I'll be the Judge of That: Plushberry
Peace ya'll, Judge here! I want to thank everyone for checking in on my first review and coming back for another round. Now, this is all new to me, so let's do what I should have done from jump; explain my reviewing method. I will be critiquing each strain on a number of factors, these factors being:
Bag Appeal - how she presents herself on first inspection. First impressions are huge and often the excitement of opening a fresh container of properly curated buds does have a slight effect on the upcoming session. Not to mention the effect it has on the decision to pick which strains you're taking home.
Terpene Profile - where she takes us on our olfactory journey is important for a number of reasons, its not just the flavor of the smoke I care about. Different terpene combinations change the effects of the cannabinoids and thus the smoking experience. But let's face it, a deep whiff of amazing cannabis can and will increase the experience as well!
Bud Feel - This is something a lot of people skip, but it's important to me. How a bud feels on the fingertips tells much about how she was grown, harvested, dried and cured. No one wants something that crumbles to dust when you pick it up, but you certainly don't want wet (and possibly moldy!) bud either.
Trichome Development - Another huge point, just how well does the strain produce? Was she allowed to properly develop those gorgeous trichs? How long were they allowed to develop? This is one of the most important aspects, and not just for sexy macro shots. Trichomes, and the compounds they carry, lead the journey the strain takes us on. Consider them tiny mushroom shaped Sherpas.
The Smoking Experience - What flavors do we experience? How mellow or harsh is she? How does she make me feel? Am I able to be a (somewhat…mostly debatable) functioning member of society after? How much will I be spending on munchies? It's all important.
Finally, I will give an overall rating, on a scale of 1 (being subpar) to 5 (being one of the best strains I've sampled) blunts.
Hope you’re still with me after that intro. Now, on to the good stuff, let's roll up!
Another week brings another gorgeous strain to review, this time I'll be sampling TGA Subcools' first Kush entry, Plushberry.
Plushberry (Black Cherry Cola x Space Queen) is a unique strain, that's for sure. Somewhat subtle (in this cutting, at least) pink and magenta hues meld between the light and forest greens of a sturdy kush-like bud structure. Hints of cherry, but mainly black berry, attack the nose and command attention. Her scent is intoxicating. Bag appeal is extremely high with this one, one whiff and you'll want the chance to taste her.
Bud feel is solid as well, this cut was perfectly manicured. There's a little bit of give when squeezed, with a healthy amount of bounce back, which tells me she was properly dried and cured. Buds are very dense, and packed with trichomes from crown to stem. She definitely gets her resin production from the Space Queen lineage, she's a beauty to behold. Let's smoke her, shall we?
The blackberry and raspberry flavors are potent right out of the gate! Very calming and relaxing on the head, this is a great mid day strain. She's perfect to de-stress after a long day as well, you won't go wrong with this heavy indica dominant hybrid. Mellow on the lungs, very little cough to mention here. Her high levels of myrcene and linalool certainly tip toe across the tongue, while a bit of hoppy humulene rears its head in places, but never overpowers. I'm very impressed with her leisurely stroll of a high, she takes you for a nice walk through the clouds and drops you off right where you need to be.
Overall, I feel TGA Subcool has a winner on their hands; Plushberry is packed with flavor and just the first whiff of opening her container transports you to a better place, but its her calm and composed high that takes her to the next level. As always, your mileage may vary, but I give her a 4.5 out of 5 blunts.
- Judge The Disciple