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Hemp Hop Abacus Diesel flower (8.8)
Hemp Hop Bubba Kush flower (8.2)
Hemp Hop Terrace Kush flower (8.1)
Hemp Hop Blueberry Pie flower (8.0)
Hemp Hop Abacus Diesel, Indoor, Sativa, 13.1% CBD, .11% delta 9 THC
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of online reviewers slapping 100 point scores all over Hemp Hop and their indoor CBD flower lineup. Leading the pack is their Abacus Diesel strain, so it’s no surprise that we’re going to start there. (more on that in a minute) In all the research we’ve done, we haven’t seen quite so many people talking about any one brand this much and consistently coming back with rave reviews. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Hemp Hop is breaking the California and Oregon producer mold. Many of the hemp flower companies we’ve reviewed so far hail from the West Coast where medical cannabis roots grow strong. With East Coast roots, and a fervent group of online backers, we were more than excited to see the CBD flower Hemp Hop is putting forward from the other side of the country.
The Five Senses (9.5 out of 10)
If you’re coming to CBD flower without the context of having dabbled in marijuana before, the Abacus Diesel will quickly teach you what reviewers mean when they say a strain is straight gas. This strain smells of diesel fuel – just like the real deal – and a touch of sweetness. When it is not burning, it does have some pine scents mixed in, but if you fire this up, it is incredible how accurately the name describes the smell and taste. That’s a giant compliment, as the score reflects. On top of a slight cherry finish to the smoke, we found it to be super mellow, as well. We didn’t get any harshness on the throat as can happen with some flower.
Curb Appeal (8.5 out of 10)
The first thing that jumped out as us with Hemp Hop’s flower is that both the trim job and cure are perfectly on point. This flower is easily the best manicured CBD flower we’ve seen to date. While that doesn’t really affect what you’re about to smoke, it does suggest that Hemp Hop is pouring an extra amount of effort into the care of their flower. It made us feel a lot better about what we were about to ingest. Beyond the trim, the flower itself looks great. The only problem? As they call out on their website, the Abacus nuggets are really small. For the price, some buyers are going to be disappointed by the size. Regardless of size, our nuggets had a consistent peppering of amber trichomes popping out between various shades of green. The buds were less airy than most and the best we can describe them is dense, which is a good thing. Along with the dense, well-manicured look came a nice coating of crystals all over. This is top shelf CBD flower. There are a couple other flowers that jump out as more visually stunning (Frosted Kush, Zero G, and P10), but this is a solid effort.
Potency (8.5 out of 10)
Abacus Diesel registers 13.1% CBD on their certificate of analysis, which is proudly displayed on their website and we appreciate. This is on the middle-lower end of the spectrum in terms of CBD potency. As our readers know, it’s not just about the CBD potency, though. On the THC front, Abacus Diesel is right in the middle of the pack at .11%. They’re not registering under .1% as many flowers do, but the strain is also not trying to test the max .3% THC in the way that Legals is with their Sour Candy strain. Again, THC content on its own is not going to make or break a score. Where Hemp Hop Abacus Diesel really excels is on the terpene front. At 3.6% terpenes, this flower is loaded with them! Most flowers are lucky to crack 1%. The nerolidol content cracks 1.35% by itself. On top of that, add .86% myrcene and .25% limonene. The middle-lower CBD content is more than made up for with this complete saturation of terpenes and we couldn’t wait for the effects to kick in.
Effect (9.5 out of 10)
For us, this wasn’t the quickest onset of effects, but man, once they did hit, we had an incredibly pleasant evening. The first thing our reviewers noticed was a pinpoint chill behind our forehead. Our eyes drooped a bit as the chill flowed wider into our body. The nerolidol and myrcene contents were likely doing the heavy lifting here. After the full onset of effect, we felt a bit heavier with wonderful muscle relaxation. This is the epitome of what you want from a CBD flower, in our view. We were relaxed and content all around. Perfect. Last but not least, while the Abacus Diesel effects do start in the head, we felt very lucid throughout. In our opinion, this isn’t a flower that will have a huge impact on completing your day-to-day tasks and is an optimal effect for most any time of day.
Price (8.0 out of 10)
Hemp Hop Abacus will run you $25 for an 1/8 oz, $45 for a 1/4 oz, $80 for 1/2 and $125 for an ounce. That’s a good value overall, from where we sit. Taking the quality of the flower (amazing) and other vendors into consideration, Hemp Hop is hitting a middle ground on pricing. Yes, there are select strains of nearly the same quality for cheaper, but not many. Certainly there are much more expensive strains. What we like about Hemp Hop is that you get a reasonable starting price for the quality, but are also rewarded for ordering in quantity. When you buy an 1/8th at $25, you’re getting CBD at $.055 (5.5 cents) per milligram. That’s not too shabby. The more you buy, the more you save. Buying an ounce will drop the per-milligram price to 3.4 cents. At those prices, you don’t have to wait for your next paycheck to hit and can make a solid case for always keeping Abacus Diesel in the stash.
2nd Highest Rated
Hemp Hop Bubba Kush, Indoor, Hybrid, 15.9% CBD, .09% delta 9 THC
We’ve reviewed a few strains from Hemp Hop up to this point and, so far, we’ve never been disappointed. Hemp Hop has built a reputation of having solid indoor flower and, at the time of this writing, that hasn’t changed. Indoor hemp flower is a relatively new development in the smokable hemp flower industry and Hemp Hop is wasting no time hopping on that train – no pun intended. They have a clean website, nice photography, COAs and the ever-so-appreciated terpene reports for each strain. Last year, Bubba Kush made waves in the hemp community as being the first, standout THC crossover that carried most of its unique characteristics of its marijuana cousin. When Hemp Hop dropped their cut of Indoor Bubba, we just had to try it.
The Five Senses (7.5 out of 10)
Bubba Kush has a distinct and signature “kush” aroma about it. It’s hard to describe in words, but we find it to be a peppery, minty, gassy smell. Anyone who has had more than a casual experience with cannabis will know exactly what we’re talking about. Actually, the Abacus Diesel, also from Hemp Hop, has that smell. When we opened our bag of Bubba Kush, that is what we expected – or something close to it. We didn’t quite reach expectations, but we received also wasn’t bad. This flower has a hoppy aroma that we’ve found in some other hemp kush varieties. This Bubba Kush is high in the terpene Nerolidol, which gives it an earthy, woody, pine scent mixed in with the hoppy funk. The smoke came through as sweet and mellow, with a slight diesel taste in the back of the throat. It was pretty smooth with no throat burn. Vaped, the flavors were bright and sweet, with the individual terpenes coming through to form an interesting, but pleasant, taste.
Bag Appeal (8.5 out of 10)
We ordered an eighth and received one absolutely massive nugget that comprised the entire eighth. This big honker was a nice lime green color, with hints of purple and blue scattered throughout and short, dark red and amber pistils. There was an eye catching amount of trichomes coating the bud that went all the way to the stem, which made it super sticky. Breaking it down, we had stuff stuck to our fingers that just would not come off. This Bubba Kush is some of the stickiest flower we’ve come across. The trim job left a bit to be desired, though. Not the worst ever, but it could have been a lot better. It looks like they intentionally left on some sugar leaf, but probably left on a little too much. When holding the nug in our hands, it felt dense. Not brick dense, but close. This was evident when we smoked it, with a bowl lasting a long time.
Potency (8.5 out of 10)
This Bubba Kush from Hemp Hop comes in at 15.9% CBD, .09% Delta 9 THC, and a whopping 2.12% terpenes. Hemp Hop gracefully provides both COAs and a full terpene report with their strains, which we love and will never stop recommending all vendors to do. At almost 16% CBD, this flower definitely falls within the “good” threshold of CBD range, and combined with the high concentration of terpenes, should theoretically have a good entourage effect. Speaking of terpenes, this Bubba Kush has no shortage. Thanks to the provided terpene report, we see that its high in Caryophyllene, Humulene, Nerolidol, Limonene, Pinene, and Myrcene. As we said already, you can really smell all of these in the flower when you open up the bag – especially the earthy and woodsy Nerolidol, and the pine tree smell of Pinene.
Effect (8.5 out of 10)
We mentioned entourage effect earlier, right? Man, the heavy terpenes in this gave some GREAT entourage effects. Shortly after the first hit, a slight chill and haziness came in the top of the head right behind the forehead. A noticeable muscle relaxing effect set in quickly too, and backs were cracked throughout the room. It’s really nice when flower gives such a relaxing effect that makes the user feel loose and tension free. Many would think that a flower with those kinds of effects would also be pretty sedating, but this wasn’t. We stayed clear headed through the whole session and, afterwards, felt chilled out and content. Once again, it’s nice to have a flower with such calming and physically relaxing effects but still be able to focus and get tasks done without slowing down to the point of wanting to take a nap.
Price (8.0 out of 10)
For indoor flower, the price tag on this is actually pretty good. Listed at the very odd number of $22.50 an eighth, we feel like we definitely got our money’s worth. Other indoor flower is going for $25-30 an eighth, so this is a little cheaper than average and cheaper than most other Hemp Hop strains. We, and the community, would love to see Hemp Hop have more competitive rates at smaller amounts. This is a good start and, if they keep it up, they will surely see customer satisfaction rise proportionally. With good effects, lots of terpenes, and no real complaints, we’re walking away from this one feeling satisfied and happy with the product purchased and the amount that we got it for.
3rd Highest Rated
Hemp Hop Terrace Kush, Indoor, Hybrid, 14.99% CBD, .46% total THC
We’ve done several reviews on Hemp Hop now, such as their Blueberry Pie and Bubba Kush strains, but even if you haven’t seen those, we’re sure you’ve at least heard of Hemp Hop before. The company has made a name for itself as a high end hemp vendor offering a large selection of quality indoor hemp flower. They also offer other products, such as concentrates, edibles, vape cartridges and CBD for pets. Hemp Hop has a clean and professional website, good pictures of their flower, friendly customer service and fast shipping times. We had a baseline standard of flower from them and we went into this review hoping that this Terrace Kush will live up to that standard.
Bag Appeal (8.5 out of 10)
Hemp Hop came out of the gates strong with their amazing Abacus Diesel strain and we feel that everything else from them is in competition trying to catch up. Keep in mind that Abacus Diesel is better in the bag appeal department than most hemp, so it’s not completely fair to compare to Abacus as a baseline. Terrace Kush is still pretty nice in the bag appeal department. Opening the bag we got a tangy, sour smell. While it smells good, it’s a bit earthy and missing that trademark “kush” smell that one would expect from a kush strain. The buds are plump and dense. Not rock solid, but pretty dense. There is a lot of flower material packed into each nugget, which we love. The trim job is nice and tight – like we like it – with little sugar leaf left on the buds. There’s an average layer of trichomes, which leads to an average stickiness when breaking down this flower. Overall, a quality bag appeal.
User Experience (8.0 out of 10)
When combusted (read: smoked), has a unique flavor to it that is bright and a terpene intensity that is mostly earthy but not unpleasant. It’s smooth enough to enjoy on the inhale and the exhale. Vaporized, we got a nice citrusy, lemon-lime flavor on the inhale that lingers in the mouth. Getting down through the bowl it finished with the common toasted hops taste. Nothing mind blowing in the user experience, but certainly along the lines of what we expect from Hemp Hop’s high standards.
Potency (8.0 out of 10)
As we’ve noted in all the past Hemp Hop reviews, we love how they provide full COAs, as well as full terpene reports on the product pages for each strain. Terrace Kush comes in at 14.99% CBD – not the highest but definitely a respectable amount. Remember, 15-20% is the range that most consider “good” and this is right on par with that. Total THC comes in at a manageable .46%. The full terpene report shows that this flower is reasonably high in terpenes, with a total 1.85%, which is good for hemp flower. Looking at the terpene report, it states that Terrace Kush is most dominant in Cedrol, Caryophyllene, Limonene and Terpinolene.
Effect (8.0 out of 10)
After going over the test results and seeing the modest, yet strong-enough numbers, we expected a mid-range to upper-mid-range potency on the discernible effects. That’s exactly what we got. After the session with this Terrace Kush, a chill crept down through the body, making us want to just sit and relax. This definitely isn’t a “get up and go” strain. This is more of a “Netflix and smoke” kind of strain after a long day. We noticed some head fog, but nothing too crazy. Overall, our experience was mellow and relaxing without being too heavy, rushy, or overwhelming.
Price (8.0 out of 10)
At $25 an eigth and $125 an ounce, this isn’t the most affordable flower on the market. We agree that the pricing could be a bit more competitive and we have tried comparable flower for less money. That said, at the end of the day, we also generally believe you get what you pay for with most vendors. Hemp Hop has said that they are working on their pricing structure and plan on making their strains more cost friendly in time. We sincerely hope they do since they have such a wide array of good quality products and more people definitely need to try them.
4th Highest Rated
Hemp Hop Blueberry Pie, Indoor, Indica, 22.64% CBD, .98% total THC
Hemp Hop has built a reputation as having some of the best quality greenhouse and indoor buds in the industry, as well as having a great selection of exclusive and exotic strains that differ from the mostly-Oregon CBD strains that other vendors carry. Any hemp smoker worth their salt has at least heard of Hemp Hop or seen pictures of their flower. Their website is simple, clean and straight to the point with some decent up close photography and COAs displayed alongside the pictures of the flower. Buying unheard of strains from other vendors may be a gamble, but with Hemp Hop the odds of getting something good seem to be pretty high.
The Five Senses (7.0 out of 10)
First things first, the packaging is super slick and clean looking, but man does Hemp Hop use a lot of black ink (ha). When we opened up the bag of the Blueberry Pie, no strong smell immediately jumped out like with some of their other strains, like the Abacus Diesel, also from Hemp Hop. After a few seconds of hovering our nostrils above the open bag, a funky, hoppy smell peeked out, followed up with an earthy, sweet berry tone. It would have been nice to have more of a “blueberry” scent, but it doesn’t smell bad or uncured. The problem is that we reviewed Black Tie’s Blueberry Pie #7 before Hemp Hop’s take and that set the tone for what a Blueberry Pie strain should smell like – wow! Once smoked, there was a very subtle to no flavor on the smoke. The smoke is smooth enough to comfortably inhale, but not as smooth as the other offerings from Hemp Hop.
Bag Appeal (8.0 out of 10)
Labels aside, the packaging from Hemp Hop is simple and informative. It highlights the key cannabinoid percentages and the top three terpenes in the strain. Nice! The flower itself is pretty attractive as far as hemp standards go. Hemp Hop set the bar high with their Abacus Diesel and this admittedly isn’t quite to the same level. That said, most users will still find it to be one of the most appetizing looking options in their stash. While this strain has smaller buds, they are dense with a nice light green, and covered in sticky trichomes.
Potency (9.0 out of 10)
Blueberry Pie comes in with a booming 27% of total cannabinoids. It’s worth noting that Hemp Hop does post COAs on their product pages, so it’s easy to go back and find this information even if you lose the physical copies sent with your flower. Coming in with a whopping 22.64% CBD, this is at the high end of what you can expect from the current hemp market. The .98% total THC level will also be a potential draw-in for those looking for a bit more of a “buzz.” Hemp Hop also provides terpene reports, which is very appreciated and we always make sure to put out there that all vendors should do the same. Blueberry Pie from Hemp Hop is high in a smorgasbord of terpenes, including Caryophyllene, Pinene, Limonene, Humulene, and Nerolidol. Unfortunately, they don’t all come through on the nose as pungently as we’d like.
Effect (8.0 out of 10)
First off, this smokes for a long time. One bowl of this flower goes on and on like a cigar, which we love. The initial effect felt from this Blueberry Pie is the classic numbness in the hands and feet. It’s not so powerful that you hold your hands up and laugh because you absolutely can’t feel them, but it’s a nice tingle. The standout effect of this flower is some slowing down of the time. After a heavy session of this, it’s easy to sit still and really get a sense that the clock is moving slower than usual. This slowing is accompanied with some heaviness of the eyelids and a general “cooling” of the body. The effects on this were really nice. Once again, they didn’t live up to the expectations set by Hemp Hop’s Abacus Diesel, though. The effect kind of falls somewhere between a nice Berkshire Remedy and Revel Valley P10. P10 is far more potent, though, from a sedation standpoint.
Price (8.0 out of 10)
Hemp Hop does not have a reputation of being the most affordable vendor out there. But, they follow the wallet punch with really quality flower. When they became big on the scene with Abacus Diesel, one common complaint was the price. With an average price of $25-27 an eighth, it’s not the most expensive option in the market, but it’s far from the cheapest. The saving grace is that the flower is indoor, and a step above the more commonly found outdoor in quality. Overall, at $26 an eighth, you’ll get your money’s worth. A good looking product that smokes for days and has enough effects to justify the price. As indoor becomes more common in the industry, prices will go down. For now, this is a pretty standard price point for top shelf flower.