Brewed by Okells
Style: Bitter
Douglas, Isle of Man
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottled. Filtered and force-carbonated.
"Okells IPA is an extremely light coloured beer with a surprising full bodied taste, the sweetness is offset by a very strong hopping rate. That gives the finished beer an over all roundness with very spicy lemony notes and a fine dry finish to counteract the initial sweetness."
originally known as Dr Okells’ IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ration (2132) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 12.9.2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 13.05.2009
Aroma has bready malt, toffee, English hops and hints of hay. Flavour has bready malt, English hops, some fruits and toffee. Also hints of citrus. Decent, not IPA even in British scale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (9288) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090610.
Pours copper color with a medium head. Aroma of caramel malts and some fruits. Flavor of grassy fruits, malts and caramel. A bit too malty for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
So, an India Pale Ale from The Isle of Man! Borwn 500ml bottle, best by 28 Nov 09, drank 23 Jul 09. Poured into a vase shaped pint glass, branded as ’Old Speckled Hen’. This glass is rapidly becoming my favourite tasting glass for UK based beers, shows off the colour and head very well each time I use it. Pale amber/light orange body, good firm white head, looks like a lager/pilsner (almost), but without the brightness, although to be fair it is a dull day today! As you’d expect from an IPA the aroma was hoppy, but not much else. Good hop feel to the taste, more hops in the mouth than in the nose. Fairly well balanced, the malted barley evens out the hops nicely although it has a more of a hoppy smack on the palate than of malts. Dry aftertaste, the hops see to that, they also impart a lot of bitterness as the mouth drys after each gulp. Enjoyed it, a pleasant beer to review, not sure I’d buy a case though, unless they were on special offer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2011
Moving my old rating from the cask version of this beer, guessing it has been split since after my original rating.
Original rating from: thursday, november 01, 2007
50 cl bottle at Pub Vildanden, Lund
Shady pale golden color, big fluffy white head. Fruity hoppy scent. Herbal and slightly fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel, fruity aftertaste. Low bitterness.
But why call this an IPA?
Low bitterness, low alcohol, low on the hops. Still good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (1035) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
4.5%, gold colour with a thin head, sweet hop aroma, sweet bitter hop taste, a nice IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7693) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2010
500 ml bottle. Rated @ 23.2.2010.
Pours a clear golden colour with a frothy, lacy and white head. Mild spicy aroma of hops and sweet malts. Flavour of strong caramel malts, lemon and mild hops. A bit mild for an IPA, decent for a bitter. Medium bodied with a mildly dry bitter finish. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 7, 2010
Flaske 0,5l. Gave fra Rune. Lys gylden på farge. Lavt skum som blir helt borte. Svak duft av appelsin. Avrundet og dempet fruktig smak. Litt bitterhet. Tydelig fruktig ettersmak. KI=1

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2010
20th September 2008. Pale gold beer. Weak and watery with the only hop characteristic being imparted is an unpleasant bitterness! Drain pour!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (6420) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2009
50cl bottle, local store. Pours hazy orange color, thin to no head. Aroma is very fruity, flavor has hints of lemon, flowery and bitter. Dry finish, Very drinkable.

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