Utopia Haze from Korova via The Spot on 11/16/19. THC tested out to 28.26%. Purchased for $50 plus tax. I’m a sucker for a good sativa and a limited drop so when I saw that The Spot had some of this Utopia Haze I popped down there asap to get my hands on some and was lucky enough to get the second to last jar in the shop. According to Korova, Utopia Haze is “the result from generations of backcrossing and selection from a single prized Brazilian landrace that was crossed with itself without contact or alteration with different genetics”. That would make sense to me as the look, smell, and effect are all very unique. The buds are semi-airy but have the appearance of pure density. The buds are a bright mint green and one of the first things that catches the eye is how strangely porous it appears. There are these small spaces that dot the surface that look very similar to the holes in a pumice stone. The look is further complimented by the occasional flare up of fireplace orange hairs and a generous layer of frosty white triches.
The nose out of the jar is awesome, it’s the kind of herb that when you smell it you can’t help but say “damn, that just smells so good.” It’s this intense fruity combination of mango and artificial grape with just a slight musty edge in the background. On breaking the nug I get the same scent but it seems to intensify by a degree and brings out hints of rosemary and pine. When breaking it down by hand that fruit scent widens out into a beautiful bouquet of mango, grape, pineapple, banana and even a bit of blackberry. It reminds me of a fresh and delicious fruit smoothie. The inhale is smooth I get this refreshing sweet zing with just a touch of that rosemary which ends up feeling just slightly acidic on the tongue. The exhale is hard to pick apart but it definitely has elements of sweet fruity spice that reminiscent of the filling of a mixed fruit pie. The headchange is absolutely fantastic! It comes on fast and brings a caffeine like energy and a clarity that feels similar to what I imagine Bradley Cooper’s character experiences in the movie Limitless when he takes one of those little clear pills. I was on my feet, doing chores, and tackling old projects I’d been putting off for an unknown amount of time. One of the cons with most sativas is they tend to wear off quickly so I was caught off guard with the stamina of Utopia Haze. I was thoroughly impressed as one bowl seemed to stay with me for over an hour. This was an excellent overall experience and my only complaint is that it’s a limited batch so I can’t run out and grab more. I really hope that Korova is able to do a wider release in the future, if you’re a sativa fan and you have the opportunity to grab Utopia Haze do so immediately, you will not regret it.