I’ve been on the hunt for a kiwi terp for quite some time, so when I saw this drop from Dablogic, I knew it was time to strap in and get my slurper ready for a celestial journey to the cosmos.
As the creator of the first solventless vape pen back in 2017 and one of the OG companies on the Denver hash scene, Dablogic is a Colorado classic with national impact. The brand also operates in California, and its founder, Julian, has participated in competitions and panels throughout the country, like the recent Smoking Jacket I attended in Oregon, where he served as an expert judge.
While most menus currently read like something out of a candy shop, Dablogic has a reputation for being one of the few recreational rosin brands leaning towards gassy, savory terps. Regulars in the rotation include Non-GMO, Future Diesel, Chemmy Jones, and Hazelnut Cream — a personal favorite of mine that made my roundup of 2022’s top jars.
Julian breeds many of the brand’s standout strains himself, including this Kiwi Comet. It’s a cross of Papaya x Hazel’s Comet, with the Hazel’s Comet (Hazelnut Cream x Star Cookies) in the parent genetics being another in-house creation.
Dablogic’s starting material is cultivated by Verde Natural Gardens in organic living soil. Plants are hand-watered with a diet of home-brewed compost teas, fish emulsion, and molasses, finished with a specialized slow cure process, then hand-trimmed with care. From there, a mechanical (not chemical) process of just “Water, Heat, & Pressure” is used to create all of the hashish products.
The partner brands are also vertically integrated — Verde has its recreational dispensary in Denver, while Boulder is home to the flagship Hash House. This location carries flower, edibles, concentrates, and more from an array of premium legacy brands but spotlights solventless products with limited-time strains and exclusive drops from Dablogic. If you ever find yourself in Boulder, I highly recommend stopping by. It’s such a cool little spot with an epic view of the mountains.
While Dablogic is known for keeping low-yielders with unique terps around on the menu, they tell me this Kiwi Comet is actually a great washer. The aroma is strikingly similar to ripe kiwi, with fresh and vibrant notes that swirl together for a combination of sweetness and acidity.
The flavor profile can only be described as a galactic dance of funk and fruit. Dominant notes of ripe papaya provide an alluring tropical base, complemented by a tang of hazelnut coffee creamer that adds a rich, milky depth to the exhale. The way the sugar of the papaya pairs with the zest of the cream is spot on to the taste of kiwi. In fact, papayas and kiwis are both technically berries and in the same fruit family. Who knew?
Kiwi Comet is high in Limonene and Linalool terpenes, a constellation of compounds that contribute to its unique aroma, flavor, and effects. Limonene has a fresh, citrusy aroma and is often associated with mood elevation and stress relief. Linalool, on the other hand, is soft and floral on the nose with calming and sedative effects. The entourage effect of these two terpenes creates a harmonious balance that’s both uplifting and soothing.
Final verdict? Houston, we have a winner.
Article written by @katadellic
Material cultivated by @verdenaturalgardens
Material processed by @dablogic
Photos credit: Dablogic
Katherine Wolf is an independent writer and the Chief Marketing Officer of Malek's Premium Cannabis - a boutique cannabis brand based in Denver, Colorado. Passionate about glass, hash, and a good latte.