Daddy Fat Sacks IPA | Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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Daddy Fat Sacks IPADaddy Fat Sacks IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Roy Pitz Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
roypitz.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pale Orange in color with aromas of tropical fruit, stone fruit, grapefruit, and citrus. Four specialty malts in subtle additions leave the ale with a slightly toasted caramel flavor. Five different hop additions impart just enough bitterness without the astringent and bitter aftertaste. A mix of American flavor hops round out the floral and citrus esters. Large sacks of dank hops are then added to the conditioning vessel and aged several days to impart all the wonderful citrus and floral aromas deep into the beer.

Added by akorsak on 05-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.89%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Flyboy24
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great IPA, very smooth beer.

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Photo of atw124
4.92/5  rDev +36.7%
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.

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Photo of Gabeersaint
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Soild craft ipa this is a go to ipa

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Photo of Hilarytheguy
4.39/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopHeadRyan
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
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!

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Photo of tzieser
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from some weird convenience store/food place called Sheetz in Shippensburg, PA while on my cross country road trip from Tucson, AZ. Poured into a nonic pint glass:

A- dark amber in color, quite hazy with a thick white head that slowly settles into a thin lacing. cool bottle art, featuring a strange looking drug dealer/scumbag-type falling asleep with a pint in his hand. Old school 90s cordless phone and digital clock style font is a nice touch too. Extra points for that

S- sweet malted barley aroma with fruity/citrus hops and yeasty esters. smells nice and complex but not the typical hop attack you get from modern American IPAs, seems more like a English IPA

T- Lots of fruity hops with light herbal/pine bitterness. Malted barley balances everything, adding a subtle sweetness that makes the fruity hops shine wonderfully. Not your typical hop bomb, subtle and nice.

M- smooth, slightly chewy.

O- I am quite happy with this beer. There are enough bitter, clean, citrus hop bombs on the market right now. Not sure why this beer is getting slammed so heavily. This is like an old school IPA with new hops and a classic malt base. Kind of a hybrid of a newer American IPA and a classic English IPA. well done.

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Photo of bradwalrus
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of JMohl3
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Manthon
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

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Photo of beerme626
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of incubusfriday
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of blackie
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
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

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Photo of jcole524
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KChristie87
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of tjmiller718
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Psg5062
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Budinetz
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of tuowl74a
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHead_
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Daddy Fat Sacks IPA from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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