Odell Footprint RegionAle (2012)

 
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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 Chiles
South Dakota – Barley and honey
Wyoming – wheat

50% ale brewed with honey, 10% ale brewed with honey and aged in wine barrels, 40% ale brewed with honey and natural flavors added

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3.9
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
A really enjoyable beer. The grains are really noticeable and it gives it a great earthy malt flavor. Really nice going down.

3.9
GarrettB (1695) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
December 15th, 2012 - O’Dell’s footprint is a localized version of Dogfish Head’s gimmicky Pangaea - ingredients chosen for their geography rather than their quality. The sentiment is neat, and I like the idea of cross-border collaboration on beers, but I’d rather see skills rather than materials shared in the making of a good brew. That said, while I absolutely abhorred the Pangaea, this turned out to be a pretty great beer, either by serendipity, or through very careful ingredient screening.The pour produces a large, billowing cloud of foam, which like Duvel’s golden ale recedes along the side, leaving a plateau in the center of the glass, an island above the fray above popping suds. Dole pineapple juice defines those nose, decorated with a squeeze of fresh orange juice, citrusy hop highlights and a little popped corn sweetness. Here and there in the smell are bright dots of mikan, and maybe even the softer floral touch of dandelions. Overall, the flavor is mellower, with a heavy palate, and a slow, unctuous booziness. Lemon, a touch of hops, and light floral touches like dandelion petals and lemon candies counter the oozing booze with some levity, and a hint of pear sneaks in during a soft aftertaste. Delicious, long, and replete with lemon zest and juice, this is beer that really demands the drinker’s attention, but light enough that it can cater to sunnier, hotter days.

3.8
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of fruits with some orange citrus and hoppy earth. A dry and tasty beer that is very drinkable and the alcohol is well hidden.

4.2
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Good. Doesn't really fit any category. Not carbonated much. Straw in color. Sweet flavor. Some woody smokiness. Would drink again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2012
This on the surface seems like a really complex beer. Golden pour with a large yet quickly disappearing head. Strongest notes are pear, honey, and oak. Fairly unique. A bit sweeter than I expected. Overall a decent beer, extra points for uniqueness. A beer I’d consider purchasing again, though the price tag is a bit hefty.

4.2
commonmac (1370) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Big bottle purchased at Elevated. Appearance is very nice. Copper and healthy head. In the vein of a double IPA. Taste is a little malty and a hint of bitterness. Really enjoyable beer and one you don’t get to see all that often. Recommended.

4.3
commonshawn (1340) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Big bottle. Hazy orange with white head. Smells of honey. Yeasty grainy with honey sweetness. Some hopppiness, tastes like a double ipa . The body is solid, well balanced. Very good beer, leaves a memorable footprint.

3.5
Tonkun (1306) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Tap. Light amber pour with a finger of head. Malt, herb, citrus. Big body. Sweet throughout. Syrup like finish.

3.3
Concealer (1281) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Bomber. Cloudy gold with a frothy off white head that laces and lasts on the sides. Aromas of citrus, wheat, spice, yeast and pear. Flavor is sweet citrus upfront, light pear notes, wheat, spice, toasted malt, and vanilla. Medium bodied, bitter end but a lingering citrus.


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