Published on November 24th, 2014 | by gatsbyadmin0
Grimey Ganja Review #3 – Hunters Point Cookies
Strain Name: Hunters Point Cookies
Strain Genetics: Animal Cookies bagseed
(Animal Cookies = Girl Scout Cookies x Fire OG )
Located: Check out www.BayCookies.com for genetics and buds soon – In the meantime, you can try SD Best Meds, Crown Collective, and New Age Alternatives – all in San Diego.
Brief: I swore I’d never review GSC again…till I met this dude. This ain’t your grandaddy’s purple, son.
Strain Traits: Hits me like an 80/20 Indica dominant hybrid
Price: Varies by location. Top shelf. Mine was gifted (ie. friends in high places)
Flawless. Anytime you can get expertly grown cannabis, when you know what to look for you can often tell by looks alone. But when you are fortunate enough to get expertly grown cannabis direct from the expert grower, you are definitely in for a treat in the looks department.
This Hunters Point Cookies is as beautiful as this plant gets. I would nominate these buds for an encyclopedia entry, or maybe a time capsule or future Voyager spacecraft mission to represent bud-kind to the rest of the universe.
My photographs, believe it or not, really do not do this cut its proper justice.
The calyxes are so swollen and defined, if they were wearing silly socks you’d swear they did CrossFit.
Purples and greens so deep, if you stare too long you need water wings to get back to the surface. Wild, fiery pistils provide stark contrast; placed in such perfect order, you’d swear the grower hand-selected the site for each rusty bushel.
And the trichs…sweet Mary, Mother of Juana the goddamn trichs!
Talk about swollen…each bulbous head glimmers brilliantly, even in a darkened mancave. Frosting every possible surface of the flower, the trichs stand shoulder to shoulder in resinous ranks like dank little soldiers.
The insane trichome coverage reminds me of super top shelf Blackberry Kush cuts…except this one actually gets you high – but we’ll get to that!
To me, Girl Scout Cookies flowers usually smell like a 5 course meal, with extra pepper. Beefy, maybe some asparagus, mashed taters all buttered up, that’s sort of the mixed bag of aromas that I get from most GSC cuts.
The Hunters Point Cookies, however, has a very welcome and appealing OG kick to it. Again, it could be due to the fact that only one set of hands touched it before mine, but the smell is very fresh and piney, like old school chronic, with that hint of tuna fish funk to let you know its the real deal.
The true and best aroma is locked inside the buds, but once run through a grinder or even hand-picked apart, all of the delicious qualities listed above are released and will definitely fill the room you are in.
If you leave the room after a sesh, and come back a few minutes later, you’d swear you had smoked an OG in there based on the aroma in the air.
A buddy once described GSC as tasting “like astronaut food” and hitting “like Bubba Kush”, and I laughed and could not argue at the time. But this Hunters Point Cookies cut redefines the strain for me, and gives me a whole new appreciation for it.
Your palate is greeted with a minty/piney pure OG flavor for the first half, or 2/3rds of your toke. It is a mouthwatering freshness that I seek out in my weed, and too rarely truly find. The very end of the hit is laced with that definitive spiciness that lets you know you’re puffin on Cookies.
BUZZ: 10/10 – Cerebral, Clean, Creeper, Strong
I’ll be the first to admit, I have not really been much of a fan of the Girl Scout Cookie strain, or the massive amount of hype it has benefitted from for the past couple of years. The main reason is the muddled effects it has always had on me.
I love and appreciate the different ways that different strains hit me, and so when I cross paths with a strain that neither motivates me, nor relaxes me, I typically chalk it up to the “Thanks, but no thanks” column for future reference. And GSC had pretty much fallen in there. But again, Hunters Point has forced me to reevaluate the (in)famous strain.
The OG effects hit instantly behind the eyes, and every single bowl sparked motivation and creative thinking for me.
While there is a creeping sedative effect, like a Bubba, you are so stoked on the kush ride it has you on, that you don’t notice the relaxation until it is upon you. For me, that happened about 30 minutes into a mountain bike ride and was actually useful relief to help me power through the second half of the ride.
Buzz Length: Long
Lasts from the moment the smoke crosses your palate, for at least a good 90 minutes after a typical three bowl sesh. Instead of an agonizing or abrupt come down, the final 20-30 minutes of your Hunters Point high can be completely blissful with the proper set and setting.
It ain’t what you know, but who you know. I was stoked when a local cultivation guru using the IG screenname @placate reached out to me to link up and shake hands. His pictures, and his work, speaks for itself, but he wanted to get my 2cents on his million dollar babies.
The Hunters Point Cookies is not steeped in secrecy, the grower copped some bagseed from a fiery batch of Animal Cookies, and put his own green thumb on it, and the Hunter’s Point was born.
Grown in coco, the grower has strict control over the plant’s diets, but it requires his full attention when choosing and brewing nutrients and monitoring the specific needs of the plants.
Though he grows several AMAZING strains (including a handful of very impressive Cookies crosses and phenos), with 2.5 years of experience growing the Hunters Point, it is certainly the boss of his crop.
If you get within arm’s reach of the Hunters Point Cookies, do yourself a favor and grab yourself a healthy slice of it, then let me know what you think!
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Thanks for reading, buds – stay Grimey!