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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: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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”.
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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 (12816) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13884) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
On tap at Borefts 2014. Clear gold lasting white head. Resin grapefruit aroma. Tea tannin hop in mouth good bitterness on finish. Light tea light grapefruit. Good. Like the session ipa but stronger. Good bitter finish I burped hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9145) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Keg at BBF 6, 26/09/14. Clear golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is citric pangs, spice, pine, tangy grapefruit, orange pith, dank hops. Taste comprises pine, straw, bitter toange, citric peel, dank hop notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with hop bitterness. Decent enough DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pavajazz (1) - Mira, ITALY - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
Cask at Momi’s Pub. Thick foamy head. Intense aroma of grapefruit and mango, very complex. Good taste but little less interesting, pleasant bitterness. Full bodied and long finish, less alcoholic notes than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2541) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
Sampled @ Borefts 2014. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma of grapefruits, light grainy, loads of malts and hay. Flavor is medium bitter, light sweet and malty. Light bittersweet aftertaste with all the features you would expect from an IIPA. Very decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2014. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and citrus. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. THX everyone for sharing today’s beers. Only wrote down scores this festival.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (460) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2014
Tap at Hopfenreich 29/09/14. Pour is goad with a foamy head, aroma is fruity, light bitterness. Taste is fruity, sweet, bitterness towards the finish, thin body, gentle carbonation. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kachangas (10) - - SEP 29, 2014
The colour and texture of the beer does not serve it justice. Nice aroma, but for a double ipa it could have been much hoppier in taste. A bit too carbonated, but the after taste isbso pleasantly caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3470) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
At BBF 2014 . Pours clear blonde , small white head . Smell is bitter and grassy . Taste is green , grassy , hoppy . Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
@ Borefts 2014. Yellow colour, white foam. Soft carbonation. Sweet aroma of tropical fruit and pine. Bitter finish. Good IPA.


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