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Daddy Fat Sacks IPA - Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roy Pitz Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 05-10-2008)
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Reviews by Schwarzbart:
Photo of Schwarzbart
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A nice deep chestnut amber. Head was minimal, but Good-Ta_Go doesn't pour a good beer. Some lacing at the top.

S: Definitely of butter toast with a light hopness filling in the rest, but mild and hard to get a bead on the aroma. I let it set for a little bit and sip, light caramel notes and a sweetness like candy corn comes out. Earthy, herbal hops come out at the end along with some yeasty dough notes.

T: Slightly sweet malts and that candy corn note is there, also buttery and bready. Hops are sharp, but lack a good defining quality and get a little lost in the malts. Some alcohol esters filter through it all and resides all over the tongue, but not strongly. Hops finish grassy. Grapefruit, pith and some chalky aspirin. Fruity notes, but like a hard red candy of no particular flavor.

O: Medium to full-bodied and finishes sharp and bitey. If you are looking for an English style IPA that is hopped up a bit and has plenty of alcohol, this is the one.

Schwarzbart, May 01, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Fcip78
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Fcip78, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of JohnF
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

JohnF, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -14.5%

LXIXME, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Grey Lodge Pub. OK, so this is supposed to be an IPA with a bitter aftertaste according to the brewing. I get the idea of hop bursts and big flavor without big bitterness, but this is a rather malty beer. The bartender had a better description of it as a double-ESB. There's a rich caramel, toffee, cherry bread taste with some citrus and herbal hops. But really this tastes and smells like an English strong ale, just shy of being a barleywine.

tempest, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of tone77
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy caramel color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, hops. Taste is well balanced hops and malts. Bitter, yet not overpoweringly so. Some tropical fruits are present. Very easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a fine quality beer.

tone77, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head ale glass.

Very dark for an IPA, but a good reddish caramel brown color, with a three finger very creamy head that is evenly formed. Settles to a good finger sized even puck, with some minor floaties in the bottom.

Nice soft biscuit like malt, and a faint floral/herbal hop angle that is subtle. Hints of matching malt like cream and soft pine as well. Not hop forward but solid.

Palate fills with a good tea like sweetness and a nice leafy hop finish. Solid body that coats the mouth and palate fully. Tea like sweetness matches with a little bit of light pine bitter on the aftertaste that really lingers. Caramel like malts match with a nice balance to compliment as well.

Not your hop heads typical go nuts over IPA, but a very solid good one. Enjoyed this.

smakawhat, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -14.5%

IdrinkGas, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of blackie
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

single, The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore

a: first off - love the label art, twelve ounce bottle into an avery snifter, the pour brings out a light but full coating of off-white head, receding to a smattering on the surface, the beer itself a dark honey amber in color

s: lots of sweet, rich caramel malt and fruity hops on the nose, notes of baked apples, sweet potato, sweet citrus pulp, more fresh caramel, pineapple, and fresh hop resin

m: medium, malty body with a light-medium, delicate carbonation

t: mostly follows suit with the aroma...a tasty, sweet caramel malt body blends with hop juices and flavors of apple, pineapple, and sweet citrus, a resin bitterness begins shortly after the swallow and slowly builds to around moderate strength in the finish

o: as stated on the website the brewer’s intent was to create a balanced, malt fueled ipa without an overwhelmingly bitter aftertaste, and while an atypical ipa, I think it works and would certainly go for another, could have gone higher elsewhere but I'll tack those points on here

blackie, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of DrBier
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

DrBier, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of atw124
4.93/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is flat out good. If you like strong beers with loads of character, Daddy Fat Sacs won't let you down.

I am a bit partial to the Roy Pitz brewery as they are local to me and I've liked most everything they brew. However, this one is my favorite. I understand it's also a recent gold medal winner amongst competition from Stone and Sam Adams. Not too shabby.

atw124, Oct 23, 2010
Photo of weeare138
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ryan for this!

Appears a dark, copper toned amber with a 2 finger off white head of fluff that slowly fades out. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, floral notes, perfumy, earthy, with a touch of freshly picked herbs. Some notes toasted nuts, and doughy bread start finding their way through the hops.
Taste is of the aromas with a fruity notes dried grapes, figs, rye bread, and grapefruit.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, chewy, evenly carbonated, and a tad bitter with a wood-like quality in the finish.

weeare138, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of crowsnest
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

crowsnest, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Looking at the bottle I am not sure how this is an "imperial" IPA. ABV isn't imperial by any standards and no note other than just a regular IPA. Regardless it has a deep copper amber with a 1/2 inch of sticky white head.

S - Smells like a west coast IPA, very bitter and acidic with very little cracker like malts to balance. Hope it tastes... balanced.

T - Acidic almost like a burning pine with very little balance to the actual malts. Liking my IPA's more balanced and fruit forward this is a major turn off. Piney, bitter, unforgiving, and hard to finish but I choked it down.

M - Medium yet as stated ABV is noted and hops are cloying,

Overall not worth buying again and totally not worth picking up for 4 bucks for a single.

DrDemento456, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of BeerForHokie
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

BeerForHokie, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

JohnK17, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of weaselchew
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

weaselchew, May 21, 2012
Photo of Mister_Williams
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Mister_Williams, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of BeerCon5
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber color with a nice creamy eggshell white head with good retention.

The scent is of citrus with notes of pine.

The taste is also of citrus, moderate hop presence, some pine, notes of caramel malt, and some yeast.

Medium body, smooth and creamy, very low carbonation.

This is a pretty good IPA, good flavor but nothing exciting. Not sure if this would be something I would look for.

BeerCon5, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

IPAchris, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of 57md
3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Striking amber-copper color with at least a finger of foamy head that leaves plenty of lacing. The nose is on the mild side, but some hop notes are evident. There is some malt in the flavor and this offering is certainly pleasantly hoppy. The ABV is a bit low for an Imperial. Personally, I would consider this a "tweener" -- bigger than an IPA, but a bit smaller than the elite imperials/doubles out there.

My first offering from Roy Pitz and I like it a whole lot!

57md, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of murphius1118
3/5  rDev -14.5%

murphius1118, May 23, 2014
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

TheBigBoy, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of John_M
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Norlands pub in Chambersburg.

The beer pours a copper amber with fairly good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is attractive, but not what I typically expect in an IPA. I get some sweet malt aroma, with something of a cherry and baked apple characteristic. Maybe there's some underlying dry citrus as well, but it's pretty faint. The flavor profile is also a bit odd for an IPA, though the it's attractive. The beer is moderately sweet and malty, with a light smoke and subtle bitterness in the finish as well. This beer really smells and drinks more like a maibock that just happens to be a bit on the hoppy/bitter side. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and drinkability is pretty good. Although not listed on the tap list, I sort of figured the abv. wasn't all that super high. In any event, drinkability was pretty good in this beer, and I thought that overall, this was a fairly nice beer. However, if I ordered this expecting to get a IPA (or at least what I think of as an IPA), I probably wouldn't be very happy.

For some reason the bartender at Norlands thought this was a DIPA, but regardless, IPA or DIPA, it's pretty atypical, but still a decent beer for all that.

John_M, Jan 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 12, 2014
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Daddy Fat Sacks IPA from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.