Strain: Creamsicle - Hybrid
Producer: Dope Girls LA
Contributor: Michael Avalos
It must’ve been the heat that put this classic summer treat in our minds, because when we saw this Creamsicle strain, we knew we had to have it.
Forgive us for saying this, but this is a really dope looking plant. The leaves are dark on the outside, but lighter on the inside, with lots of orange tendrils clustered near the center of the pod. You’ll also see tons of crystals, with pockets of white starbursts near the stem.
Whoa. This Creamsicle comes packed with a very powerful scent. The aroma filled the room very quickly, but we didn’t mind because it was a wonderfully earthy odor. It was sweet, spicy, citrusy, and very strong. It cut right to the back of our nostrils, enlivening us with its fragrance.
This bud had a really strong taste, which wasn’t surprising given its strong aroma. The inhale was crisp and bitter. All in all, it delivered a nice smoke that wasn’t too harsh. The exhale was perfumey. An earthiness blended with carbon, making for a strong aftertaste - but not an unpleasant one. It had a rich flavor, much like a cigar or coffee bean.
The aroma and flavor already made this strain highly enjoyable before we even flicked our Bic. But once we started smoking this Hybrid, we discovered a whole new level of appreciation for this flower. This smoke was a sleeper; it started off very low-key, but the enjoyable flavor kept us puffing away. Then suddenly -- we were high.
This was an Indica-Dominant Hybrid, with some Sativa vibes coming in loud and clear. This strain really mellowed us out. It calmed our nerves, tuned out distractions, and just let us relax and have some time to ourselves after a long day. Very cool, very chill.
This Creamsicle strain turned out to be the perfect treat for our summer day. It was a relaxing, calming strain that felt like a hot bath, without all the water (or nudity). We think it would be the ideal “After Dinner” smoke. It’s a nice digestif to lull you into the rest of your evening.
We absolutely loved dropping into Dope Girls LA the other day. They gave us refuge from the heat, and loaded us up with some dank flower. What more can you ask for?
Creamsicle (Hybrid) - $15/g, $45/8th
6214 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone number: (213) 454-0811
Hours: 11am - 11pm, 7 days a week
Summer usually comes late to Los Angeles, but it always comes in strong. As the mercury climbs, it can become a sweltering city where the palm trees and the pavement offer little relief from the relentless heat. Thankfully for us, on one of the hotter days, we were able to duck into a delightfully hidden-in-plain-sight dispensary off Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood called, Dope Girls LA. There, we were able to find all sorts of relief.
Newcomers should know that there’s no signage outside to indicate that you’ve arrived. You simply need to find the glass door, with the address numbers, ring the bell, and wait. For us, the door opened quickly, and we were ushered inside by the Security Guard, who was wearing just a plain gray sweater.
He asked if we were first-timers (which we were), took our ID to register us, then told us it would be a few minutes before we would be able to enter the showroom. Then, he asked if we needed quarters for the meter outside. It wasn’t necessary for us this time, but we did appreciate the gesture.
The waiting room is small and boxy. It felt like the biggest treehouse you’ve ever stepped inside. Once you enter the showroom, the space really opens up. There’s an ATM inside, and even a piano. The glass display cases form an “L” inside the room, with the biggest chunk dominated by jars of flower they have to display.
The selection of products was mostly limited to flowers, edibles, and vapes (both refills and disposables). We saw a few CBD and wax items, but this place is more of a “smoke shop” and less of a “med center.” The plants were kept in big glass jars with their strains written on pink labels. Our budtender offered to show us anything we wanted, and we were able to lift the jars ourselves to get a good look and smell.
Our budender was very courteous, as well, paying us the attention we needed and showing us all types of products, not to mention giving some solid recommendations. As we browsed, several other customers moved in and out of the shop, assisted by other budtenders on staff. They were all on top of their game, and this place was doing tons of business around us. Also, we learned they offer delivery, too. The fee depends on distance, but it looks like they’ll go almost anywhere in the Hollywood/Central LA area.
After reviewing all of our options, we finally chose a strain that spoke to us on that hot summer day, a Hybrid named: Creamsicle.
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