bodhi's Black Triangle Evaluation & Smoke Report
Black Triangle is Triangle Kush x 88g13hp.
The grow pics are not mine, but the dried flower pics are. The grow pics are from around harvest at my friend's room where she's grown in a perpetual ebb & flow setup under HLG Quantum Board LED lighting. Here's another one.
Notes & Flowering Time
I'll let the growers notes tell the tale, "While growing, it looks TK dominant in structure. 3-5 blade leaves, longer internodes, spot it as OG from across the room...I let it go to day 68, and it was my first run with her so I can't give a harvest window."
The following are my notes by pheno. Sorry about the shitty camera phone pics. Due to the crazy abnormal amounts of rain we've been getting in the desert this fall, I didn't have quite as good of light as usual.
7/10 Bag appeal and density are good, albeit a little more on the thinner side of things, smaller calyx structure, hairier, but I don't mind it.
7.5/10 Smell is nice lemony grape when opening the bag, turning into just a strong but sweet lemon smell. Ground up it's more bright, citrusy hops, like a west coast style IPA.
6/10 Taste is unexpectedly spicy and bitter, like pepper, hinting at black licorice in there. Leaves a spicy minty strip down the middle of my tongue. Tastes weird, almost like foreign flavors mixed in there somehow.
7/10 Effects are pretty decent. Puts me into a different plane of existence. It doesn't feel especially potent, but it does make the world look a little different. Generally relaxed, and fairly visual from the get-go, a couple hours later I wake up from the dreamlike trance I was in.
6/10 Density and bag appeal are OK, with really good frost, but this is a little thin and spongy. Honestly nothing to complain about, but noticeably less bulky than some buds. Frosty, but small calyxes, can see through the nugs. Apparently this one had the largest harvest.
7/10 Smell is fairly loud. Berry & Christmas candle. Sweet, but not Yankee Candle sweet. A little piney, but with Xmas spices and that greenhouse funk. Makes your fingers stink, stank, stunk.
7/10 Taste is pine & vegetal greens, peach and green apples combined, but with some burn pile trumpster fire in the back of the mouth. A sharp tart note, but also a savory one. Musings of piney hops, greenhouse algae, bat guano, and the crippy from Central Floriduh in the early 2000s. Although not strong initially, it overpowers other flavors, like if you're drinking coffee or wine or beer, it lingers above those other flavors in the back of the nose / roof of your mouth for awhile.
6/10 Effects are immediately relaxed, bordering on sleepy. Riding it out creates this odd languorous tension. Reading an article showing a 45%+ loss of insects worldwide since the 1970s, I'm glued to the shit that's making me wring my hands, stuck in a silent horror film. Blissful idiocy might be what it looks like, but my mouth is agape in a silent scream of terror for the earth. Odd effects. Lasts about 90min. Not real strong, but pleasant! Ends with munchies.
6/10 Bag appeal is not like today's normal top end bag appeal. Fuller nugs than some of the phenos, but hairy. I feel like the current bag appeal standard of tiny nubile nugs with a sparkly sheen, otherwise clean, no hair, no leaf, no bush, is a little weird. "8 year olds dude."
7/10 Smell is lemony coffee at first. Maybe some other fruit in there. A little green apple when ground up.
6/10 Flavor is unexpectedly chem dryer sheets, with this grow's signature greenhouse flavor. Lemony hint, but not up front. Reminds me of the flavor on Ocean Grown Seeds' B-witched F2 tester phenos I grew awhile back.
8/10 Effects are creeper, but not bad. Started yawning almost immediately, eyes heavy. Very relaxing effects. Sedating and heavy. Rare to find something that makes me feel sleepy. Powering thru it brings me to a pretty good effect that is surprisingly psychedelic; this pheno puts me into a much different headspace than most weed, disorienting if I go out in public. 2hrs of feeling drugged.
8/10 Bag appeal and density, with larger calyxes, solid nugs, a bit of a glamorous foxtail.
8/10 Smells sweet lime citrus blast. Hint of roasted peanuts. Greenhouse funk.
7/10 Tastes like green tea, sweetened, with a squirt of fresh lime. Grassy with accents of sweet and tart. A little harsh, maybe that's just hashy taste. Leaves my mouth tasting kinda like I just ate raw pine nuts, then chased it with a slice of lime.
9/10 Effects are immediately relaxed. Eyes heavy and swollen feeling. Gets introspective fast. Ever listened to your own heart beat? What about suddenly being aware of the temperature of the same air you've been breathing all day? Real relaxing, almost sleepy, I noticed how dark the house had become on a rare cloudy day in the desert. Still going up, 45min later. Real close to a 10/10 on feel good effects, and this one has the 8 or 9/10 potency you expect from this cross. Even 2hrs later I'm still feeling it, albeit not as strongly. Still very relaxed, almost hypnotic for up to 3hrs.
Pheno 7 has a really good pain relieving and muscle relaxing effect for some people. Many of the phenos have hypnotic effects that are a bit dissociative. Could be good for a number of medical issues.
This one's a winner, no doubt. None of the phenos were dogs. She's a crowd pleaser for sure. Lots of people love the potent indica effects of TK, so how could you go wrong when combining it with another heavy indica powerhouse like 88g13hp?
Everyone who loves indicas should buy this. Do not pass go. Run, don't walk, to Great Lakes Genetics, James Bean Company, Big Shoe @ IG, or your other favorite bodhi rep and buy them out of this one. Seriously, it's that good. :)
I could see one or two of these phenos being keepers in most gardens, just from effects alone. #5 and #7 were my favorites for effects.
P.S. Not sure if anyone's seen Doc D's cut of the Black Triangle, but they have it out west at Radio Ridge Nursery (where bodhi donates his keeper cuts), and I know it's making its way across the country. It appears to have a different structure than the phenos I reviewed. It also tests at 30-31% thc-a.
This bodhi tester says it's his favorite smoke ever.
And look at the list of elites he has in his garden right now.
Pretty high praise, given the options available to him.