This beer has now gathered many followers, for his ruthlessness and violence that exudes sip after sip. No need to ask for mercy, there is no place to hide: Machete will take you wherever you are.
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) IPA. 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.
The recipe for Machete has undergone several changes over the years, now it is not touched also because if I change it again would risk to suffer real riots by the people of his devotees. The amazing thing about this beer is that the kegs go off at the speed of light at any time of year.
In the glass, to the nose and in the mouth …
It has a massive hopped, with hints of grapefruit, white grape and tropical fruit. In mouth reveals all its character, warm and quite full-bodied, quite bitter but balanced, complex and persistent ending with balsamic and resinous. 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.