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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: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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°


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (430) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2013
Too much fizzy. Thick aroma with alcohol, Fruity (grape fruit) bready and strong malts. Medium bitter. Not very exciting for me. I liked: the label, the smell

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, grass, grapefruit, yeast and some malts. Taste is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Full bodied. Decent but not amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (605) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 7, 2013
W zapachu dość świeży, chmielowy aromat podsycony cytrusami i owocami tropikalnymi. W smaku umiarkowanie słodkie, nieźle nachmielone, nuty cytrusowe, lekko miodowe, dość treściwe, ale nie zapychające. Dobre piwo!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1579) - FINLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with huge foamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, toffee and vanilla. Medium bitter taste with some sweetness. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3796) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 21, 2013
Murky body and stable small head. Thick aroma with alcohol, overly ripe fruit, yeast, bready and heavy malts. Medium bitter, fruity base, almost Belgian. Like a double ipa without the payoff. Not very special for me. Just lots of ingredients but not very refined or complex or fresh or exciting. (33cl bottle from Dranken Geers I belief)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1389) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
Troebele oranjegele kleur met aardige kraag. Lekkere bitterzoete geur. Iets honing en caramel. Smaakt fris bitterzoet en fruitig.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1528) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
Pours an orange slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells fruity, grapefruit and citrus. Tastes the same. Average carbo, medium body and a dry texture.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
26th August 2013
Hazy gold beer with a massive off white head. Palate is light and dry. The pale malt has a touch of raw grain, nothing too serious. Mild fresh orange and a little spice. Whisper of pine. Finishes dry. Not too bad but I was expecting more hops!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (921) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
0,33l fles gedeeld met bryanvdv. Goudgeel bier met gist en bezinksel, in de geur rijpe mango en gist. De smaak begint zoet en fruitig, al snel komt ook de bittere hop opzetten om te eindigen in een mooie volle bittere afdronk. Heerlijk biertje

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bryanvdv (612) - - OCT 30, 2013
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Amberkleurig bier, mooie gist vlokken. Aroma van grapefruit, citrus. Smaak is bitter, mooi in balans. Geheel blijft even hangen.


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