Sour Diesel (Herbal Connections Cherry Creek)

Written by KindReviews on September 8th, 2010. Posted in A-, Blog, Herbal Connections Cherry Creek, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Sour Diesel Medical Marijuana Strain Review

FromHerbal Connections Cherry Creek

Grade:  A-

Type:  Mostly Sativa Hybrid, (Mass Super Skunk x Original Diesel) or (ChemDawg x Mass Super Skunk)… exact lineage disputed

Price:  $50/8th

Appearance:  (8/10)  Rather dark-looking overall for a Sativa variety, this Sour Diesel was mostly darker greens with some golden tones as it was broken open — thin but bold-colored red and orange pistils completed the fall color package, accompanied by many ambered trichome heads.  It was a little on the dry end of the spectrum but had great structure and was clearly well cared-for.  There were some tiny seed pods and a few leaves that should’ve been trimmed, but solid overall.

Aroma:  (8/10)  Stereotypical Sour Diesel that trended towards the acrid, skunky fuel side rather than the citrusy side, as some SD’s tend to do.  It had notes of menthol and eucalyptus that cooled off the diesel a bit, but was definitely a pungent fuel-heavy sample, one of those that you’ll notice across the room at times.

Taste: (7/10)  Not as pungent-tasting as some SD’s we’ve had, this one hit with an oddly sweet yet musky citrus taste but still carried an aftertaste of skunky fuel that lingered in the throat after smoking.  only moderately expansive for a Diesel, and smooth on the attack, this one is a more agreeable specimen that would do well for less-experienced Diesel patients.

Effects:  Typical effects package to start, with strong pressure building in the eyes, a bit of sweating, slightly ringing ears, and a floaty feeling in the chest.  After that set in, a sense of motivation and a burst of energy hit the majority of our staff, sending them into chorefests that made time fly by.  One reviewer was sent to a less active “crushed” Sativa state where the couch was about all he could handle for the first hour… this is a good example of a strain hitting different people (at a different time, different surroundings) in a variety of ways.  The motivated crew split off after about 1.5 hours, with one reviewer actually getting crushed and falling asleep while the other carried on full of energy and multi-tasking like crazy.  It seems that this one either kicks into gear very late, comes with some “drainage” where it leaves you tired after the Sativa start… hard to explain why it acted so differently.  Give it a try for yourself and see where it shakes out…

Duration:  Long, 2.5 – 3 hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Energy, motivation, some sleep aid properties displayed in some reviewers… not a ‘stealth’ med, eyes were red and low.

Overall:  We see quite a lot of Sour Diesel, as it is a very popular strain here in Colorado and around the world.  This sample wasn’t one of the elite SD’s we’ve encountered, but it was still very good and fit the mold of what we expected almost perfectly.  Providing a varied effects package that went from extreme energy and motivation to a slug-like state where walking and sitting up straight was a bit of a mental chore depending on the situation and mood of the reviewer.  You can call this a ‘hair trigger’ type of Sativa, in that it can go either way on you.  Start easy with a small dose and see how it affects you, then work up if desired.  We loved the typical fuel stank this one had and its structure and overall grow quality was very good, another solid blueprint-style example of a strain from Herbal Connections Cherry Creek.

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Comments (5)

  • November 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm |

    Oh man where do i start? This strain helped me realize the necessary changes that needed to be made to my website in my usually clear head. This strain makes your head even CLEARER!!! Great med A+

  • April 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm |

    I have read that this is the best sativa strain of them all.

  • July 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm |

    Like all Sativa strains, this is an excellent strain for depression. Its a highly cerebral type high but doesn’t make you paranoid. I’d give it an A+

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