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


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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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 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 (5866) - 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 (4752) - 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 (16811) - 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 (408) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2015
bottle at rbesg 2015. lightly hazed golden with a modest head; loads of nut in the aroma - hazelnut spread; light pine, stonefruits, woof of nutty liqueur, modest somewhat tinny bitterness; didn’t quite work for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (1021) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
From tap at Borefts ’14. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma has some fruitiness, malts, spices and yeast. Taste is a bit sweet and malty with some pine, caramel and an over medium bitter finish. Over medium body, medium carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25225) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2015
Draught@Pub Winston Festival 2015. Hazy golden colour, small creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, some floral and mild sweet malty notes as well. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, some floral notes as well as mild bitterness to it. Very pleasantly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7174) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34260) - 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.

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