Critical Jack (Alpine Herbal Wellness)Review

Appearance

Though this sample probably wouldn’t stand out in a row of jars full of top shelf strains, it certainly belongs there judging from its coating of well-preserved trichomes and overall healthy appearance.  Its manicure was a little shaggy and the structure was a little on the wispy side (seems like it was a light yielder, possibly due to heat stress), but there were no important flaws to the final product.  The harvest timing was good, though we normally like to see slightly more cloudy and ambering heads.

Flavor

Not quite as “Jack-y” as the smell, the flavor was a little more muted, with some slightly earthy notes at times overpowering the spicy, flowery Haze flavor.  The smoke was very smooth and non-expansive, making this a superb choice for patients who don’t want to cough when medicating.  It burned away to a light gray ash, showing that it had received a proper flush before harvest.

Euphoria

(We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Mood elevation, anti-anxiety, appetite stimulation, headache relief — Jack Herer hybrids are known for being helpful for nerve issues such as fibromyalgia as well.

Overall

Despite the long duration, this one didn’t stay at peak potency for very long, only feeling strong for 45 minutes or so , then feeling eminently functional and basically scaling down from there until it was barely noticeable at about two and a half hours.  That said, the effects were great for all of us and made this a pretty perfect daytime medication no matter the activity… it would be good for creative pursuits, data entry/menial type of work, watching a movie, etc. — anything where sustained attention is desirable would be enhanced by this one.  Taste and smell-wise, it pretty much brought the expected Jack Herer bag of smells and tastes, though the smell in particular was top-notch and would be the deciding factor to make us give this strain a try amongst 20 others.  This is recommended as a fairly motivational and focused daytime type of med for those who don’t need serious pain relief or enduring top-level potency.