Samuel Adams Reunion IPA

Review Date 11/15/2021 By John Staradumsky


Old Fezziwig is back! It is indeed, back as part of the 2021 Beers for Cheers Variety Pack sampler. In it, you get two bottles of Fezziwig, plus two bottles each of:

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Samuel Adams Winter Lager

Samuel Adams Holiday Porter

Samuel Adams Holiday White Ale

AND the beer I am here to talk about today, Samuel Adams Reunion IPA. I saw this 12-pack at Target a week or so before Halloween, and I immediately added one to my cart. Fezziwig is back! Are you kidding me? Itís one of my favorite Samuel Adams beers, and the other brews in the 12-pack are no slouches, either. Except, of course, Reunion IPA. This is a new beer, the only new brew in the sampler, so was an unknown commodity.

On the label, Boston Beer says:

Extract every bit of magic from this yearís celebrations, just as we did with Reunion IPA. This golden IPA has bright citrus and pine aromatics with a hint of lightly toasted malt. It has a lean body and a crisp, clean finish.

Samuel Adams Reunion IPA has an alcohol content of 6% by volume with 40 IBUs. I paid $13.29 for my 12-pack at Target. My bottles are notched as best before FEB (2022).

Samuel Adams Reunion IPA pours to a hazy orange amber color with a medium fluffy white head and a faint nose of citrus. Taking a sip, the beer is light to medium in body with a crisp biscuity maltiness that gentle hints at caramel. Citrus emerges in the palate, soft grapefruit peel suggestions, then a light hint of pine. Everything is far too light for me, and the beer has off vegetal aromas in the nose.

Sadly, Samuel Adams Reunion IPA does not work for me. It is not a beer I would buy again, but I do recommend a try because the 12-pack is definitely worth picking up.

Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??


*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned