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


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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
Draft at beer temple. Pours clear orange golden with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, cheesy hops and sponge. Flavour is light sweet and over moderate bitter. Vegetal in the palate. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3286) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
Poured medium reddish amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet, heavy citrus and soft malt. Medium body, flavour is heavy sweet berries, medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenclansman (797) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 16, 2014
Very interesting beer. Strong hoppy aroma and aftertaste. Not so bitter at the beginning but it gets dry bitter at the end. Very nice DIPA, but on the light-tasty side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1104) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014
Hazy amber with a huge frothy white head. Complex floral aroma of malts, yeast, various tropical fruits, spices and hops. Flavour is much the same, some malt sweetness and a moderate bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite a special Double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drycellom (16) - - FEB 2, 2014
Goed bestendige kraag, met een zalig bloemige geur. Een intense, maar toch ook lichte smaak. Erg prettig biertje, zonder de kenmerkende droge ipa-afdronk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4816) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
On tap at La Fine Mousse. Hazy amber, stable head. Potent grassy and citrussy hop nose, followed by good hop bitterness, balanced by sweeter toffee. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (766) - - JAN 9, 2014
Machete uccide. Uccide ogni esitazione davanti a questo prodottino veramente ben congegnato. Gusto che unisce note caramellate dei malti a una sapiente luppolatura dai sentori fruttati e lievemente citrici. Amaro non eccessivo, ma equilibrato. Machete non delude. Machete piace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy light amber/dark gold with white head. Nose is grapefruit, pine, caramel malt. Flavour is a nice balance of citrus/pine hops and malt, Doesn’t stand out in any way but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3208) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Dobre podwojne IPA. Z ogromna piana, gesta i trwala niesamowicie. Bomba chmielowa tresciwosc i rownowaga miedzy slodowoscia a wytrawnoscia chmielu. Niewiele osadu, a praktycznie wygladalo jakby go nie bylo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (389) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2013
Too much fizzy. Thick aroma with alcohol, Fruity (grape fruit) bready and strong malts. Medium bitter. Not very exciting for me. I liked: the label, the smell

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