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Triplication - Idle Hands Craft Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Texasfan549, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

kylehay2004, Aug 22, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -6%
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.

smcolw, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

rab53, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

PEIhop, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

thagr81us, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of rudzud
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

rudzud, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

lordofthewiens, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

tigg924, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

petermethot, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Davepoolesque, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Kmlund, Nov 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

brez8791, Sep 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

kaelingirl, Sep 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

PatGreer, Sep 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

trevorpost, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into HF tulip (only glass unpacked).

A- Pours a hazy slightly golden caramel brown with about a finger and half of white foamy head with great retention. Lots of small carbonation bubbles rising along the side of the glass. Definitely above average carbonation. Leaves thick layered lacing.

S- Very floral smell. Aromas of hops, flowers, some vanilla, caramel malts, a little bit above average aroma strength.

T- Floral hops with some light citrus mixed with vanilla and caramel malts, finishes with a floral malty flavor that doesn't really balance the sweetness and maltiness the best. Tastes definitely start to smooth out a little bit after it warms up.

M- Medium bodied, smooth, abv well hidden especially at 9% abv, definitely drinkable.

O- I wasn't a huge fan of this triple, but it was definitely a good attempt for a brewery that I think is slowly putting together great beer and will have success in the near future. To me the floral hops and caramel malts just didn't really balance the best. Overall the beer was enjoyable and easy to drink. It just wasn't my favorite triple in the world, which for a brewery only a year old isn't too surprising. I would definitely drink this over a lot of triples out there though. This isn't Idle Hands' best beer that I've tried (I still have to give that to Patriarch), but it is a solid staple in their lineup that I wouldn't mind having again.

jaasen64, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of HalfFull
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
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..

HalfFull, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Rekrule, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

morebeergood, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

AnitaBrewski, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Bilco, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

polishkaz, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Janeinma, Jun 23, 2013
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Triplication from Idle Hands Craft Ales
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.