Braxton Labs Edge of Mysteries
Braxton Brewing Company

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From:
Braxton Brewing Company
 
Kentucky, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,030
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,005
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 5.45%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
8
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 20, 2022
Added:
Jul 11, 2019
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
89
Very Good
Braxton Labs Edge of MysteriesBraxton Labs Edge of Mysteries
Notes: This new year-round Braxton Labs New England IPA Series beer is a culmination of over a year of experimentation. We found the perfect malt bill to provide body and color to this hop heavy, citrus forward hazy IPA.

We use minimal hops in the whirlpool to provide a touch of bitterness before overloading this IPA with over 2#/bbl of the popular Citra hops.

What you get is a perfectly soft and juicy IPA with ample haze and an array of orange, mango, and pineapple hop flavors. Enjoy this beer on draft all year round, and occasionally in four packs found in the Braxton Labs taproom only.
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I'm trying a 5oz taster of this beer off the tapper at the brewery. It poured a hazy golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of dank basement. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with dank citrus hop presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a fantastic beer.
May 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Single 16oz can from Party Town
Milky golden/yellow color with a finger thick white head, good retention.
Fruity citrus aroma. Taste follows suit with a medium body and creamy mouthfeel.
Like it!
Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jun 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by chewy6935 from Michigan

Feb 06, 2021
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Rated by Rlabar1288 from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Average
Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Such a well-balanced ale that it inspired me to review/analyze NEIPAs in general.

First, I've now had 50 NEIPAs, which puts it as my 15th style with the most uniques. (For a style that first got its style on BA last year, that is pretty good.) Even better is that NEIPAs have now 14774 entries on BA. This surpasses my favorite style saisons by over 10%... and saisons have been around a lot longer. If you are bothering to follow my analysis, I'll add one more tidbit: 80% of my NEIPAs are rated at or below the BA average. For me to say that I like a NEIPA, I consider it a big deal.

I like Edge of Mysteries... mostly because it is skillfully balanced.

It Looks slightly above average. (The best NEIPAs have a foam that lives only the length of s short session.) But Edge's Smell, Taste and Feel are a totally integrated piece of work; playing well together at each interval and creating a consistent impression of craftsmanship. The fruit medley that starts in the nose, is true to the palate from beginning to end and cleanses it with just enough bubbles so all the work that went into integrating the grains and the hops stays intact.

A bravo performance. (And coming from a malt-head like me, consider that high praise.

Minted on the can less than two months ago is the stamp of 7/17/20. Fresh makes it impression here. My only regret is that I only bought one from Tavour.

In tasting Edge of Mysteries, I somehow thought that this is a brewer skilled beyond its years. Further research supports my hunch. First of all, Braxton's business model is "work on more off-beat styles as it makes the portfolio better." Braxton avoided what I call the "IPA easy-temptation" and worked on learning other styles as a niche to develop their cash cows, and then got into the IPAs for the American palate. This is a smart, tactical niche that other young brewers should think about. And for this, I give Braxton lots of OA Hugs... and also for providing good reasons to go to old river downtowns and helping revive them.
Sep 15, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a narrow white collar around the edge of the glass and a thin film of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of pineapple are present in the nose along with notes of lime.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of pineapple-like flavors. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed all of the pineapples in the smell and taste of this beer. It almost seemed like the beer was brewed with pineapples as ingredients, except the you didn't get any of the sweetness that you would normally expect from them.

Serving type: can
Sep 03, 2020
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Rated by spicyhopdaddy from California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A grapefruit juice soaked sponge vaporized in your mouth. A slightly spicy citrus sea foam sticks around for a few seconds after each swig.
Sep 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 24, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
great hoppy taste - grapefruit after taste - good new England ipa
Jun 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jun 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

May 15, 2020
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Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 4/25/2020

This is the Citra variant

Looks like pineapple juice, super hazy with a creamy 2 finger head into a pint glass, little lacing.

Smells of subdued citrus, more of a melon thing going on

Tastes of orange-pineapple, very juicy, definition of an hazebro. Solid in that regard if that’s your thing. Yeast in suspension leaves a bit of funk.

Medium to full mouthfeel, tangy yeast bite, a bit too much for me.

All around a great NEIPA, again if it’s what you’re looking for give er a go. Glad I got to try this beer
May 09, 2020
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look - yellow slight tannish orange hazy color with a slight white head
Smell - Orange Grapefruit citrus scents with a slight spice
Taste - a lot like the scent but more taste then scents. White grapefruit with a little bit of orange maybe a slight lemon.
Feel - medium body and carbonation
Overall - Pretty tasty NE
Apr 07, 2020
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Reviewed by deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
New England IPA with Citra hops. Poured from a can into a New Belgium tulip. The pour is light orange in color and quite hazy with a finger of fine white foam. Average attenuation and good retention. Bright nose with strong notes of fresh oranges, grapefruit, and flowers.

Medium body with a firm feel and a pleasant citrusy flavor. Up front there is a faint sweet bready note, then I get flavors of oranges, lemon, peach, and herbal tea. The oranges and lemon persist through the back of the palate and linger a bit on the finish. Overall, another excellent New England IPA from Braxton Labs. Lots of fruity, refreshing hop flavor without piercing bitterness.
Jul 11, 2019
Braxton Labs Edge of Mysteries from Braxton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 15 ratings