Isaac Haze

Written by KindReviews on February 20th, 2012. Posted in Blog, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, Strains

(the samples pictured above are from Natural Remedies)


General Information

Type:  Sativa-dominant hybrid

Genetics:  Giesel (ChemDawg D x Massachusetts Super Skunk) x Ace Seeds Bangi Haze (Congo x Nepalese)

Geographic Origin:  Unknown — Giesel comes from the Massachusetts area, Bangi Haze has diverse origins

Seed Company/Clone:  Bodhi Seeds

Description:  A worldly fusion of inter-continental proportions, this cross from Bodhi Seeds fuses a very rare clone-only creation from Chemdog (of the ChemDawg strain family fame) in Giesel with Ace Seeds’ exotic but relatively quick-finishing Bangi Haze. The various phenotypes range from the expected stank of the Giesel to the complex spicy incense-heavy aroma of the Haze, but the most choice phenos will exhibit an almost sweet lemony-fuel spice bouquet that is truly something extraordinary.  It produces fairly large nugs which often have a uniquely greasy resin profile and normally have moderate leaf coverage.


Story:  A recent (2011) hybrid by Bodhi Seeds, this strain’s origins are somewhat unclear except that it went up for international sale during 2011.  The story of the Giesel revolves around the breeder known as Chemdog, the same man who is responsible for popularizing and breeding the majority of the ChemDawg family line.  The Giesel combined his Chem D (germinated in 2001 from the original seed stock which produced the original ’91 Chem) with the notorious clone-only Massachusetts Super Skunk, which was involved in the creation of Sour Diesel as well.  This serious pedigree made a great match for the exotic Bangi Haze, which comes from the worldly Ace Seeds, a firm which specialized in unique landrace varieties.


Growing Information

Flowering Time:  65 to 80 days depending upon phenotype (most finish around 70 days)

Preferred Growing Medium:  A vigorous plant which responds well to netting and other low-stress training methods, this hybrid will product fairly large colas even if topped, continually reaching for the light despite having relatively close node spacing.

Patient Expectations

Appearance:  A mostly pale green plant as it grows, the finished product is equally light in coloration, exhibiting an array of almost golden tones mixed with light green leaves and creamy orange pistils.  It is extremely resinous and tends to leave an almost greasy feeling on the hands (when live, it feels almost like WD-40 sprayed on the fingers, then dries to a superglue-like tackiness after about 30 seconds) — the bag appeal is very high due to the thick trichome coverage and open structure.  Flower shape varies slightly depending upon phenotype, but they tend to be fairly slender but come to a rounded tip, often with a healthy “crown” of calyxes.

Scent:  Again, it depends quite a bit upon phenotype what sort of aromas come out of this complex cross — however, most plants tend to have a unique citrus incense profile which tickles the nostrils, especially when freshly-ground.  Notes of sandalwood, tea, fuel, and softer floral notes all intermingle into what is a dream combination for many Sativa-lovers.  Pungent without being overwhelmingly stinky like the Giesel mom, this strain’s smell is both exotic and familiar while remaining very pleasant.  Some phenotypes do exhibit the pungent Chem end of the spectrum, with skunky chem-fuel elements which come in at varying amounts.

Flavor:  The taste mostly matches the aroma of the various phenotypes, with the Giesel-dominant examples normally having a more pungent aftertaste than a frontal taste and the opposite existing with the more lemony-incense Haze varieties.  A bit of hashiness creeps into the flavor at times simply due to the thick trichome coverage which is present, but the smoke is very smooth and not particularly expansive.

Effects:  Not a “creeper”, the Isaac Haze quickly fills the user with a buzzing mental throughout both the mind and body as well as sending a burst of cycling pressure into the eyes and face.  It’s a strain which increases the overall mood as well as the activity level of the user, especially early on when the effects are at their strongest.  As it settles into the bulk of the duration, it becomes more of a smoothly functional Sativa, with a continued body presence that keeps the user feeling at-ease but mostly active.  Some of the more Giesel-dominant phenotypes hit a bit harder to the eyes and face and may cause a bit more mental fogginess, but even they don’t really inhibit function in all but the most detailed situations.

The variety has strong ocular properties and definitely provides a boost of energy and mental positivity.  Though the early stages of some more Haze-dominant phenotypes can be a bit anxious and speedy, it falls short of being considered “racy” and that stage falls to the wayside rather quickly regardless, paving the way for an anxiety-free experience replete with appetite stimulation and anti-nausea properties.

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Comments (4)

  • the tokn8r
    May 23, 2012 at 11:29 am |

    is abnormal shaped leaves toward the top of this plant necessarily a bad thing?

  • May 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm |

    Most plants (especially Sativas and the OG/Chem family) seem to throw out those rounded cotyledon-like single leaves late in flower at the top of nugs — there’s not really space for sull-sized guard leaves at that point, so that’s what the plant does. The one pictures is particularly frosty and “taco’d” up, making it look even stranger.

  • August 17, 2012 at 3:49 am |

    Wish i had grabbed a pack of these when bodhi dropped them last year – Great review!

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