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: 240   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 doesnt come to compromises. Machete dont text.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (18731) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 10, 2015
Deutlich hopfig grasiger, mild alkoholischer Antrunk. Slich, steigender Hopfen, vollmundig. Hell brotig, deutlich bitter, was aber gut versteckt wird. 12/11/11/11//11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lele (477) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 9, 2015
ASPETTO: biondo chiaro, quasi canarino, torbido. Schiuma bianca, fine, abbondante e persistente. AROMA: decisamente floreale (gelsomino), nonch forte erbaceo (luppolo, erba tagliata). Molto invitante. GUSTO: allattacco insieme caramellosa, biscottata e amara, un bel po (ma non eccessivamente) amara. Il floreale si sente sempre. Amerge poi del fresco anice. Conclude con un inaspettato dolce\amaro leggermente stucchevole. Corpo medio, carbonizzazione abbastanza alta. CONCLUSIONE: una birra di grande intensita, piena e saporita. Non convince pero il retrogusto, che un po stanca e che rende la birra non particolarmente dissetante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2015
bottle at rbesg 2015. lightly hazed golden with a modest head; loads of nut in the aroma - hazelnut spread; light pine, stonefruits, woof of nutty liqueur, modest somewhat tinny bitterness; didnt quite work for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (1249) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
From tap at Borefts 14. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma has some fruitiness, malts, spices and yeast. Taste is a bit sweet and malty with some pine, caramel and an over medium bitter finish. Over medium body, medium carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25953) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2015
Draught@Pub Winston Festival 2015. Hazy golden colour, small creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, some floral and mild sweet malty notes as well. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, some floral notes as well as mild bitterness to it. Very pleasantly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7546) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 27, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Losfuso Torino. Darker golden coloured, big white head, mild alcoholic nose. Moderate malty, caramel, grapefruity hoppy and pretty evident alcohol presence. Dry hoppy finish. Decent Italian DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (35868) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2015
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, citrus fruits, and a bit of over ripe fruit, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (9871) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle@RBESG2015, Copenhagen - Golden pour with big white head. Aroma and taste is sweet fruity and malty, some caramel, bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (13071) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
From bottle. HazyaMber colour with ann off-white head.,aroma and flavour rnof malt, hos,,fruitmand spice,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1929) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2015
Draugt at Ottakringer Braukulturwochen, Vienna.
Orange-amber, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, off-white head.
Aroma of grapefruit, orange, peach, some passion fruit, pine, sugar, biscuit.
Tastes of grapefruit, orange, peach, pine, grass, some tropical fruits, biscuit.
Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter, dry, piney, zesty, a bit herbal, also sweet malty, slightly alcoholic.

Nice one. Nothing oustanding overall, but hoppy and fresh, with a good bitter bite and a nice dryness. Drinks quite easy for the ABV.

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