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

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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”.
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TBone's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16080) - Pori, - SEP 21, 2012
Bottled 330ml (Bierkompass, BB 07/2013)
Slightly hazy amber color, good cloudy off-white head, lace. Piney, a bit yeasty aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweetish front, grapefruity, resiny, fruity lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice "easy to sip" double IPA.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (746) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2016
On tap @ Open Baladin, Rome. Pours slightly hazy bronze with a big and frothy head. The aroma features a strong punch of American hoppiness: citrusy and resinous notes and some tropical fruits. Taste is medium to heavily bitter; very hoppy with citrus fruits, especially grapefruit, and resin rising. The palate is medium-bodied, slick and smooth; excellent drinkability. Very tasty and refreshing. Predominantly hoppy and fruity DIPA, no residual malt sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2973) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2016
On tap at GBBF 2016, Olympia, London. A hazy golden/yellow coloured pour with a medium white creamy head on top. Hoppy, malty, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes pretty much the same, hoppy, malty, tropical fruit, some grapefruit and caramel, slightly bitter. Pretty good DIPA from Italy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2016
Tap at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy murky orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, grape, caramel, some hops and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Draught at One Pint. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, resin, earthy notes, caramel, mango and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, caramel, resin, earthy notes and mango. Very nice imperial IPA.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (1732) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2016
Cloudy pineapple juice appearance. Incredibly refreshing aroma of a rainy coniferous forest. Taste has some mango, pine needles, and orange. Nice dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
romolime (154) - - MAY 10, 2016
Ottima birra che ha un sapore amato che deriva dai luppoli usati buonissimo, buono anche il retrogusto, si lascia bere e ribere e riribere

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AssKicker (201) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - APR 29, 2016
Blonde orangée avec une mousse archi-abondante qui tient bien. Goût de malt dominant, accompagné par l’amertume du houblon qui ne verse pas trop dans l’aromatique (notes de résineux). N’empêche que le houblon reste présent en bouche bien longtemps après la dernière gorgée, ce qui ne laisse pas indifférent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2377) - CROATIA - APR 26, 2016
At Craft Bier Fest, Wien. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Quite sweet, fruit, caramel malts, ripe fruit. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2016
Draft @ Mother Kelly’s, Bethnal Green E2. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2692) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 1, 2016
Tap @Luppolo12, Roma. Cloudy amber, small offwhite head. Mild citrus and caramel aroma. Slightly resinous flavour, caramel. Grapefruit and grass. Very drinkable.


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