About The Sauce
No longer just an old-timey synonym for booze, The Sauce is a sativa-dominant that offers complex flavors and a versatile high. Created by prolific breeders Exotic Genetix -- who have also given us Kimbo Kush and Cookies and Cream -- The Sauce is a cross between hybrid Green Ribbon and potent indica Gorilla Glue #4. With an earthy, multi-layered flavor, it’s no wonder that this bud was named Best Flower in the 2015 Dope Cup in Seattle. Its THC has been measured at between 15% and an impressive 28%.
In contrast to their standout flavor, The Sauce’s flowers can be somewhat visually underwhelming. The buds are small to medium in size and cling together in pebbly, popcorn-like formations. These flowers have an indica-typical structure, with their small leaves curled tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a vibrant spring green and are threaded through with curly, pale yellow pistils. Finally, a thorough coating of translucent amber trichomes accounts for this strain’s psychoactivity and makes the flowers very hard to break up without a grinder.
When properly cured, flowers of The Sauce burst with the rich, earthy scent of cocoa. Hanging out underneath is a pronounced sweet and sour tang. Meanwhile, grinding up or breaking apart the flowers releases some fumes that are redolent of gasoline and skunk. When they’re burnt, these buds burns with a thick and acrid smoke that can often induce coughing and watery eyes. On the exhale, this rich smoke has a tropical citrus flavor mixed with some fruity notes of skunk.
The Sauce takes hold relatively quickly. Before they’ve even finished coughing, smokers may notice a distinct head rush, marked by a flush in the cheeks and sometimes by an increase in salivation. Some sensory amplification may be present as well -- sights and sounds can take on a new intensity, with some pseudo hallucinations taking place in the periphery or smokers’ vision. As they acclimate to these sensations, though, consumers may be endowed with a clear and uplifting mental energy that can unlock new avenues of thinking. The Sauce can serve as an enhancement for complex, task-based work as well as more open ended creative projects. Despite this mental stimulation, The Sauce allows consumers to maintain a solid footing in the real world, able to carry out their responsibilities and to lucidly follow along with conversations. Indeed, this strain can be a particularly good way to spice up social gatherings, sparking conversations and camaraderie among friends and new acquaintances alike. As the high wears on or as dosage is increased, the strain’s body high becomes somewhat pronounced. Waves of relaxation may roll through the core and taper down to the extremities, untying any knots of tension in the muscles and helping users to breathe more freely and easily. In this newly relaxed state, The Sauce’s liberated mental energy can be enhanced by some moody lighting and atmospheric music. If sufficiently motivated, smokers may also want to engage in activities that require both physical and mental focus -- including dancing, playing video games, and -- in the right set and setting -- sex. In most cases, this strains’ relaxation is not heavy enough to pin users in their seats. As such, this strain is best enjoyed during the afternoon or early evening; if consumed at night, it’s likely to keep sleepy smokers awake and wired.
The Sauce may have several users for medical cannabis patients as well. Its long-lasting focus may help those with attention deficit disorders to sustain concentration on a single task. Its clearheaded, positive vibes can also soothe the difficult symptoms of certain cases of stress and depression. Physical benefits include relief from pain, whether it’s deep-seated and chronic, or temporary and injury-related. This bud may also provoke hunger, serving as an appetite stimulant for patients who have lost their appetites to disease or treatments like chemotherapy. Because of its strong patterns of intense, recursive thinking, The Sauce is not recommended for those who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Seeds of The Sauce are available from several digital retailers. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. The plants tend to be bushy and branchy and of average height. The Sauce flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors and offers growers a high yield of flowers for their efforts.
The Sauce’s plentiful flavors are a good conversation starter in rowdy party settings. Its well-balanced effects are a good way to appreciate a trip through the great outdoors.