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Birrificio del Ducato Machete Double IPA

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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Imperial IPA
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Heavily hopped, it has aromas of grapefruit, white grape and tropical fruit. Warm and fairly bodied, bitter but balanced, complex and persistent, its palate shows its character. It finishes with balsamic and resinous notes.

After watching the trailer of the movie “Machete” 4 years before its showing, I was sold on creating a beer to honor him. Not any beer, only one could bear the weight of such a name: a Double IPA. I have always been fascinated by well brewed Double (or Imperial) IPAs. These are far from easy beers to brew. Limiting the caramel amount, achieving a good dryness, making sure that the higher alcohols are not overpowering are some of the key elements to avoid an undrinkable “sludge”. Above all, hop has to emerge over everything else, powerful and imperious.

This is an extreme beer, either loved or hated. It has no middle ways, middle ways are not for Machete. Machete doesn’t come to compromises. “Machete don’t text”.
18°


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6425) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 27, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Losfuso Torino. Darker golden coloured, big white head, mild alcoholic nose. Moderate malty, caramel, grapefruity hoppy and pretty evident alcohol presence. Dry hoppy finish. Decent Italian DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30747) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2015
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, citrus fruits, and a bit of over ripe fruit, leading to a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4309) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle@RBESG2015, Copenhagen - Golden pour with big white head. Aroma and taste is sweet fruity and malty, some caramel, bitter finish. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (8266) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
From bottle. HazyaMber colour with ann off-white head.,aroma and flavour rnof malt, hos,,fruitmand spice,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1116) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2015
Draugt at Ottakringer Braukulturwochen, Vienna.
Orange-amber, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, off-white head.
Aroma of grapefruit, orange, peach, some passion fruit, pine, sugar, biscuit.
Tastes of grapefruit, orange, peach, pine, grass, some tropical fruits, biscuit.
Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter, dry, piney, zesty, a bit herbal, also sweet malty, slightly alcoholic.

Nice one. Nothing oustanding overall, but hoppy and fresh, with a good bitter bite and a nice dryness. Drinks quite easy for the ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (557) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 17, 2015
kran w Jabeerwocky, na szybko: faktycznie jest i duzo slodu i duzo chmielu, jest lepko w ustach, jest nieco slodkawo-karmelowo-landrynkowo, sa cytrusy i nawet wyrazniejsza zywicznosc... ale w caloksztalcie tak naprawde ani toto ekstremalne, ani ulozone specjalnie - wbrew reklamie - nie jest to cos do pokochania albo znienawidzenia, tylko wlasnie cos po srodku - sympatyczne :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (3003) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Small taste (bottle) @ Ottakringer Brauerei. Pours hazy brown with a medium head. Aroma is sweet fruity malts with some pine and buttery notes. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol, fruits, pine and hops. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiosna (455) - - AUG 14, 2015
0,3 l pullo @ Ottakringer Brauerei Vienna. Paahteisen karamellin värinen, samea. Tuoksussa kevyen paahteista mallasta, karamellia, humalaa, voita. Maussa makean paahteista mallasta, humalaa, häivähdys havua. Nam!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2015
Bakgården Både & 170715. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is pine, caramel,malt, fruit. Flavour is pine, fruit, malt, butter, grapefruit, sugar, alcohol. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (324) - HONG KONG - JUL 24, 2015
Hazy orange appearance, white head. Aroma is citrus and malts. Taste goes very fruity and sweet to bump into a wall of hops right after. More of an IPA than an Imperial IPA, but still good stuff!


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