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


on tap

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RATINGS: 239   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4213) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Small taste (bottle) @ Ottakringer Brauerei. Pours hazy brown with a medium head. Aroma is sweet fruity malts with some pine and buttery notes. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol, fruits, pine and hops. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiosna (591) - - AUG 14, 2015
0,3 l pullo @ Ottakringer Brauerei Vienna. Paahteisen karamellin värinen, samea. Tuoksussa kevyen paahteista mallasta, karamellia, humalaa, voita. Maussa makean paahteista mallasta, humalaa, häivähdys havua. Nam!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2015
Bakgården Både & 170715. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is pine, caramel,malt, fruit. Flavour is pine, fruit, malt, butter, grapefruit, sugar, alcohol. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - JUL 24, 2015
Hazy orange appearance, white head. Aroma is citrus and malts. Taste goes very fruity and sweet to bump into a wall of hops right after. More of an IPA than an Imperial IPA, but still good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7058) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2015
Deep golden color with a fine white head. Nice lacing. Grapefruit hoppy, tropical and toffee in the aroma. Medium + body and a soft carbonation. Tad sweet and fine bitterness. Grapefruit hoppy, pine, mild resinous and tropical flavor. Almost sessionable….dangerous.
[On tap at Café Sara in Oslo, Norway]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
marcogrind (107) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 12, 2015
Super gushing golden fluid. A fontain. Lot of brettanomyces notes, infection. Just some hops reminds in the taste, but very sour and funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (668) - 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 (4103) - 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 (253) - - 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 (12198) - Escondido, 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.

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