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: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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 17/20
kraddel (4952) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
At BBF 2014 . Pours clear blonde , small white head . Smell is bitter and grassy . Taste is green , grassy , hoppy . Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2298) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
@ Borefts 2014. Yellow colour, white foam. Soft carbonation. Sweet aroma of tropical fruit and pine. Bitter finish. Good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ShivanDragon (2551) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
@Borefts 2014, licht gouden met zwakke witte kraag, aroma zoet, limoen/citrus, den, grapefruit, druif ?,
smaken zijn matig zoet, matig bitter, citrus, redelijk dun, zwakke grapefruit, lange bittere dronk.
lichte body, er zit wel smaak aan maar vind het verder niet bijzonder. mwah

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1923) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
Draught at Borefts ’14. Slightly hazy amber with a slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Very nice bitterness with a lot of sweet tones. Pine, grapefruit, malts, caramel and herbs. A decent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (6513) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
keg at Boreft day 1 2014. Clear golden coloured pour with a lasting ticky. white head. Aroma is nice floral lemon, honeyuckle, resin. Some orange on the nose a well. Flavour is nice biscuity malts with a little caramel. Hop i rein, zesty orange, and touch of spicy resin and firm bitterness. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carboonation. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Keg at de molen 2014... Golden amber... Big white head... Soft sweet passion fruit nose... Soft sweet fruits... Juicy hop soft fruits... Creamy lime apricot and orange zezy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (3467) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 12, 2014
Draught at La fine Mousse, Paris, September 2014. Thanks, barstaff. Clear honey amber with white foam. Floral aroma with a bit of onion peel and an oniony bitterness bite in the mouth. Medium body and an oniony aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, flowers, caramel and malt. Sweet finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, deep golden with an average, lacing off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oilt texture and soft to average carbonation. A very nice DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oqnid (119) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
16 déc '12 -->double IPA ambrée, 7.8% -rouille, translucide; mousse fine -nez houblonné (sapinneuse), léger café -entrée houblon, caramel, vanille -ronde -finale vanillée, caramel, houblon, café; herbacée et sèche Co=3 Arô=4 Am=3 Su=3 Arr=3 Ac= via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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