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Triplication - Idle Hands Craft Ales

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86
very good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
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 rudzud:
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at the brewery. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear honey hue with a good almost three finger head that slumps down to leave a thick one finger blanket. Not much side lacing though.

S - Pretty straight forward here. Light sweet malts, caramel, belgian spices, not much booze.

T - Again, pretty straight forward. Sweet (but not cloy) malts, belgian spice notes, faint, faint floral hops, alcohol, and a light almost creamy lacto note too on the finish. Finish quickly becomes boozy though.

M - Mouthfeel is on the lighter/thin side, and the finish is a bit too boozy for my liking. It works for a tripel, but I've had better.

O - Overall, not a bad tripel. A touch too boozy and straight forward.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 00:13:34 | More by rudzud
More User Reviews:
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2Xmd

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-10-2014 23:47:35 | More by 2Xmd
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jdelbalzo99

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-07-2014 16:51:14 | More by jdelbalzo99
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threeviews

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750ml, corked and muzzled bottle (Bottled On Date: 01-29-14) into a Idle Hands branded balloon/snifter glass.

A- Pours a hazy, deep golden (honey) color with a bold, (2) finger white, creamy head. Strong carbonation forces streams of bubbles to emanate from the sides of the (non-nucleated) glass. A bit darker than what I've come to expect from a 'traditional' Belgian Triple, the head retention is absolutely epic, maintaing a full finger's worth even after 2-3 sips! (4.5)

S- Fleshy fruits (green apple, pear, peach, green grape, honeydew and a hint of banana), spicy (clove-like) and some bubblegum phenolics. Spot-on for the style. Ethanol is only mildly detectable after it has considerable time to warm. (4.75)

T- Sugary malt, sweet fruits, mild spice and moderate dry finish. Although the alcohol does not present itself in the taste, it has a warming effect on the way down. Although some may find this offensive, not only is this attribute acceptable for the style, but Triplication expresses it very well (4.5)

M- Despite the elevated 9% ABV (as labeled), Triplication falls firmly on the lighter side of medium bodied. The massive carbonation as perceived in the appearance is brilliantly delicate and creamy. Although finishing ultimately dry, the sweet and spice dance on the palate long enough to provide a pleasant and lingering finish. (4.5)

O- Although initially nonplussed with this Tripel, my enjoyment has grown immeasurably with each bottle...making this a vastly underrated effort. As such, this ranks very closely with one of my personal favorite Belgian Tripels brewed in America, Merry Monk's Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co. I'm not certain if there is any correlation, it seems that my best experience with bottle-conditioned beers (especially with these two) stand to be ~6 months after bottling (and properly cellared). This is now my 3rd bottle consumed and am glad to have held out until now to offering a formal review for Triplication. This is absolutely something I would seek out whenever in the Boston, MA area. (4.75)

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 20:14:34 | More by threeviews
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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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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2014 22:27:22 | More by smcolw
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-01-2014 21:40:50 | More by Texasfan549
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-01-2014 12:35:47 | More by petermethot
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-31-2014 00:07:25 | More by MattGrimley
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-09-2014 17:57:03 | More by TomMcNichols
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Kataco16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-25-2014 22:01:19 | More by theRooster
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-21-2014 00:12:52 | More by jwps214
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yoyogopants

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-26-2014 04:33:51 | More by yoyogopants
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DBosco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-01-2014 10:08:21 | More by DBosco
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HalfFull

California

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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..

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-27-2013 22:01:37 | More by maxk
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-21-2013 18:01:21 | More by Kmlund
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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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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

11-20-2013 23:01:39 | More by RRC03
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-20-2013 04:49:31 | More by morebeergood
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-10-2013 20:46:56 | More by jim_carignan
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-10-2013 02:22:20 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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Triplication from Idle Hands Craft Ales
86 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.