Today we are reviewing another batch of the delicious Super Skunk from one of our favorite dispensaries in San Diego, Alpha Medic. This strain definitely holds true to it’s name; known for producing an aroma similar to a skunk on steroids. The taste of the batch we are reviewing is nothing to get that excited about, but the euphoric high and spacey zone the bud creates is sure to create a memorable smoke session.
Super Skunk is lab tested by SC Labs at 19.1 % THC and 2.4% CBD, putting up good test result numbers. Would not recommend this for mornings unless you are specifically looking to wake up slowly. Stoney but uplifting effects.
When we popped the top of the container open, we were overwhelmed with a sharp cheddar cheese smell accented by a pleasantly sweet, skunk smell. The pungent cheese smell kept our noses glued to the container, and was reminiscent of the white cheddar popcorn smell from the batch of Cheese we had earlier this month. This peaked our curiosity, and we began doing some research to find out why.
After a little digging, we found out where this cheese smell was coming from. You see, the genetics of Super Skunk consist of Sensi Seeds Skunk #1 and Afghanistan. Skunk #1 is a cross of Mexico, Colombia, and Afghanistan. Afghanistan is an original strain, so when Skunk #1 was back-crossed with it’s true Afghani parents, it created a ‘super’ hybrid, hence the name, Super Skunk. On the other hand, the famous Big Buddha Cheese strain is a phenotype of Sensi Seeds Skunk #1 and Afghani. They have the SAME parents, no wonder they have similar smells, tastes, and effects! The story behind Cheese is sort of a miracle. It originated in 1988 as one unique phenotype that grew impressively large buds from a packet of Sensi Seeds Skunk #1. The plant was quickly cloned and named “Cheese,” because of the buds very distinct cheesy odor.
The dispensary categorizes this strain on their menu as a Sativa. However, after looking at strain genetics, and actually smoking the buds ourselves… we found it to have a super strong couch-lock effect, indicating it may be more indica-heavy than they think. We would list it as a Hybrid. Either way, Super Skunk is an awesome strain — no argument there.