Rippz from Seed Junky Genetics / Qanabliss via @calmawesthollywood on 10/20/2020. THC tested out to 21.8%. Huge shoutout to Calma for making it happen! I was gifted this bag by Calma but the price tag says it’s $52 pre-tax. Seed Junky Genetics is essentially a cannabis “household name” these days, so when I saw Calma threw a bag of Rippz in my sample pack, I was hella stoked to jump in and see how she smoked. The surface of these beat up buds are a mix of rich aubergine and lime with hints of a darker forest green, pops of sunrise orange pistils, and a healthy frosting of mostly headless snow white and egg cream colored triches.
The nose out of the bag is a delicious deep grungy fruit that comes off like Gelato, however it has a very strong freshness in play that demands attention. Busting open a bud, the sweet and fresh elements merge and take center stage, and while that fruitiness is still present the sheer force of the piney mint pushes it slightly into the wings. Breaking it down by hand, it leaves a little bit of stick on the fingers as well as a muted scent of Lifesavers and Winterfresh gum, while the grinds themselves have a deep rich fruitiness that fades quickly after being broken up, leaving a mix of natural and artificial smelling fruit candy that’s a bit hard to pin down. In my notes it says “if Blue Razz were a real fruit, this is how it might smell” and also “like a minty airhead” which just goes to show how the profile bounces all over the place. It’s all very pleasant smelling but also very muddled. A dry pull on the joint comes with a sugar sweet fruit and a touch of minty floral. The inhale is smooth, and on the bong has muted chalky floral sweetness, whereas the joint is rather nondescript. The exhale is musty chalky sweet on both the joint and the bong but it has a creamy characteristic on the latter. Surprisingly none of the fruity aspects from the scent came through in the smoke. Cross checking the flavors on my Ghost Vapes MV1 at 170c, I get a cooling effect on the way in and the exhale is full on pine, where at 185c it’s still extremely piney but a floral quality manages to make its way through the flavor canopy. The headchange comes on quick and has a hazy semi-lazy buzz. It’s very middle of the road in all regards. Mentally I get that sort of ho-hum meh vibe, I’m very present and don’t feel in any danger of spacing out or losing the thread, I’d almost say it was a sativa except for the dour mood it consistently brought with it. I smoked a few bowls back to back in hopes of chasing the effect I was looking for but it always fell short. Physically, it puts a slight weight on the body and over time you’ll feel a little tired, but that’s probably part and parcel with that mundane feeling it inspires. In my experience, these Rippz would probably compliment the mood of a rainy day, but I’m struggling to find a good use case for it otherwise. Overall, the scent had a lot of promise, but every other aspect of this batch was a let down. I don’t think I’d pick it up again at any ticket. Sorry Seed Junky/Qanabliss, I wanted to like it, but from presentation to smoke it just wasn’t for me.