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


on tap

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RATINGS: 122   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe de pin. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrume avec une pointe de pin et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #5002)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanEric (959) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2013
Blondee, dense white head, somewhat hazy. Fruity, fresh aroma, hops, citrus, grapefruit, peaches. Bitter taste, like a real IPA. Fresh, with a hint of alcohol. Bitter finish, good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and even of structure. The beer also contained much carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a thick amber and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a citrus and caramel touch. This beer smells cirrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bullit (3854) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
Tap at Beer Temple. Clear golden oclour, off-white head. Nose pine hops, malts, fruity. Flavour is light malty, fairly hoppy, pine, citrus. Finihs is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
panter (3) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Tap at Open Baladin, Roma, 31. 7. 2013. Golden-amber color. Aroma is citrus hoppy. Flavor is bitter, hoppy... Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4610) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from Malting Pot. Nice golden, wheat body with thick poppy head. Nose is bitter, hoppy, fruity. Taste is lots of hops and pine. Butter and cactus in there too with some spices in the finish. Quite a nice, well-rounded and oh so smooth beer. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
yiannnos (677) - , CYPRUS - JUN 10, 2013
Drought. Amber colour. Malty and bitter, lacking a big hop bite, was expecting mroe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
caesar (4711) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2013
Bottled. Slight hazy amber color, short off-white head. Soft citrussy aroma, hint of cheese, hint of strawberry and tangerine, pineapple, some caramel. Quite bitter taste, sweetsour fruity. Soft alcohol burn. Very citrussy. Alcohol is actually a bit too much for the soft fruity IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (462) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
Nice crisp fruity citrus smell. Bit more bitter and more body then their ipa. Quite good. Nice that bitterness and malts are less balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fdomig (315) - München, GERMANY - APR 28, 2013
250ml on tap. Aroma is very much hops and sweet red berries. Appearance is pale golden with a fine white foam. Taste is bitter and light sweet. Leaves a very dry aftertaste. An awesome IPA.

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