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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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meghmmm

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

06-04-2013 02:45:44 | More by meghmmm
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pepperfee

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

05-08-2012 17:51:37 | More by pepperfee
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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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yoyogopants

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-16-2013 13:55:15 | More by parris
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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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sailorastro

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-13-2012 01:45:03 | More by sailorastro
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-10-2013 00:03:59 | More by Apathetiq
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-16-2013 13:44:16 | More by hopley
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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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mirish72

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-24-2013 01:50:01 | More by discharmingly
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-07-2014 02:42:00 | More by Sspeer1
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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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Kataco16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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


4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-02-2012 04:24:08 | More by DonFisco
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-18-2012 19:45:04 | More by paulmcm
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darcange

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-16-2012 13:06:21 | More by darcange
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Triplication from Idle Hands Craft Ales
86 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.