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Triplication - Idle Hands Craft Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

66 Ratings
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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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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-01-2014 21:40:50 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-22-2014 22:27:14 | More by kylehay2004
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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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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-12-2012 00:55:35 | More by rab53
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-29-2013 06:25:50 | More by Kelp
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-12-2012 00:05:14 | More by PEIhop
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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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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

07-11-2013 00:13:34 | More by rudzud
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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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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-21-2013 18:01:21 | More by Kmlund
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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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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

09-05-2012 00:08:10 | More by jaasen64
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

09-16-2012 06:53:45 | More by PatGreer
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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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morebeergood

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-13-2013 19:42:24 | More by Rekrule
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-23-2013 01:42:22 | More by Janeinma
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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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Triplication from Idle Hands Craft Ales
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.