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24th Street Pale Ale | Strand Brewing Co.

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24th Street Pale Ale24th Street Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vacax on 01-23-2010

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Reviews by beagle75:
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4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask service via hand-pump into a nonic imperial pint glass at Beachwood BBQ. According to the menu it is hopped with amarillo and cascade hops in the cask.

A: Hazy, rich golden color with over two fingers of white foam head that persists to the end. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Abundant juicy grapefruit citrus backed by toasted malt and faint esters. The character of the amarillo hop cultivar is expressed with remarkable clarity.

T: Begins off-dry, with pungent hop aromatics tasting of pine and grapefruit peel. Grainy toast emerges in the middle, but the transition is slightly clumsy due to fluctuating astringency. Finishes with more bitter grapefruit peel and lingering zesty herbal spice.

M: Medium viscosity, rich hop resins leave a gummy residue on the palate, with scant carbonation.

D: True to the form set by the draft version of this beer, the cask service comes across as appropriately rustic.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Herze
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregmoscetti
4.97/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of KolbMarley
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours a semi-opaque dark amber, with a tall, fine beige head with good retention. Smells like caramel, pine and citrus hops. The taste is bitter and refreshing, very soft mouthfeel and medium carbonation, with taste nots of caramel, pine, pineapple, sweet citrus and papaya. An excellent pale ale.

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Photo of Dinkel
3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libationguy
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
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).

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Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Dirksen
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of MrVonzipper
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of dertyd
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of EchoParker
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of GRG1313
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of farlieonfootie
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Dinz400
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of tpop
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of AleHunter805
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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24th Street Pale Ale from Strand Brewing Co.
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