Though I am constantly switching up strain flavors because chronic pain does not allow for tolerance breaks, I have a preference for fruity strains (usually as my Work Sativa): lemon, orange, grape, mango, pineapple, etc. If that fruity flavor has back notes of sour, sweet, or skunk, that’s a bonus. So when I noticed nuEra had launched an Orange Velvet Underground RBX strain, I picked up an eighth from nuEra Champaign so I could check out the terpene profile.
Orange Velvet Underground RBX, bred by Ethos Genetics, is an evenly balanced hybrid created through a three-way cross of (Sour Tangie x Mandarin Sunset) x Orange Velvet (clone only). This batch tested at 23.02% THCa, 0.25% CBGa, 0.25% THC, and 23.52% total cannabinoids. Terpenes tested at 1.43%, including these primary terpenes: limonene, beta-caryophyllene, beta-myrcene, and linalool.
The bulbous buds were dark green with darker greens and purples mixed in. Creamy trichomes powdered each bud, and dark rusty pistils protruding everywhere. The aroma first hit with a pungent sour orange that was quickly followed with an earthy skunk.
The flavor repeated the aroma with a strong sweet orange that turned sour after the inhale and an earthy skunk on the exhale, leaving the taste buds with a lingering earthy and sour orange skunk on the tongue. At times, a spicy lemon and sour skunk flavor also pushed through on the inhale and exhale.
The 50/50 hybrid strain leaned more toward sativa effects with an energetic, clear, and creative headspace but was matched with a solid indica-style body buzz. The onset was quick, and too big of hit caused a little light-headedness.
The head high was euphoric and motivational to the point where I decided to add it to our Work Sativa review series. Despite the motivational and energetic aspects, the head high was countered with a strong body buzz that kept the high from becoming racy.
The body-buzz relief allowed me to sit at my desk and focus without pain while working for hours straight. Eventually, at the end of the buzz, the body buzz took over for more of a sedative feel. The strain may be good for those seeking an uplifting sativa without the raciness for day use and for those who chase orange flavored strains. For more Illinois News Joint reviews, click here.
Overall, the terpene profile lived up to what I expected from Orange Velvet Underground RBX and its lineage: bold orange, skunk, and earth flavors with a strong body buzz. I medicated with Orange Velvet Underground RBX mostly while working in the afternoon.
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