was worth a try, but may have been past its prime for easy detection of most of the regionally sourced specialty items.

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Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of bsp77
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of einman
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of GilGarp
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle with cork and cage served cold into goblet.

Footprint is a hazy golden yellow color with thick white head. It settles slowly leaving some spoty lacing behind.

Aroma is fresh and hoppy with great grapefruit character. A little of the chilli pepper comes through here too.

Flavor is intense with citrusy hops dominating. Oak, floral, grass, and chili come secondarily.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly well balanced but clearly hop-centric. Alcohol is strong but not overpowering.

Overall a very unique and tasty beer but, for me, probably only worth a try once given the price.

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Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of sparx1100
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of bigbeers84
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of stephens101
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up in Colorado fall 2014. From notes taken at that time.

Bright orange with one finger of fluffy tan head.

Aroma consists of an array of light fruits (pear green apple, white grape) vanilla, spice cake and taffy. Complex and Inviting.

A burgeoning of more light fruits encircle a vanilla cake middle with burnt sugar, honey, spice and a pinch of hops and wood for balance.

Medium with a definite alcohol presence.

A complex and fantastic mix of ingredients that work in unison to form a top-notch brew.

Absolutely underrated.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Dogleg
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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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Photo of scott2269
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of hardy008
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of thufflife
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of thereal_adam
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Photo of bonbini26
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Footprint RegionAle from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.2% out of 100 with 198 ratings
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