Today, we are going to take a look at Middle Fork by Top Shelf. This strain was procured from Clutch Cannabis (formerly known as Rain City Cannabis), a unique recreational marijuana store off of Rainier Avenue South.
Top Shelf is a Washington based producer – and that’s about all I have to go on, considering their website (www.topshelfwa.com) says coming soon. I do have a couple of one-liners though, for your reading entertainment: Top Shelf, we grow only premium and Top Shelf, it’s just fire. Also, feel free to use the #topshelfwa when uploading pictures of yourself smoking top shelf product (… right).
The package is similar to others – logo on front, snappy one liner. I love the little window on the baggy so you can see the product, an incredibly important feature considering that the package is to remain sealed until in the comfort of your own home. Testing information on the back, plus the website address and hashtag. Pretty standard procedure, here.
It’s important to have an internet presence, but not as important as having killer weed. Luckily, Top Shelf’s product is mind-bendingly fantastic.
Let’s take a gander at the specifics:
THC – 27.35%
CBG – 1.67%
Total – 29.02%
Strain: Middle Fork
Species: Hybrid (+Sativa/-Indica)
Smell: Berry + Banana + Cheese + Pine
Taste: Fruit Berry + Pine
Launch Point: 3 minutes after consumption, give or take
Middle Fork is a dense herb, displaying a decent frosting of keif along the outside. It’s hard to judge as to what a giant nug would look like, but this author is going to assume that it only get’s prettier. Sometimes you get an ugly duckling specimen, but in the end looks are only cosmetic.
When snapping a nug in half and deeply inhaling, I was presently surprised by the menagerie of aromas perforating forth. Berry, banana, cheese, pine – it was all there. It was like a party in my nose, and every smell was invited (well… not EVERY smell). Middle Fork’s perfume could easily be made into some sort of fruit beverage, that I would certainly buy.
The taste was much like the smell, a smokey foreign fruit market on top of your taste buds. Smoking was not harsh, although my preferred method of consumption these days is ye olde vape (Hot Box brand, to be precise).
One thing that I loved about Middle Fork was how quickly the high hits. I’ve decided to include “launch point” (a.k.a. high onset) for my little dash fact quips about the strain at hand (seen above under “specifics”).
Speaking of the high, it’s really a marvelous heavy hitter. Enjoying out of a mini bong, and vaporize – this strain holds nothing back. Several minutes after inhaling, you’ll find your body humming and your mind at ease. Sit back and revel in the swirling visuals behind your eyelids, and turn on some music (or something).
We will update the article when Top Shelf get’s their website up and running, but that certainly won’t detract High Above Seattle from future sampling of this Washington producer’s potent harvest. Looking forward to more “premium” “just fire” product Top Shelf.