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Daddy Fat Sacks IPA - Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: akorsak on 05-10-2008

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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 37
Reviews by blackie:
Photo of blackie
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
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

More User Reviews:
Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of tone77
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Photo of smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Photo of atw124
4.92/5  rDev +40.6%
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.

Photo of weeare138
3.85/5  rDev +10%
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.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of BeerCon5
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Photo of 57md
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
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!

Photo of John_M
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.8/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Roy pitz daddy fat sacs

Pours a clear orange with a soapy foam. In the aroma, some citrus hops and vegetal notes. Bitter citrus hops upfront give way to a cloying cereal sweetness. Some corn, dextrins, hops and sugary malts. Almost like adding hops to priming sugar. A bit too sweet for me.

Photo of jmdrpi
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle, no date

pours a copper color, hazy with floaties. maybe unfiltered after dry hopping? decent bright white head. good lacing. decent hoppy aroma, mostly fruity and citrus. slightly bready malt flavor to balance the hop flavor. medium body and medium to high carbonation.

overall, a decent IPA. good first impression from this brewery.

Photo of Deuane
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Roy Pitz Daddy Fat Sacks
A-Deep copper with a thin cream colored head that reduced a bit and left decent lace.

S-Slight twang of fruity hops and a caramel malt sweetness. Aroma is very balanced and noticeable but is not overwhelming.

T-Spicy citrus and quite zesty. Sweet caramel malt balance hits very quickly. A very well balanced IPA. A bit of dry earthy woodiness in the finish.

M-Medium body with a mild long lasting bitterness.

D-I found this to be a very pleasant and extremely well balanced IPA. Easy drinking and tasty citrus spiced brew. Well done. Certainly nothing that will blow you away but a solid beer that exercises balance to a T.

Photo of CobyMangum
3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Much love for this beer, but damn what's up with the floating sediment?

Flavor-wise I love the English-leaning malt profile, works well with the American IPA liveliness and astringency. Nice to have a drinkable IPA that is bitter without being citrusy, just for a change of pace from most of the IPAs I get down with.

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Roy Pitz. It was served in a beer stein and had a nice coppery radiance to it with good head and lacing. Smell and taste complemented one another nicely. The light fruity taste comes through. This is a very smooth, well-balanced West Coast-style IPA. If you are in the area, I would recommend it as the best local selection.

Photo of taylor714914
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A- A nice light golden ruby color with a finger of head. Leaves lacing the whole way down the glass.

S- I couldn't get much at all in the smell. I don't know why....just got a little bit of citrus, hops, and a very very light piney smell.

T- Up front citrus with the hops and some sweet malt backbone. Not very deep or complex.

M- Ok carbonation....seemed a little thin in the mouth. Small bubbles from the carbonation and somewhat smooth.

D- I didn't even finish a pint. It seemed to be too bland for me. There wasn't much going on other than some basic flavors. I just couldn't get excited about it.

Photo of y2jrock60
2.84/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Very dark orange, almost brown, with a quickly disappearing off white head.

S- Carmel and sweet notes with almost no hop signature.

T- Very sweet with a dry hop finish that gives way to alcohol presence.

M- Medium-Heavy bodied with a high carbonation.

D- Low drinkability.

I was disappointed with this one. My buddy was talking up their beers so I was looking forward to trying some of their beers. I wouldn't consider this an IPA, it resembled more of an Octoberfest. It was overly sweet with an annoying dry aftertaste. There was barley any hop signature, which is something I expect from an IPA. Extremely disappointed in this brew. If you're into strong Octoberfest beers this one may be for you.

Photo of chicagoish
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Daddy Fat Sacks IPA

Tastes more like a Double IPA than a true American IPA. Has more of a malty taste than I was expecting. Nice Hazy Orange, with some light citrus notes. Lacks the true Hoppy Pop I look for in an American IPA. Still an above average brew and a nice 7.5ABV for the price.

Photo of Sjorge3442
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Being an ipa person, this beer from Roy pitz really disappointed me. When I see an imperial ipa I look for a nice bitter and hoppy ale that leaves my palate coated.

A- looks nice. Nice orange hue and murky. A bit of floaters were constantly swirling around

S- smells great. Not to overpowering. It smells like a decent ipa and has very earthy and smooth aroma to it.

T- here's where this beer lacked. Evverything about the taste was sub par. They call it an imperial ipa but the flavor Is more of s west coast pale ale. Just very lacking for my tasted.

M - smooth and sorta creamy. The yeast is unpleasant. Little to no carbonation.

O - all in all, I wouldn't buy this again, nor would I recommend it to a friend. I'd consider trying it on draft, but I honestly don't think it would be any better.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

There is a massive amount of sediment in this beer.

Overall, it's kind of a was of flavor. Thick malts with spiced tones on there and a bit of a burn from who knows what. Thicker feel. Eh. This beer is just, "there." Nothing overly interesting or noteworthy.

Photo of RThomas436
3.04/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A murky brown, rather little lacing. May have been a issue with the CO2 as the beer seemed rather flat.

Smell: Limited nose, but what I did get was great. Pine / grapefruit and slight spice - although faint.

Taste: Malty with little hop flavor, seems rather run of the mill. Slight sweetneess which wasn't what I was expecting

Mouthfeel: Watery and rather flat

Drinkability: It's ok nothing great, I'll drink it but I probably won't enjoy it. Just didn't seem to have anything to get excited about in it

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours murky burnt brown orange with a chunky off white head. Some lace.

Some pine in the nose, but the toasted malt shines. Wanted it to have more hop aroma, but it still works.

More malt than hops, but the hops are there. Nice and juicy, with great toasty malt and bread crust notes. A little burnt bread bitterness, balanced by sticky hop mouth coating presence. Finishes malty and medium bitter. Very nice.

Medium body, nice carbonation.

Great beer from this small brewer. Glad I scored a bottle.

Photo of tork1645
3/5  rDev -14.3%

gets a 3 only because on a couple occasions was it decent. Of the other times tried is was either a dirty malt bomb (drain pour) or a hoppy blonde. def can do better than this one

Photo of gestyr
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 Oz bottle into a shaker pint

A: Nice orange/amber. Clear and has a nice white head that lasts and leaves a lot of lacing

S: Some hops but very malty and has caramel aromas

T: Very malt forward but the hops come in after and make their presence known

M: Medium bodied with no carbonation sting.

O: I would drink this again. It is a good example of an American IPA made in the east and influenced by the English heritage.

Photo of Knapp85
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a cloudy copper color with a white white on top. The retention and lacing aren't too bad on this beer. There is a ton of flakey sediment in this beer also. The smell of the beer has a pretty good hoppy aroma with some mild malt. The taste of the beer bitter with an earthy malt backbone with more earthy hop flavors throughout this beer. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Overall it's an average IPA at best. Not something I'd run out to buy again though.

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Daddy Fat Sacks IPA from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.