Triplication | Idle Hands Craft Ales

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92 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Idle Hands Craft Ales
Massachusetts, United States
idlehandscraftales.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gdrydenc on 04-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Prost76
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 750 ml. bottle dated Nov 2016. Sampled on January 30, 2017.

The pour is a hazy amber-orange with a short-lived off-white head. Some sediments.

The aroma has a bubblegum, breaded Belgian malt, and yeasty note along with a lemon or citrus zest. Some coriander.

The body is full and smooth.

The alcohol is a little more noticeable in the flavor but mainly at the very end. Otherwise I get a forward bready malt note, some spicy and lemonzest notes.a little sweetness, and a kind of cloying.

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Photo of Pierre_Pressure
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyDunk
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured hazy golden color into Belgian snifter glass, with a lush white head of microfoam that laces the glass as it dies down. Bubbles vigorously trickle up through the beer.

The aroma is sweet and candy like, with some nutmeg spice, apples, pears, and a touch of orange. A touch of hay and grainy malt make it really refined.

The flavor is excellent. Booziness is warming without a trace of solvent / nail polish. Spice comes through solidly along with the alcohol warmth, which turns into fruity sweetness with a taste of bananas and spiced apples. The bitterness is low-medium and herbaceous, Saaz-like.

Mouthfeel is light but the carbonation fills in and makes the booze, spice, and fruit come alive on the tongue.

Overall, an excellent triple and just what I was looking for.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of I3eer
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mad strong. Feelings of acid, strong cider at times but ultimately the alcohol burn just too much for my taste.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 5/4/14

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a decent sized white head, fades very quickly and leaves no lacing, very thin layer of bubbles remain settled on top though.

Smell has a strong bubblegum aroma, little bit of hay and spice and yeast, it actually smells rather "fresh", could be the nice day I'm drinking it on.

Taste is heavy on the bubblegum and banana flavors right off the bat, Belgian candied sugar is present but not heavily so, carbonation is high but appropriate, the bubbles pop quite quickly and are sharp like a cola, finishes semi-sticky, strength is well-hidden but a year of age might have helped with that.

Surprisingly solid Tripel, wouldn't mind getting this again for the cellar.

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrew041180
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lconn12
4.97/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

just an awesome beer. most recent batch is a little sweet.

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Photo of quixby
2.48/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer but it tastes like a very basic belgian abby, good mouth feel and taste but leaves me wanting more

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Photo of Dicers
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hogansct
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Dylanka
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of kmfoley1975
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of sbrock22
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Bilco
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Triplication from Idle Hands Craft Ales
3.97 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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