After smoking this strain, I can 100 percent understand why the breeders out of Delta 9 Labs in Denver went with the name Bruce Banner. If you are sitting there scratching your head in confusion, Bruce Banner is the human alter ego of the fictional superhero, the Incredible Hulk. As written in the world of Marvel comic books, Bruce Banner has an extremely brilliant mind, and when he transforms into the Hulk, he not only turns green, but also possesses superhuman strength too. Still confused? Let’s break these green monsters down.
Starting with a meeting of the minds is where we have the first connection between human Bruce Banner and consumers of bud Bruce Banner. In the comic book story lines, after suffering some early childhood trauma, Bruce went through the rest of his younger years as being an extremely intellectual child prodigy, and later on, being recognized as a genius as an adult. After smoking a bowl of Bruce Banner, I experienced a definite head high, and the power of my right brain kicking in. Comic book enthusiasts will argue that Bruce Banner’s form of intellect was more scientific based versus the creative feelings you get with bud Banner, but I could feel my brain thinking in a different way, and I would imagine that is also how Bruce felt a lot of time. I’m a big fan of the high that comes along with this strain.
As a hybrid of OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel, Bruce Banner itself has extremely dense nugs, perfect for grinding and smoking out of a water piece or joint. Similar to how no one would have expected human Bruce Banner to have such amazing strength, bud Bruce Banner looks pretty average to the naked eye, but it sure is strong! In fact, in 2013, it was awarded with being the number one strongest strain of all time at the High Times Cannabis Cup in Denver. Banner tested for having a THC content at just over 28 percent. As I mentioned before, the high that accompanies Banner tends to make you feel happy and relaxed, while also creative and imaginative – but NOT a sleepy, relaxed type feeling. It comes on strong, yet I find that you are still able to function and do things as you normally would, as opposed to not wanting to move from the couch. These effects make it a good strain to smoke during the day, before a hike, or before going to do something social.
Bruce Banner also has a very flavorful taste and strong smell. I’d say the most dominant taste that I got was sweet and fruity, but it tasted a bit earthy to me as well. It’s a pretty distinct and unique taste, and is extremely smooth and clean to smoke.
It’s no surprise to me when I hear that this strain is a favorite for many. In fact, when it was being harvested and sold for the very first time at Delta 9 in Denver, lines were out the door and customers had to use a ticket system just to get their hands on the insanely popular new strain. Although the initial craze has worn off, plenty of consumers still seek out this strain when purchasing marijuana. You can find it locally at Infinite Wellness Center in Fort Collins on both the medical and recreational side.
Overall, this is an excellent sativa dominant strain, that not only provides a strong and happy high, but also tastes and smells delicious as well. In the wonderful world of marijuana, Bruce Banner is just as strong and green as the Hulk, and that’s just how I like it!