Even Mo Mofo
Sand City Brewing Co. - North

Even Mo MofoEven Mo Mofo
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #84
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #573
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 6.25%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
109
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Sand City Brewing Co. - North
 
New York, United States
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Even Mo MofoEven Mo Mofo
Notes: What we've done here is create an amplified version of our Mofosaic IPA. This single hop Imperial IPA is brewed with English and American pale malts and flaked oats. Hopped intensely and singularly with Mosaic hops.
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ScruffySouthpaw from New York

3.92/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a goblet from the can.

Appearance: Semi hazy with a gold color with a white head rising a nudge over one finger's length off the body.

Smell: Light floral aroma which dissipates quickly from the nostrils.

Taste: Feels a bit like an imperial lager, oatmeal and heavy malt coming off bitter and filled with heavy yellow grapefruit juice.

Mouth: Soft carbonation. Easy to drink brew.

Overall: Good brew but wasn't as good as some other gems I grabbed from Sand City. Salud!

Oct 13, 2021
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metter98 from New York

4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that left lots of lacing down the side and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of lime are present in the nose along with notes of mango and cream.
T: The taste has flavors of mango along with notes of lime and cream.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth, and juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The aromas and flavors in this New England IPA are quite complex and intense for a single hop IPA.

Serving type: can

Jun 04, 2021
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VoxRationis from New York

4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a virtually, crystal clear, bronze color with a one to two finger, white head, modest retention, and sticky, complex rings of lacing all the way down the glass.
S: Aromas of orange, caramel, and pine with a cocoa note.
T: Semisweet. Palate follow the nose. Bitterness far in the background.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nearly creamy.
O: A well crafted and enjoyable AIPA. Whether it is a NEIPA seems open to question.

Nov 12, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this a while ago, as there wasn't a date or anything else written on the bottom of the can. Yes, there was a lot of sediment in the liquid but even with that factored in, this was a great beer that was incredibly smooth, balanced, and enjoyable all at the same time. For a New England IPA, what else could you ask for?

Not a bad pour to this as the liquid was a moderately radiant apricot with plenty of particles in it, but that was probably more my fault than anyone else's as I let this sit for quite some time before getting around to it. Plenty of head topped this off and the soapy lacing was quite extensive as well, as it covered up nearly half of my pint glass as I worked my way through this. Lots of Mosaic, melon, honey, nectar, and apricot in the extensive nose as the taste contained all of those, along with vanilla cream, tangerine, sherbet, and mildly dank hops, Blueberry juice and oats came through in this taste as this was quite full, balanced, and perfectly carbonated up until the last sip - which is something that I don't say about a lot of beers that I rate on here!

Plenty of booze here but with so much going on and so much slick sweetness in the mouthfeel, you'll hardly notice it. Balanced, juicy, sweet, and slightly dank, this was such a winner of a beer and full of everything that I love about what's coming out of these parts in recent years. With a slightly herbal aftertaste and tons of nuances to it, this ranked among Sand City's best and was an excellent showcase of Mosaic. Highly recommended!

Jun 06, 2019
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StJamesGate from New York

4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Gold Star Counter, Brooklyn.
Hazy glowing orange; candied mango + weed; mango, tangerine, + slight grass; round + oily.

4 4.25 4.25 4.25 4.25

Deep + nuanced. Shows true craftsmanship + NEIPA credentials. Want to hear more from this brewery.

Feb 04, 2019
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Loosecannon from New York

4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is better if you wait a little bit before drinking. I had a few of these less than a week after it’s release and by far it is better to let it sit for some time before drinking (about a month).

Dec 29, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tall can from the source....canned 11/7/18

Hazed up NEIPA pour, minor head and leaves some fine bubble sheeting

Ripe fruit on the nose with pineapple, melon, lime, and some vanilla.

Complex, tasty and super smooth brew, more pineapple, lime and tropical fruity goodness on the palate....mighty fine NEIPA..well worth seeking out

Nov 21, 2018
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kitch from Hong Kong

3.79/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

A 16 fl. oz. can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had great retention and left lots of nice lacing.

Aroma: Orange, grapefruit peel, biscuit, light caramel, pine, pineapple, mango and blueberries.

Taste: Moderate sweetness, biscuit, honey, papaya, pineapple, light bitterness, mandarin peel and rind, and grass.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: It’s nice, but perhaps too sweet a Double IPA for me to fully enjoy.

Aug 01, 2018
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Bruno74200 from France

4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Well if that ain't something!

Hazy gold colour, beautiful white head

Smell is great and very tropical, some citrus, the malt profile is noticeable

The taste follows, nice

The mouthfeel is amazing, so juicy...

This is an incredible hazy but west coast style dipa

Jul 04, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has herbal hop notes, orange rind and a light astringent fermented fruit note. Taste has oranges, tea notes, leafy hops, medium herbal bitterness on the aftertaste. Medium minus body and carbonation.

Jun 24, 2018
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fairly clear orange, with soft, thick foam.

Smell is fruity, with notes of peach, apricot and lemon with a hint of sweetness.

Taste is just superb. Perfect balance between fruity, slightly juicy notes of peach, papaya and citrus and a perfect bitterness and hop bite.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft an pillowy. Well carbonated.

Overall, a terrific IPA, just superb.

Jun 12, 2018
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - 1/2 finger fleeting offwhite head atop a translucent orange body.

S - very tropical. Citrus in the background. Small amount of dankness.

T - super-pungent Mosaic. Very fruity and very sweet. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit. A little funk. Low bitterness, no booziness.

F - medium-light body and medium carb.

O - Very unusual. I dig it, but not what I was expecting. Wish the sweetness was dialed down a bit.

May 12, 2018
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - pours a startlingly clear amber orange! What happened to the swamp water NEIPA?! Big fluffy head that leaves behind craters of giant bubbles and inconsistent, sticky lacing.

S - dank pine needles and lemon orange candy. Some peach and mango, but it's faint.

T - toasted white bread smothered with mixed berry jam. Dank papaya and hints of pineapple make an appearance along with a sticky creamy sugariness. Lacks the butter that was so prominent in OG Mofo. Finish is neutral and heavy. There are hops in here, but the cloying Mosaic absolutely dominates any bitterness or semblance of a classic IPA.

F - oily and sweaty. It's a sipper for sure. It's not like motor oil, but the grainy sugariness simultaneously makes it hard to drink and hard to put down.

O - weirdly enough, I think this is less flavorful that regular Mofosaic. It's certainly slicker and feels more potent, but that mosaic pop just isn't there. What we do have is a low, rumbling mosaic storm of heavy sweetness and zesty, spiced breadiness. A real treat, that's for sure.

May 05, 2018
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manfromanotherplace from New York

4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- hazy gold, half inch white head

S- hops and fruit juice dominate, slight vegetal aroma too.

T-follows the nose, tropical and citrus fruits, slight bite of bitterness grom the hops, lingering vegetal taste that is strangely complimentary.

F- medium bodied for an ipa

O- a great ne style ipa. These guys know what they are doing.

Nov 21, 2017
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peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark orange and haze. Aroma is straight up orange juice and feels so creamy. This is all Mosaic all the time. Loved the taste and aroma. Really nicely balanced without being overly potent on the orange notes.

Sep 11, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: With a nice bubble show, the head builds to two fingers above the hazy honey colored liquid; nice stickage and a patches of lacing

Smell: Juicy and dank, with a tropical fruit bouquet (pineapple, mango and tangerine)

Taste: Tropical juice forward, with pineapple, mango and berry tones; through the middle tangerine and pithy bitterness build; the finish is dank and moderately bitter

Mouthfeel: Creamy, with a medium to full body and moderate carbonation

Overall: Now that's what I'm talking about when I am looking for an IPA these days

Sep 01, 2017
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LiquidMenace from New York

4.99/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It is like a hoppy dole fruit cup. Very balanced. Extremely drinkable with NO alcohol taste what so ever. I just wish it was a tad more hazy looking but all in all a perfect beer!

Aug 26, 2017
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler filled at the brewery.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a 2-finger soapy white head. The head sticks around for a while, leaving a few cobwebs of lace before settling into a bubbly halo.

The aroma is pure fruit salad. Lots of pineapple, with some berries, mangoes, and tangerines. Very subtle malt backbone. Even more subtle pine.

Oh boy. Oh. Boy. This flavor. I just died and went to mosaic heaven. This beer hits every note I've ever gotten from this hop, without being overly sweet or muddled. There's pineapple, mangoes, fresh berries, and some melon, followed by a wave of grapefruit and tangerines. There's some subtle cracker malt with a rindy, piney finish. Not the most balanced flavor in the world, but sweet lord is there a lot of it.

The feel is medium bodied with lighter carbonation. Fluffy, smooth, and creamy. Alcohol is nigh undetectable. Finish is a bit hot and bitter.

Overall, an incredible DIPA that perfectly showcases the mosaic hop. Mosaic is so-named for the wide and complex range of flavors it produces. I have never had a beer with this much flavor before. It's just a complete assault on the palate. I don't like the term "juicebomb" but this beer is the perfect definition.

Jun 26, 2017
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Greywulfken from New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium gold with a slight haze, tall foam head left lace sheeting down the glass... Aromas of fruits, berries, tropical, and the like, plus some pine, adding something slightly herbal to the nose... Flavors of the same - fruity with a bit of pine... Medium-light feel, smooth, soft, ample carbonation... A nice vehicle for the Mosaic hop...

May 03, 2017
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EMH73 from New York

4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy medium orange color with a well retained half inch head that left lacing all the way down the glass. Smells like tropical fruit juice. Tastes of pineapple, mango, sweet citrus, papaya and sweet malts in the background. Mouth feel is medium bodied and on the dry side, finishes with a lingering moderate bitterness, moderate carbonation. Overall an excellent beer.

Mar 01, 2017
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can in trade from DAN THE MAN. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: 2F head with decent retention, leaving lots of sticky lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a semi-hazy light amber.

S: What is this? Is this a MOSAIC JUICEBOMB? Lots of pineapple, sweet citrus, mango, and passionfruit. Light malts.

T: Follows nose, which is fantastic. Pineapple and sweet citrus dominate, light malts, very little in the way of earthiness or dankness, just a solid juicebomb.

F: Light to medium body, light to medium carbonation. Excellent construction and balance.

O: Outstanding Mosaic IPA, one of the better ones around.

Feb 15, 2017
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Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy apricot and honeycomb hues with a generous white foamy head
S: Pineapple, tangerines, and mangoes
T: Tropical fruits, with pineapples leading the charge, and a slightly crisp white wine finish
F: Having had a few different Sand City beers I'm starting to recognize their distinct mouthfeel - very soft and slightly vinous
O: Another awesome Sand City IPA. Single-hopped Mosaic beers have been done ad nauseam, but Sand City executed this one flawlessly and put their own signature spin on it with that delightful mouthfeel. Expertly crafted and tasty as the day is long.

Jan 28, 2017
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lupercmda from North Carolina

4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice cloudy yellowish orange color on the pour with a 1 inch head. Smells of mango and pineapple. Taste is a pineapple bomb with a lingering bitter finish. Flaked oats give this a nice thick mouthfeel. A fantastic single hop beer.

Dec 24, 2016
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sideguy from New York

4.91/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got a can of this. Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a golden orange with a slight haze. Aroma is off the charts: earthy, orange, apricot. Mouth watering. Taste follows through with hints of papaya and mango as well. Mouthfeel is medium plus with a surprisingly dry finish. I don't know what these guys are doing but this beer is phenomenal. Keep it up Sand City!

Nov 03, 2016
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jpmccann from New York

4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a growler poured into a tulip glass...

A hazy gold/orange appearance, with a thick creamy head.

Has a great nose, bright, fresh tropical fruit and citrus.

Taste is great, it follows up on the smell exactly as you would expect it to. Tropical fruit, citrus, slightly piney. A little oily on the finish, but not too much of a detriment and slightly above medium mouth feel.

Overall this is a great beer and one of the best I have had from Sand City, visited and worked our way through the entire offering on a Friday afternoon. If they shift away from the mediocre Belgian styles and focused more on beers of this vain, they will do very well. Excited to see what the do next.

Nov 02, 2016
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