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

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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°


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4418) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle 33cl shared by Calisky. A copper beer with low head, nose is on lichee, apricot and exotic fruits. Aroma is on sweet malt, light caramel, lot of aromatic hops, light juniper touch, light resin, lichee, pleasant and not aggressive, less bitter for a DIPA..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maksymiliant (78) - POLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Kolor zloty, z ladna piana. W aromacie slodowosc oraz zywica. W smaku slodowosc z dobra goryczka konta.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7158) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a huge white head. Aroma of light malt, rich fruity hops, citrus, lemon, lime, grapefruit. Flavor is lght bitter, malty, little caramel, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, lime. Medium body, lively carbonation, light bitter finish. 200215

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (461) - ITALY - FEB 20, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours hazy orange golden with one finger of quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is very good with some sweet malts and a lot of sweet and tropical fruits (pineapple, grapefruit, grapes). Taste is sweet malts, citrus, tropical fruits again. Dry long bitter finish, medium body, medium carbonation. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grumbo (778) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle bought in Rome and brought back to UK. Poured a hazy golden orange colour with a thin off-white head. Very nice aroma with a good level of hop, citrus, grapefruit and caramel malt. Medium sweet, with a bitterness to finish. Slickness to texture. Quite low carbonation. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2949) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours near amber in color with a whitish head. Citrus and hard toffee sweetness in aroma. Also some forresty notes are present. Malty crunchiness, sweet fruityness and bitter notes in tasty. Longlasting fruity finish. Citrus and bitter tea leafs in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is peachy and solid grapefruity. Smooth fruity, light pine. Bitter, sæight herbal. Dry and grapefruity to pine finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (1111) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
33cl bottle. shared Appearance:Medium sized white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer. Aroma: Citrust hops , peach, apricot, hay, plastic, yeast and hay and light caramel. Taste: peach, apricio, mango, some grapefruit, bitters, herbs, light yeasty, corn, and hay. and light caramel tones. Aftertaste: Is bitter hops and hebal tones with quite some hay. Low to medium carbo, , medium to full body and a creamy texture. OK DIPA

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (822) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 14, 2014
Hazy copper orange, cream head. Intense aromatic hoppiness, red orange peel, caramel. Well balanced complex taste, rich aromatic hops leading toward a bitter and fulfilling ending. A bit of biscuits and caramel notes to round it all up.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (392) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden pour with medium white head. Aroma is very malty. Taste is nice and balanced with both malty sweetness and bitterness. Nice and balanced


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