Now enough of the bloggy stoner stories. Let’s get to the review. I have reviewed a couple of different Backpack Boyz and 5 Points Strains, such as Italian Ice and Black Cherry Gelato, both of which I enjoyed considerably.
I am very impressed with The Backpack Boyz, and 5 Points’ end product, a wide variety of smooth, clean smoking, full flavor, exotic strains. Not to mention, I am enamored with their marketing and the themes emerging, which I embraced for my Backpack Boyz Narcos Video Homage linked below.
The strain I will be reviewing today by 5 Points and The Backpack Boyz is #33, aka Scottie Pippen. #33, aka Scottie Pippen, is the cross of Biscotti and Lemon Cherry Gelato.
For reference, I named Lemon Cherry Gelato by Cannatique my favorite strain of 2019. And TBH, I have been circling back through Connected’s offering without officially reviewing it. >< I have been very impressed recently with their Biscotti coming out their Oakland Grow after being very unimpressed with the previous samplings I had coming out of their Sacramento Grow.
For those stoners too stoned to know who Scottie Pippen is, he is a legendary basketball player. He played for the Chicago Bulls, rocking the #33 on his jersey, and shared the court with Michael Jorden. Mr. Pippen is a big-time smoker and a fan of the Boyz and Mr. 5 Points.
#33, aka Scotie Pippen, has a mix of different color cola buds. Some tend to be a deep purple hue, while others tend to be a light green. Both are covered in long orange hairs, with a couple of dark green leaves, and tons of trichome crystals. The trichome crystals and orange hairs are so much in abundance; at times, the buds give off a golden glow in the camera lens.
The sweet scent of the #33 Scottie Pippen is what draws people in and soon gets them stuck. I believe it is by far one of the more complex aroma profiles of any cannabis to hit the street in 2020. It has all the funk of Lemon Cherry Gelato complemented so perfectly by Biscotti. I would describe the fragrance as a rich, musty, earthy profile balanced perfectly with sweet cherry and citrus lemon notes.
The aroma of the #33 Scottie Pippen and its parent Lemon Cherry Gelato is exceptionally unique. Some describe the musty nose as similar to that of old library books. Now I am not necessarily a fan of descriptors that are unappealing. However, I do feel that the description is kind of spot on. Not to mention, I love the meatiness of meatloaf breath and the garlic characteristics of GMO Cookies, which for most people, probably sound very unappealing.
The Inhale and Exhale
The inhale conitnues the complex theme with musty, citrus lemon notes complimented by delicate notes of rich, creamy chocolate and coffee with a little bit of earthiness. In contrast, the exhale shows more of the biscotti lineage with cookie-like characteristics more present. I saw a sweet, nutty, earthy profile complemented perfectly by sweet cherry notes and lingering coffee notes in the exhale. backpackboyz 420
The Smoking Experience
One of the things I love about both of #33s’ parents is the incredibly smooth smoking experience they offer. I found the old runs of Lemon Cherry Gelato exceptionally smooth smoking. I found almost the exact same unique smooth, clean-burning smoking experience with #33 Scottie Pippen. While the strain is incredibly smooth smoking, I also saw significant expansion, which I enjoyed. backpackboyz 420
#33 Scottie Pippen is the total package. A next level aroma, a flavor profile that leaves all others in the dust, a fantastic smoking experience, and a perfect high. I found the high to be a very calming, relaxing, stoney head high perfect after a long day of work or nine months of the pandemic.
So was it worth the money and would I buy it again?
Yes and Yes. This strain often sells for $65 an eighth, and specials/sales don’t apply to it. And that doesn’t include tax. Notwithstanding, this strain is still worth it and something I look forward to becoming more readily available.
I recently dug into the parent Lemon Cherry Gelato’s current offerings. I tried the Platinium Lemon Cherry Gelato, the regular jarred Lemon Cherry Gelato, and the premium indoor littles of Lemon Cherry Gelato. It was good, but nothing like it was. I saw a decline in both the flavor profile and quality of the flower, usually in line with mass production.
I have a hunch the same grower who grew the old school Lemon Cherry Gelato is growing the #33 Scotie Pippen and giving it the same TLC that old batches of the Lemon Cherry Gelato received in the past.
Where can it be found?
#33 Scottie Pippen is a popular strain in very high demand, making it very challenging to get. As of writing this, it is the norm for the strain to sell out an hour or two after dropping. Also, expect long lines on a drop day. Drops usually happen at Cookies and their sister locations in Southern California (except S.D. WTF) as well as Cana Sylmar, Dr. Green Thumbs Sylmar, and Roots Los Angeles.backpackboyz 420
Wait a second, this all begging to feel like a Supreme drop or a New Apple Phone release… Another variable making it even harder to get your hands on this strain is that there are many proxies in line, buying as many as they can to resell at an incredibly marked up price, in most cases selling for the twice original cost. I am seeing more and more folks on Instagram and Snapchat doing this. It is an interesting business model similar to that of StockX, where you get a premier designer bag with no fuss for an inflated price and a premium.
Now I don’t necessarily see a problem with this. It is your money to spend, and if you’ve got enough to blow on insanely marked-up products to save time in your life or fulfill a desire to have them all, go for it. I would say the problem I see is that most of the people operating in this way are shady, and how can you figure out who is not? Everything on this blog I went out and got myself. You can do the same and have a blast on the journey doing it.
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