I’ve got some El Chapo OG to cover this week. I love reviewing OG strains.
El Chapo OG is named after Mexican Kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
It’s a cross of SFV OG X Face Off OG, which is then crossed with a 90s phenotype of OG Kush. Originally bred in California by Boss Status Genetics.
This is an Indica strain (Afghanica) well-suited to the evenings, as it delivers a heavy stone.
This sample looks like an OG strain – the colour is light green mottled with darker spots and almost red-golden pistils that cover the bud and are more visible in the close-up shots than when it’s sitting in front of me.
It’s been given a reasonable trim job and also has good trichome coverage, although the sample doesn’t sparkle in the light.
This sample has piney and earthy notes, with a bit of the OG power apparent even before the buds are broken.
Breaking the sample apart, I get a delicious pungency and OG scent coming out of the bud. This smells great!
I also get some floral, sweet notes from El Chapo OG, but the pine notes are the most apparent scent once the bud has been ground up.
This week I’m using the Weed Star Wasabi-line bong to consume the El Chapo OG sample for this review.
Loading this into my bong and taking a hit, I get some taste coming through without much intensity – there’s no acridity to the smoke, allowing me to finish this without difficulty.
It’s got the taste of clean and cured weed, but this El Chapo doesn’t have the gassy profile I was expecting after smelling the sample. Yes, I get a bit of pine and it is sweet, but I’m still a bit disappointed with the taste of this, as it is lacking the OG I was expecting.
The effects of this strain are on the indica side. Despite this, the first thing to kick in is a cerebral happiness, paired with some relaxation.
The high doesn’t come with the intensity of some of the stronger Sativa stains; this is a calming and enjoyable high delivered by the 19-23% THC that El Chapo OG provides on average.
Hitting a second, bong I don’t get any more flavour, but it does result in even more of a nice feeling brought on by this cannabis strain.
I feel my words per minute dropping as I explain the effects during the video. Looking back during editing I can also see how droopy my eyes are getting by this point!
Overall I enjoyed sampling this strain, particularly the appearance, smell and effects, which were all on form.
The taste was lacking but not in a bad way, I just expected more.
I’d smoke this again. It would be nice to try a different phenotype as well – I love those strong OG genetics.