overall
90
52
style
Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Imperial IPA
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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available

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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°

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
zeta (15) - Roma, - JAN 15, 2013
330ml bottle. Aroma: floral, citrus (chinotto). Appareance: orange, cloudy, frothy head. Taste: light sweetness, fruity. Palate: bitter, light body.


4.1
skortila (5863) - 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.

4
fkoolen (1213) - 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.

3.9
sharkydodson (1611) - 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...

3.6
KyotoLefty (10263) - 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.

3
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

2.5
rabny (4) - POLAND - OCT 19, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2016 tap@ 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)

3.7
MrTipple (4966) - 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.

3.8
AWS9 (703) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
Tap. Good, if simple and straightforward strong IPA. Gold pour that doesn’t really stand out. Plenty of hops though, will well-masked alcohol. Very drinkable and solid.

3.8
markoijelena (3121) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, 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.

3.9
gotrebar (34) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
On tap at the Italian Job, London, UK. Really nice, well balanced beer with a bitter clean finish.


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