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

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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”.
18°


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (7284) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, lasting. Aroma is hoppy and has notes as fresh water. Great flavor, sweet, creamy, hoppy, sweet fruity and with a heavy bitter finish. Creamy texture.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (5305) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
light sweet citrus aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, light fruit hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benfi (627) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014
Dark yellow and orange and hazy colour with a white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and citrus hops predominantly develop with traces of chewinggum. Light fizzy on the palate developing a light slick/oily fizzy-like texture. The taste is medium bitter light sweet-sour and showing a medium-full body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle, drunk in Domus Birrae Roma. Hazy gold looks with a small white head. Resinous hops and tropical fruits protruded from the nose. Flavour was sweet malts, orange, apricot in tandem with some good hop bitterness. Quite lively carbonation. ABV well smothered. Lengthy bitter finish. Enjoyable and very drinkable DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (799) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Hoppy taste of citrus, some fruits, grape, malt. Oily texture. Nice long bittersweet finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4533) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Opaque orange colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit, hops, fruit.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, grapefruit, bitter, orange.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (374) - - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep amber pour, with small white head. Malty nose, with floral notes. Taste is quite sweet, grapey, with a note of malt in the finish. Unusual DIPA, not bad, but a lot sweeter than expected. Average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12822) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 170514

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle @ Tasting. Aroma is big fruity and earthy hops, some caramel. Flavour is other way around, more caramel less hops, light bitter, medium sweet. Okay, maybe I need a fresher bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (415) - FRANCE - MAY 2, 2014
Blonde ambrée avec un beau col de mousse blanche assez persitente et laissant une grosse dentelle sur le verre. Nez complexe de biscuit, caramel, pins, mandarine et alcool. L’amertume est moyenne, texture liquoreuse, la bouche est sur les agrumes, orange, pamplemousse et le sucrée : caramel. Bel équilibre, excellente bière.


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