Critical Jack (Alpine Herbal Wellness)

Written by KindReviews on December 1st, 2010. Posted in A-, Alpine Herbal Wellness, Blog, Grades, MMCs, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

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Critical Jack Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: Alpine Herbal Wellness

Grade: A-

Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid, Jack Herer x Critical Mass (Afghani “Bug Bud” x Skunk), from Delicious Seeds

Price: $50/8th

Moby Dick (Alpine Herbal Wellness)

Written by KindReviews on November 21st, 2010. Posted in A-, Alpine Herbal Wellness, Blog, Grades, MMCs, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Moby Dick Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: Alpine Herbal Wellness

Grade: A-

Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid, White Widow x Haze from Dinafem Seeds

Price: $50/8th

Chocolate Chunk (Alpine Herbal Wellness)

Written by KindReviews on October 30th, 2010. Posted in A-, Alpine Herbal Wellness, Blog, Indica

Chocolate Chunk Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: Alpine Herbal Wellness

Grade: A-

Type: Indica, a selected Hindu Kush from Afghanistan/Pakistan, sold by TH Seeds

Price: $50/8th + tax


Appearance: (8.25/10)  Very frosty-looking in the hand and up-close, this Chocolate Chunk had sound structure, with spear-shaped nugs of a healthy green hue, with sparse medium orange pistils.  The main flaws with this one were the tiny seeds spotted throughout the sample and a slightly loose manicure, but neither one really affected the overall look.  The harvest was basically perfect, with many cloudy heads and about 10% ambers — the trichs were mostly well-preserved, showing the sample was handled lightly after harvest.

Aroma: (6.75/10)  This sample was slightly musky in the jar, but yielded a light and slightly sweet herby smell once ground.  Pleasant enough, just not pungent or particularly distinct.

Taste: (6.75/10)  It tasted of slightly sweet and floral hash — one reviewer picked up on a creaminess that did bring to mind the strain’s name.  Again, not particularly pungent or distinct, but the smoke was smooth and easy to consume… it burned down to a fluffy medium gray ash.

Effects: A numbing Indica feeling crept up on us, gaining in strength over the initial 30 minutes until a pervading warmth and calmness overtook the head and chest area.  A bit quiet and reserved initially, it had us feeling extremely mild-mannered and calm, sitting quietly and enjoying the feeling.  Once the wave of potency died off around 1:15 into it, it released its hold a bit and we were more social and active, with occasionaly moment of mental haze.  We think this would be a good movie Indica or good for sitting around a campfire — aware enough to get sucked into something, but heavily relaxing.

Duration: Long, 2.5 – 3 hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Mental and physical relaxation, anti-anxiety, pain relief, and sleep aid at higher doses.

Overall: This sample got fairly strong at its peak, enough to satisfy most Indica-lovers, but was never overwhelming or uncomfortable — it retained a fairly even-handed relaxing potency that dwindled away smoothly over 3 hours.  While the smell and taste weren’t remarkable, we believe that it was due mostly to the strain itself, which isn’t known for being particularly pungent in either area.  A couple flaws aside, this was a very enjoyable Indica that provided strong relaxation and served to turn off the mind a bit, a great choice for unwinding after work or before bed.  We recommend this for any level of patient — it won’t blow away connoisseurs, but anyone who enjoys an Indica should get something out of it.

Triple Diesel (Alpine Herbal Wellness)

Written by tlh on June 2nd, 2010. Posted in A-, Alpine Herbal Wellness, Blog, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

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Triple Diesel Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From:  Alpine Herbal Wellness

Grade:  A-

Type:  Sativa-dominant hybrid, Sour Diesel x Strawberry Diesel x NYCD

Price:  $50/8th

Appearance:  (8/10)  Dark green with slight purple traces.  The density and dryness were superb on this sample.

Aroma:  (5/10)  Not much pungence for a diesel.  It has some pine/soil chracteristics but not the strong fuel you would expect.

Taste:  (4/10)  It has a peppery hint to it, a little spice.  The sample was fairly harsh going in and hits with expansion, so would stay away from small pipes.

Effects:  This was a SLOW creeper, very high CBD ratio expected as this was 7-10 minutes before any real potency was felt – and then POW!  Major cerebral soaring rush, facial and occular pressure building for 30 minutes or more.  The head high stays put but disconnects the legs, so while a crushing sativa experience is had there is no real movement unless it is necessary.

Duration:  Medium.  1.5 – 2 hours

Medicinal Use: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Moderate pain.  Occular attention.

Overall:  This is one of the real “crusher sativas” that almost mimics an indica couch lock with its oppressive head high.  We’ve found this in other diesels as well.  The popularity of the standard Sour Diesel has pushed forward the palette for various diesel varieties.  Alpine has delivered a very nice sample for your enjoyment.

Agent Orange (Alpine Herbal Wellness)

Written by tlh on May 12th, 2010. Posted in Alpine Herbal Wellness, B+, Blog, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

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Agent Orange Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From:   Alpine Herbal Wellness

Grade:  B+

Type:  Sativa-dominant hybrid, see its Strain Encyclopedia entry for more info

Price:  $50/8th

Appearance:  (6/10) A nice solid bud structure, above average trichome count, but a bit too moist (not wet but not quite dry enough for top notch medicine).

Aroma:  (9/10) Like holiday spiced oranges (the ones with the red sticks in them).  This was a very strong and pleasant scent, one of the best we’ve had recently.

Taste:   (6/10) A mild smoke, not harsh with a charred orange peel flavor.

Effects:  A real strong starter, this one sent me on a spacey scatterbrained ride with a loss of mental and auditory focus.  A solid mix of Indica and Sativa.  I experienced a fun comfortable influx and outflow of pressure on my head (a sort of Wah Wah effect), followed by an energetic silliness and overall good feeling.  The second half was much different, scattered thoughts and forgetfulness remained but with a more somber and relaxed feeling taking prevalence.

Duration:  Medium. 1.5 – 2 hours

Medicinal Use: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Noticeable pain relief for both back and limbs also one for antisocial aliments and relaxation (a rare combo to find in our reviews).

Overall:  From looks to smell the Agent Orange was one of the more impressive strains I have come across and I was very excited to review it.  I was impressed with the initial detached, uplifting feeling and even welcomed the Indica finish.  Most patients will want to have a more potent and longer lasting strain on hand for tough days, but this is a great mix it up strain with plenty of positive characteristics.