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Review: Idle Hands Triplication

Posted by Steve Greenlee  May 15, 2012 10:24 AM

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Thumbnail image for tripels 003.jpgSecond of three reviews this week of locally made tripels

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.

Gary Dzen

About 99 Bottles

Gary Dzen writes about craft beer here and in the Globe when he's not covering the Celtics for Boston.com. He can be reached at gdzen@boston.com. Follow him on Twitter @GaryDzen.
 

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