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


on tap

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kosmokrator (849) - - 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!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2322) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 19, 2016
Draft sample at Craft&Draft Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Time to taste event with a brewer. 05.07.2016. Taste with adamnowek. Pour it hazy yellow color with small white head. Aroma orange juice, fruitish, pine. Taste passion fruits, mango, pine, sweet orange candy at the end, pretty good one, medium body, sticky, lively, bitter finish as well. I liked it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gotrebar (18) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
On tap at the Italian Job, London, UK. Really nice, well balanced beer with a bitter clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimbo2 (180) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2016
Loved this. Plenty of fruity, perfumey hops, but all very delicately and without brute force like so many Double IPA’s. Balance!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (758) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3017) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5667) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2965) - Helsinki, 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (1825) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
romolime (157) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AssKicker (224) - 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.

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