Hidden Valley Reserve Overview:
Hidden Valley Reserve is a small extract company that is consistently producing high quality shatter, Rick Simpson Oil, live resin and THC distillate. They are a Toronto, local company that de-waxes all of their products and uses a close-looped system to produce their shatters, and finishes them with a 90+ hour vacuum purge. This process produces a very stable extract, which shatters when pressure is applied. The Blue God is very flavourful, and really enjoyable to dab. I find most shatters have a very similar taste, but this Blue God definitely stands out with a unique flavour profile. This shatter was one of their products that helped them win a Mastah Rolla Dab Throwdown. Dankr was given a sample size of the Blue God shatter for the review, so the pictures you see are not of a full gram.
Accessing Hidden Valley Reserve:
Hidden Valley Reserve’s products are not carried in a vast selection of dispensaries. If you would like to purchase Hidden Valley Reserve, your best bet is to go to Queens of Cannabis who regularly stock multiple strains of this award winning shatter. Hidden Valley Reserve is consistently at the Green Market, where you can meet the makers of these fine extracts and sample some product on their e-nail, and make a purchase if you like. Cannabis Culture Church also carries their products on occasion, but not consistently. If you are looking to carry Hidden Valley Reserve in your dispensary or online, it is best to reach out to Hidden Valley Reserve on Instagram for wholesale purchases.
Hidden Valley Reserve Pricing & Selection:
Hidden Valley Reserve is a professional concentrate company that extracts a wide variety of different stains into shatter, live resin, and also produces THC Distillate. Hidden Valley Reserve’s shatters and THC Distillate retail for $60/gram, each. The distillate is packaged in a syringe to make for easy handling. The THC Distillate is a popular product for cannabis infused edible makers; the syringe allows you to control how much distillate is being infused into each batch. You very well could have sampled Hidden Valley Reserve’s product in an edible without knowing, because they supply a lot of company with their THC Distillate. Hidden Valley Reserve also makes a live resin that retails for $80/gram.
Unique to Hidden Valley Reserve:
Hidden Valley Reserve is a small, but high quality cannabis extract company. They produce lab quality shatter on a medium/small scale to ensure the quality of each batch. All shatter extracts by Hidden Valley Reserve are done using a closed-loop system that de-waxes the finished product and a single solvent, n-butane in this case. The Blue God, and all other shatters by Hidden Valley Reserve are nug run, and vacuum purged for 90+ hours. One unique thing Hidden Valley Reserve does is they supply a lot of edible companies with their THC distillate. This gives the edible companies a tasteless way to infuse their products.
Blue God Taste:
The Blue God from Hidden Valley Reserve has a very unique and strong taste. I was astonished by the amount of flavour I tasted. I have not previously tasted this much flavour from a straight shatter before, and it’s not even a live resin. It was similar tasting to a G13 strain I have had before, that had terpenes re-added into it. I was alternating between the Blue God and other strains of shatter in my collection, but nothing could compete with the flavour of this Blue God.
As for the actual flavour, the first thing you notice right away is a piney, blueberry flavour. The piney flavour is definitely more over powering and noticeable. When looking for the blueberry flavour, you will definitely be able to find it, but it wont jump out at you. The end of the exhale finishes with a sweet, and almost citrus flavour to it. Overall the taste is very clean and enjoyable; Hidden Valley Reserve always makes outstanding shatter.
Blue God Effects:
The effects of the Blue God by Hidden Valley Reserve were that of a strong indica. This should be expected from the prominent piney flavour to the extract. After taking a dab, you will notice the effects behind your eyes, making them droop. There is also a relaxing body effect that is useful for relieving pain and stress. The medical body effects are pleasant, and not overpowering with too strong of a couch lock effect. I would recommend using this strain in the evening, or in the afternoon if you are more familiar with cannabis as a medicine. The effects are very strong, so if you still need to be productive and get work done it is best to save this for nighttime.