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


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (807) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bryanvdv (565) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2013
[18-OCT-2013] Draught at EurHop Beer Festival (EBF) 2013 in Rome. Pours bronze hazy with a nice head, aroma is unpleasant with marmalade and grain, flavor is bitter and unpeasant, medium bodied

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
[10/18/13] Draught at Eurhop Beer Festival 2013 in Rome. Deep golden-amber. Aroma of grainy malt and musty “green” hops. Flavor has some sweet caramelly malt and pungent leafy and piney hops with moderate bitterness. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ragnampiza (496) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - OCT 18, 2013
750 ml bottle from Birsciòp, Lecce. Served into a pint glass. Pours a moderately hazy sunrise orange, with a persistent off-white head that leaves excellent lacing. Powerful hoppy aroma typical in every DIPA, a bouqet of tropical fruits, freshly cut grass, pine needles, some bubblegum notes and a slight hint of caramel malts. Good amount of bitterness in the mouth, lovely creamy texture, and being quite dry I consider it extremely drinkable. Medium body, correct carbonation, no trace of the achool at all, but I wasn’t expecting it being only 7.8% for a DIPA. Quite impressed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4542) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Van Moll Tumbler: Medium sized white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer. Aromas of hop fruits, peach, apricot, hay, plastic, yeast and herbal hay. Flavours of hop fruits, peach, apricit, grapes, mango, some grapefruit, bitters, herbs, light yeasty, corn, light spicy, floral... Pretty good for a DIPA. Aftertaste is bitter, hops, herbs, some bitter fruits and plant bitters and some hay. Low to medium carbo, creamy lightly blown mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 7, 2013
Cloudy dark amber colour with a white head. Hoppy aroma with grapefruit, caramel, spices (mainly cinnamon), mandarin and pineapple. Balanced flaovour with malty as well as hoppy notes, with grapefruit, caramel, cereal, spices, grass, berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfuen03 (351) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2013
Golden body, sediment present. White, lasting and huge head. Pine, citrus and a little caramel in the aroma. Oily mouthfeel, low carbonation, smooth alcohol, fruity finish. Taste is bitter and fruity, very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1394) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2013
33cl bottle. Hazy, orange/yellow with big head. Nose : tart, pine, grapefruit peel, some little mint, pineapple. Sip : medium body with low carbonation. Sweet and spicy from the start. Fruits and tart notes are dominating. it gets more earthy and spiced. The aftertaste is strong bitter pine and citrus seeds. Earthy herbal aftertaste on my tongue. The beer is quite complex and not that easy to drink.

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