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Daddy Fat Sacks IPA - Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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Daddy Fat Sacks IPADaddy Fat Sacks IPA

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BA SCORE
80
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 1
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 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 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 RblWthACoz
3.4/5  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.

RblWthACoz, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

yourefragile, Mar 16, 2013
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 Budinetz
4/5  rDev +14%

Budinetz, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of browniewithnuts
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Ruby Red copperish tone with a 1 inch head. The white coating laces the glass.

S: Pine and citrus smells in the nose. Grapefruit up front with the piney notes coming in the back end of each whiff.

T: Grapefruit is very prevalent up front with a nice citrus bite but is fades quickly and there is no bite on the back end. The flavor fades quickly like fruit stripe gum. Not much of a malt backbone or anything really besides the grapefruit up front

M: Very intense smooth feel up front but the sensation fades quickly and there is nothing there after the initial tingle.

O: Not a bad IPA but nothing no write home about. The upfront flavor and look of the beer offers a lot of promise but certain aspects are lacking

browniewithnuts, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Knapp85, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy orange-brown with lots of huge particles and a three-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a long time. Great lacing.

S: Citrus hops. Very mild though.

T: Light sweetness and moderate to high bitterness. Citrus hops.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Very smooth due to the obvious lack of filtering. I like smooth.

O: I think this beer would have benefited from a bit more hops and a bit more alcohol. Pretty good though.

SolipsismalCat, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of chicagoish
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

chicagoish, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of bradwalrus
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

bradwalrus, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of THECPJ
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

THECPJ, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

IPAchris, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

TheBigBoy, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of marty717
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

marty717, Nov 11, 2012
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 flyers1980
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

flyers1980, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

JeffTheJuice, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of RonfromJersey
2.45/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

$2.50 single from Abe's.

Hazy amber body, topped by four fingers of flat, not bright or glossy, white foam. Drippy lacing.

Strong aroma of lemon, orange, and pine. Somewhat cleanserish.

A quick flash of sweet is quickly burIed beneath a mouthful of industrial cleanser. Very astringent, and not in a way I like. Some fruit does bubble up through the detergent. Unfortunately long lingering aftertaste.

Not a pleasant experience.

RonfromJersey, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Sjorge3442
3.23/5  rDev -8%
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.

Sjorge3442, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

bacher468, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of fatbatcat
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

fatbatcat, Jul 07, 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
Daddy Fat Sacks IPA from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.