My Rating: C+
Type: Sativa Dominant Hybrid
Popular Effects: Energetic, productive, upbeat
Top Medical Use: Emotional withdrawal, anxiety, depression
Appearance: Kind of stringy, longer node spacing than usual. Fluffy nugs with a thin crystal coating
Smell: Weak, needed a lot of coaxing to come out and had a light sparkling of grapefruit
Taste: Very lemon heavy, sharp and full of citrus notes
Negatives: Light cough, cotton mouth, confusion
THC Level: Medium-low
Because Sour Diesel has spread like wildfire in the past decade, many growers have tried their hand at cross breeding it with other strains, some to moderate success and others horrific failure. Personally I can’t say I was a fan of this Lemon Sour Diesel, because even though the quality of the buds themselves were top shelf (I paid full price at a club which usually offers me a discount), the high itself seemed like a mismatched bungle of strains that didn’t know how they wanted to make you feel.
The look of the bud is nice and it glistens softly under white light, although the nugs are a bit leafier and more spread out than your standard Diesel. The taste is quite pleasant, with a heavy indication there is a lemon-based strain present and that the mixture of the specific flavor profiles was no happy accident. It’s reminiscent of a sorbet cleanser you would get in between courses during a tasting menu, something to wake your tastebuds up with a blast of sour and sweet mixed together in blissful harmony.
After the first hit is where it all starts to go wrong though, as you descend into an uncomfortable, almost paranoid state that never really feels like it has a point of relief. If you need to be one hundred percent on point and detail oriented then this is the strain for you, but if you have any intention of just hanging out and being at peace then I’d recommend something a bit more mellowed than the Lemon Sour Diesel we tried.
So how did you react to this high-strung strain? Share your rambling thoughts on it with us below!
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