The expectations are automatically higher when the price of the product is more expensive than it’s competition, and that goes for pretty much everything. After trying out this Broken Coast Cannabis flower I was very satisfied overall, and you‘ll be able to tell after going through this Ruxton strain review. This is a hybrid cultivar, although it was slightly more sativa dominant (70% sativa, 30% indica). The THC levels fluctuate between 17% and 27%, this batch that I tried out specifically was on the lower end at 19% THC and 0% CBD, however that THC percentage is nothing to scoff at, it will most definitely get you lifted!
Ruxton is what Broken Coast named it, however the actual strain here is Sour OG, which is a cross of two of the most popular strains on the planet, Sour Diesel and OG Kush. The dominant terpene is caryophyllene, but the profile is quite complex and also includes myrcene, limonene, linalol and humulene.
Packaging Details: Packaged on 11/20/2019 and tested/reviewed on 02/23/2020, exactly 95 days after being packaged.
Pricing Details: Puchased 3.5 grams for $46.30 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ($13.23/gram)
I had to unstick the fluffy buds that were all stuck together in their nice little container that also stands out in itself, unsticking buds from themselves is very enjoyable. There was a total of 6 nugs in the container, so no popcorn nuggets, which is always a plus. The weed is of a dark green shade with light green spots in between, with some messy dark orange pistils sticking out. The trichomes on this weed is what pushes it over the top, the fluffy buds are completely covered in them, hence the stickiness. Although they do not add humidity pouches in their containers, there was absolutely no dryness issues. The only con here is the amount of leaves and stems, but believe me, I’ve seen way worse.
When it comes to the aroma of this strain, you can definitely smell the profile of both its “parents”, you get the diesel and lemoney Sour Diesel smells, mixed with the “kushy” and piney aroma that OG Kush emits. It seems like everytime I took a whiff there was a new smell that I discovered. It’s very aggressive, in a good way, the entire room smells when you open the container.
The flavor is as pungent as the aroma on this flower, on the inhale you get a kushy, diesel taste which isn’t subtle at all. On the exhale and the after taste there are some sweet and lemony notes, it’s a very enjoyable taste.The freshness of this weed makes the entire smoking experience exceptional, you get thick, white and smooth smoke from this weed.
I’ve seen some consumer reviews on this strain where they had tried batches reaching up to 28% THC, this one was on the lower end at 19% yet the high was somewhat of an unexpected slap in the face! My tolerance is quite high so I was surprised at how strong this was, a head and body high that completely slowed me down, after about an hour the munchies and the pasties kicked in and then it was straight to bed. This aspect is always subjective, but I’ve smoked it a few times now and I wouldn’t call it the most functional weed. It’s great if you want that “agressive” high that stops you in your tracks.
Another VERY solid product from Broken Coast Cannabis, just like Galiano which to me was literally the perfect strain, the high price tag was once again worth it. I would recommend this to anybody that wants to try really high quality, flavorful and great-smelling weed. Beginners beware, this will get you baked like a potato, so if you want to start slow, then I’d recommend trying something a little less potent, although I haven’t really heard of consumers getting that anxiety/paranoia feeling that some other strong strains give you. If you’ve tried out some Ruxton, let me know what you think in the reviews!