24th Street Pale Ale | Strand Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
164
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
12.41%
 
 
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3
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34
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Ratings: 164 |  Reviews: 28
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.01/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

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Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of womencantsail
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Gavage
3.95/5  rDev 0%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
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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Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice copper exterior, or is it interior? Either way, that's the color, good 1/2" head and ample clarity. Aroma was floral, c hops. Nice, because it wasn't just bitterness.

Taste had enough hop flavors of grapefruit and pine to accompany the crystal malt and caramel notes. Enjoyed. Would check it out again if it were on tap. Its a solid above average, 2nd tier pale ale.

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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of BDeibs
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markgugs
3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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24th Street Pale Ale from Strand Brewing Co.
3.95 out of 5 based on 164 ratings.
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