Liiv’s Route 66 is a new indica-dominant strain that’s the result of crossing the pungent Chemdog with the flavourful SFV OG Kush.
This cultivar supposedly has a very tasty smoke with some users comparing it to earthy fuel with moderate accents of citrus orange. Although Liiv did not share many details about Route 66 the buds are apparently dense, dark green and covered from top to bottom in white trichome crystals. Sounds good, but how does it compare with other products from this brand like Liiv’s Orange Monkey?
Check our review, rating and photos below.
The product arrived from Liiv in an industry standard white plastic container with security top. We cracked off the lid, took a deep inhale and detected an aroma similar to muted citrus that reminded us of something like watered down lemonade. We could tell there was no humidity shield included so once again were left wondering how nicely this must have smelled before drying out.
We dumped out the contents and noticed right away that the buds were quite small like the size of a fingernail. The outside was crispy (and shaky) but when you squeezed them it became obvious the centre was still spongy. In terms of colour pattern, the leaves were a dark green which was interwoven with orange hairs all covered in a frosty trichome layer.
The flavour profile lined up pretty accurate with the smell. We noticed on exhale there is a distinct taste momentarily that is very similar to watery lemonade that doesn’t have any sugar. It’s a zesty or tangy citrus but only is detectable for a few seconds. We also found the smoke itself was harsher then it should have been, likely due to the very dry state of the flower and the excessive leaf.
Listed with 21.5% THC content and a price tag of $23.95 for 3.5 grams, we found Route 66 from Liiv offered good value even though it was a dry and a bit harsh to smoke. After inhaling, it produced a strong body buzz with the feeling of being heavy or weighed down, while also feeling relaxed and in a great mood. This one definitely has that classic indica high and would be wonderful to see Liiv include a humidity shield so the flower arrives a bit fresher.
Hi. This is an excellent review, and matches my own experience with Route 66. Overall, decent. Price could come down a bit because it’s good, actually very good, but not amazing. Somewhat harsh but not all that bad. Not much taste but that’s not interesting to me anyhow. The buzz was good (stronger than medium, probably something like medium-high) and held for as long as other similar priced items. Recommended if you can find it on sale. I would purchase again. Not disappointed at $24 / 3.5 grams but it would be better at a slightly lower price.
Hi Mike – thanks for taking the time to leave your comment. Agree with pretty much everything you wrote. Have you tried any of their other strains?