Marijuana

Ten Mouthwatering Marijuana Strains in Denver

Herbert Fuego
Dispensaries tend to sell their cannabis to customers based on indica, sativa and hybird or nighttime/daytime designations, but I'm a flavor guy. Give me something new, juicy or pungent.

I don't care if it's gassy, fruity, creamy, earthy, sour or floral — the wide span of cannabis flavors is a delight to research. Almost any strain can bring a lip-smacking smoke if grown correctly, but some are more predisposed to good taste than others. Here are ten strains we've seen around Denver that make great appetizers:

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Bubble Jack
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Bubble Jack
The naked flavors shine through during smoke sessions, with a sugary, vanilla-like smoke that coats the sides of your mouth with a fruity, earthy aftertaste reminiscent of kale smoothies or cold-pressed juice.

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Mandarin Cookies
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Mandarin Cookies
Mirroring the smell, Mandarin Cookies starts with a sweet, acidic and doughy flavor up front, almost like sourdough bread and marmalade, followed by a grainy, piney coat over the tongue. It tastes like breakfast.

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Grape Pie
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Grape Pie
That soda-like grape sweetness isn’t as overpowering here as it is in Grape Pie’s aroma, but it dominates the palate nonetheless, with a strong sour kick making it hard to notice other zesty, earthy flavors.

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Papaya
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Papaya
That subtle sourness in Papaya’s smell is more cheesy and funky on the tastebuds, with an initial funk that slowly blends into a sweet, creamy flavor with hints of tropical fruit.

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Witches Weed
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Witches Weed
Witches Weed's heavy melon and fruit flavors take over the palate, giving off a savory sweetness much like cantaloupe or honeydew. The strain's earthy notes come in later without impacting the fruity aftertaste.
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Cactus Breath
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Cactus Breath
I personally love Cactus Breath’s intense funk, with sweet, grainy flavors and a creamy back end that remind me of tomato sauce and lemongrass. The weird combination of characteristics can be an acquired taste, but any seasoned toker will appreciate the strain’s full-course flavor.

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Hazelnut Cream
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Hazelnut Cream
Much like its smell, the strain’s flavor is as tasty as it is powerful. Strong enough to shine through a blackened pipe, identifiable notes of nuts, cream and citrus taste more like dessert than dank, with just a slight skunky flavor on the back end giving it away.

Frankenberry
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Frankenberry
Although it’s a little more earthy and hash-y than its smell implies, Frankenberry carries a lip-smacking sweetness similar to its cereal inspiration, with thick, syrupy tastes of berries and a doughy flavor to soak it up.

Bordello
So sweet and tart that it's almost acidic, Bordello is like a bottle of Sunny Delight after a long day at school. Two after-dinner bowls out of a bubbler tasted just like the Bordello smelled, but with a roasty sandalwood finish backing up each hit — a little like smoking a sour fruit salad.

Alien Rock Candy
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Alien Rock Candy
A midnight bowl brought the salivating sweetness I expected, but it was rounded out with a firm earthiness as well. It’s one thing to enjoy the taste of a strain, but taking hit after hit because I can’t get enough of the flavor is something entirely different. The exquisite taste made me overzealous, and I smoked two bowls too many before I even realized it.
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Herbert Fuego is the resident stoner at Westword, ready to answer all your marijuana questions.
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