Strains & Reviews // September 28, 2022 // Carl Rogers

Sour Diesel Strain Review

Sour Diesel has earned a reputation as one of the most potent sativa-dominant hybrid strains on the market with a lineage that is purported to link back to Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk. Cropping up somewhere around the early 90’s, Sour Diesel earned its name from its signature note of gasoline, accompanied by delicious juicy, earthy flavors. This strain is known for delivering an energizing, heady, euphoric high. But, make no mistake, even with the uplifting cerebral effects of this strain, its potency can leave even the most seasoned tokers buzzing in a creative, thought-provoking “couch-lock-light”.

Sour Diesel Terpene Profile

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Sour Diesel’s terpenes include peppery caryophyllene, citrusy limonene, and the more herbal myrcene, which lends to the distinctive flavor profile.

Aroma & Flavor - 

The fragrance of this mouthwatering bud emanates lemony sour citrus with a diesel-fuel-like overtone and a very pungent range.

Appearance - 

Visually, Sour Diesel’s lime green bud has darker sugar leaves and pinkish-orange pistils with trichomes coating the insides of the dense flowers when broken open. 

What is Sour Diesel’s High Like? 

This strain is an energizing one that imparts creative mojo, and is perfect for socializing and group sessions. In larger doses the energy is still uplifting and cerebral, but may lend to a more introspective state–so you may find yourself chatting less in social scenarios and instead “checking out” to ponder and contemplate. 

What is Sour Diesel Strain Good For? 

Aside from the creative, euphoric high, medical marijuana patients choose Sour Diesel to help relieve symptoms associated with depression, chronic pain, fatigue, social anxiety, and general stress. The average duration of Sour Diesel’s high is 2-3 hours with no energetic drag after this period and may result in the common dry eye and cotton mouth feeling during its peak efficacy.  

Sour Diesel Cannabinoid Breakdown

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The composition of Sour Diesel boasts 26%THC, with 2%CBD and 4%CBN making this cannabis strain the perfect choice for people with a high tolerance as well as those seeking a more intense experience.