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


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RATINGS: 239   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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fonefan (51574) - 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]

yespr (48094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is peachy and solid grapefruity. Smooth fruity, light pine. Bitter, sæight herbal. Dry and grapefruity to pine finish.

Ungstrup (38587) - 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.

joergen (29357) - 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.

anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2016
Draft @ Mother Kelly’s, Bethnal Green E2. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2015
[email protected] 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.

Travlr (26218) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Draft at BBF. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of orange marmelade. Taste is bitter orange and other citrus.

cgarvieuk (26084) - 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

madmitch76 (25809) - , 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!

omhper (25808) - 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.

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