White it had some signs of stress such as extra foxtailing and some yellowed leaves that were left on, this was a very pretty Island Sweet Skunk. It had a rather Sativa structure and looked immediately potent in the jar with its ultra-bright thick orange pistils and its uber-frosty calyxes. The harvest timing is where this strain really shined, as it was perfect — there are some ambers visible practically anywhere you look… nice patience by the grower. We did spot a few tiny seed pods, but they didn’t seem to affect the experience.
Maybe the most aromatic ISS we’ve come across, this one was more complex than usual, with some interesting spice notes that brought to mind a Durban Poison along with a slightly sweet soil + pine cleaner twang. All of that on top of the standard ISS candy orange backdrop combined with its above-average pungency made this one we kept smelling in the jar.
There was some disagreement here in terms of how much we actually liked the taste, but one reviewer loved it while the others were lukewarm — both picked up creamy grapefruit (citrus + pine) though. The smoke was pretty smooth but expansive and made us cough at times. The final ash was almost perfect, as it burned to a fluffy near-white.
(We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) ISS has shown benefits in alleviating symptoms of RSD, MS, Fibromyalgia, nausea, chemotherapy (fatigue, appetite stimulant), Glaucoma, Epilepsy, nerve pain, headaches, while also providing strong ocular attention throughout, mood elevation, and appetite stimulation.
This might be our overall favorite ISS that we’ve seen (and we’ve gotten quite a few)… devastatingly potent at the onset, it’s one for the connoisseurs and experienced patients only, especially at higher dosages. ISS is a strain known for having a lot of great medicinal benefits, and this strain was no exception… if you can deal with the bouts of anxiety that it can sometimes cause, it will reward you with potency and varied effects. While we can complain a bit about the overall structure and the manicure (especially the browning/yellowed leaves left on), the harvest timing and other care was superb down to the flush — no real issues here. If you’re a fan of this strain and find yourself in Breckenridge, you can’t go wrong with this one… superb example of ISS that will really reel you in with the smell.
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