I took the plants at one day shy of 8 weeks flowering. I could have let them go 7-10 more days but opted to take them before the trichs had all clouded bc I wanted to see how much head I could get from the genetics.
Taste: I am very anxious to see the full potential of the taste bc it is so subtle and mild in its development. It is the smoothest smoke I have ever had. Even when I smoked trich coated leaves freash out of a dehydrator before flushing I have yet to get a harsh hit. One thing is for sure curing is absolutely necessary to bring out the taste. It has a very airy, lemony sometimes menthol bite underneath it. Its very hard to nail down the taste in one word and imo is what makes me say it earns the right to be called "complex" but mild. I strongly believe that the finished taste will be lemony pine with a mild menthol aftertaste.
Smell: You have to handle the bud to really get the full scent but when you do it is undeniable. Again, citrus lemon/orange with a medium skunk fragrance underneath. Sometimes it comes across like Lemony Pledge (the cleaner). I was prepared the entire grow to use a scent control strategy but never had to. That worried me at first. I like strong scent and have always equated it with strong bud. Not the case. The smell is really coming along tho-again, you must cure properly to realize this potential (like any true conisseure strain). Everyday we smoke a little to see how the cure is coming along and the smell gets stronger and clearer.
High: This is the absolute best part of the strain. I call it "instant creeper" bc even though part of it hits you instantly you are not as high as you are going to be in about 30-45 minutes. The high is instant in the head behind the nose and forehead and moves down quickly. It def makes the crowd giddy and full of conversation. One seasoned toker remarked that "I think it is the most pleasant high I have ever had." I would have to agree- it really does make you happy when you smoke it. I have noticed myself involuntarily smiling several times sitting at my computer after smoking it.
As far as the "creeper" aspect- after it gives you an initial boost it makes you think it has peaked in your head but then it hits you in your waist and ass for about 2 more hours. Two-three good joint hits and I would say its good for a 3 hour stone for the casual smoker while seasoned tokers might light up again after 2. Take 3-5 joint hits if you want to be "blasted" or 2 good bong hits will rip you wide open. Dont decidce what you want to do after just smoking it bc like I said there will be a second wave coming that might change your plans.
I would say the THC is probably true to form at around 15-20%. No munchies, some cotton mouth but not unbearable, good to take a short nap midway through and very creative. Pick something you want to focus on or get into right before you smoke or have ppl over. It makes you very intercative with whatever you are doing and it wont bother you or make you paranoid to be social. This would be the stuff you would want to smoke to take the edge off an acid trip midway through. If nothing else you can just lie back on your bed and giggle at the electric waves running through you.