THE MAN IN THE KHAKIS IS BACK!!! I'll Be the Judge of That -- Bahama Mama
Peace yall! It's ya boy Judge, back at it (finally!) with another strain review for ya. Now I know, I've been off the radar for a minute, I hit the UK for some music related business, but I'm back and combing the East Coast for the best locally grown genetics. This time, we've got a sexy little diva to sample, Bahama Mama (Tropicana Cookies x Black Banana) from Solfire Gardens, grown by my homie Sean Berte, who brought us the infinitely popular MOB x Valeria x Pink Alien last time. Let's see if he outdid himself this time!
Okay, so bag appeal is solid, though nothing ground breaking. She's got some decent sized forest green nugs with occasional hints of purple, which have an interesting scent profile; citrus and funk. Slight creamy notes on the tail end but theres a heavy, predominantly orange kick to her. When I say funk, think vitamin C pills and feet. It's horrible to say/type, but her scent isn't bad by any means, she's just misunderstood, ok? Pretty solid trich coverage from top to bottom, her primarily clear and cloudy coat shimmers brightly, but I do wish she'd put out a bit more, perhaps it’s the pheno.
Zooming in to the macro level, she's a beauty. Her colors really stand out, those luscious orange hairs really compliment the green backdrop. They really help the random purples pop. Nice squeeze with a healthy bounce back when released. Again, she's coated in trichs but I feel like she could have been more densely covered. Guess I'm just a snob, but I know her lineage, especially the Black Banana side, is known for stellar resin production. Considering she's got cookies on both sides of the family tree she's just a bit lacking in that regard, though what she did put out is admirable. On the break up, she's got that trademark cookie stickiness to her! Interior trich formations are MUCH better in my opinion. Let's see how she tastes!
Her smoke is thick yet easy on the lungs. She was certainly cured well, with a nice white ash when burned. Her flavor is almost all citrus, very little of the creaminess pops through. The funk in her profile is nonexistent on the tongue which, unless you like the taste of feet is a good thing! I'm honestly not a huge fan of the flavor profile, there's an almost medicinal tinge to the orange, which is not really my cup of tea. Her high though, is a great sativa ride; perfect for midday sessions and worked wonders for my anxiety. She is mellow enough to keep you running throughout the day, with her effects lasting a solid hour and a half or so.
Overall, I'm kinda torn. While she is certainly gorgeous, her scent and flavor profiles leave much to be desired, for me at least. I know there are many of you out there who love the citrus cuts, but she's a bit overboard with it. I wish more of her cookie side came through in the end. I would love to come across phenotypic expressions of her, I know there are some heavily cookie-dominant cuts out there, so I'll have to keep my eyes out. That said, her effects are solid and l think she's a great beginner to intermediate smoker strain. She will keep you rolling along with no worries about couch lock. As always, your mileage may vary, but I give her a solid 3 out of 5 blunts.
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