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
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.

Bottle # 8037-2011.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with tea and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to kubrick215 for sharing.

Pours a hazy dark blood orange color with tangerine edges and a 2.5 finger frothy white head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap.  Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.  

Complex aroma with earthy and citrus hops,  light fruit, pine needle, alcohol, oak barrel and spicy peppers.  Toasted oak at first with hop oils and resinous pine notes.  Slight chalky pepper presence with light fruit, citrus zest, pepper, damp wood and bready yeast.

Medium bodied with dry oak and sticky hop bitterness that lingers throughout.  Earthy and resinous pine needle flavor with citrus fruit, pale malts, biscuit, caramel, dry oak and a subtle boozy barrel character.  Slight dryness but sweet alcohol and fruit notes balance things out.  Pepper presence lingers in the finish but isn't noticeable otherwise.  Decent but doesn't really stand out other than having a strange combo of flavors.

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