Triplication, the new beer from Idle Hands Craft Brewery in Everett, is a major success. It's an interesting and unique take on the tripel style -- an unexpectedly dry, citrusy variation on the theme.
Cloudy orange with a billowing head that lasts for a long, long time, Triplication has an subdued aroma and a tart taste that are somewhat at odds. The beer has a muted scent of citrus and sweetness, but it's strong on the tongue. Oranges, pink grapefruits, and pepper intermingle with the grain bill. An atypical tripel -- and an excellent one.
Triplication is 9 percent alcohol. A 750-milliliter bottle costs about $9.