24th Street Pale Ale - Strand Brewing Co.
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4.97/5 rDev +31.1%
I will be the first to admit that my rating is style specific. I almost never have a basic pale that is truly impressive. Is this the best beer I have ever had, no.... Is this the best Pale Ale...? pretty much.
I have always been between Dales Pale and Drakes 1500 as my two favorite pales. Strands 24th street pale combines the body of 1500 with the hop character of fresh dales. the result is amazing. Full bodied, thick, sessionable and with a hop punch specific to california. All in all, I would call this the best pale I have had. Are 1500, dales or daisy cutter far off? no. but what a league for this small little brewery to already be playing (and winning) in.
06-20-2010 08:02:44 | More by gregmoscetti
4.04/5 rDev +6.6%
Hazy reddish-copper in color with an off-white head that is fluffy and full. Retention is medium.
Citrus, pine needles, resin. Sweet melon, mandarin orange zest and light baking spice.
Mildly fruity with resin, fresh pine needles and citrus notes. Bright, high-toned hops are on full display.
Medium bodied mouthfeel that is carried through the palate by an intense hop bitterness. Everything finishes clean and dry with a moderate length to the beer.
I know its a West Coast APA, but the hops are just a little too much. Would like to see them toned down just a touch against the rest of the beer, allowing it to be a larger part of the story.
07-05-2013 20:01:52 | More by Libationguy
4.2/5 rDev +10.8%
Had this on tap at the Village Idiot in LA, since I had never heard of this before, I passed on getting a Pliny. . . I wasn't disappointed, glad to tick this.
Standard pale ale copper appearance with good clarity. Aroma, flowery hops, this is definitely some fresh stuff, straightforward.
More hops, not over the top ipa masquerading as a pale, just the right amount, paired nicely with our bacon like appetizer and the beef and potato pie. Just a slight amount of caramel feel to it, kept it from getting too malty, nice. A very good pale ale, right up there against all the elite top tier stuff (SNPA, Half Acre, Lagunitas).
01-16-2011 18:57:32 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
24th Street pours a murky, reddish brown with a one fingered, white head that lingers and leaves behind a thick film. I get strong hops on the nose.
It tastes first of citrus -- I'm tasting grapefruit, just like back home in Florida -- and then mellow west coast hops that linger on the tongue. It's not overwhelmingly bitter, just nicely so. The beer is relatively low in carbonation, and easy to drink. I'll take another, please.
05-21-2011 14:28:37 | More by farlieonfootie
3.95/5 rDev +4.2%
On tap at Lucky Dog Cafe in Torrance, CA.
Heard good things about it and was happy to have the chance to try it on tap.
Great example of an American APA. Nice copper color, lightly carbonated and has a real nice nose. A little spicy, a little floral -- greatly balanced.
Balance proves true in taste and mouthfeel....and excellent APA all around.
07-11-2011 04:24:11 | More by tpop
3.48/5 rDev -8.2%
Great orange hue, lacing is nice. A little hazy.
Taste is very balanced between fruity hops and malt. Malt flavor is clean, not caramelly or toasty. Minerally finish. Fruit loops, fruity cereal character. Medium bitterness.
Body is med-light. A little astringent in finish.
A somewhat hoppy american pale ale with a good malt backbone to balance. I would drink it again.
06-15-2013 03:22:40 | More by tanarm
24th Street Pale Ale from Strand Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.