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Triplication - Idle Hands Craft Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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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)

threeviews, Jul 06, 2014
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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.

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Triplication from Idle Hands Craft Ales
87 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.