on June 25th, 2016
This one one of the best cuts of Gorilla Glue I’ve ever had, and I’ve smoked my fair share with it blowing up recently in California. The growers over at Gold Seal in San Francisco really nailed it with this batch of their Gold Seal Glue. From how frosty the nugs are, to the dank funk that erupts out of an open jar, to the stellar out of this world sativa stone — this shit was pretty fire.The first thing that hits you is the strong, bitter, spicy tones emitted by these dank nugs. The initial blast of spicy funk pulls you into a layered medley of spice, earth, sour, and coffee. You get an aroma of almost old coffee in the backend, similar to the smell of an old adhesive. The profile may not be for everyone, if it was bottled as a cologne it’d be some musky manly shit, but if you’re into it - it’s fantastic. The odor carries over fairly well to the flavor. You get a sense of most of the tones, particularly the earthy coffee-like terps.
The second thing that really gets you is the look of these nugs. They’re just spot on what a strong healthy nug should look like. It’s dense, frosty, well manicured, and allowed to cure to the proper level. It’s a pleasure breaking up these nugs and getting my fingers covered in sticky sparkling trichomes. The nug structure was pretty interesting to see, it was very reminiscent of an O.G. It’s a dense nug that has a stubby yet sharp foxtail on top. The trim job was great, I love it when you’re left with some fan leave because they’re 1. so frosty why let em go, and 2. cause they’re so tight on the nug. Gives the nug a different character.
It’s nice to have a sativa-dominant version of Gorilla Glue. Most of the cuts out there are the indica variety and emphasize on the couch lock, which this strain eliminates those heavy vibes and elevates your mind to new heights. I’m not sure of the lineage of this cut, as Gold Seal doesn’t provide any info on their site. But if it’s derived from Gorilla Glue, it should be a derivative of Chem’s Sister, Chocolate Diesel, and Sour Dubb — obviously mixed with something else, most likely sativa dominant. Not that I don’t like a good couch lock, but it’s awesome when you can take a strain that's great for pain relief and add in a spark of energy and creativity. And this wasn’t an overwhelming psychedelic sativa high that sweeps you off your feet, like Elmer’s Glue. It did enhance some pains at some points, partially due to the heightened senses. But overall, and most of the time, pain was massively reduced if not nonexistent.
This is an excellent sativa to kick back and unwind with. It sparks you senses, gives you a bit of energy, and relaxes your body and anxieties. I wouldn’t recommend this strain for work, as it does hamper short term memory a bit more, and makes it a little more difficult to focus. The munchies were decent, I could eat fairly consistently as a person who suffers from lack of appetite. The cerebral heady high will keep you coming back for more, especially when you’re pain free and chillin’ hard. I give this strain an 9/10, it’d be perfect if it’d burn to a clean white ash and was just refined a little further.