Triplication | Idle Hands Craft Ales

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89 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:
89
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Knapp85
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | 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 smcolw
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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

Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

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 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 Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rudzud
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Triplication from Idle Hands Craft Ales
3.97 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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