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


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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (411) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
On tap at Uiltje bar. Light hazy yellow with a small white head. Fruity hoppy aroma with a very sweet estery white grape overtone, citrus. Taste is more sweet than bitter, fruity citrus, sweet white grape, estery dry ending, medium bitter aftertaste. Not my kind of double ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (2053) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle shared in the train. Hazy dark golden with lasting fluffy white head. Grapefruit, spruce, very herbal and soft skunky marihuana. Way more dank green notes than fruits, but with a nice oily citrus touch that makes it still quite fresh. Medium sweet with medium bitterness. Medium bodied with slight sugary feel. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrol (187) - - JUL 2, 2015
Hazy golden color, thin white head. Aroma of orange marmelade. Taste is orange and bitter finish. May be not fresh ?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle from Birro Enoteca Losfuso Torino. Pours mostly clear gold with a large, foamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy floral, fruity, and citrus hops with sweet cracker malt and pear esters. Flavor is moderate citrus and fruity hops and bitterness, sweet cracker malt and pear esters with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits pineapple grapefruits some spicy yeast ripe fruits and hops flavor malts spicy fruits pineapple grapefruits citrus some spicy ripe fruits some earthly and bitter hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wanderings878 (74) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore dorato, schiuma bianca abbondante e persistente. Sprigiona note fruttate e floreali, sentore di frutta tropicale. Gusto ottimo, che rispecchia l’aroma, con un finale amaro e luppolato molto apprezzabile. Secca, con carbonatazione media, nasconde molto bene l’alcol e si lascia bere in maniera disarmante, annientando la sete. Double IPA fatta bene!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (11829) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2015
Tap (TCBW15)
Stinky sweaty-porno hops. Pungent. Gold. Sticky IPA body. Loads more sweetish caramel and pungent hops. Bitter finish. They’ve just thrown hops at the problem, but that failed to solve the actual problem, whatever that was. Not actually bad, just nothing of interest here. Does cover the 7.8% well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonotono (190) - torino, ITALY - MAY 14, 2015
Colore biondo dorato molto carico, schiuma abbondante. Odore molto fruttato, frutta tropicale, floreale, agrumato. Corpo medio-leggero, nota maltata sommersa dal buon amaro agrumato e speziato. Si beve facile nonostante la gradazione.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ckeym (1) - - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
Grosse odeur de caramel qui couvre un peu le reste d'arômes fruités type baies. Bonne amertume, mousse qui retombe vite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1918) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 26, 2015
Tap @ Speakeasy, Tallinn. Pours amber with beige head. The head stays forever. Aroma is sweet, pine, berries, caramel and some cat piss. Flavor is sweet, and bitter, caramel, fruits, citrus, pine, malt. Finish is mild, but long pine bitter. Carbonation is very low. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: I enjoyed this one, although the keg wasn’t clearly very fresh.

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