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: Tweed – TWD Lot #2

  • Strain: Tweed – TWD Lot #2
  • Paid: $9.00 per gram
  • Type: Indica
  • Ratio: THC 19.8 % / CBD <0.07 %
  • Main Terpenes: Caryophyllene & Myrcene & Pinene
  • Cannatrice Rating: 60% (60/100)

Effects + Experience: 30/50
TWD Lot #2 gave me an experience akin to filing my taxes. Boring. I had high expectations for this strain based on other reviews I have read, but after ordering from two separate batches, I am left feeling fully underwhelmed. Despite the higher THC level, the cerebral and body effects are minimal. I feel that I need to use a lot more than usual to get my desired effects. The moderate high fades into a sleepy, tired feeling, thanks to the high myrcene content. I don’t need help with sleeping, so I didn’t really appreciate this side effect. Those who do use cannabis as a sleep aid may appreciate this strain more than I do, so I’m being generous with the scoring with that in mind. Due to the higher THC content, I don’t recommend this strain for beginners. I also don’t recommend this for the advanced, avid user. Other than those who need help sleeping, I don’t really know who to recommend this strain to. TWD Lot #2 is ok, but it’s unfortunately a “miss” for me.

Sight, Touch, Taste & Smell: 23/40
TWD Lot #2 buds are somewhere between dry and wet, erring to the dry side and are airy to the touch. The earth green buds are laced with amber pistils and sparkling trichomes. It looks nice, but the scent and taste is where we see an unfortunate downturn. If you’ve ever had the spot at the campfire where the wind keeps vaulting plumes of smoke into your lungs, you know what it’s like to smoke (or even vape) TWD Lot #2. It tastes and feels like straight up campfire to the lungs when smoked. When vaped, the buds produced a thick, smoky vapour that tastes harsh and spicy. The vapour causes me to cough every time, which is pretty unusual for me. It has a harsh, woody smell with some hints of pine. In a blind smell test, I rated TWD Lot #2 last out of four strains (Sour Tangie, Birds Eye, Sour Kush, and TWD Lot #2).

Cost: 7/10
For $9.00 per gram, I feel that my money could go further for an indica-dominant strain.

What I like:
+ If I had troubles with sleeping, this strain could be beneficial due to the higher myrcene content.

What I don’t like:
– There isn’t much to be desired with the taste/scent profile.
– It lacks potency for a high-THC, mid-priced indica strain.
– It makes me really sleepy and is not suitable for daytime use.

 

Review: Tweed – Birds Eye (Jack Herer)

  • Strain: Tweed – Birds Eye (Jack Herer) 
  • Paid: $9.00 per gram
  • Type: Sativa
  • Ratio: THC 18.6 % / CBD <0.07 %
  • Main Terpenes: Caryophyllene & Myrcene & Pinene
  • Cannatrice Rating: 89% (89/100)

Effects + Experience: 46/50
This is not your parents’ weed. Birds Eye is Tweed’s version of Jack Herer and it is very impressive, to say the least. This is a heavy-hitting sativa, with prominent cerebral effects. The effects come on fast and are intense. Beginners, stay away from this strain. As an intermediate to advanced user, I tend to favour stronger strains and Birds Eye has me shook. I feel energetic and uplifted, yet relaxed with this strain. I have to deduct some points for functionality – this strain makes me super duper high compared to it’s Bedrocan counterpart. While both strains are from the Jack Herer phenotype,  Birds Eye actually has a lower THC content than Bedrocan (18.6% for Birds Eye vs. 22% for Bedrocan). Overall, I am very impressed and would recommend this strain for those who are looking for a very intense high, but don’t want to be put to sleep. I’d be excited to see Birds Eye available in the future and would definitely order again and again.

Sight, Touch, Taste & Smell: 36/40
Birds Eye buds are extremely dense and filled with crystal-like trichomes and bright orange pistils. The buds are very small and “popcorn” like. I know that many people prefer larger buds, so I deducted a few points for the sight/touch (although I don’t feel that this has much of a negative impact on the overall effects and allure of this strain). The buds aren’t dry, but they aren’t wet and sticky either. The taste and smell is where Birds Eye really shines. As soon as I peeled the seal from the container, I was hit with a sweet, lemon scent. Jack Herer’s sweet, lemony profile was really highlighted when used in my Volcano Vaporizer. It tasted like my Nonna’s lemon cake batter. I LOVE it.

In a blind smell test, I rated Birds Eye second out of four strains (Sour Tangie, Birds Eye, Sour Kush, and TWD Lot #2).

Cost: 7/10
It’s absolutely worth the $9/gram. The hard-hitting high felt more like what I would expect of a $12 strain.

What I like:
+ It tastes and smells like sweet, lemony cake batter. I would definitely consider Birds Eye to be one of the more pleasant smelling and tasting strains that I have tried.
+ It has strong, cerebral effects but doesn’t put me to sleep. I feel like I could smoke a bowl of Birds Eye and happily bang out an entire season of Stranger Things.
+  It has positive effect on my mood. Although it is quite strong, I feel happy and sociable after using Birds Eye.

What I don’t like:
– The availability. I have been registered with my LP since 2015, but this is the first time that I have come across this strain. It sold out in a few days and is not showing in production. I wish I purchased more.
– It’s less functional than other Jack Herer strains that I have tried (ie: Bedrocan).