One thing is for sure when it comes to this Subway Scientist strain that’s made by Riff, it gets you HIGH. The THC content varies between 16% and 26%, this batch was on the higher end with 24.77% and an insignificant amount of CBD. It’s an indica dominant strain that’s constantly sold out where I buy cannabis, so I was very excited to finally be able to try it out. For now, my experience with Riff is Two Tone Ban, which was above average but nothing to go crazy about, so I didn’t really know what to expect here.
When it comes to lineage, the only information I found is that this strain is Aphria’s version of Granddaddy Purple, which in itself is a cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud.
Packaging Details: This was packaged on 02/13/2020 and tested/reviewed on 03/27/2020, exactly 43 days after being packaged.
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $27.90 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ($7.97/gram)
Meh is the best way to describe the look of this strain. The reason why it even got a two is because of the cool different colors that come out of the buds, there are many bright purple spots throughout the nugs, when you mix in the amber trichomes and dark orange pistils, the visuals look good. HOWEVER, the humidity content on this was at 32% when I opened up a sealed container, that is WAY too dry, I had to be careful moving the weed from the RIFF container to a jar. There were many stems, almost on every nug, and there were definitely some pop-corn nugs present. Below average for me.
Now as I mentioned above, this was very dry so I rehydrated it for 24 hours using a Boveda pack. Before doing that, there was a very little herbal smell, it felt like the terps were dead on this one. After rehydration, I noticed some tiny sweet notes but still, the best of the aroma was too far gone on this, and I would love to experience the grape/sweet berry scents that I keep reading about, this wasn’t it.
Interestingly enough, there was a little more flavor to this than there was smell. On the inhale I noticed some sweet fruity notes, very subtle though. On the exhale and the after taste, it went back to tasting earthy more than anything else. I was also coughing through the entire time, everytime I smoked this, so that dropped the score for me too.
This is where things get a little interesting, I’m usually not the biggest fan of getting completely stoned, like not functional, barely being able to move. I’m also mostly on flower, it’s been quite a while since I dabbed, so this was completely passed what I’m used to with strong weed. The 24.77% THC on this Subway Scientist turned me into a zombie for a good 30 minutes. It’s both a cerebral and a body buzz, and it’s strong as hell. I haven’t gotten this high in a while, so that part was pretty much the only impressive aspect of this entire Subway Scientist strain review.
I would rate this whole experience below average. I’ve read good things, but as you can tell by now, this was not that great. Although, the high was intense, so if you’re a regular consumer and you want to get really stoned while not really caring about any other aspect, then you should give this a try (and I mean REALLY HIGH). I would not suggest this to beginners at all, it’s way too strong, and it’s not even worth it. I hope that in the future, I can get another batch of this weed, and be a little bit more satisfied. If you’ve tried out some Subway Scientist before, let me know how it went in the comments below!