Review: DNA Genetics – Lemon Skunk

  • Strain: DNA Genetics – Lemon Skunk 
  • Paid: $12.00 per gram
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Ratio: THC 18.2 % / CBD <0.07 %
  • Main Terpenes: Caryophyllnene
  • Cannatrice Rating: 75% (75/100)

Effects + Experience: 42/50
Expect the unexpected with DNA Genetics – Lemon Skunk. Given the fast, hard-hitting cerebral effects, you would think this strain is a sedating indica. Think again. Despite a bit of a “zoned-out” feeling, I find the effects of Lemon Skunk to be happy, uplifting and energizing. It is a well-rounded hybrid and would be great for daytime or nighttime use. Lemon Skunk has a strong caryophyllnene profile, which makes it a good medical strain due to the anti-inflammatory properties. It works wonders on nausea and has positive effects on mood and anxiety. I feel every bit of the 18% THC content, so beginners should take caution with this strain. I would purchase again in the future. However, DNA Genetics has many similar offerings in the same price-range, so I am more inclined to try something different from their line on my next order.

Sight, Touch, Taste & Smell: 29/40
DNA Genetics – Lemon Skunk comes with fair-sized, bright green buds. The flowers are well trimmed and covered with pointy, cactus-like trichomes. Bunches of orange, hairy pistils are plentiful on each bud. The flowers are somewhat dense and on the dry side, but not too dry. Again, I am surprised with the taste and smell. You would think that there would be a peppery, spicy taste due to the dominant caryophyllnene presence. THINK AGAIN (again?) The lemon taste is real and I love it. There is also a bit of a cedar, woody undertone. The scent is predominantly lemon, but a sweet lemon – like lemonade. In a blind smell test, I rated Lemon Skunk the best out of 4 strains (Lemon Skunk, Souris Skies, Cavendish Dunes, Palm Tree CBD).

Cost: 4/10
12 dollars per gram is pretty steep. For a lower-cost and similar effect experience, consider Spectrum’s Sun-Grown Orange No. 1. If I were to spend $12/g on a strain, I’d expect it to have some unique qualities (see: DNA Genetics – Sour Tangie).

What I like:
+ The smell. I’m a sucker for the citrusy, lemony smell.
+ The uplifting, euphoric, relaxing feeling. It’s a great hybrid strain.
+ The medical benefits. Positive effects on mood, reduces nausea, anti-inflammatory.

What I don’t like:
– The price. I find it tough to justify $12/gram with tax and shipping on top. It’s good, but not that good.
– It’s a bit harsh on the throat, even with the vaporizer.

Review: DNA Genetics – Sour Tangie

  • Strain: DNA Genetics – Sour Tangie
  • Paid: $12.00 per gram
  • Type: Sativa
  • Ratio: THC 15.7 % / CBD <0.07 %
  • Main Terpenes: Caryophyllene & D-Limonene
  • Cannatrice Rating: 83% (83/100)

Effects + Experience: 43/50
Hello, beautiful. Sour Tangie smells like a tropical vacation and packs a pretty good punch (pun intended). DNA Genetics has done something wonderful with their version of Sour Diesel x Tangie. This is a great, approachable Sativa for those who have some experience with THC. If you are new to cannabis, use this strain with caution – it could cause some anxiety due to the lightheaded, cerebral feeling. This strain gives me an uplifted and happy feeling, while allowing me to relax and unwind. Sour Tangie has the potential to leave you feeling pretty toasty. In low doses, it’s fairly functional – I feel like I could do my weekly Costco run after a bong hit or two. With higher doses, it can leave you feeling like you just got off of one of those “spinning strawberry” rides at the fair, so don’t overdo it if you have places to be and things to do. This strain is not sedating, however, so it can be used at any time of the day. Overall, I give a resounding “YES” to DNA Genetics for this strain and will definitely order again.

Sight, Touch, Taste & Smell: 36/40
Sour Tangie has me feeling sentimental. This strain tastes like the orange “Tang” juice mix that was a staple in all households during the 90’s. It has a sweet and sour profile that actually makes my lips pucker and my mouth water. The generous sized buds are airy, somewhat leafy and covered in hairy trichomes. Many of the leafs have a purple-ish hue. The buds smell of orange citrus and sugar. Sour Tangie produces a thick smoke and vapour, but surprisingly doesn’t cause much coughing or chest heaviness. In a blind-smell test, I rated Sour Tangie first place out of 4 strains (Sour Tangie, Birds Eye, Sour Kush, and TWD Lot #2). It’s really that good.

Cost: 4/10
You’re breaking my heart, DNA Genetics. 12 dollars per gram is pretty steep by my standards. If this were $10 per gram, I would not hesitate to purchase larger quantities. For $12 per gram, it feels like a splurge.

What I like:
+ It has such an intoxicating, unique aroma. Truly a gem for the senses.
+ It has moderate cerebral effects without causing sedation and can be used at any time of the day – YAY! This is a big plus in my books.
+  It has uplifting, positive effects on my mood.

What I don’t like:
– The flavour and taste are super unique, but for the price, I would expect some mind-blowing effects that were just not there.
– Again, the price. Even if the effects were mind-blowing, it is not ideal for the budget.

Review: DNA Genetics – Sour Kush

  • Strain: DNA Genetics – Sour Kush
  • Paid: $9.00 per gram
  • Type: Indica
  • Ratio: THC 19.6 % / CBD <0.07 %
  • Main Terpenes: Caryophyllene, D-Limonene
  • Cannatrice Rating: 82% (82/100)

Effects + Experience: 43/50
Sour Kush is a potent indica, courtesy of DNA Genetics. Beginners beware, this strain may not be for you. I found the couch-lock effects to be strong with this strain. Sour Kush put me in that YouTube spiral of procrastination. It’s kind of like when you’re watching a short video profiling olympic downhill skiiers, and then 40 bear encounters and an hour of America’s Got Talent “Golden Buzzer Moments” later, you still haven’t moved from the couch. The Caryophyllene and Limonene terpene profile makes Sour Kush a great medicinal strain. It would be good for general pain relief, but I find it great for nausea and stress/anxiety relief. I had to deduct a few points as I don’t find this to be a very functional strain. I should note that while Sour Kush does pack a heavy couch-lock feeling, it doesn’t wind down to an overwhelming tiredness. I wouldn’t suggest it for daily daytime use, but it won’t put you right to sleep either.

Sight, Touch, Taste & Smell: 32/40
Sour Kush buds are medium-sized and earthy green with dark orange pistils that are almost furry. The dense buds are littered with trichomes, giving Sour Kush a moist, bouncy feel (think those Banana Marshmallow candies that seniors buy in bulk). While there is a balanced moistness, the buds aren’t so wet that they leave a lingering scent on your hands after handling. The earthy, citrus scent hits you when you first open the container. While the scent is quite nice, I don’t feel that Sour Kush has the unique or “special” scent profile that I expected it to have. Like most strains, Sour Kush tastes much better when vaped. I was pleasantly surprised by the grapefruit taste after firing Sour Kush up in the vaporizer, considering that it is more earthy tasting when smoked.

In a blind smell test, I rated Sour Kush third out of four strains (Sour TangieBirds EyeSour Kush, and TWD Lot #2). That’s not to say that this strain doesn’t have a nice profile – it was just up against tough competition!

Cost: 7/10
At 9 dollars per gram, DNA Genetics has given Sour Kush a good and competitive price point for this strong, reliable indica.

What I like:
+ The balance of cerebral and body effects is really nice. A true medicinal strain.
+ It has a nice terpene profile and is clearly grown well. Just look at that macro shot.
+  The moisture balance of the buds make this a great strain to vaporize. When heated in my Volcano, the thick vapour tastes sweet and sour – like a grapefruit.

What I don’t like:
– It’s not stimulating. Don’t plan to get much done after using this strain. It was honestly a struggle to get this review done.
– While I would consider this to be a great medicinal strain, it is not at all approachable for beginners. Users would need to have an increased tolerance to THC to benefit from the medicinal values of this strain and be able to go on with their day.