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Daddy Fat Sacks IPA - Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | 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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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 HopHeadRyan
4.4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a few of their beers at The Orchards in Chambersburg and enjoyed them so much I picked up a variety pack from Beverage Express in Carlisle...

A - Nearly clear deep copper amber...maybe the slightest haze...small head...a bit retains around the edges...and some minimal lacing

S - Toffee, Caramel, Candied-Fruit, A hint of spicy herbal hops and mint; maybe even a slight sasparilla/rootbeer essence but in a good way...

T - Big carmel malt flavors...excellent juicy hop flavors...and a great bitterness that lingers but is also balanced out by the sweetness of the caramel notes...really different for an IPA but a very pleasant surprise

M - Creamy, a bit more syrupy than I would prefer but not too bad, low carbonation, medium-full bodied, still has an element of crispness

Overall - I really like Roy Pitz spin on the style...this may fit better into a strong ale or amber ale category...but when compared to many midwest and east coast IPAs it is very similar (hop devil, commodore perry both come to mind) but I would take this over the rest. Give this one a try and you'll be pleasantly surprised. A very juicy PA IPA! Good job Roy Pitz!

Cheers!

HopHeadRyan, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of bradwalrus
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

bradwalrus, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of JMohl3
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

JMohl3, Dec 20, 2013
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 03, 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 Budinetz
4/5  rDev +14%

Budinetz, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Deuane
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Deuane, Jan 13, 2009
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 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 CobyMangum
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

CobyMangum, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

OtherShoe2, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of pvsob
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- This beer pours a cloudy, deep amber color that almost looks brown when not held up to a light. It has a one finger head that sticks around for a while and leaves decent lacing.

S- Sweet fruit, floral hops, some malt, and some pungent citrus comes through in the end.

T- Begins with a nice fruitiness mixed with a hint of malts. I'm getting a very spicy/peppery hop flavor as well. The finish is long a bitter.

M- Medium with a nice amount of carbonation.

D/O- A very balanced IPA that has great drinkability. To tell you truth I think the balance of the beer may throw some reviewers a curve ball. No single aspect of this brew is going to beat you over the head, but each and every characteristic works it's magic nicely. Keep up the good work Roy Pitz. Cheers!

pvsob, Jan 31, 2009
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 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 jmdrpi
3.86/5  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.

jmdrpi, Aug 13, 2014
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%

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Daddy Fat Sacks IPA from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.