I’ve been waiting to try Okell’s, a brewery from The Isle Of Man, for ages and here I have my first bottle.
1907 is Okell’s IPA and it’s rather good.
Pouring a light amber, it smells of varnished toffee apples in wooden crates.
The malts are dry with well baked biscuits, sticky with honey and dressed in caramel wafers.
There’s a fruity apple juice undercurrent too, which I’ll put down to the yeast but I could be completely wrong (I often am), and then the hops slap you about with their sharp brambles, grass clippings, lemon rind and peach and mango juice.
And with a long dry and bitter finish, this is a very good India Pale Ale.