Origins and Backstory: A package of seeds was given to a friend of mine as a tester directly from Gage. I haven't seen these seeds anywhere from Gage and they must've been scrapped. He then gave these seeds to me as part of a Sour Chem project. I only had 50% germination rates, and a single female. This is that female.
Appearance: The flowers from this strain are gorgeous. However she is grown, the plant exhibits extreme trichome development, and bright green flowers. The coldest of temperatures will not get her to darken, or purple. However, she seems to get even frostier at cold temperatures, as if a dew of cannabinoids settles on the bud in the cold. Beautiful, frosty, classic finger-like flowers.
Aroma: This plant has one of the most bizarre aromas I've come across in cannabis. It is super sweetbut uniquely refreshing with unmistakable and prominent notes of baby wipes, aloe vera, and rubbing alcohol. Others have described it as smelling very hoppy like an IPA, and "the cleaning product aisle at Whole Foods." It's very strange, and I've never smelled anything like it in cannabis. It is entirely different from the lemon-pinesol-fuel from chemdog, but is very chemical in nature. I think baby wipes sums it up perfectly. There are also strong notes of citrus, honey, and graham cracker. It really smells like a graham cracker covered in orange blossom honey all wrapped up in a baby wipe and aloe vera leaves! The odd combination of bouquet certainly conjures up intrigue.
Flavor: The flavor is largely different from the aroma, and not nearly as refreshing. It leans heavily toward aloe vera, hoppy IPA beer, and honey grahams. There is almost no chemical flavor present, and this plant does not resemble the Chemdog or Sour Diesel lineage as I have ever known it. It is pleasant and nostalgic for me personally to experience the flavor of honey grahams or graham crackers in cannabis, and the aloe vera is certainly an interesting note. The flavor is enjoyable but nearly not as remarkable as the actual Chemdog genetic line.
Effects: Felt immediately, this cross is somewhat sativa-dominant in its effect. It is happy and euphoric but remains potent and effective. It will cut through previous smokes of the day, and the intensity gradually builds in waves in the frontal lobe. This flower is felt behind the eyes but also strongly in the mind and brain itself. It is fun, entertaining, motivating, but still has the comforting warm blanket effect that I typically associate with indicas. This is very pleasant and day-dreamy herb without being too heavy. It is very strong though, and in excess produces more stoney, confusing effects. In moderation, this is really fun and a bit silly, and very comfortable.
Overall Experience: This is really enjoyable ganja. The smell is one of the strangest and most unique in cannabis I've come across, and the nuggets are an absolute gorgeous lime-green covered in a layer of resin. The flavor is not quite as impressive or remarkable as the nose, but is nice nonetheless. I appreciate this smoke mid-to-early afternoons. It keeps you going in a productive manner but with a more relaxed state of mind. This is all-around fun weed, but it will not take the place of any of my personal favorites. It is enjoyable for a unique change every now and then, but that is really the niche of this flower. It is meant to change things up in an unusual way, but I don't think anybody will replace the classic elite clone-only plants in their garden with this one. Gage Green produced something beautiful, unique, and enjoyable here that is most certainly worth running.