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24th Street Pale Ale | Strand Brewing Co.

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3.78/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co.
California, United States
strandbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,375
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
165
pDev:
12.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
34
Trade:
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Dirksen
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of gregmoscetti
4.97/5  rDev +31.5%
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 EdTheEdge
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of pigdog
4.72/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

on tap at Father's Office II

a-light amber color, nice frothy white head and lacing

s-pronounced pine, subtle citrus, clean hoppiness

t-absolutely amazing. Very balanced mix of caramel malts, pine, orange and grapefruit with a perfect amount of hoppiness.

m-smooth. Very clean and refreshing with just the right amount of carbonation and bitterness.

d-near perfect. This pale ale really surprised me with it's flavor profile and full hops, yet was undeniably smooth. One of the most sessionable beers I've ever had.

overall-taste is amazing, drinkability is on another level. Up and coming small brewery, moments away from home in the South Bay, what's not to like? Stoked.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Mute98
4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vacax
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at The Factory Gastrobar in Long Beach. Second time I had the brew actually, the first time I had it was at Beachwood BBQ and that is when I submitted Strand Brewing Co. as a location. So here we go the first review of the first Strand beer on the site.

24th Street Pale pours a copper or light amber color with a decent sized off-whitish head that displayed suitable retention and lacing. The aroma was of floral hops, light caramel malts, and piney bittering. The smell is good, but the beer itself is not quite defined by the nose. The first taste reveals a deep, delicious flavor profile that is fully hoppy and balanced without being malty. Lots of pine and fruity-peachy hops. Full bitterness on the midpalate, but quite balanced without detracting from the hop character--this follows through on the finish.

The body is expectedly medium for a pale ale, with a high level of hop adoring prickly carbonation that is somehow still a little bit dense and creamy with the bubbles. This is a great pale ale. I'm looking forward to what else Strand has to offer.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.42/5  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.

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Photo of whiskey_slurpee
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbmernin83
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber with a nice sticky off-white head.
Strong grapefruit hops with a bready, malty sweet back
This is fantastic. One of, if not the most well-balanced APAs especially west of the Mississippi. Great hop front with enough malt. Smooth, but extremely flavourful. Sierra Nevada look out, I hear they're gonna start bottling soon.

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Photo of beagle75
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
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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Photo of Halcyondays
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
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 Dinz400
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Train54
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bradleypatter
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heytomcat
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of mnine
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bnoise11
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
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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24th Street Pale Ale from Strand Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 165 ratings
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