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


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (6098) - 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 (18093) - 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 (3414) - 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 (15094) - 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 (3347) - 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 (110) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
400 ml on tap @ "Green River Bar", Bologna,Italy. July 18, 2014. Beer from a shaker glass. Dark golden to orange in color with a thin white/beige head an medium to low carbonation. Aroma is hop,citrus,grapefruit and malt. Tastes a bit sweet and fruity with a lasting bitter touch and finish in my mouth. A good IPA in my opinion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manolomoris (12) - - JUL 16, 2014
Doble ipa con todas las palabras. Cerveza radical para beber despacio. Alcohol bien integrado, aroma intenso. De las mejores doble ipa que probé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3376) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Brown bottle, 750 ml, best before 01/2013, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 13 2014; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, no effervescence, nice sheet of khaki head, nice lacing; nose: bittering hops, malt, caramel, grapefruit, orange, light Madeira; mouth: bittering hops, caramel, malt, grapefruit, orange, a stringency, light Madeira, finale in bittering hops with presence of caramel, medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, 7,8 %, meilleure avant 01/2013, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 13 juillet 2014; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, pas d’effervescence, belle couverture de mousse kaki, bonne dentelle; nez : houblon amérisant, malt, caramel, pamplemousse, orange, léger madère; bouche : houblon amérisant, caramel, malt, pamplemousse, orange, astringence, léger madère, finale en houblon amérisant avec présence de caramel, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light summer fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine lingers.

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