Lineage: Unsure. Thought to be a cross between Granddaddy Purple and Platinum Cookies.
Houndstooth from Tweed Strain Review
Tweed is the largest licensed cannabis producer in Canada, with a diverse menu of strains to choose from. We’ve previously reviewed their CBD dominant strain Boaty McBoatface and we’re anxious to check out a THC rich strain. Enter the 18% THC sativa strain Houndstooth.
Upon opening the container I immediately noticed the light, fruity aroma emanating from the buds inside. It was a very pleasing smell that is actually quite similar to the high it offers. What I mean is that Houndstooth doesn’t have that major punch that some other potent strains deliver, it’s a very mild and manageable high.
When I vaporized Houndstooth I got a really clear tropical flavor profile. I picked up notes of mangoes, and even banana with a touch of citrus. The strain profile card that Tweed offers says it should have notes of pine and clove, but I didn’t pick up on these in any notable way. It also says the buds should have hues of purple which I couldn’t find, so who knows who’s writing these things.
The high offered by Houndstooth leans heavily on the cerebral side of things. There was next to no body-high which is actually quite common with sativa strains. While most people suggest smoking a sativa strain during the day so it won’t knock you out, I did find that Houndstooth was potent enough to be debilitating in higher doses. If you’re looking for a strain to smoke during the day and want to continue to be productive then you should stick to smaller doses.
Bud structure was nice, they were trimmed well and I didn’t get much shake whatsoever. My one gripe is directed towards Canada’s legal market as a whole and doesn’t speak to one producer in particular. Buds are always dry. Some drier than others, but virtually every package contains bone-dry nugs that are a pale shadow of their fresh counterparts. Houndstooth specifically would be a wonderful tasting strain with a rich tropical flavor profile, but when it’s so dry it only offers a glimpse of this. There are a few reasons for this, the one that producers are most likely to cite is to avoid the potential for mold. A valid concern, but we’ve got to find a way around this if we ever want to offer consumers a full and flavorful experience.
Overall I was impressed with Houndstooth but wouldn’t necessarily make it a go-to strain.
The particular batch of Houndstooth I got from Tweed came in at ~18% THC and < 0.05% CBD.