Fibonacci from Cali Kush Farms via The Kind Center on 10/20/2020 (shout out to my dude Cary for making it happen!). THC tested out to 31.69%. I was gifted this but it goes for . Huge shoutout up top to Abstrax Labs for reasons that will become clear later in the review. I had heard Fibonacci was a solid banger from a few different folks so I was stoked to see it in my Kind Center sample pack. The surface of these beautiful christmas tree shaped nugs are mostly a deep rich purple that dips into midnight blue with patches of chartreuse and forest green, plentiful pops of pumpkin pie colored pistils, all of which is absolutely flooded with a tsunami of glistening egg cream colored triches.
The nose out the jar is a sweet must overall, but when you give it a deep whiff there’s this echo of a sweet vomit like funk hovering around on the back end. On busting open a bud, a muted sweet cream emerges with a touch of that vomity funk kicking around in the background and just a hint of pastry. Breaking it down by hand you really get a sense for it’s solid density. It leaves a grungy semi-sweet yet savory zest on the fingertips, while the grinds themselves have that sweet vomity funk uptop with this additional cinnamon spice like element that’s hard to pin down, but comes off sort of like a sugar cookie or snickerdoodle when you pull back from it a bit. The dry pull on the joint has a strong semi minty candy sweetness that leaves a bit of a sugar smack on the lip afterward. The inhale on both the bong and the joint is smooth, and comes with a slightly chalky candy sweetness on the former, whereas it’s more of a fresh sweet floral on the latter. On the exhale from the bong I get a bit of a sweet chalky floral with a touch of cream, where the joint comes off as a sugar sweet floral with a distant acidic twist. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from Ghost Vapes at 170c, I get a sweet candy floral with a minty pine undertone, and at 185c it remains sweet but comes with a chalky lean and a piney floral chaser. Enter the awesome folks at Abstrax Labs. Utilizing advanced chemical techniques far beyond my understanding, they’re able to take small samples of bud and run it through a process that reveals every terpene and aroma compound within it and make it into an easy to read data sheet, which I thought would be fun and informative to compare against my subjective experience with any given strain. While it may not align perfectly with my individual take on the strain, it is interesting to go over the data and see how it matches up with my experience, and maybe give me some better and broader understanding of flavors that are difficult to pin down.
This brings us back to the headchange, which comes on quick with a hazy touch, leaving me feeling slightly weightless and spacy. It depletes any sense of urgency I may have had, and while there are points where I lose the thread, for the most part I feel present and cognitively capable although easily distracted. Physically, while I do feel floaty and get a little bit of that ASMR like tingle at the base of my skull, I have zero motivation to leave my position on the couch and the idea of laying down becomes more enticing with every passing moment. It’s perfectly complementary to a lazy sunday where the only thing I have on the agenda is a few hours with Paper Mario and picking a series to mow through on Hulu. All and all, I really enjoyed my time with this batch of Fibonacci and I could definitely see myself grabbing some more, especially for the ticket it goes for at The Kind Center. Excellent stuff once again Cali Kush Farms, you guys push out some solid heat no doubt, keep up the great work!
Headbanger from Cali Kush Farms via The Kind Center on 10/20/2020 (shoutout my dude Cary for making it happen). THC tested out to 27.03%. This was gifted to me but I believe goes for $50 out the door or less depending on the deals The Kind Center is running that day. Cali Kush has been on my radar for a long time now, I’ve been told by more than one trusted peer that I needed to get them in the rotation, so I was stoked when I found myself in the area and able to swing by the Kind Center for a fresh batch of flavors. These buds are mostly a dusty pear with splashes of hunter green and near onyx sugar leaves, coupled with cream orange pistils, all of which is coated in a thick frost layer composed of multitudes of both white and goldenrod triches.
The nose of the jar is a semi-fruity candy sweetness with a chalky twist. When busting open a bud, that sweet candy fruit brightens up a bit while also getting louder, and brings with it a brisk minty freshness. Breaking it down by hand a brilliant fresh pine mint with a minor chalky quality is left on the fingertips, while the grinds themselves have a sugary fresh candy vibe accompanied by a present yet vague fruity sweetness, but it’s fairly obscured by the dominance of that pine mint freshness. A dry pull on the joint also matches up with the scent as it has that sweet candy freshness in spades. The inhale is smooth and has a sugar sweet floral on the bong, whereas the joint is essentially the same, but there’s a hint of mint that makes its way forward as well. The exhale is an extremely sweet grape jelly paired with a strong perfume-like floral off the bong, whereas the joint hits more like a sugar sweet mint candy, and surprisingly lacks any semblance of fruit. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial at 170c I get one of the most intense pine experiences I’ve ever encountered. There’s a minor cooling effect on the way in, but the exhale is so powerful, it left a piney aftertaste on my tongue that I haven’t experienced since getting my mouth washed out with soap as a kid. It left me with a bit of a twisted face just due to the flashback and how overwhelming it was, but I have to admit I was thoroughly impressed by its sheer power. At 185c, it’s still extremely piney but it’s tamped down a bit which allows for a sweet floral to be detected, but the aftertaste remains mostly pine with a touch of mint. The headchange comes on quick and brings some solid energy with it as well as an uplifting smack. It compliments a morning cup of coffee perfectly, it helps wipe the sleep from your eyes, gets you bright eyed and bushy tailed, and puts you in a positive state of mind ready to take on the challenges of the day. It’s the type of herb that murders your apprehension about difficult tasks you’ve been putting off, and before you know it, that thing you’ve been dreading taking care of for the past week is handled and you’re free to move forward to kick ass on the next task. I loved the experience I had with Headbanger as it’s exactly what I look for in a sativa. Truth be told, I had to cut myself off at one point and stop dipping into this batch for my morning ritual as in the end, I barely had enough to finish the review properly because l leaned so hard on it as my go to wake and bake strain. For the ticket it goes for at The Kind Center I’d definitely pick it up again without hesitation. Fantastic job on this one Cali Kush Farms, it’s definitely worthy of joining the ranks of my headstash, and I’m looking forward to tearing through the other offerings I have on deck from your library.
Emperor OG from Cali Kush Farms via OG Express on 10/16/19. No testing info available. Purchased 5 grams for $40 on a first time patient deal. Knowing that I’m ever on the hunt new sources of fire, my fellow reviewer @cannicorner (on instagram) recommended OG Express, and I’m really glad he did. The nugs in this batch are huge beautiful light green boulders with dark green lilts that contrast gorgeously with fiery reddish orange pistils that cluster in tight bunches in some spots while stretching out and reaching across the tiny canyons running through the bud in others. All coated in a healthy frosting of triches that feels like sticky crumbs on the fingers once you break the nug down.
The nose out of the bag is a mix of pungent fuel and a delicious citrus backed sweetness. On breaking open the nug I pick up on the same scent but the fuel aspect is ramped up slightly. When breaking it down by hand the smell over all amplifies with that sweet citrus stepping up to the foreground and wrestling with that strong fuel for center stage. The inhale is smooth and I detect that fuel and sweet lemonish taste on both the way in and out. The headchange comes on quick and has a nice thwap up top. I decided to give this a shot as a wake and bake and found myself near instantly spaced out and lost in my thoughts. In the times I was present I experienced a bit of cognitive lock and had a hard time finding the right words or expressions while in conversation. However, as time passed I found myself fully engaged in the game I was playing and not losing focus or having a hard time remembering what I was doing. I was left with a pleasant couch locked feeling without getting heavy eyed and feeling like I needed a nap. That said, when smoking at night, Emporer OG definitely put me straight to bed more than a few times. It’s a fantastic indica, a solid OG that checks all the boxes, and one I’d have no hesitation in visiting again when I’m in the market for a heavier night time smoke. Excellent work to the folks at Cali Kush Farms and OG Express! I’ll definitely be back for more.