For this cannabis strain review I tried out some Island Pink Head produced by Dunn Cannabis under the Shelter Craft brand. I’ve had an awesome experience with their Karma flower, unfortunately it wasn’t necessarily the same in this case. This Indica-dominant hybrid cultivar came with 20.01% THC and an insignificant amount of CBD. Below is an in-depth Island Pink Head strain review.
Lineage: Island Pink x Screwhead
Terpene Profile: 1.861% Total – Caryophyllene (0.434%), Myrcene (0.413%), Limonene (0.314%), Bisabolol (0.14%), Linalool (0.14%)
Packaging Details: Packaged on 11/23/20 and tested/reviewed on 05/01/21, exactly 159 days later. Lot# 20-P82
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $32.00 at Shelter Market ($9.14/gram). This was a discount, the usual price is $40.00 for 3.5 grams.
The main issue with the appearance aspect was the dryness, which extends itself into pretty much every aspect since dryness means dead terps and dead terps mean flavorless/odorless/harsh weed. I had to resurrect (rehydrate) this weed with a humidity pouch for 72 hours to get some of the odor back (see below). The trim on these bad boys wasn’t the best, there were too many leaves just hanging around for my liking. The weed is of an emerald green color accented by a small amount of purple calyxes and orange pistils. A sheet of grey trichomes cover the buds, some still intact.
The aromatic situation began as somewhat of a tease, as in you knew that the gassy and kushy smells really wanted to come out, but they just couldn’t. Even 24 hours of “humidity-pouching” didn’t fully revive the terps, but I feel like 72 hours did. The odor became significantly stronger after “healing” for 3 days in the mason jar, the earthy aromas were more apparent once the weed was milled.
This Island Pink Head experience consistently felt like it was lacking something, like it should be really good but it’s just not that great. Seems like combustion didn’t do much to bring out any flavors, the smoke was smooth though so that’s always a plus, but the flavor was quite muted. Hints of some gassy kush remained on the palate on the exhale but it wasn’t anything to write home about.
The effects were leaning heavy towards the Indica type of high, they came in strong and quick before I finished my joint and you can feel this Island Pink Head strain slow you down as you’re smoking. This hits behind the eyes, and instantly relaxes the body, however the lethargic feeling follows up pretty quickly. This isn’t early morning weed if you want to have yourself a productive day!
This was an interesting experience, it felt like this Island Pink Head was a first-overall pick and didn’t have a good first season, like you know the potential is there! Personally I would definitely try out some more of this cultivar in the future if Dunn Cannabis comes out with some newer batches, their Karma was second-to-none. If you’ve tried some of this, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!