What happens when you cross two of the most iconic and heavy-hitting cultivars, Sour Diesel and Gorilla Glue #4? The aptly named and extremely potent, Sour Gorilla is born. And this batch from Curio Wellness is nothing short of a demonstration of growing excellence, featuring nearly 30% THCa and a whopping 3% total terp concentration, making it one of Maryland’s most potent and flavorful tokes.
Contrary to popular belief, when breeding, one often thinks that simply combining big name cultivars with one another will automatically produce an amazing offspring. This is rarely the case. However, when Space Genetix decided to cross the Sour Diesel riri cut with a Gorilla Glue #4 x Polar Bear, they knew exactly what they were doing – and now we’re smoking the instant bestseller with market staying power for the ages.
You don’t need a certificate of analysis to tell you that this batch of Sour Gorilla is particularly compelling. Simply opening a bottle and standing across the room reveals its robust terpene profile, and a quick glance displays an absolutely glittering specimen of cannabis flower. Closer examination confirms that yes, it is indeed covered in a dense shell of trichomes.
Sour Gorilla’s terpene profile is over 50% myrcene, placing it firmly on the heavier side of the spectrum. It certainly retained a lot of the glue-like qualities of its ancestor, giving a hefty body high without being cumbersome and mellowing out just short of a full couch-lock effect. For heavy pain days and particularly difficult spikes in chronic conditions, this profile is for you. Sour Gorilla takes you right to the edge of sedation and keeps you coddled safely in a body high that reaches your deepest aches and pains.
Flavor-wise, the Sour Gorilla keeps the glue coming – making this a gassy smoke, but the florals and fruits do emerge upon the exhale. I suggest you savor the flavor by taking the time to slowly exhale and smack your lips – you’ll be able to further appreciate the nuances of this particular flower, and if you’re lucky, avoid getting too stoned too quickly.
This article was originally published in the June 2021 issue of Maryland Leaf.
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