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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: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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”.
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kosmokrator (487) - - 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’ piů intense ma non č eccessivamente amara, anzi! Finale equilibrato e pulito, nella norma; morbida al palato e di corpo medio. Ottima!!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (394) - 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 (9) - - SEP 29, 2014 does not count
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 (3337) - 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 (1398) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
@ Borefts 2014. Yellow colour, white foam. Soft carbonation. Sweet aroma of tropical fruit and pine. Bitter finish. Good IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ShivanDragon (1688) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
@Borefts 2014, licht gouden met zwakke witte kraag, aroma zoet, limoen/citrus, den, grapefruit, druif ?,
smaken zijn matig zoet, matig bitter, citrus, redelijk dun, zwakke grapefruit, lange bittere dronk.
lichte body, er zit wel smaak aan maar vind het verder niet bijzonder. mwah

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (991) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
Draught at Borefts ’14. Slightly hazy amber with a slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Very nice bitterness with a lot of sweet tones. Pine, grapefruit, malts, caramel and herbs. A decent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3171) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
keg at Boreft day 1 2014. Clear golden coloured pour with a lasting ticky. white head. Aroma is nice floral lemon, honeyuckle, resin. Some orange on the nose a well. Flavour is nice biscuity malts with a little caramel. Hop i rein, zesty orange, and touch of spicy resin and firm bitterness. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carboonation. Tasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Keg at de molen 2014... Golden amber... Big white head... Soft sweet passion fruit nose... Soft sweet fruits... Juicy hop soft fruits... Creamy lime apricot and orange zezy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (2400) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 12, 2014
Draught at La fine Mousse, Paris, September 2014. Thanks, barstaff. Clear honey amber with white foam. Floral aroma with a bit of onion peel and an oniony bitterness bite in the mouth. Medium body and an oniony aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14084) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, flowers, caramel and malt. Sweet finish with some bitterness.


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