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: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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 15/20
Camons (10100) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a huge white head. Aroma of light malt, rich fruity hops, citrus, lemon, lime, grapefruit. Flavor is lght bitter, malty, little caramel, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, lime. Medium body, lively carbonation, light bitter finish. 200215

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (661) - ITALY - FEB 20, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours hazy orange golden with one finger of quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is very good with some sweet malts and a lot of sweet and tropical fruits (pineapple, grapefruit, grapes). Taste is sweet malts, citrus, tropical fruits again. Dry long bitter finish, medium body, medium carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grumbo (1230) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle bought in Rome and brought back to UK. Poured a hazy golden orange colour with a thin off-white head. Very nice aroma with a good level of hop, citrus, grapefruit and caramel malt. Medium sweet, with a bitterness to finish. Slickness to texture. Quite low carbonation. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3489) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours near amber in color with a whitish head. Citrus and hard toffee sweetness in aroma. Also some forresty notes are present. Malty crunchiness, sweet fruityness and bitter notes in tasty. Longlasting fruity finish. Citrus and bitter tea leafs in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is peachy and solid grapefruity. Smooth fruity, light pine. Bitter, sæight herbal. Dry and grapefruity to pine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (1937) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
33cl bottle. shared Appearance:Medium sized white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer. Aroma: Citrust hops , peach, apricot, hay, plastic, yeast and hay and light caramel. Taste: peach, apricio, mango, some grapefruit, bitters, herbs, light yeasty, corn, and hay. and light caramel tones. Aftertaste: Is bitter hops and hebal tones with quite some hay. Low to medium carbo, , medium to full body and a creamy texture. OK DIPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (1245) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 14, 2014
Hazy copper orange, cream head. Intense aromatic hoppiness, red orange peel, caramel. Well balanced complex taste, rich aromatic hops leading toward a bitter and fulfilling ending. A bit of biscuits and caramel notes to round it all up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (629) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden pour with medium white head. Aroma is very malty. Taste is nice and balanced with both malty sweetness and bitterness. Nice and balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (583) - ITALY - NOV 9, 2014
Buona Imperial IPA, che non dal meglio con l’aroma. Mela, uva bianca e poca resina che sento di più continuando a bere. In bocca va meglio, malti caramellati e frutta, poche spezie e finale secco e resinoso. Pulisce il palato, corpo medio e bevuta soddisfacente, consistenza media, quasi oleosa ma non proprio, direi setosa. La birra mi piace ed è equilibrata. Si può bere bene. Ottima birra, l’equilibrio la rende piacevolissima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (445) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 7, 2016 Il nome non è casuale: all’olfatto potente, schiuma relativamente poca, colore molto aranciato, al gusto esplosiva con persistenza medio-lunga. Molto rozza, senza troppi convenevoli. Ottima

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