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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Imperial IPA
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
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RATINGS: 227   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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Kosmokrator's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kosmokrator (794) - - OCT 7, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Intenso color giallo con la classica schiuma bianca saponosa. L’aroma investe con sentori luppolati, resinosi, fruttati e giusto un velo di toffee; il gusto richiama alla perfezione i profumi, presenta note agrumate e luppolate un po’ più intense ma non è eccessivamente amara, anzi! Finale equilibrato e pulito, nella norma; morbida al palato e di corpo medio. Ottima!!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AssKicker (126) - 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 (1919) - 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 (21632) - 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 (2128) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (3461) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2016
Clear yellow, big lasting, lacing, lip sticking foam head. Great hoppy aroma, nice bitter taste. Floral and citurs notes, dry in mouth. Lasting aftertaste. (Velp 201603)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3145) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a golden to light orange colour with a white head. nose is citrus forward, boiled vegetable hops, way to sweet for an ipa. off veggies in the taste aswell. not a succes

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
S_Lovecraft (11) - - FEB 19, 2016
Golden, Clear, persistant head, heavily hopped with notes of fruit, light body, soft carbonation. It has a Long, Rich finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (1561) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Golden with orange color. Aroma: gentle tropical fruits like mango, slightly citrus, a little floral and grapes, a bit piney. Taste: pine hop bitterness, malty, fruits, grapefruit and mandarin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (810) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 7, 2016
Vienna Craft Beer Fest 2015. White head. Did not take much notes... Grapey, acidic, very sweet, even sugary, grassy... Body lighter than medium, Nice DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - JAN 2, 2016
Bottiglia da 33 cl bevuta a lo sfuso di Torino. Colore ambrato carico ma talmente tanta schiuma che prima di vederlo si diventa vecchi manco fosse la metro C di Roma. Amaro degno di nota ben bilanciato da un corpo formoso. Buona double ipa.


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