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


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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - JAN 2, 2016
Bottiglia da 33 cl bevuta a lo sfuso di Torino. Colore ambrato carico ma talmente tanta schiuma che prima di vederlo si diventa vecchi manco fosse la metro C di Roma. Amaro degno di nota ben bilanciato da un corpo formoso. Buona double ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
In de trein naar Haarlem. Fruitig zoet sinaasappel, bruisend, vettig, munt, wiet, lekker bakkie. Backlog from 2015/07/06.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (4121) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle from Brauerei Hofstetten: Aroma is fruiy, hoppy, malty with cabdy and herbal citrus notes. Dark yellow color, full oft yeast particels, fizzy carbonation, huge white creamy head. Flavor is malty with candy and caramel notes, fruitiness, some tropical fruits, green tea, herbal hops. Dry, light to medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
smau33 (33) - - DEC 8, 2015
Aroma floreale non particolarmente intenso. Al palato leggermente maltata, con un mix dolce amaro leggermente stucchevole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
2013-01-24, bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
bb 12-2012, batch L 313 11

Hazy light amber color with small creamy head. Nice aroma, mild, with some malt and fuity hops; light chamomile. The mouthfeel is smooth; it’s also quite lean in the category; the malt flavor is mild and sweetish; there is a strange impression of herbal tea, chamomile and verveine; correct bitterness, with some bitter oranges.
Quite good, but a bit strange too, and not very fresh.

2012-04-10, bottle at Birratrovo, Como, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Cloudy amber color, with compact head. Beer with bold fruity character, very good malt flavor, minimal sweetness, therefore pleasant and not cloying; bold but not oppressive bitterness.
One of the most drinkable DIPAs in a long time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pils70 (124) - - OCT 23, 2015
Color oro carico. Al naso regala pochissimo e al palato delude. Eccessivamente caramellosa e stucchevole. Forse scarica?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5901) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2015
330 ml bottle @ Både &. Slightly unclear golden body with a firm off-whiter head. A bit modest aroma of citric fruit, mild caramel malt and slightly spicy. Flavor is not particular biter for a DIPA, but well-made and well balanced with a fine combination of not too sweet malt and not too bitter hops. Fine body and average aftertaste. This is more like a regular IPA than DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4826) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
(Birrificio del Ducato Machete Double IPA) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a teku, ABV 7.6% Deep orange colour on the body, a bit hazy, with a huge white head on top, thick and creamy. Great retention Aroma of tropical fruits, mango, white wine, grapes, fresh grass, Nice taste, very refreshing, with tropical fruits, light caramel malts, white wine grass, mango, light pine needles. Medium thin body, good carbonation, mildly dry palate. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17292) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 10, 2015
Deutlich hopfig grasiger, mild alkoholischer Antrunk. Süßlich, steigender Hopfen, vollmundig. Hell brotig, deutlich bitter, was aber gut versteckt wird. 12/11/11/11//11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lele (423) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 9, 2015
ASPETTO: biondo chiaro, quasi canarino, torbido. Schiuma bianca, fine, abbondante e persistente. AROMA: decisamente floreale (gelsomino), nonché forte erbaceo (luppolo, erba tagliata). Molto invitante. GUSTO: all’attacco è insieme caramellosa, biscottata e amara, un bel po’ (ma non eccessivamente) amara. Il floreale si sente sempre. Amerge poi del fresco anice. Conclude con un inaspettato dolce\amaro leggermente stucchevole. Corpo medio, carbonizzazione abbastanza alta. CONCLUSIONE: una birra di grande intensita’, piena e saporita. Non convince pero’ il retrogusto, che un po’ stanca e che rende la birra non particolarmente dissetante.

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