Trainwreck (Fresh Baked)

Written by KindReviews on March 25th, 2011. Posted in A-, Blog, Fresh Baked, Grades, MMCs, Reviews, Sativa, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Trainwreck Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: Fresh Baked

Grade: A-

Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid

Lineage: Unknown lineage, thought to contain Mexican Sativa genetic lines

Price: $35/8th

Appearance: (8.75/10)  This sample was more dense than most of the Trainwreck we’ve seen, and it also had a good trim which helped to show off the internals.  The lime green coloration with light orange pistils was enhanced by the coating of large-headed sparkly trichomes that made it appear even brighter to the naked eye.  Up-close, the trichome preservation was very good and the harvest timing was right in the early-to-perfect window, which normally makes for cerebral Sativas.  We saw what appeared to be a few seed pods developing, but no actual seeds, so it didn’t affect the smoking experience at all.

Aroma: (9/10)  This strain had a classic Trainwreck aroma, with the sharp lime-pine aroma accompanied by a hint of sweetness.  Once ground, it took on an almost urine quality and gained additional sharpness (one reviewer picked up fuel notes), with the sweet citrus fading into the background.  It had very nice pungency, being picked up easily in the bag/jar, but especially post-grind.

Taste: (8/10)  The taste was almost exactly like the smell, with a sharp lime-pine flavor on the inhale and a lingering sweetness that carried with it a cool, mentholated feeling in the mouth and throat.  The flavor endured rather well (tasted lightly even with a burned cap of ash on the top of the bowl), though one reviewer complained that the last few hits tasted bad.  The smoke was smoother than many Trainwrecks we’ve had, and was only moderately expansive.  The final ash was a middling gray flecked with white, showing a solid flush.

Effects: This one felt almost completely Sativa, though we did have slightly different effects depending upon time of day.  Like many strong Sativas, it starts right off with a gambit of head pressure and buzzing, especially around the crown and back of the head.  An increased heart rate, increase in internal energy, pulsing feelings emanating from the solar plexus area, and some alteration of visual perception all came on rather quickly, but the experience was never really overwhelming.  Two reviewers noted difficulty concentrating and a lack of motivation for work activities, while a third (early morning review session) was very much energized and found joy in house chores.  In either case, the effects kept up rather strongly through the first hour, beginning their decline into a more relaxing and less cerebral state at about 90 minutes.  It’s worth noting also that one reviewer re-medicated roughly 3 hours after the initial review and was sent right back into the original effects, so short-term tolerance buildup seems low.

Duration: Long, 2.5 – 3 hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Energetic throughout most of the experience, strong ocular and head pressure effects, relief of minor stomach issues/pain, mood elevation, some relaxation and light pain relief late.

Overall: This sample had all the bag appeal areas covered, with great structure, dryness level, and trichome coverage along with a near-perfect representation of the strain smell and taste-wise.  If you’ve been on the lookout for a nice Trainwreck and have come up disappointed, we think this one will scratch the itch.  The effects are nearly pure Sativa in nature, though it seemed to be more energizing and clear-headed in morning sessions, and a bit more scatterbrained and “crushing” when consumed later in the evening.  In either case, it was never overwhelmingly potent and we think that less-experienced patients looking to dabble in the racier side of the Sativa spectrum will enjoy this strain.

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Comments (3)

  • April 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm |

    hmm,I used to grow trainwreck,and it was never that good,but theseeds i used came from an x-friend who told me they werek.c.brains seeds,anyway,I just had an oz delivered (like a pizza here in ca.)& she gave me a sample of tw and it looked incredible,snow-ladden with trics,she,s my new connect,1/4ers=of top shelf medicine for 85,1/8ths for 40 and a much wider selection of edibles.BK 2 the tw,if what i have in front of me is the real deal its an excellant sativa-dominant sinsemilla!!!jimbones.

  • February 4, 2012 at 7:18 am |

    Wow awesome pictures.. That is caked with keef. I love me some good trainwreck

  • Miles
    February 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm |

    TW is the bomb. My favorite strain next to Mandarin. Fresh Baked always has great prod. Keep it up!

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