From its very inception, Sour Tangie was destined to be a winner. Deriving its parentage from the ultra-classic Sour Diesel and a new school citrus favorite, Tangie, it builds on both strains’ exceptional profiles – combining both the sweet, bright fermented orange notes of the Tangie with the sharp, fuel-forward flavors of the great Sour D.
This special strain was first brought to life by Crockett Family Farms back in 2012, and Redwood Remedies’ founder Derek Gambrel was one of the first cultivators to land seed packs, purchasing them directly from the breeder.
This strain truly comes to life and expresses its fullest complexities when sungrown in native soil. Having come across dozens of examples grown in every style, it’s abundantly clear that Sour Tangie prefers to be planted straight in the ground and grown under the king of all lights: the sun.
This outstanding example comes from Redwood Remedies mixed light greenhouses in Mendocino County, California, and has an invigorating aroma featuring candied tangerine, flora and a hint of gasoline. Closer inspection of the flower reveals some clear indicators of the Sour Diesel’s parentage via its signature bulbous, ball-like bud growth and lanky thin-leaf varietal structure. However, the Sour Tangie ditches the Sour Diesel’s white hairs in favor of Tangie’s orange ones.
The bright and invigorating aroma translates beautifully to the smoke, delivering puff after puff of fuel-soaked citrus that takes you higher and higher with each flavorful toke. The smoke is lightweight and minimally expansive, making it easy on the lungs and a joy to inhale.
Sour Tangie is a fantastic mood-booster and provides an energetic and motivating effect, making it an excellent choice for a morning or midday smoke. In larger quantities, a buzzy euphoria accompanies the other elements of the Sour Tangie experience.
Redwood Remedies’ Sour Tangie stands out as the best example of the strain I’ve come across in California to date, and delivers both exquisite flavor and uplifting effects. The judges at this year’s Emerald Cup agreed, and awarded this special flower first place in the Third Party Certified Mixed Light Flower category.