Billy’s Pheno Strain Review (Carmel Cannabis)

billy's pheno strain on a petri dish

For this cannabis strain review, I tried Billy’s Pheno by Carmel Cannabis. It is a cross of Animal Face Cookies and Girl Scout Cookies. The THC varies, but it ranges from 27 to 33% while CBD is up to 2%.

During my research that led me to the discovery of this strain, I found this description:

“At Carmel, incredible flower all starts with a pheno hunt, where we work through hundreds of seeds to find our unicorn. “

Billy’s Pheno features the latest drop that was selected by our Flower Manager, for its unique terpene profile, bag appeal, and cannabinoid profile. Because it’s just the right thing to do, all our flower is hang dried, hand trimmed, slow cold cured, and hand packaged.” I just copied that, but I hope it can already give you an idea of what you can expect.

  • Lineage: Animal Face Cookies x Girl Scout Cookies 
  • Type: Hybrid 
  • Potency:  27-33% THC, 0-2% CBD
  • Terpene Profile:  Caryophyllene, Limonene, and Myrcene
  • Packaging Details: Packaged 01/03/2023, tested and reviews on 01/19/2023, exactly after 16 days 
  • Pricing Details:  3.5 grams for $48.95 (approximately $13.99/gram)

Appearance: 4/5

The packaging is simple but edgy, enough to get me excited to try what is inside. It comes with a nitrogen-flushed pouch that features a perfect airtight seal. The latter is important for preserving freshness, especially considering that I did not intend to finish them all immediately.

You have two options when you buy Billy’s Pheno by Carmel. I opted for the whole bud.

Meanwhile, if you like it to be more convenient, which I recommend to newbies, there are also pre-rolls in a glass tube. No more grinding and rolling on your own, so you can proceed to enjoying it!

There’s nothing special about how it looks, but I would like to note how the trichs are highly evident. It looks like the Jean-Guy Strain, which has remarkable trichome glands.

billy's pheno strain

Aroma: 4.5/5

Immediately out of the product packaging, I noticed that the bud was a bit dry. Nonetheless, after smelling it, I was relieved.

It has a woody aroma with a hint of peach, adding just enough fruity smell to balance the robustness.

As I was grinding Billy’s pheno bud, the aroma became more pronounced. Top-notch weed sellers believe fresh and terpy is best, and that’s exactly what you can expect from this strain.

Thanks to the flower manager at Carmel, I was able to experience a combination of different aromas that only made me more excited about what was to come.

Flavor: 4.5

In terms of flavor, Billy’s Pheno by Carmel does not disappoint. At its price, I had quite high expectations. Good enough, I wasn’t disappointed. The aroma is just a teaser of what’s to come. From the first hit, I was treated to distinct flavors.

I used a dry vape to try this strain. At lower temperatures, the taste reminded me of peach, which is similar to how it smelled. There was a bit of gas at the end but nothing bothersome. Meanwhile, if you increase the temperature, lemon, and pepper seem to be the more dominant flavors.

The combination of sweet and earthy flavors made the experience more enjoyable. Smoking was also smooth, similar to my experience with the Ultra Sour Strain.

Effects: 4/5

The effects of Billy’s Pheno start as Sativa. It’s quite a heavy hitter, so I don’t recommend it to those who are looking for something easygoing. This isn’t for daily smoking, but that’s a personal opinion. Aside from being expensive, it has a strong effect.

A few hits of Billy’s Pheno and I already felt the effects. It’s a bit heavy throughout the body, but it became even stronger when I felt the weight in my eyes. Despite such, I was energetic and alert. The good thing is that even if I was high, I am focused.

Given its effects, Billy’s Pheno strain can be a great choice for social activities, especially parties.

However, note that the potential effects can vary from one individual to another. Our bodies are different, and hence, various strains can create different reactions.

Overall: 4/5

While it isn’t my favorite out of everything I recently tried, Billy’s Pheno Strain and find it outstanding. From the aroma to the flavor, it has something distinct to offer. For social gatherings where you need energy, this can be a good option.

However, if you want something to smoke daily, then you should go for something else, such as the Limelight Strain.


  • Blue Dream: Similar sweet berry aroma and uplifting effects, widely available, often lower priced.
  • Pineapple Express: Tropical aroma, energetic high, and pain relief, slightly higher price point, and less common.
  • Green Crack: Citrus scent, energizing high, and appetite suppression. Slightly cheaper, but can cause anxiety in some.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Billy’s Pheno strain?

Billy’s Pheno strain is a hybrid cannabis strain that is known for its uplifting and energizing effects, as well as its fruity and citrusy aroma.

How long do the effects of Billy’s Pheno strain last?

The effects of Billy’s Pheno strain can last between 2-4 hours depending on various factors such as dosage, tolerance, and consumption method. Individual experiences may vary.

Are there any side effects of using Billy’s Pheno strain?

While the side effects of using Billy’s Pheno strain are generally mild, users may experience dry mouth, dry eyes, dizziness, and anxiety if they consume too much.

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