Origins and Backstory: This is a Gage Green release of high genetic variation. Sophisticated Lady, as it is now named, is the famous Ghost OG crossed to a Grateful Breath male. Grateful Breath is Gage's own creation: OGKB crossed to their famous Joseph OG male. The full genetics look like: Ghost OG x (OGKB x Joseph OG).
Appearance: Phenotypes represented the whole spectrum of their parents, with my favorite being in the middle (as you could guess). The Grateful Breath-structured plants were my favorites, with incredible hybrid vigor. The best plants pitched huge towers of incredibly chunky, dense, resinous flowers that looked like some hulky variation of Girl Scout Cookies. Flowers are colorful too, with greens, purples, reds, and some yellows showing up. A lot of variation in this cross, but there are absolutely stunning phenotypes to be found.
Aroma: First impressions of the flower are citrus, floral blossom notes, skunk, burning rubber OG, and even light notes of bittersweet chocolate. Broken nugs smell intensely of citrus and chocolate, reminiscent of Toblerone and clementines. The background is fairly piney, and brings Pacific Northwest forest floors to mind, making for a very intense and diverse aroma. Both parents seem improved upon through this cross. This is damp, dank, and terpene-filled flower that will stink up the neighborhood. The intense aroma draws users back to the jar to huff a the terpene-rich air within, and is therapeutic in itself. All-around an impressively enjoyable twist on OG and Cookie genetics. The chocolate clementine OG phenotypes were my favorites. There were some fuel-heavy gasoline phenotypes as well.
Flavor: Overall, I would describe the flavor like an orange blossom sugar cookie with hints of skunk and gasoline. Similar to the aroma, the flavor is intensely citrusy, floral, skunky, and herbal. Cookie flavors become much more prevalent in the smoke compared to the bouquet. While most cookies express dough-like flavors, this variety has notes of freshly-baked sugar cookies, orange blossom honey, and gas. I've never actually experienced anything like it in cannabis. The flavor is unique, and really has won me over. The tokes with the strongest cookie flavors are really something to experience, completely coating ones throat in sugar cookie flavored smoke.
Effects: Devastating and potent, the best phenotypes from this variety are day-ruining. They will immediately, completely, and irreversibly change one's headspace,. This is the kind of flower whose effects will cut through any others, and will render most other flower ineffective after smoking. Sophisticated Lady is super potent, and can even be too intense for experienced smokers. She is felt equally in the head as well as the body, providing a complete-being-stone experience. She is euphoric, giggly, red eyed, happy, numbing, and dumbing. The feeling simplifies things, and one feels like a child again. Be warned. Definitely not for social situations as it will shut you up, I prefer to use this variety for rainy days and mellow indoor activities.
Overall Experience: The bag appeal of the phenomenally dense and trichome-encruste-flowers sing for attention alongside the citrus-sugar-cookie-gasoline-floral bouquet. Like all other aspects of this cultivar, these flowers come on boldly. The stone hits deeply across the brain, body, and soul, much like an OG. The full effect sets in over time, resulting in a pillow-like dream state. I love watching enthusiasts react to the experience of Sophisticated Lady. She really is the whole package of beauty, brawn, and olfactory satisfaction, and is an incredible representation of the current trends in cannabis culture. This cultivar truly embodies some of the best aspects of OG, Cookies, and something unique from Gage.