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24th Street Pale Ale - Strand Brewing Co.

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24th Street Pale Ale24th Street Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

105 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vacax on 01-23-2010)
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-25-2013 23:04:14 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Random chunks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest and citrus fruits. Taste is also of the citrus zest and citrus fruit with a slight malt backbone. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing too remarkable.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 07:36:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Boneyard Bistro, Sherman Oaks, CA

A: The beer is slightly hazy light amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with an eighth of a finger high off white head that died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by light to moderately strong flavors of citrusy hops with oranges standing out in particular. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a nice amount of hop aromas and flavors for an American Pale Ale and is rather easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2013 00:28:46 | More by metter98
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womencantsail

California

4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally able to input my notes on this one.

On-tap at Naja's

A: The pour is a light amber color with a fluffy white head on top. Some streaks of lacing along the glass.

S: A really bright and fresh hop character to the nose. Plenty of floral and piney hops with a hint of citrus in there as well. Really crisp, too.

T: The flavor does not disappoint either. The pine provides a really nice bitterness to the beer without being overwhelming. A nice citrus component as well with just the slightest bit of bready malt in the background.

M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation and a very crisp and refreshing finish. The bitterness lingers a bit on the tongue.

D: This is just a fantastic pale ale. It's a shame that I don't see it more often, because I would definitely order a glass.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2010 16:22:07 | More by womencantsail
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GRG1313

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

04-20-2013 05:30:13 | More by GRG1313
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mactrail

Washington

3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Handsome dark amber in the small nonic. Outstanding creamy cap of foam, but not overly carbonated. a little of the resiny aroma.

Summit, Cascade, and Amarillo hops are listed by the brewer. It all seems way too bitter for the very modest maltiness, especially for a Pale Ale. Still, it's a clean, resiny burn of hops for the IPA fan.

Burnt toast taste with herbal, grassy, and bitter tea flavors. Rather dry. I think of iced tea taste, seriously steeped. The head lasts to the final sip, and it's still there like the last froth of a root beer float. Needs a spoon. From the 750 ml Belgian-style bottle purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 06:33:26 | More by mactrail
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Halcyondays

California

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a light amber with a frothy white head, good retention and lace.

S: Very pronounced. Actually reminded me of Majaraja at first with a heavy pine, almost wet hop feel. Fragrant and full.

T: There is still great hop flavour in this, but is understated as opposed to the nose, that's not a bad thing, it's going back to being a pale ale. This is a pale ale it's not an IPA. Light bready/amber malt stays in the background allowing the mix of pine, cedar, cantaloupe and orange hop flavour to shine. Reminds me a lot of Anchor Liberty here. Big hop nose, but balanced and very tasty on the palate without being a hop bomb.

M: Solid, smooth, medium-bodied, I like where this is going.

D: This is a fantastic APA out of a brewery founded in the town my birth - Torrance. Can't wait to see what they do next. Very impressive.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2010 22:36:00 | More by Halcyondays
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: orange in color with a 2" head that fell quickly. Spots of lace developed during the session.

Smell: orange and some grassy hop tones come through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, some light earthy and grassy tones come through late. Bitterness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lighlt crispness from start to finish.

Overall: a straight forward IPA that is easy to consume and is nicely refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2014 12:49:57 | More by Gavage
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

06-18-2013 07:12:37 | More by beernads
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kojevergas

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Picked this up at a local SoCal beer store recently for $4.99. Reviewed live. 1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with minimalist uninspired label and standard unbranded black pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are average; I was very unimpressed with their IPA. 6.1% ABV confirmed. The label identifies it as a pale ale; that's what I'm reviewing it as. Unfiltered.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 7 finger head indicative of potential overcarbonation. It's beige in colour, with a good soft frothy consistency, good thickness, and rather good (~6+ minute) retention. Light thin even lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Body colour is a clear translucent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Nicely citrusy, with a balanced blend of lemon, grapefruit, and even some orange. Grapefruit - while a bit bitter - isn't too dominant here as in many pale ales that use the hops that trigger that flavour. Good floral aromatics lend it some added complexity. Pale malts. A bit grassy. Lightly juicy up front but that gives way, letting the floral character take over. I don't get any yeast character or alcohol here. Not at all soapy. A mild strength aroma all around, and an inviting one for a pale ale. It's fairly hoppy, but it's not pushing any limits. A pleasant aroma for the style. I'm looking forward to trying it.

T: Biting bitter grapefruit citrus fruit ester zest hop character is dominant here. Lightly grassy pale malts form the foundation. There's some floral hop character too, but the hop bitterness from the grapefruit notes clobbers your palate too much for anything else to really come through. It's rather imbalanced as a result. Feels like an amateur attempt to make a really hoppy pale ale for no apparent reason. Imbalanced and unpleasant to drink for the style. None of the balance or complexity of the aroma is present here. Built okay, but lackluster and underwhelming overall. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Good coarseness. Nicely wet. Overcarbonated. Poor presence on the palate. Too thick for a pale ale. Unrefreshing. Needs work. I'd prefer a juicy refreshing oily feel, but this tries so hard to be an IPA in pale ale form that it really falls short of the style.

Dr: Pricey for the lack of quality. It's one of the most imbalanced pale ales I've had in months. Another disappointment from Strand, but I do like it more than their IPA. I wouldn't get this again; they really need to tame that hop bitterness. It's too bitter even by IPA standards, let alone pale ale standards. Drinkable but underwhelming. Still, many will like it.

High C

Drink fresh and cold. Drinks fine out of a conical pint glass.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 05:15:43 | More by kojevergas
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-26-2013 06:57:00 | More by zestar
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DoubleJ

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first taste of this new Torrance-based brewery, from the taps of Beachwood BBQ. On to the beer:

It's a copper colored beer, giving out some good lacing in the glass and retening its head well. It's on the hoppy side for a pale ale; you can really taste and smell those cones. There's only a little bit of the malt showing, giving sweet carmel notes, and the hops giving a little citrus and much more pine. Fairly clean overall. Would I go on this ride again? You bet.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2010 23:13:07 | More by DoubleJ
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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).

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2011 18:57:32 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-28-2013 17:51:29 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-25-2013 06:23:21 | More by Gobzilla
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FosterJM

California

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

715th Review on BA
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App-  A darker orange for a pale.  One finger head with a nice couple lines of cling and a few pond bubbles on the edge

Smell-  Nice balanced aromas.  A bit citrusy and hoppy.  A slight tinge of malt on the back.  

Taste-  A bit malty for a smaller pale ale but balanced with a nice bitter hoppy/citrus.

Mouth-  Medium bodied and medium carbonated.  Leaves a nice bitter malt flavor

Drink-  A nice pale ale.  Malt forward and balanced.  Always good to find local craft.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2011 22:02:41 | More by FosterJM
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mhaugo

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-04-2013 22:02:49 | More by mhaugo
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-10-2013 20:28:21 | More by BGsWo22
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jenray

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-28-2013 16:09:14 | More by jenray
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-28-2012 23:00:15 | More by ste5venla
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-25-2013 02:05:53 | More by Smarty_Pints
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-24-2014 22:28:33 | More by 2dogbrew
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-16-2012 18:01:18 | More by CelticAleMan
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-29-2011 16:11:43 | More by Rollzroyce21
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-01-2014 05:16:22 | More by ssimpson89
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24th Street Pale Ale from Strand Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.