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Birrificio del Ducato Machete Double IPA

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


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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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”.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oqnid (75) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
16 déc '12 -->double IPA ambrée, 7.8% -rouille, translucide; mousse fine -nez houblonné (sapinneuse), léger café -entrée houblon, caramel, vanille -ronde -finale vanillée, caramel, houblon, café; herbacée et sèche Co=3 Arô=4 Am=3 Su=3 Arr=3 Ac= via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aaron68 (570) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
400 ml on tap @ "Green River Bar", Bologna,Italy. July 18, 2014. Beer from a shaker glass. Dark golden to orange in color with a thin white/beige head an medium to low carbonation. Aroma is hop,citrus,grapefruit and malt. Tastes a bit sweet and fruity with a lasting bitter touch and finish in my mouth. A good IPA in my opinion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manolomoris (12) - - JUL 16, 2014
Doble ipa con todas las palabras. Cerveza radical para beber despacio. Alcohol bien integrado, aroma intenso. De las mejores doble ipa que probé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2960) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Brown bottle, 750 ml, best before 01/2013, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 13 2014; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, no effervescence, nice sheet of khaki head, nice lacing; nose: bittering hops, malt, caramel, grapefruit, orange, light Madeira; mouth: bittering hops, caramel, malt, grapefruit, orange, a stringency, light Madeira, finale in bittering hops with presence of caramel, medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, 7,8 %, meilleure avant 01/2013, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 13 juillet 2014; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, pas d’effervescence, belle couverture de mousse kaki, bonne dentelle; nez : houblon amérisant, malt, caramel, pamplemousse, orange, léger madère; bouche : houblon amérisant, caramel, malt, pamplemousse, orange, astringence, léger madère, finale en houblon amérisant avec présence de caramel, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light summer fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2195) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
Light orange with a fantastic foam. creamy filling with many small bubbles. full-bodied hoppy peach flavor only slightly bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bax (1125) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
(bottle 01/07-2014) very large white head, clear yellow color, some sediments in bottle, hoppy aroma, soft co2, full body, some bitterness, slightly sweet taste, hop caramel. BB date 2015, lotto 023 14.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1357) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TrefwoordPunk (800) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a hazy amber with a big white head and and aroma of spruce hops, citrus fruits (orange, grapefuit and lime), toffee and sweet malts. The taste is medium sweet with some bitterness and a sort lasting bitter finish. OK, but not much more than that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6569) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, lasting. Aroma is hoppy and has notes as fresh water. Great flavor, sweet, creamy, hoppy, sweet fruity and with a heavy bitter finish. Creamy texture.

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