It seems like Ultra Sour is one of those classic strains that we’ve all tried out pre-legalization, it’s a cultivar that consumers are quite familiar with. Personally, I’m a huge Ultra Sour fan….WHEN IT’S DONE RIGHT. This specific one is produced by Wildlife Cannabis and was purchased on Shelter Market medicinally. It’s a Sativa-dominant hybrid that came with 22.5% THC, an inconsiderable amount of CBD and a whole lot of dead terps. Below is an in-depth breakdown.
Lineage: MK Ultra x East Coast Sour Diesel
Terpene Profile: Terpinolene, Pinene, Limonene.
Packaging Details: Packaged on 09/10/2020 and tested/reviewed on 04/10/2021, exactly 212 days later. Lot# 20-P55
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $19.35 at Shelter Market (Medical) ($5.53/gram)
I was left pretty disappointed with this experience overall, and the disappointment started as soon as I saw the packaging date on the bag, before even opening it. This was packaged over seven months ago, harvested probably close to eight months ago, and that’s just not right. It should be six month maximum, and personally, three months makes more sense to me. Because of this “laying in a bag and not getting smoked for 7 months” situation, the weed actually felt old. The moisture content was OK at 50% RH, but it’s not always about that. There were only 4 nugs in the bag, 1 large one (1.9 grams) and three medium ones. They felt dense, but not sticky at all, you can’t actually squish any of the buds as they would instantly start to break up. Using a grinder for this, the weed was milled to powder which doesn’t help the actual smoking experience. On top of all that, it came underweight at 3.45 grams. It looked alright, that’s about it.
The aromatic experience that I got is comparable to drinking instant coffee in a cafe that brews fresh expressos. Sure, it kinda smells like it’s supposed, but it REALLY doesn’t. I got a tiny whiff of that goodness that a mix of terpinolene and limonene usually provides, that sweet and sour citrus, green apple, pine type of aroma, but on such a small scale that it was basically a big tease. This is my favorite terpene profile, and boy was I disappointed. You can smell the dead terps buried in the bag. After 48 hours of rehydration, there was a significant change, the Ultra Sour aromas came back stronger, the weed felt fresher, the smoke felt cleaner.
This is similar to the aroma, before rehydration it was actually even worse because of how harsh the smoke was. The flavor was completely muted and there was a serious throat itch while smoking. The situation slightly improved after 48 hours of a Boveda pack laying in the jar, the smoke was a little smoother, the flavor was a little more present.
This was by far my favorite aspect of this entire Ultra Sour strain review, getting the THC into the body was not the most pleasant experience, but once the cannabinoids entered, it became a party. It’s an excellent Sativa-type of high that gets you in a good mood instantly, you can feel your body relax while still being able to focus at a task at hand, or keep an awesome conversation going. The initial high lasted about 60 minutes without much brain-fog once the effects were gone.
Let’s be honest here, I would expect such quality from stores based on my past experiences, but not from my medical provider so this was even more disappointing. However, will I make a general conclusion after trying only ONE product from an LP? Of course not! When it comes to this specific batch, I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone really, and if you do grab some of this make sure that you got some Humidity pouches on deck. I will most definitely try other products from Wildlife Cannabis, I know they can do better!