Disclaimer: Review is based on the personal opinion of IE420Patient. Batches of the same strain can produce different results due to many factors thus, as with any "review" use as a guide, not as pure fact.
Strain Name: Bullrider
Date Acquired: July 30, 2011
Type: Hybrid (Sativa)
Looks: Frosted tight nugs fully covered in orange/rust "hair." One very large nug and three smaller one's filling my medicine bottle. The smaller nugs were bit more "stringy" on the outer layer vs. the larger nug.
Smell: If there a scent named "Sweet Funk," this would be it.
Taste: Very similar to how to smells. A sweet "funked" taste. On larger bong rips, I get a taste of "spice" in the throat BEFORE the pulling the bowl and exhaling. On the exhale I actually catch a hint of "grape" at the back and top of my throat.
Buzz Type: Starts with gradual head buzz that progresses into full body tingle with some extreme awareness and focus. This levels out into a mellow head buzz coupled with a slight bit of pressure. Got me into deep analytical thought.
Buzz Length: Above Average to Long (1.5 hours to 2 hours)
* Although listed here on THC Finder as an Indica, every batch of Bullrider I've had (from multiple sources) was listed on the "menu" as Sativa although I can understand why some may think it's an Indica if you continue to read more...
Bullrider is not your "normal" kind of Sativa strain. The Bullrider provides a unique "Sativa high" that I really enjoy with a smell that just provided me with mental images of a stripper AFTER the END of a shift. This is a very "danky" Sativa flower that almost smokes like an Indica.
I consider the Bullrider a very "strong" and "hard" hitting Sativa. Many times I felt my heart racing and I could definitely feel a sense of "pressure" on my temples. My head felt very "light" and somewhat like a "bobble head." So beginners, do take caution.
Overall, Bullrider provided me with a heavy head buzz paired with full body tingle. An energizing strain, there is light heaviness that provides a unique pressure like sensation which was ample at targeting my pain. It's this unique pain relief quality not typical of Sativas I've medicated with that make the Bullrider a choice Sativa strain for me.
Many times, I got very analytical while "riding the bull." I engaged a very deep conversation about the DOW drop on August 4, 2011 while medicated with this strain.
For a Sativa, the Bullrider can hit heavy; especially after a large meal. This is the one instance where I felt very sleepy with watery eyes and non-stop yawning. Like a bull, you are "bucked off" as coming down can be quite hard, heavy and very Indica like.
I was able to medicate with my (e) for a little over two weeks. I did notice this strain hitting a bit harsh on my final marijuana nugget, but not harsh enough to deter me from taking deep bong rips.
For those solid Indica and Indica OG fans who feel Sativas can never do "trick;" I say give Bullrider a shot for a change of pace. It might change your mind about Sativas. It's about as "heavy" as a Sativa can get.
For the past several years, I've always stated the Bullrider is my top Sativa strain. This is a very hard/rare strain to get and once was limited to a few select collectives. I missed this strain due to being out of town and was that was back in December 2010. This batch and version is the first I've seen since then. Of course, when I saw it on the menu it was drop everything and go get it. A hot strain a few years back, if you see it I highly recommend you try it just for the uniqueness of it. I've even had this strain a while back in Edible form with a prototype Bullrider Pizza years ago.
IMHO, the Bullrider strain is one of the best Sativas out there IF you can find it.
Cheers (& Cough),