As Rainbow Beltz continues to gain steam in the marketplace, Have Hash’s Headstash live rosin makes it easy to understand why.
While there are already heater renditions of this strain out there that have taken home trophies, the particular phenotype selected and grown by Talking Trees is among the finest. And it’s no surprise that once that material ended up in the hands of Have Hash founder Jacob Stockwell, you were going to be dealing with some serious heat.
Founded in 2015, Have Hash is a small legacy brand based in Humboldt focused on quality and transparency. They primarily work with Talking Trees and other local, sustainable farms to acquire and process unique cultivars to produce a diverse lineup of commercially viable live rosins that taste wildly good. They achieve this using a tiered pricing system: Value (the most accessible cultivars and pricing), Private Reserve (above average cultivars, moderate pricing), and Headstash (exotic cultivars, top-shelf pricing) – which is what we wanted to sample, naturally.
Rainbow Beltz was created by Archive Seed Bank after they decided to breed the Z and Moonbow. It features the Moonbow #75 that was hunted down from 200 seeds. When they backcrossed it to Z, it resulted in a bunch of Z-dominant phenotypes that are real hitters. Z is still king for many people when it comes to solventless, especially in regard to flavor and impact. A lot of the strains that hit harder than Z don’t wash well, so if you want to experience them, you basically need to either grow them yourself or be the R&D guy in the washroom at the hash company that delivers the bad news to the chief and sneaks a dab on the way.
This Rainbow Beltz live rosin hits on that amazingly sweet and complex Z terpene – strong, but there’s this extra slice of funk going on that feels like it traces back to the Face-Off OG (that helped create the Dosidos) from which the Moonbow was bred. It’s definitely not a Z terp, but once they all get blended together during consumption, it leans a bit more toward the candy terps than the funk. As for the high, it had some decent body to it, but I found the cerebral aspects to have a bit more kick.
My bottom line: Rainbow Beltz is more of a “watch the fireworks” dab than a couchlock dab … and in my opinion, that’s a great thing.
This article was originally published in the April 2022 issue of California Leaf.
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