Triplication - Idle Hands Craft Ales
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Reviews by HalfFull:
3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
750 ml. corked and caged bottle poured into a globe glass. The Triplication pours a hazed golden orange after a bit of struggle to remove the cork. Pops with good carbonation nonetheless and shows a steady cap of white foam. Maintains good lace throughout.
Nose is slightly sweet and mildly estery. Hint of lemony hops and a peppery yeast presence dominate. Spicy and phenolic, intriguing yet a bit atypical for the style on the surface. Warming brings forward some nice complexities however and nudges things up a bit.
Taste again offers a peppery spice and a decent body, along with a lingering finish with a bit of texture. This tripel lacks the fruity and clean notes common to the style yet offers a hoppier experience and a solid yeast presentation.
Overall a pretty solid expeience. Great Belgian yeast character.
Brewed on 7/14/13 stamped on label..
12-06-2013 06:13:06 | More by HalfFull
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev -2.6%
In a tulip the beer was a golden color with a large white head. There was scant lacing.
Sweet fruity aroma, as well as peppery spice. Nice, but a little laid back.
Bananas, pears, peaches in the taste. Peppery. Sweet malt background. Taste also a bit timid.
This beer was sweet, probably too sweet for me.
Somewhat above average.
09-12-2013 21:49:58 | More by lordofthewiens
4.16/5 rDev +8.3%
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, hazy, orange-gold in color, high carbonation
Smell: funk, apricot, and Belgian spices
Taste: big banana with sweet peach, coriander, clove, cinnamon, and funk
Mouthfeel: sweet and funky with a bitter spike in the middle, light bodied with high and prickly carbonation
Overall: The best beer I have had from the brewery and a really banana forward tripel. I was pleasantly surprised with how good this was. Light and complex, a great local option for a tripel.
05-20-2013 14:29:50 | More by tigg924
4/5 rDev +4.2%
This one was shared at a tasting while hanging out with Mississipping! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy golden yellow-orange with a one and a half finger white head that subsided to a half finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, wood, subtle vanilla, and banana. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, wood, vanilla, and banana. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. All of the aspects going on in this one were really spot-on for the style, but the barrel seemed to add another depth of complexity to it that you would not have expected. The barrel while being there wasn’t overly aggressive but seemed to mix quite well with the fruit profile taking place. This made it quite enjoyable and probably one of the bigger surprises of the evening during this tasting. A definite must try if you get the opportunity.
12-31-2012 13:36:37 | More by thagr81us
3.9/5 rDev +1.6%
A - Looks very good, light gold with a solid finger of white head. Head is comprised of very small bubbles.
S - Nice Belgian yeast scents. There is a hint of booze in the nose that isn't entirely appealing. Overall a good smell, though.
T - The taste starts out good -- nice full flavor up front. However, by the finish it gets a little watery. Just missing a final push that would make the flavor great.
M - The carbonation -- which is one of the most important parts of a tripel in my opinion -- is spot on. Great mouthfeel.
Overall, this is a good beer with a couple things lacking from it. Other than in the smell, the 9% ABV is hidden quite well, but this beer is lacking a bit to make it a great beer.
04-03-2012 23:34:00 | More by gdrydenc
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
Small head that settles to NO bubbles and therefore, no head. Dark, dirty gold head which is nearly clear.
Lightly sweet without the typical strong alcohol aroma. Some yeast to the nose.
There's a much more pronounced alcohol bite on the tongue. Good malt in the background with a touch of bitterness in the swallow. Plenty of body with a flat level of bubbles. Interesting but not overly different from the typical Belgian Tripel.
06-06-2014 22:27:22 | More by smcolw
Triplication from Idle Hands Craft Ales
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