Angus by Grow West

STRAIN: Angus
MEDIUM: Flower
POTENCY: Med-High
Eighth 1 (25.32% THCa/ 0.45% THC)
Eighth 2 (24.8% THCa / 0.66% THC)

PRODUCER: Grow West
CLASS: Indica Dominant Hybrid
PURCHASED: Mission, Catonsville
LINEAGE: Cookie Crisp X Durban Poison

Cookie Crisp=GSC x Captain Crunch
GSC=F1 X Durban Poison X OG Kush
bud of angus strain by grow west in front of grow west
*Durban Poison’s contribution to Angus’ genetics is unmistakable as it is technically a partial back cross of the African Landrace which itself is an inbred cross of an unnamed South African Sativa strain. From the influx of creative thoughts to the paranoia often seen at higher doses, Durban Poison’s influence is in overwhelming effect in Grow West’s Angus.

AWARDS: N.D.

EFFECTS:

MIND;
+immediate and intense cerebral stimulation
+mentally energized and uplifted euphoria
+enhanced creativity / creative inspiration
+Intensifies focus (STANDOUT EFFECT)
+classic “stoned” feeling highlighted by some rapid and tangential thinking along with a tendency to see the positive and/or find humor in common occurrences and situations etc.

 

BODY;
+effective anti inflammatory
+ some cranial and facial pressure
+ stimulates appetite
+inner body warming sensation
dry “cotton” mouth
/+ sedative at higher doses
+/some deep “haze-daze” upon successive sessions which doesn’t cause confusion but rather a propensity to spiral into tangential thinking or “zoning in” the rabbit hole

NOTE: this strain’s potency and effects are fairly instantaneous and intensify with each session.

USES (MEDICINAL & RECREATIONAL):

MEDICINAL;

  • ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Nausea
  • IED (intermittent Explosive Disorder)
  • Depression or depressive thoughts
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • could be very effective in treating symptoms of anxiety, and depression since it delivers on the Sativa cerebral effects but with minimal potential to create or aggravate anxiety while offering a very pleasant relaxed euphoria

RECREATIONAL;

  • Creative endeavors
  • Outdoor activities
  • most any activity, enjoyable or not, at any point in the day, will be enhanced and made more enjoyable by this strain.

angus strain by grow west in front of grow west container and buds

APPEARANCE, AROMA + TASTE

APPEARANCE:
Angus is a gorgeous strain with classic visual appeal. As cannabis strains go, and Indica strains in particular, Angus is one of the most beautifully looking, sumptuously tasting, and functionally potent that I have encountered. The variety greens and purples that make up the landscape are quite rich in hue providing a wonderful contrast for the notably extreme amount of fiery orange colored and resin dripping stigma/ pistils/“red hairs”.
Good For Bowls and Rolls
This strain breaks up and grinds down quite easily

AROMA:

  • Sweet-chocolate
  • Herbal-mint / black licorice
  • Citrus-cherry: grape
  • Culinary- anise/ burnt fat of strip steak mixed with a generic A-1 -type Worcestershire based steak sauce-like aroma -especially partially burned bowls

 

TASTE:

  • Sweet-burnt sugar/ burnt marshmallows
  • Fruit- grape/ red wine
  • Fuel-slight generic petrol flavor at the very end of each bowl
  • Herbal-grass/ almost bland skunk aroma
bird's eye view of grow west tin of angus

A Closer Look Inside…

What really moves the needle here it seems, is the level of caryophyllene albeit at levels that wouldn’t normally turn heads per se. Still 0.34% b-Myrcene is nothing to disregard and it really seems to be used to its full potential here.

a look at what's inside a grow west eighth container

  The overall terpene profile of Angus (at least this batch wasn’t particularly illustrious, however, it is a good example of the entourage effect.  With such solid genetics in its Durban Poison lineage, it’s easy to wonder what sort of incalculable magic of sorts is in the spirit of this strain. For me, personally, it evokes a strong memory of some of the more higher end strains in the mid-1990’s.

That being said, Angus has a certain almost energized physical high that seems to bolster this strain’s ability to both inspire and relax without sending you to bed.

bud of angus standing upright showing off its wild amber pistils

CONCLUSION

Angus by Grow West, is an Indica Dominant hybrid cross of legendary Sativa strain Durban Poison and Indica hybrid Cookie Crisp, aka Cookie Crunch, with myriad of balanced effects including an energizing and uplifting mental euphoria, increased focus and creativity, balanced by potent and stress relieving body high that soothes more than it sedates.

THE LONG WAY HOME (my toke)

It’s always interesting to come across a pedigreed strain from an established producer, sold by a local dispensary that you could almost swear you remember from back In the day. Angus, by Grow West, seems like one of these strains to me. If it weren’t for the strange smoked and cured meat /generic steak sauce aroma (my guess from a high percentage of Caryophyllene), you’d swear you’d had this strain before. It’s the feeling it gives you that, I suppose, has lead me to this notion, since it is so familiar indeed. The feeling I speak of is the state of being “stoned”. This word, although mere stale slang seems to describe Angus’ effects …at least in my mind.

“Angus will take you into orbit …but it won’t let you spin out like Major Tom…it will set you up in a nice outpost on a distant moon”

absolutely gorgeous bud of angus resembling its durban poison ancestry

The strength of the Sativa influence that is surging beneath is harnessed by the calm waters of its Indica side which serves to make the Sativa genetics more functional. Rather than the ship, Angus make you feel like the ocean.
Angus offers experiencers fairly potent psychoactive effects which really showcase some of the best of what a classic Sativa experience has to offer: some energized and euphoric cerebral uplift, intensification of one or some of your senses, enhanced focus, creative inspiration, etc. and all without any of the anxiety, increase in heart rate, self-consciousness, or paranoia which is sometimes associated with, or attributed to, high octane Sativa strains like Durban Poison.
Instead, Angus will take you into orbit …but it won’t let you spin out like Major Tom…it will set you up in a nice outpost on a distant moon

…So you are definitely out “there”, exploring new worlds like the spiritual -psycho-naut that you’re all cracked up to be…But…you are calm, in control,and observing, trying your hand at zero G gardening and reading up on the downside of cryo-sleep chambers… not spinning out of orbit like some lost cosmonaut … Super Smooth comrades ….Aces GW 5/5

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