Gary Payton by Cookies x Powerzzup

Strain:

Gary Payton

Who:

Cookies x Powerzzup

Cultivator:

Mad Cow Genetics

Lineage:

Y x Snowman

Price:

$70+ at Lemonnade or Cookies

Stats:

32.38% THC <1% CBD

Aroma:

Gas, Rubber, Douglas Fir, hint of Floral, tinge Pepper Funk core.

Structure:

Gorgeous, triched out medium-sized buds. Sticky, fresh, perfect humidity.

Palate:

Melted Rubber, Hazelnut Gas, Floral, B.O. & Sweat strong and lingers, sour Pine.

Effect: Above-Average Strength. Nice, comforting head pressure. Pretty stoney overall with a relaxing body buzz.

Overall:

If you scroll all the way back to my first post on this page, you will see I did a review for Gary Payton. Yes, it was only a 1g bag, because I had heard such mixed things. The batch I had was terribly floral… like a lavender soap factory. And then everyone chimed in with two things: First, stop buying gram bags, check. Second, GP is not what is used to be, it’s now trash and the old GP was much better… bummer, I missed it. So when advertisements for this Mad Cow Genetics batch starting coming in around, and people started saying GP is back… well I just had to find out.

I had my doubts, but they were quickly set aside the second that I opened the bag. This is a loud pack of gas fumes followed by some eraser and Christmas tree notes. Again, this is NOT the Gary Payton I had before.

These buds are super sticky, with crystallized trichs covering the surface wall to wall. I break up the bud for a bowl and notice a bit of somewhat expected caryophyllene open up on the nose. And there it is, the soapy floral note that I had from the first time. Whatever I had in May was completely unbalanced compared to now.

Immediately, I notice the difference in flavor and smoothness on the inhale as a touch of gas enters my system. I blow out a cloud of melted rubber, like someone has stopped too fast on the freeway. There’s a nutty quality to it, somewhere between hazelnut and sunflower seed. And then, out of nowhere, sweat. Like I’ve been sandwiched mid-game under the armpit of Gary himself. There’s a hint of linalool and pine to finish the experience.

To come full circle and give this strain a proper shot is so satisfying. Honestly, I did not expect to say this but I’m a fan of this strain/batch. If you haven’t had a proper batch of Gary Payton, this is the one to grab.

But will strains come and go with batches the same way we talk about the vintage of wine? Time will tell.

The Fire Scale:

8/10 flermer-durpers ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ