Bruce Banner #3 and SSSDH Bud Budder (Green Dream Health Services)

Written by KindReviews on October 21st, 2011. Posted in A, Blog, Grades, Green Dream Health Services, Green Dream Health Services, Hash, Hash Reviews, MMCs, Reviews

Name:  Bruce Banner #3 and Super Silver Sour Diesel Haze (SSSDH) Bud Budder

From:  Green Dream Health Services (extraction performed by Top Shelf Extracts)

Type:  Butane-extracted hash oil, in a ‘budder’ consistency — this sample was made from a mix of the two above strains using nothing but lower buds rather than trim

Price:  $40/g

Grade:  A

Consumption Method:  Various, including a triple-screened glass pipe, Essential Vape, TI vapor swing, and glass hash wand

Visual: (9.75/10)  Beyond the luminous golden caramel color and the perfect malleable yet not sticky/gooey texture, this sample was just extremely clean-looking.  Unlike many otherwise quality samples of BHO, we saw absolutely no particulate in this one; no anonymous specks of dust, no hairs, just a wonderfully homogeneous extraction.  Perhaps the cleanliness of this extraction was partially due to it being made with 100% lower buds rather than shake and trim — there’s just less of a chance to get particulate into the extraction, and it paid off with this one.  This budder was very easy to work with no matter what method you’re using to consume it, not sticking to the hands or crumbling as many do.  Simply put, all of our reviewers (veteran BHO consumers) were thoroughly impressed by the appearance and texture of this extraction and consequently couldn’t wait to try it.

Aroma: (9.5/10)  What impressed us about this sample was the overall pungency of the aroma, which was easily-detected, even for those reviewers who only saw a tiny piece in a small jar.  The aroma was mostly the standard pure extract aroma, which we’ve come to identify as pure trichomes — it’s a combination of pine tar, floral citrus cleaner, and a bit of fuel that tickles the nose, but doesn’t directly recall the parent strains aside from the tinge of fuel, or perhaps the lemony aspect from the Banner #3.  Regardless, this was one of the more pungent-smelling wax/budder extractions we’ve come across.

Flavor: (9.25/10)  Like the aroma, it was mostly the flavor of pure trichomes, but we did pick up a more distinct lemon-fuel flavor which definitely brought Diesel and Kush to mind, two major players in the lineage of the strains that went into this extraction.  The flavor wasn’t as pungent as the aroma, and it had a fresh quality that left the mouth feeling clean after the exhale.  The smoke was very expansive for the triple-screened pipe reviewer, but was incredibly smooth for the Essential Vape reviewer (unusual for that device, which often causes long coughing bouts) and the vapor swing  reviewer.

Consumption:  In the triple-screened pipe, it bubbled fiercely with large, completely clear bubbles, eventually just disappearing into the screen once it was gone.  In the Essential, it pooled into a nearly clear liquid which eventually turned more of an amber, leaving behind only a slight golden film on the ampule which had no signs of particulate.  Using the vapor swing and hash wand, it practically flashes in the heat, disappearing with a slight hiss and no crackling or spattering — to our eyes, this extract was perfectly purged.

Effects:  Starting with a whirlwind of pressure fluctuations in the head, face, and eyes, this extract definitely came on quickly and with high potency.  The initial stages (15 – 45 minutes) could be overwhelming for users with anxiety issues, as it made our heart rates jump and caused some beading sweat early on.  That rush of potency declined at about 45 minutes to an hour, converting to a wonderfully uplifting and energizing Sativa-dominant experience that had us hesitant to sit down, instead opting for active pursuits (especially outdoors).  A strong enhancement of the senses was noticed, and everything just seemed interesting and beautiful — unlike some extracts with just play with the eyes and ears (tracers, slight enhancement of sounds, etc.), this one seemed to be a complete sensory enhancement.  The effects were smooth and continued at a fairly high level through 2 hours, beginning a decline from there but never had us feeling “crashed”, rather keeping us aware and positive through the end of effects.  We felt very few body effects other than a buzz of energy, but the reviewers who suffer from regular back and joint pain reported that they didn’t think about it at all, making this a useful “pain distraction” type of med.

Duration:  2 hours medicinal-level potency, 3 – 4 hours overall duration

Medicinal Traits:  (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Energy boost, strong ocular and facial effects, sensory enhancement, creativity, reduction/distraction from pain, aid with migraines, relief of stomach discomfort/digestion issues, and strong mood elevation.

Overall:  This extract was so close to getting an A+ — the only real reason it didn’t get that mark was because we’ve had some BHO extractions which more directly reproduce the flavor and aromas of the parent strains rather than the “standard oil” smell that this one had for the most part.  These other extracts are primarily “shatter”-grade hash oil, but we grade all BHO extractions against one another.  This was basically the best budder we have tried and don’t hesitate to recommend it to those who love the easy-to-handle texture of budder over the at-times difficult oil or crumbly wax.  The cleanliness of this extraction, the gorgeous color, and the pungent aroma all showed its high quality, and the superbly uplifting and energetic effects cemented it as something we want to keep in our ‘medicine cabinet’ regularly.  We felt that this one was most suited and enjoyed during the daytime, but a night out, or even a night spent socializing with friends at home would be enhanced to a great degree with this buddder.  It does keep the mind moving to a great extent, so we’d not recommend it as a night-ender for those who need help sleeping.

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