Even if I am familiar with the parent strains, I try not to guess the effects of crosses because I’ve been wrong too many times. What I do have a better guess at is the effects of the strain on my body based on its terpene profile, particularly a specific set of secondary terpenes.
When I noticed Dubble Rainbow by Bedford Grow on the menu at Maribis Springfield, I assumed the indica cross of Dubble Grape X Oz Kush BX2 would be one of those Bedford Grow strains with a clear head high (because of the Oz Kush BX2) and traditional hybrid effects, but of course, I was wrong.
When I noticed the test results listed the primary terpenes as limonene, β-caryophyllene, β-myrcene, and linalool (along with its lineage), I assumed a certain aroma and flavor profile but wasn’t sure. However, when I noticed a batch of secondary terpenes that included α-bisabolol, α-terpineol, endo-fenchyl alcohol, and trans-nerolidol (Guaiol is the other but was not in this strain) I knew my body was going to respond well to the body buzz.
This Dubble Rainbow batch tested at 23.39% THCa, 0.64% THC, 0.31% CBGa, and 24.34% total cannabinoids. When these specific secondary terpenes group up for a considerable percentage of terpenes, in this case 0.51%, the total combines for the third highest percentage of terpene and almost without fail delivers a stronger body buzz than other strains without this set of secondary terpenes.
The thumb-sized dense buds were green, dark green, and purple with bright rusty pistils and, as almost always with Bedford Grow flower, well trimmed. From the first whiff from the jar, I could tell this aroma and flavor would be similar to the Grape Sugar Cookies and Punch Breath instead of the traditional “chem” and ‘kush” lines of Chem de la Chem, Orange Whip, I-95, Pootie Tang, Orange Afghani, Fraction Run, The Mothership, and more.
The Dubble Rainbow aroma hit with the familiar sweet chem and chamomile with added notes of citrus, minty hops, and pine. But I thought Dubble Rainbow’s flavor profile delivered a better and more diverse taste than the Grape Sugar Cookies and Punch Breath.
The flavor medley of sweet fruit, citrus, sour grape, gas, chemmy kush, and pine blended well together for a tasty inhale and exhale. Out of the many Bedford Grow strains I’ve sampled, Dubble Rainbow’s flavors fit most of my personal favorites. As mentioned, because of the Oz Kush BX2 parent, I assumed Dubble Rainbow would have a clear-headed high, but I was wrong.
Dubble Rainbow first delivered an energy boost and active thoughts, but as the full strength of the buzz crept in, the mental space headed straight for the tradition indica effects with heavy and slower thoughts and loss of concentration. Eventually, the mental effects left me in thoughtlock or tangent thought wondering.
My assumption was correct, though, about my body’s response to the secondary terpene delivering a heavy body buzz. The mental and physical buzzes slowly crept together, as if feeding one each other, causing more and more sedative effects. Eventually, the muscle-cramp relief came in heavy waves of sedation causing more drowsiness. The buzz also lasted longer than the Grape Sugar Cookies and Punch Breath.
Overall, I found Dubble Rainbow to be the best flavorful night medication I’ve sample from Bedford Grow, even more than the strain called Blackout. With Dubble Rainbow, I medicated a couple hours before sleep and let the sedation catch up to me. The strain also consistently boosted my appetite tremendously to the point of munchies (which I rarely get).
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