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Triplication - Idle Hands Craft Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Idle Hands Craft Ales visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gdrydenc on 04-03-2012)
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Reviews by HalfFull:
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HalfFull

California

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.

Recommended...
Brewed on 7/14/13 stamped on label..

12-06-2013 06:13:06 | More by HalfFull
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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
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tigg924

Massachusetts

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
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-10-2013 02:22:20 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-23-2013 01:42:22 | More by Janeinma
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thagr81us

South Carolina

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
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-21-2013 18:01:21 | More by Kmlund
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-13-2012 01:11:41 | More by trevorpost
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atoulouk

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-22-2012 04:40:53 | More by atoulouk
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-15-2012 01:35:07 | More by raythealeman
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-10-2012 03:00:29 | More by ZacharyJ
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jomobono

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -74%

05-18-2012 00:26:21 | More by jomobono
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mirish72

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-30-2013 03:16:03 | More by mirish72
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-20-2014 03:06:32 | More by AnitaBrewski
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-24-2013 01:50:01 | More by discharmingly
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gdrydenc

Massachusetts

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
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-07-2014 02:42:00 | More by Sspeer1
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-21-2013 14:10:39 | More by Davepoolesque
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-08-2012 01:41:11 | More by mmmaaattt
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nocturnal-Q

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-17-2014 12:23:13 | More by nocturnal-Q
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-11-2012 23:43:55 | More by kaelingirl
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-28-2013 01:13:15 | More by polishkaz
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Kataco16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-24-2014 15:07:28 | More by Kataco16
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

09-11-2012 00:50:03 | More by brez8791
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Triplication from Idle Hands Craft Ales
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.