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


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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”.

Kosmokrator's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kosmokrator (454) - - OCT 7, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2006) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
Light orange with a fantastic foam. creamy filling with many small bubbles. full-bodied hoppy peach flavor only slightly bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bax (1093) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
(bottle 01/07-2014) very large white head, clear yellow color, some sediments in bottle, hoppy aroma, soft co2, full body, some bitterness, slightly sweet taste, hop caramel. BB date 2015, lotto 023 14.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1121) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TrefwoordPunk (797) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a hazy amber with a big white head and and aroma of spruce hops, citrus fruits (orange, grapefuit and lime), toffee and sweet malts. The taste is medium sweet with some bitterness and a sort lasting bitter finish. OK, but not much more than that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6433) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, lasting. Aroma is hoppy and has notes as fresh water. Great flavor, sweet, creamy, hoppy, sweet fruity and with a heavy bitter finish. Creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4517) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
light sweet citrus aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, light fruit hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benfi (519) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014
Dark yellow and orange and hazy colour with a white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and citrus hops predominantly develop with traces of chewinggum. Light fizzy on the palate developing a light slick/oily fizzy-like texture. The taste is medium bitter light sweet-sour and showing a medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle, drunk in Domus Birrae Roma. Hazy gold looks with a small white head. Resinous hops and tropical fruits protruded from the nose. Flavour was sweet malts, orange, apricot in tandem with some good hop bitterness. Quite lively carbonation. ABV well smothered. Lengthy bitter finish. Enjoyable and very drinkable DIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (536) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Hoppy taste of citrus, some fruits, grape, malt. Oily texture. Nice long bittersweet finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (2806) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Opaque orange colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit, hops, fruit.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, grapefruit, bitter, orange.

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