Sour Tangie DNA Genetics’ Sour Tangie is an 80% sativa cross between East Coast Sour Diesel and Tangie. Sour Tangie brings together the classic Sour Diesel aroma with Tangie’s creative, elevating buzz and strong citrus overtones. This sativa has two different phenotypes that express either Sour Diesel or Tangie bud structures and effects. Sour Tangie grows quickly in its vegetative cycle and finishes flowering in 9 to 10 weeks indoors.
Too much of a good thing can quickly become a bad thing. Nitro coffee and milk, for example: It’s a delicious concoction that will leave me strung out like Sheila from Friday after more than a few drinks. Certain sativas often act like nitro coffee in a weed jar, which is why Sour Tangie — a combination of sativa powerhouses Sour Diesel and Tangie — was one of the more intimidating strains I’ve encountered of late.
I’ve always enjoyed Sour Diesel for its amiable high; its classic scent is a close second on my list of favorites. Despite the high’s potency and long-lasting effects, if not overdone it brings bountiful energy without the jitters, and a whiff of that nostalgic, rubbery funk is like hearing a favorite song from childhood. Tangie is newer on the scene, with a heavy tangerine flavor and crashing high that can be way too much in large doses. The combination of the two had me worried that the strain would be an orange-heavy version of Durban Poison, a classic sativa with an amazing flavor but a racy high that nosedives into a nap after the peaking point.
My fears about Sour Tangie’s high were only slightly realized, as two bong rips gave me enough energy to start multiple chores around the house — but not enough focus to finish any — and my body started leaking energy like the Exxon Valdez within two hours. The high was still much more relaxed on the brain and body than Tangie’s, though, limiting aches and anxiety after a long day’s work. Its taste, while strong, wasn’t overpowering in any single facet, combining Tangie’s heavy orange influences and Sour Diesel’s skunky, tart notes for a tangy smoke perfect for anyone looking to depart from earthy, grainy OG and Cookies strains.
Sour Tangie is most popular along the Pacific Northwest coast, but it’s become a relatively easy strain to find around Denver. The Clinic, Colorado Harvest Company, Fox Cannabis, High West Cannabis, the Joint, Lightshade, Rocky Mountain High and The Green Solution have all carried the strain lately; your favorite cut might depend on your sensibilities. My top three come from the Clinic, the Joint and Kind Love (in no particular order). All have a perfect balance of tangerine and Diesel flavors, noticeable in even the sludgiest bong water.