Birrificio del Ducato Machete Double IPA

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: 241   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”.

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PowY (1219) - AUSTRIA - JAN 24, 2018
330 ml bottle at home, bb. 13.08.2018. Pours a hazy light orange color with a white head. The aroma is hoppy, very catty, blueberry, some peach - along with some pale malt. Medium-full body with a soft carbonation, a light sweetness and a medium to medium-heavy bitterness. The flavor is hoppy with notes of papaya, mango and peach, overripe grapefruits along with some biscuits. Overall hop forward but not fresh enough.

Aroma: 7
Appearance: 4
Taste: 7
Palate: 4
Overall: 14

Nocturne (2238) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2017
Tap at Open Baladin, Rome. Hazy golden shade. White head. Grapefruit and grassy hops. Fair amount of honeyed sweetness. Not bad but feels a bit unbalanced.

danielyabu (1746) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 23, 2017
Small frothy white head. Fair lacing. Fully diminishing. Cloudy average-density ochre body. Aroma: light malty, moderate hoppy, grass, pine, passion fruit. Initial flavor: light sweet bitter. Final flavor: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. Palate: medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic light alcoholic finish. dulçor de frutas tropicais, puxando para maracujá. Caráter de lúpulo frutas tropicais e pinho. Forte amargor final. 85 s

skortila (6025) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2017
Old note. The aroma has mango, passion fruits, some pine, bit malt. Clear, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is moderate bitter with a malty sweet backbone and tropical fruit and pine. Medium bodied. Good one.

fkoolen (1427) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2017
Draught @ Il Cavallino Alata, Asti. Light golden colour, slightly hazy, creamy white head. Really hoppy with pine, resin, grass, grapefruit, orange zest and backed by a clean but quite sweet malty base. Lingering hoppy finish. Low carbonation, good body.

sharkydodson (1990) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 17, 2017
the aroma is fruity and hoppy with hints of orange, grapefruit, pine, lemon peel and spicy herbs... the taste is fruity and malty with notes of sweet orange, pine needles, grapefruit, nuts and spicy grasses... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

KyotoLefty (10928) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 3, 2017
Tap at Lupulus Bologna. Hazy, deep golden orange. Juicy, fruity nose, peaches, oranges, esters. Malty. Hoppy, juicy fruit flavor, malty, peppery. Not overly strong. Good stuff.

Korcz (3388) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

rabny (4) - POLAND - OCT 19, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2016 [email protected] Open Baladin Roma (in shaker even when I asked for tulip) Appearance: golden, thin white head Aroma: weak citrus, grapefruit Taste: grapefruit, citrus, a bit sweet, Bitterness: strong a bit harsh, long lasting Mouthfeel: medium dense Carbonation: medium Overall: High IBU IIPA, fruity but a bit heavy..somehow too cold, so aroma may be not representative (after got warm it was decarbonated, so only slight improvement occured)

MrTipple (7282) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, sweet malts, bread, caramel, honey. Hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light sweet. Very juicy tropical fruits again, more ripe mango and passion fruit, soft carbonation, medium bodied, bitter and dry finish. Nice IIPA, not terribly complex but nice tropical fruits in the aroma and palate. Keg at Italian Job, Elephant & Castle.

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