S1 Bubba Kush (A Cut Above)

Written by KindReviews on November 10th, 2010. Posted in A, A Cut Above, Blog, Grades, Indica-Dominant Hybrid, MMCs, Reviews

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S1 Bubba Kush Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: A Cut Above (Denver)

Grade: A

Type: Indica-dominant hybrid, this is a “selfed” Bubba Kush

Price: $50/8th

Appearance: (8.75/10)  This Bubba looked like many other Bubbas that we’ve had with its blend of dark green, purple, and those distinctive brick red thin pistils, but it had a sort of primordial, prehistoric look thanks to all the dark guard leaves left on.  Though we might’ve preferred a more judicious manicure for smoking purposes, it did give the sample a unique look that we appreciated.  The structure was very sound, with long, almost cone-shaped calyxes, above-average density, and a squishy yet adequately dried texture.  The trichome coverage was also above-average, though not quite as freaky as some Bubbas we’ve seen — the harvest timing was pretty spot-on, with about 10-15% ambered trichome heads.  We also spotted a pink trichome — see it in the middle of this picture.

Aroma: (8/10)  Though not exactly appealing in the sense that we want our houses to smell like it, this Bubba was certainly impressive and pungent.  It gave off a very strong acrid smell that reminded us of other Bubbas at times, but that classic scent stayed more in the background… the main smells reminded us of a tire shop, fuel, glue, and musk, all very acrid once it was ground or broken up.  Pre-grind it was more classic Bubba, with the dark almost coffee-like notes… those nearly disappeared once it was handled.

Taste: (7.75/10)  The taste was rather complex, seemingly changing as it cycled through the mouth.  Initially it had the sharp rubber + fuel taste from the smell, then once in the mouth it turned sweeter and had more of the traditional Kush notes (spice, citrus)… the finish was spicy, citrus-tinged Kush.  The smoke was smooth on the attack but very expansive, so it may cause coughing on bigger hits.  The final ash was a speckled very light gray, showing it had a very solid flush before being cut.

Effects: Our overall experience with this Bubba was one of mental clarity and heavy relaxation.  Kushes are known for their mentally-clear effects, and this one was no exception, as we felt completely capable and able to focus despite the Bubba trying to pull us into the couch.  The initial effects were an immediate buzzing warmth throughout the body, with a strange relaxed energy and a heavy forehead/eye presence, which felt as if it were hanging over the brow and more weighty than normal.  The early effects also came with a rush of thoughts and some visual alterations… in all, a potent start that had one reviewer forgetting about the rest of the bowl.  After those early effects died down, a pervading sense of relaxation came over us… there was some couchlock, but overall it wasn’t pushy or overwhelming.  The comedown had us feeling a bit tired and ready for sleep.

Duration: Very long, 2.5 – 3+ hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Mental and physical relaxation, headache relief, mental clarity, sleep aid, mild pain relief, mood elevation, and anti-anxiety.

Overall: With its long list of medicinal properties, its very good duration, and solid overall potency, this S1 Bubba Kush comes highly recommended for patients seeking a relaxing Indica experience that keeps you mentally clear and capable, even energetic at times.  The grow quality was very high, with no visible flaws aside from the loose manicure, a great selection of colors, and plenty of well-timed trichomes.  While we didn’t like the super-sharp smell and taste quite as much as we do the more standard Bubba, it was certainly unique and served to mark this S1 variant as distinct from its parent.  If you’re a fan of Bubbas, be sure to give this one a try, both because it provides many of the qualities you know and love, but also because it adds something a little different to the equation.

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