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


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prokroustis (668) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 7, 2013
Cloudy dark amber colour with a white head. Hoppy aroma with grapefruit, caramel, spices (mainly cinnamon), mandarin and pineapple. Balanced flaovour with malty as well as hoppy notes, with grapefruit, caramel, cereal, spices, grass, berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfuen03 (271) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2013
Golden body, sediment present. White, lasting and huge head. Pine, citrus and a little caramel in the aroma. Oily mouthfeel, low carbonation, smooth alcohol, fruity finish. Taste is bitter and fruity, very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1110) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2013
33cl bottle. Hazy, orange/yellow with big head. Nose : tart, pine, grapefruit peel, some little mint, pineapple. Sip : medium body with low carbonation. Sweet and spicy from the start. Fruits and tart notes are dominating. it gets more earthy and spiced. The aftertaste is strong bitter pine and citrus seeds. Earthy herbal aftertaste on my tongue. The beer is quite complex and not that easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (1523) - FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Orange, slight brown. Malty bready nose, with a bit of pine. Full bodied. Malts, yeasty remnants. Darker bready, almost rye- like. Good body, balanced bittered. The flavours are a bit dull though. I liked the normal IPA a lot better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (111) - FINLAND - SEP 22, 2013
330ml bottle @ home. Ordered from ABM. Very refreshing double ipa from italy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (4949) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
33 cl bottle @ RIP camp, BBE 03/2014
Aroma is musty with gooseberry bush, some strawberries and hints of hay. Flavour is hoppy with some fruity tones, strawberries and hints of gooseberry bush. Palate is a bit too high on CO2. Too much strawberries and gooseberry bush here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3073) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
330ml bottle from Berlin Bier Shop @ RIP Camp

BBE 03/2014 - Pours golden orange with a large foamy head. Aroma of berries, caramely malts, old hops and soapy notes. Taste is sweet, sticky and messy with notes of berries, caramel, toffee and strawberry. Finish is sweet, malty and caramely. A bit messy and unbalanced, the berry notes don’t quite fit in here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5359) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
330 ml bottle @ RIP camp.
Pours a hazy golden colour with a large foamy white head. Aroma of gooseberry bush, red berries and some floral notes. Flavour of sweet and strong sweet strawberries, floral hops, some maltiness and bread. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and strong on strawberries with some bitterness. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rotjoch (50) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
Another hopbomb. Citrussy hops. Tomahawk? Nice, but, like a lot of IPA’s and suchlikes, a bit onedimensional.Ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7039) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgium, June 2013 consumed at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Sunday Sunday 25th August 2013 Pours hazy orange/gold with white head. Decent if not great DIPA, a bit of sour pineapple, touch clacky on roof of mouth. Soft in mouth, a little citrus bit thick in mouth. A7 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.4

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