Lemon Cherry Gelato x Pina Acai
36.67% Total Potential Cannabinoids
The Kind Center
Rubber, Orchid, hint of Ammonia, Savory Anise core.
Great nug selection. Perfect humidity, like glue. Excellent trim/manicure. A+
Dry Pull: Slight Musky Tart Note
Combustion: Chocolate Mousse, Sour Pound Cake, lingering Diesel Cream Puff.
Vapor: Grassy Wax Lips, Sour Gas, touch of Cooling Mint.
Moderately Strong – Leans towards sedative body high with hazy, wraparound head pressure.
Personally, the combination of cheesy, musky, lemon fuel, cherry sharpie goodness from LCG and the tropical, musty floral pineapple terps from Pina Acai just sounds like an absolute dream. My mind scrambles at the potential spectrum of flavor. Last year, I tried Candela and Ambrosia from Cannatique, but today we have Red Velvet from Grandiflora. Excited to rip open this pack.
Initially, I pick up a mellow, chocolate-like, slightly grassy diesel aroma, exuding a slight tropical candle vibe. On the backend, there’s a hint of floor cleaner, but just barely popping out. Volume level: 3.
However, I should note that this is not the first thing that was noticed when opening the pack. Talk about magnificent budstructure… geez. These globular, sticky crystals stare at me like animated forest creatures whose stark white eyes pierce the pitch black night of the forest. The flower wears these crystals with pride while showing off a rich, purple gown.
My 1/8th was comprised of two large nugs and a few medium smalls. Really nice nug selection. There was a reason why cannabis was once called the sticky icky, and they were talking about weed like this. It’s fresh as can be. A bit too humid for the vape, but I’m not complaining.
On the breakdown, there’s an added bonus of terps with a steady flow of black licorice and umami pepper.
As far the the smoke goes, this is as smooth as a bottle of lube. On the inhale, there’s a hint of that tropical heat from Pina, while the exhales highlights that deep, cakey chocolate note from the nose. There’s a sweet, almost sour pound cake that shows up for a moment before releasing a mist of sour diesel on the back of my palate, while the sweet cake resides near the front. After a few more days of curing, there seems to be a mild lemon quality that appears in the middle of the palate experience, but quickly vanishes to make way for the lingering palate experience noted above.
I decide to load up a phat bowl. Like a big ripper and burn at low temp combustion to see if this brings out anything of note. This is where I get the most flavor. Strange, I can taste that the lemon cherry sour gas just want to push through, as a little of that smooth funky almost papaya-like pulp from the pina that softens it up. But, it just kinda doesn’t really develop from there. Still, I’m not saying there’s no flavor, cause it’s definitely there. It just feels like there a red velvet blanket covering up it all up.
I ran the gamut of temps, ranging from 320°F-380°F, but had a mostly similar experience. With slight distress, I can’t elaborate any further than what I have above under my vapor notes. There really wasn’t too much to go off of.
If you’re looking for a heavy hitter though, that’s where I would start to sing praise. Personally, this one had a strong effect, dominated by clean waves of body euphoria with some nice, stoney, wraparound head pressure.
While this bud comes from an exciting family, and hit near perfect scores in composition and effect, the most important categories, flavor and aroma, suffer a bit. I think if they got these terps dialed in a bit more they could have a gem, but for now I must regretfully give this one a lower score than I feel it deserves. But it has loads of potential.
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