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Daddy Fat Sacks IPA - Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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80
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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roy Pitz Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: akorsak on 05-10-2008

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Photo of BeerForHokie
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of flyers1980
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of RonfromJersey
2.52/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

Photo of Sjorge3442
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
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 bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of fatbatcat
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of 57md
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
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 IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of weaselchew
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Tucquan
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-05-20 in Columbia, PA

A - Mildly-hazy copper-amber with a 2-finger white head and decent, sheeted lacing. A few floaties.

S - Rising bread and biscuit, touch of peach and hop floral. Very mild.

T - Medium roasted malt, sweetened orange and grapefruit flesh, candy corn, pine and spice. Stays somewhat sweet into the pleasant aftertaste that takes on an orange zest tea flavor and reasonable balancing bitterness. I like the flavor.

M - Medium-heavy body and light-medium carbonation yield a viscous, resinous, buttery and lightly prickly feel.

O - Pretty good. Suggestions for improvement would be to really crank up the aroma and make it a little less sweet. Even so, I'd have this again as is.

Photo of gestyr
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
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 OtherShoe2
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
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 HopHeadRyan
4.38/5  rDev +25.5%
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!

Photo of cbyrd4088
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of John_M
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
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 jculler82
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of DrBier
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of y2jrock60
2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
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 Stinkypuss
2.8/5  rDev -19.8%
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 Schwarzbart
3.46/5  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.

Photo of BeerCon5
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
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 tempest
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
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 weeare138
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Daddy Fat Sacks IPA from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.