Hello gentle readers and welcome to another TCLEWSI entry review. TCLEWSI, the contest you’ve heard of because you are reading about it right now! I am not your usual author as Pancakenap has asked me to help out with a few things while he recovers from a bad case of Delegating Work Fever. It’s real, just don’t look it up. So it’s Squid Pants here keeping the momentum going for a bit.
Today we’re looking at a Pink Punch 2.0. A bit of background on this one, it’s from Future Genetix and was grown from seed gifted to the grower by the breeder. Parents are Pink 2.0 X Purple Punch 2.0. What makes those 2.0? No idea but in cannabis novelty is desirable so reworking an older line can bring the spotlight back on genetics whose popularity is fading.
This particular example was mostly grown outdoors according to the grower, so let’s just call it outdoor. This particular grower is old school, and as such cured and distributed in paper bags. This style of curing is still a little popular in eastern Europe and has pluses and minuses in comparison to the sealed container methods of curing most popular worldwide today. Chief on the positive side is risk of fungal or bacterial growth is greatly diminished. Main negative is the humidity is always that of the surroundings. Back in high school homegrown was always cured and distributed in paper bags so this brought me way back while delivering far more contemporary tastes.
The packaging left an impression on most judges, including myself. Let’s take a look at the stats to see which direction that impression skewed.
For these reviews, I’ll be providing my own comments side by side with pancakenap’s. We’ll show our respective rating for each entry, and how far it was from the contest average decided by all the judges.
Qualitative data for each entry is also shown summarized:
- Combustion Rating – How well it burned on a 5 point scale
- Potency Rating – How strong you thought it was on a 7 point scale
- Longevity Rating – How long the effects lasted on a 7 point scale
- Anxiety Rating – Amount of anxiety felt, 7 being the highest
- Stimulation Rating – Sedative to stimulant on a 7 point scale
Notes on the grow from the grower
Pink Punch 2.0
This entry was not a judge favourite as it placed 11th out of the 13 entries. This is only 10% below the average score for the competition. Entries were mostly tightly packed so that 10% is more meaningful in placement than one might assume as the winners and losers are to be found more in the margins and not so much in outliers.
As I said above the packaging made an impression. For some of us it was pure nostalgia but for others it was detrimental to the experience due to over dryness. I would argue that most producers at all levels have changed to sealed and hopefully airtight containers because they do a better job preserving the cannabis for longer.
Further to the above many judges including myself noted the unground flower gave a different olfactory impression than the ground flower, going from sweet and shy to deeper fruits far bolder in announcing their presence.
Fruits and berries played into guesses of the cultivar being Blue Dream, but others seemed to find a more Afghani profile guessing Hindu Kush or even Hashplant. There is one right on the money guess in there, and that was admittedly from me. Since I had to prepare each judge’s pack I was able to pick out several (but not all) entries exactly and the paper bag was a serious tell.