An exotic California strain that has since migrated east and found a home at Denver Relief in Colorado, Lemon Diesel smells and tastes like an overripe lemon was infused with gasoline.

Strain: Lemon Diesel

Genetics: West Coast Sour DieselLemon Skunk

Dispensary: Denver Relief, 1 Broadway A150, Denver, CO 80203

Aesthetic

Lemon Diesel has a pure-hybrid look with lime green buds streaked with dark bronze highlights throughout. The dense flowers form a narrow triangular shape that does not crumble under pressure. A kiefy bud, this Lemon Diesel has swollen calyxes an abundance of trichomes. No leaves remain on this properly trimmed sample from Denver Relief.

lemon diesel strain review

Aroma

The terpene profile of Lemon Diesel smells like a tire with a lemon rind stuck to it ran over a skunk, poured gasoline all over it, and then set it on fire. On the first whiff, the Lemon Diesel smells like straight lemon zest (limonene). The second sniff adds in the funky, vociferous skunk odor. When you break her open to pack a bowl, the distinct petrol smell that can only be attributed to the Sour Diesel within her genetic profile becomes more apparent.

Consumption

This Lemon Diesel burned smoothly and evenly in my glass spoon pipe, and delivered an unusually flavorful first hit. The diesel taste unsurprisingly overwhelmed the initial lemon punch, but both terpenes remain present throughout the exhale. This sample turned to white ash, a sign that it was flushed and cured properly.

Effects

Lemon Diesel delivers an instant head-rush of euphoria that lasts 15 to 20 minutes before transforming into a balanced relaxation of both body and mind. After about 45 minutes, the effects remind me more of those from a potent indica with a light, floaty sensation that settled in my limbs. About 90 minutes after smoking, only a general daze lingers. A potent strain, I recommend novice users not take more than a couple of hits at first.

Summary

Denver Relief nailed the lemon on the head with this interpretation of Lemon Diesel. The citrus and gas balance one another both in flavor and effect. The well-balanced effects of Lemon Diesel make it a great choice for almost any occasion, whether you’re wake-and-baking on the weekend or using it to unwind during an after-work stroll.

lemon diesel strain

Interested in trying Lemon Diesel for yourself? Support Denver Relief, the oldest operating dispensary in Denver, and consider purchasing from their store. Click here to browse Denver Relief’s current menu.

lemon diesel review

Bernie Canter

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