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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: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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”.
18°


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

Light unclear medium to dark yellow orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit, fruity, peach notes. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, caramel, dark orange hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111125]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Heavy hop aroma, quite some citrusy hops. Solid body, sweet malts and fruit but heavily oxidized, a little licorice all sorts and a rather bitter finish. There’s quite some US aroma hops in there, but they’re not really crispy and fresh. Bitter finish. 251111

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21333) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
Keg at Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm. Hazy amber, creamy head. Rich aroma of fresh hops - bergamott, hay and lychee. Mid dry with near full body and well roundef mouthfeel. Intensely hoppy - tea, citrus and hay. Long but harmonious bitter finish. An unusually well drinkable DIPA, yet not compromising the flavour intensity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
26th August 2013
Hazy gold beer with a massive off white head. Palate is light and dry. The pale malt has a touch of raw grain, nothing too serious. Mild fresh orange and a little spice. Whisper of pine. Finishes dry. Not too bad but I was expecting more hops!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14976) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14152) - Højbjerg, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Winter Tasting Part ?, (Late 2011). Pours cloudy orange with a small whit head and lacings. Sweet malty. Caramel and crackers. Floral and peachy. Way too malty. Medium bodied. Sticky dry end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14021) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle, 75cl. A more or less clear one, golden in color and with a small, off-white head. Pineapple, peaches, some fruityness I can’t identify and a sugary maltyness. Some caramel and alcohol too. It’s full-bodied and lighlty warming, a bit high on carbonation but in a pleasant way. The flavor has a nice bitterness, but it’s mostly fruity with pineapples and peaches dominating. Overall, not impressing, but quite tasteful and pleasant. 111125


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