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The Lagunitas IPA is part of the Beer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Beer models like the IPA are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Alcohol by volume: Percentage of alcohol per volume as claimed by manufacturer.

Features

Licorice Licorice The spicy-fennel-like smell of black licorice candy.
Yes
Honey Honey The flavor and/or smell of honey.
Yes
Fruity Fruity The taste and/or aroma of fresh fruits such as apricot, apple, citrus or peach. Usually provided by dry/late hops.
Yes
Sweetness Sweetness A perception of the basic taste most commonly associated with a sucrose (table sugar) solution.
Yes
Dark malt Dark malt Dark varieties of malted barley. Can provide flavors of chocolate, coffee, molasses, caramel and/or burnt notes.
Yes
Pale malt Pale malt The basis of most beers. It is light in color and the least expensive of barley malts. The flavor of lightly roasted wheat or barley, a bit like dried cereal.
No
Floral Floral The fragrant aroma of fresh-cut flowers usually provided by dry/late hops.
Yes
Finish Finish Refers to quality and duration of flavor perception of a wine or beer after it leaves the mouth.
L