It's time for my official opinion of Lemon Sunrise (Lemon Skunk X Arise; Irie Seeds), because its been curing for a couple of weeks and I just got high AF on it. I'll keep curing it for another couple of weeks, but my opinion doesn't need any curing. It is ready to go.
For some reason, I didn't take a pic of my favorite plant. This is my second favorite, by only a slight margin:
All three plants looked similar. The difference is in scent, with some slight variation in effects. All three are insanely potent.
I'll try to cover the typical items in smoke report, but I don't have a template in front of me and I'm high AF, as I mentioned, so there could be MISSING ITEMS that will annoy you. But there could also be ADDED ITEMS that will amuse and delight you. Or not.
Scent: One plant, my favorite, has a significant skunk scent, very noticeable before the bud even gets to the nose. When the nose arrives within half a centimeter, it notices a lemon scent + 3-day-backpacking-trip-no-shower-armpit-stench bouquet, and it commands the mouth to ooh, ahh and say stuff like "oh man," and/or "ooh, baby."
The other two plants had what are more or less a Lemon Pledge scent. If you've smoked Love Potion #1 or LSD, it's a similar scent to that. There is still the presence of a touch of stanky armpit, but not much.
If I were going to rate the scent, it would be up there around 8 or 9, so using my sophisticated formula for arriving at a rating (WAY too complicated for me to discuss here! You'd never understand it!), I'll put it at 8.5.
Taste: I notice a smoky taste with smoky undertones, with… oh, perhaps a touch of smoke in the background.
I usually don't discern much difference in tastes unless I vape, and I have not yet vaped Lemon Sunrise. I'll have to give it a shot, but not this second, so back the fuck off. You're being kind of pushy.
Potency: I will get this tested. I believe it's above 25%. On a 1 -10 scale, it's a 9, easily.
Effects: If this were in one of my local dispensaries, they'd call it "75-80% sativa." Its very clear, mostly in the head (but with some body) and energizing. It definitely has a nice heart-racy effect. It's the kind of weed I could function fairly well on, but every once in a while i realize that, holy shit, I am high as all fuck.
The lemon pledge phenos are slightly more racy than the lemon-skunk-armpit-stank pheno, which also seems to be the more potent of the three. Potency differences are very slight, though. This would be a good strain choice for someone who only cracks a seed or two at a time.
Character/structure of buds: People who like nice, dense buds (Who are these people? No one I know, that's for sure.) will be pleased. As sativa doms, go, these babies are pretty solid. Not much in the way of tails.
If wispy, airy buds are a 1 and put that bud in a sling shot and kill a squirrel is a 10, these are a solid 7.
Bag Appeal: Good as fuck! What, you don't like it? Well TRY a fucking hit! Oh, now bag appeal doesn't matter so much, you just want it! But the price just went up, motherfucker!
Sorry, I was arguing with some motherfucker in my imagination. I've had it with that guy. Anyway, no matter what that dick says, it's good. Don't even talk to that guy, you shouldn't be associating with him.
In summary, I'm giving this an overall 9 or something really good like that. It is one of the types of buzzes that I have NEEDED in my grows.
BTW, as the strain description mentions, this may be intense for new smokers. I would remove the "may" when it comes to new smokers, but you stoners will be fine, and thrilled — unless you have a tendency toward paranoia — in which case there is someone following you.