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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 He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GaryDzen.

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