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Peppermint Kush and Railroad Golden Ale

The minty yet slightly sour Peppermint Kush and the hoppy citrus freshness of the ale is a killer complement.

Peppermint Kush by Mr. Happy Farms is an excellent example of what quality Cannabis should be. Upon the first look of its frosted candy-like peaks, I could tell it was a crowd-pleaser and a definite treat for even discerning connoisseurs. 

The initial aroma is very minty – more so than even I thought to expect from a Peppermint cross – and we’ve paired it with the Railroad Golden Ale from Bearpaw Brewing out in Wasilla. The aroma mixture of the minty yet slightly sour Peppermint Kush and the hoppy citrus freshness of the ale is a killer complement, with the taste from both being an even more mind-melding experience! On your first toke, you can tell the Peppermint traits are very dominant in this plant. Often, Peppermint strains I’ve experienced leave something to be desired on the actual menthol terps, but this does not disappoint, combining that fresh muddled mint flavor with the delicious fizz and burst of fresh hops from the Railroad Golden Ale. It’s like catching a cold breeze in your face on a winter morning that will wake you up and put you back down shortly after. 

The high is utterly euphoric, with waves coming and going as I continued down the joint and to the bottom of my glass. The high seemed to have most of its effect in my lower to mid-back and at the top of my head, which was great since I had spent all day working and gardening – so that’s ultimately where I needed it most! This pairing is a heavy-hitter testing at almost 20%, bringing the crossfade at a fantastic pace and leaving you sitting or lying down to your favorite show in no time. Definitely a late-night type of combination! 

This flower is a beautifully dense smoke with a gorgeous high to match. Pair that with a quality microbrew like that of Bearpaw Brewing, and there’s no way you can’t win in the flavor department. Stop by your local dispensary and ask for the Peppermint Kush while it’s available – with winter coming deeper into full swing here in Alaska, you’ll want to have this one in your pipe for sure!

This article was originally published in the November 2020 issue of Alaska Leaf.

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