Strain Report: Sour Diesel

March 6, 2016   |   By Barry Stieb (Big Bear Cannabis)

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Form: Flower

Sativa: 80/20

Strain: Sour Diesel

Grower: Deep Roots Harvest

Profile:

THC – 17.42%

CBD – 0.03

B-Caryophyllene – 2.15 mg/g

Limonene – 1.9 mg/g

Close-up image of the Sour Diesel flower.

Appearance – I have never heard of Sour Diesel being purple. This would probably get a 4.5 on appearance if the purple was not present. With that said, the appearance is really nice with tightly packed crystals. There are zero amber trichomes and an even mix of clear and milky heads.

Aroma – Aroma is really nice but does not have the traditional “diesel” smell that Sour Diesel is known for. I detect a faint sour smell but sweet citrus is the dominant smell for this batch coming from Deep Roots. This would probably get a 4.5 on aroma, but the lack of Diesel smell gets downgraded for not being more apparent.

Taste – I was underwhelmed by the taste and flavor of this Sour D. The flavor and smoke were not smooth, with a medium burn. The flavor is of pepper and citrus.

Potency – Potency is really nice, will definitely lift you up without shooting you past the clouds into the atmosphere.

Effect – Don’t let the 80/20 sativa score scare you, this isn’t racey by any means. This is a nice uplifted and clear heady high. This is especially nice when this strain does not induce any feelings of anxiety.

Duration – Standard 1.5-2.0 hours

Overall – Really nice high with an uplifting and positive outlook. This is the kind of medicine that’s going to make you feel right as rain. Somehow it's uplifting yet still relaxing. There’s zero anxiety, just a nice, lifted, clear, heady high.

Macro close-up image of the Sour Diesel flower.

Effects:

Positives

Euphoria: Med

Happiness: Med

Relaxed: Low

Uplifted: High

Creative: Med

Negatives

Munchies*: None

Dry eyes: Low

Dry mouth: Low

Anxiousness: None

(*Hopegrown note: Munchies may be considered a positive effect if you need to increase your appetite.)

Ratings:

Appearance: 4/5

Aroma: 4/5

Taste: 2/5

Potency: 3.5/5

Effect: 4.5/5

Duration: 3.5/5

Price: 4.5/5

Overall: 26/35

Good For:

Day time medicating

Hiking/Being outdoors

Depression

Motivation

Creativity

Final Thoughts:

The good – Appearance, to the naked eye this looks really nice! Looking under the microscope you see SUPER tightly packed crystals with mostly clear heads.

The bad – Taste, which was not pleasant.

The amazing – The effect! Really high functioning.

Final score: B

(Hopegrown Tip: Pin this infographic for easy future reference.)

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About Barry Stieb (Big Bear Cannabis)

Barry Stieb began writing articles about medical marijuana while in high school (about 20 years ago) when it was still somewhat taboo to be talking about the subject. His love of cannabis led him to create NW Cannabis Nursery in Washington state in 2013 and he has since invested in cannabis stocks including Terra Tech (TRTC) and Massroots (MSRT). Barry studied at the Trichome Institute in Denver, Colorado, where he took a sommelier type course for marijuana called Interpening, earning the Level 1 Interpening certification. He currently resides in Las Vegas, NV where he runs the Big Bear Cannabis website, sharing his extensive knowledge of all things cannabis with his readers.

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