Ironically, I tried this beer on one of the higher tree-pollen count days of the year. Can I tried was bottled 2/10/2021, so was perhaps missing a bit of the "pop" that it might have had earlier. Poured into an ikea water glass I had.
Look - decent head, a solid darkish yellow color, medium opacity, but not hazy.
Smell - since it's the start of allergy season for me, it is probably best if I do not proffer any attempt at aroma.
Taste - This is a pretty good IPA. Unlike, say a Lagunitas, it doesn't try to hit you over the head with hops. There's a moderation that is nice, and lets you enjoy a bit of almost maltiness particularly in the finish. The label suggests that the tasting notes are lemon, passion fruit, and tangerine, and I definitely get the citrusy aspect of this. I don't actually know what passion fruit tastes like so maybe that's also true, but who's to say? Though there is certainly a hoppy bitterness, that's not the first thing you taste, which is pretty nice.
Feel - Carbonation is fine, there is a bit of a bitter aftertaste, but that's to be expected.
Overall - I would argue that this is an optimal synthesis of the West coast hazy IPA and what I'd term the bro-IPA (a lot of hops, right upfront, high ABV). Like it's drinkable and not trying to be obnoxious. It didn't blow my mind or anything, but it's a solid, lunchpail style beer.
CANNED ON 02/10/2021. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.
A: MIldly hazy gold with 2-finger off-white frothy head with good retention and sticky bands of lacing.
S: Aroma is medium intensity with tangerine, lemon, pineapple, and passionfruit with a subtle bready malt note in there as well. Low esters.
T: The flavor is higher intensity bunt nuanced with strong tangerine and grapefruit citrus giving way to a lemon-lime aftertaste. The same bready malt note sticks through the flavor as well, giving a another level to the flavor. Esters are low and alcohol is well-hidden. Bitterness is medium and helps the drinkability.
M: Feel is very good too with creamy, medium body, lowish carbonation, and dry finish without being sharp.
O: Perpetual Bloom is an impressive IPA from Reason, and it delivers without hitting you over the palate with any one thing but instead provides a stellar blend of hoppy aromas and flavors without being ester dependent with a great feel and with a bitterness that provides a background structure to the beer. I think this fits in the California IPA group — fruity hop influences but with a moderate bitterness and dry finish with low esters. Maybe they are making a run at changing the style to Reason IPA.... Excellent beer.