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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: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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°


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (197) - - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep amber pour, with small white head. Malty nose, with floral notes. Taste is quite sweet, grapey, with a note of malt in the finish. Unusual DIPA, not bad, but a lot sweeter than expected. Average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 170514

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle @ Tasting. Aroma is big fruity and earthy hops, some caramel. Flavour is other way around, more caramel less hops, light bitter, medium sweet. Okay, maybe I need a fresher bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (224) - FRANCE - MAY 2, 2014
Blonde ambrée avec un beau col de mousse blanche assez persitente et laissant une grosse dentelle sur le verre. Nez complexe de biscuit, caramel, pins, mandarine et alcool. L’amertume est moyenne, texture liquoreuse, la bouche est sur les agrumes, orange, pamplemousse et le sucrée : caramel. Bel équilibre, excellente bière.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2033) - NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Bottle from Domus Birrae Roma shared with esp0r and edvard, april 26th 2014. Hazy orange golden body with a big offwhite head. Aroma of orange peels, grapefruit, hints of banana. Hoppy taste of grapefruit and tangerine with a thick malt base, medium sweetness, with a bittersweet orange aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crlnts (171) - SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2014
Foamy big head, hazy amber. Lot of lacing. Smells of hops: herbal and floral. Syrupy. Bitter as I like them. Balanced. Good double IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (295) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
33cl bottle @ home. Hazy copper color, rocky off-white head. Aroma citrus, biscuit, strong hoppy, moderated grapefruit, herbs. Taste medium sweetness, heavy bitterness, lightly sour. Full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, bittersweet finish where hoppy bitterness stays quite long, refreshing. Not a usual double IPA, interesting, full with hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1984) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Decent double IPA. Fruity hopping, with an average malted body. Nice, not special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
On tap at BeerTemple. Hazy gold pour with lacy white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, peachy, light vegetal notes. Taste is fruity, a bit piney, grassy hops, honey malt, a bit dusty. Palate is full bodied, surprisingly boozy with med carbonation. Decent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
Keg at Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm. Hazy amber, creamy head. Rich aroma of fresh hops - bergamott, hay and lychee. Mid dry with near full body and well roundef mouthfeel. Intensely hoppy - tea, citrus and hay. Long but harmonious bitter finish. An unusually well drinkable DIPA, yet not compromising the flavour intensity.


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