Went into a Four20 near me looking to buy some stuff on the lower side of average price. There was a really good budtender minding the store. She had some recommendations and was able to rattle off the terpene percentages of everything else I was looking at. One of the ones I asked about was this Electric Honeydew and she said it wasn't bad, so I grabbed an eighth for review.
Been grabbing Aurora's products since 2016 and reviewing them formally on this website since 2018. Since then I've spent $267.95 on their whole flower products or 4.31% of the total spent on legal recreational cannabis, making them the 2nd most purchased producer in my reviews.
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San Rafael '71
I've reviewed a SR71 product 9 times, 4 of which were for 3.5g packages of dried flower. Quality-wise, I tend to rate their products 19.1% lower than average.
Price for the eighth was $20.99, with a 15% discount that anyone walking into the store could get. That's just under $5.99 per gram and well below the static average I've paid for a 3.5 gram package size in the past ($9.12 per gram, or $31.92 for the package).
The Honeydew was purchased June 14, 2023 and I reviewed it about a week later on June 20th. The cannabis was packaged January 27 2023, or 138 days before I bought it, which is 43% more than our average for a dried flower purchase in the recreational market (96 days).
Terps are shown as 3.17%, which is 10% higher than the average we're tracking for flower product that shows a terpene percentage (2.88% of any terpene).
Cannabinoids were shown as 25.9% THC + CBD, thats 27% higher than the average we're tracking through our flower purchases (20.4%).
Makes a good first impression. Nice sized buds with vibrant greens. Trim is good but close on the upper fascia, exposing some immature seed pods. Good trichome coverage although some have congealed somewhat.
Feel is very nice. Soft compression with good return. Grinds to green fluff.
The composition is sweet citrus and tropical fruit. A polite layer of funk and a gassy, oily herb mixture to finish it off. There isn't much low tone or bottom notes to round out this profile, giving it a sprung feel.
The profile's frontage is gingery, but the spices play secondary to sour florals and honey backed by peppery heat. Felt like a bunch of familiar tones mixed up to feel new. With use in a vaporizer it dries down into the floral tones but they have good resonance so it maintains an interesting flavour throughout.
Found it pretty friendly but not mild.
San Rafael '71 Electric Honeydew
Around $6 per gram it makes for a strong show
For the price this was a strong show. The hot honey and sour fruit flavour profile goes against the mainstream. Looks were nothing to complain about. It's worth having a look at.