Pretty stoked to have the opportunity to review this one, as I know it’s a pretty limited release and a very expensive one! The flower is a pretty even shade of green all the way through, with some very faint orange pistils sprung out in a way that reminds me of some kind of sea urchin. I noted lots of great trichome coverage on this. The structure and appearance really have the “well grown cannabis” look to me. There was more sugar leaf left after the trim than my preference, but wasn’t horrible. With that said, when you get to these price points, you really want to be picky.
The aroma was enjoyable in a way that makes you want to go back to the jar over and over again, to revisit the delicious smell — a tropical fruit mixture, not over-ripe or rotten like the guavas or papayas, but fresh, with mostly citrus fruit notes and some exotic twist. There’s also this minty gas, like a nice sweet menthol, that gives this some artificial candy smell, so I can comfortably say this is one of those strains that smells like it’s named. When smoking, it does do a decent job of maintaining its taste. It’s not super strong, punch-you-in-the-face — it’s more the “terps under the smoke” type vibe. This smokes and burns really clean and damn near perfect, although I did receive it a slight bit wetter than my preference. Normally I’m cool with all that, but again, at this price point I’m being super picky. The other thing is, you taste the extra sugar leaf and it really adds un-enjoyable bitterness. Not overwhelming, but definitely there. I properly trimmed a nug and smoked the sugar leaf on its own, and then the bud on its own. First, no question that’s where the bitterness is coming from, and second, the sugar leaf by itself had quite a strong head change (and it was a clean enjoyable one) so I could see the argument for the trim based on that. The high on this one was pretty strong. It comes on reasonable at a good comfortable head change, that slowly transitions into a pretty strong euphoric high. This one really got my mind rushing and had me feeling a sort of buzzy head pressure (not uncomfortable but there). It eventually mellows into a fairly active high that, for me, made tackling some much-needed and physically-demanding yard work quite doable. For sure much more enjoyable of a job than it typically would be. Overall this is some very well grown weed, that you could argue needs a slightly better trim job. Not overwhelming in flavor, but solid. For me, an experienced smoker, it delivered a substantial and enjoyable high. It boasts some cool and really unique genetics that you can’t really get anywhere else. Plus there’s that little bit of pride from scoring elusive flowers that not everyone gets to smoke. If those boxes checked make it worth the ticket, I’d say grab it. Otherwise, you can find some flowers here and there that I would say smoke at similar quality, and often times with punchier terps, at a more reasonable ticket.