Best Sour Strains

Three of the best sour strains

One of the most enjoyable things about the fascinating world of cannabis is the variety of flavors that you can explore. Each cannabis strain has a different mix of terpenes, which give rise to unique taste profiles, aromas, and even mental and physical effects.

Today, we are going to look at just one of the many flavors that have developed a certain recognition and following among enthusiasts. Namely, we’ll focus on sour strains, which tend to have a bit more of a complex and non-traditional note than sweet varieties.

There are countless sour strains out there, so let us take a look at some of the most popular and well-loved of them all. Scroll down for the full roundup of the best sour strains available today!

Our garden carries some of the best sour strains. What about giving them a try?

 

 

Dream n Sour Strain

This is a newer strain that’s perfect for those who need a bit of a ‘kick’ to get themselves going due to its extremely energizing high. If you sleep like a rock and catch yourself hitting the snooze button more than you’d like, this might be a good choice for you. 

Dream N Sour’s taste is mostly fresh and sweet, with some fruity notes of apricots and berries, but underlined with a strong sour, pungent note that isn’t far from blue cheese.

Strain Type

Dream N Sour is sometimes described as a Sativa strain, but it is a Sativa-dominant hybrid with about an 80/20 Sativa-Indica ratio. This means that Dream N Sour performs like an ordinary Sativa at every functional level but does carry a few Indica qualities.

For example, unlike pure Sativa strains, Dream N sour can grow relatively tall while maintaining very high THC levels. At the same time, its highs follow the stereotypical Sativa profile, with energetic, invigorating, and feel-good effects.

Lineage

Dream N Sour was bred from two strains, the eponymous Blue Dream and Sour Jack, respectively. The former is a slightly Sativa-dominant complex hybrid known for its high-THC cerebral high. It’s a favorite among creatives for its ability to improve mental focus without disturbing your overall energy levels.

Sour Jack, meanwhile, is where Dream N Sour got most of its distinctive flavor from. Sour Jack packs a punchy taste that reeks of diesel and citrus fruits.

Terpene Profile

Its parent strains give Dream N Sour a complex terpene profile that results in layers of flavors and smells. Myrcene and Pinene are by far the most dominant terpenes in this strain, lending it those special woody and spicy notes. 

Limonene and Caryophyllene also feature in significant amounts, and this combination is what ultimately gives rise to the sourness of Dream N Sour.

Sage and Sour Strain

Sage and Sour follows a similar profile as Dream N Sour  – it’s a strongly Sativa-dominant hybrid with a very high THC count that promises an exciting energy boost, while its exciting terpene mix ensures a layered, distinctly sour, and heavy aroma.

Strain Type

Sage and Sour is a hybrid strain. Its Sativa features are strongly dominant, just like those of Dream N Sour. However, Sage and Sour is just a tiny bit more moderate in its makeup, and it does balance out its mostly one-sided heritage with some notable Indica traits.

Lineage

Sage and Sour’s strong, punchy smell comes from none other than Sour Diesel, one of the oldest and most beloved sour strains of them all.

SAGE, a complex, balanced hybrid, rounds out the picture with some spicy, high-THC genes that give it an extra shot of energy.

Terpene Profile

Terpinolene, a somewhat rare terpene that imparts an herbal, faintly sweet taste, is a major component of Sage and Sour. In fact, this is where half of the strain’s name derives from: the sage plant also contains terpinolene in abundance!

Myrcene and pinene add spicy and woody notes, whereas hints of citrus come from limonene.

Sour Alien Strain

Sour Alien, also known as Sour Alien OG, is a hearty Kush-like strain that promises an active but not overwhelming full-body high. The effects peak quickly and then wind down, providing plenty of subtle stimulation and relaxation for the later hours of the day.

Strain Type

Sour Alien is a slightly Indica-dominant hybrid. It grows in small, clumpy patches that can mimic bushes or shrubs, and its THC content falls well within the midfield. Like many other strains strong in Indica heritage, it can cause strong munchies and dry mouth.

Lineage

As with Sage and Sour, Sour Alien can trace its lineage back to Sour Diesel. This is where most of its unmistakably oily, citrusy, and sour flavor comes from.

However, the complex characteristics of SAGE infuse it with some completely different genes, pushing it much further towards traditional Indica territory. SAGE gives Sour Alien its concentrated, puffy, and trichome-heavy buds, as well as a punchy and skunky aroma.

Terpene Profile

Sour Alien mostly follows the terpene profile of its parent, Sour Diesel, with lots of terpinolene, myrcene, and limonene. This makes for those quintessentially diesel-y vibes of pungent, skunky, and herbal notes. Sweetness interrupts here and there as well, thanks to a citrusy aroma.

Sour Apple Strain

Known as one of the top strains for pain relief and chronic anxiety, Sour Apple is a high-THC strain with a unique namesake taste. Its strong relaxant effects are perfect for winding down, and its thick layers of taste make it quite exciting on the palate as well.

Strain Type

Sour Apple is, like most of our best sour strains, a hybrid. It’s about an 80-20 blend of Indica and Sativa characteristics, respectively. Accordingly, the strain leans towards Indica-type effects, though it’s an outlier among Indica hybrids with its very potent body highs and relaxing effects.

Lineage

Like many potent best sour strains on the market today, Sour Apple can trace its heritage back to the godfather of so many essential sour strains, Sour Diesel. This was crossed with Cinderella 99, a classic Sativa-dominant high-THC “party strain.”

Terpene Profile

The dominant terpenes in Sour Apple are myrcene and pinene. This sour strain is surprisingly refreshing, with both floral and fruity notes. There is some spiciness, but it’s closer to strong herbal tea than raw pepper. However, the nutty sourness punches through quite abruptly – not entirely unlike a rotten apple, which is where the strain got its name from.

Sour Banana Sherbet Strain

A high-THC heavy hitter with extremely strong “knock-out” relaxant effects, Sour Banana Sherbet is perfect for when you really need to shut off and forget about things for a good while.

While it’s easy to grow, easy to use, and carries few side effects for most people, you should watch your dosage, so you don’t accidentally get too sleepy. Other than that, it’s an incredibly fun strain to have around, and one of the best in its class.

Strain Type

Sour Banana Sherbet is a truly balanced hybrid, and one of the very few strains that can claim a 50/50 split between Sativa and Indica traits. As such, its effects are a truly exotic mix.

While Sour Banana Sherbet is pretty energizing and can ramp up your energy levels quickly, it’s also really great as a stress relief. Especially when given some time to unfold, it’s an excellent couch companion.

Lineage

Sour Banana Sherbet was invented by crossing the existing Banana Sherbet – an extremely sweet 50/50 hybrid strain – with good old Sour Diesel for that extra punchy taste and aromatic experience.

Terpene Profile

Sour Banana Sherbet maintains the holy trinity of terpenes among classic sour strains: myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene. This gives it a strong, layered taste that can seem somewhat fruity at times, though never without the hefty weight of the diesel on top. 

Sour Banana Strain

Not to be confused with Sour Banana Sherbet above, Sour Banana OG is a similar strain grown from the same basic components, though crossed differently. The result is a blend that is far more geared towards active, engaging cerebral highs instead of the nearly “jack-of-all-trades” behavior of its sibling.

Strain Type

Compared to Sour Banana Sherbet, Sour Banana OG is a lot more Sativa-heavy, with roughly 70% Sativa content than the former’s 50. It exhibits classic Sativa behavior such as towering, tall flowers and incredible creative flow during peak highs.

Lineage

Sour Banana Strain OG shares its parents with Sour Banana Sherbet: Sour Diesel on the one side and Banana Sherbet on the other. However, whereas Sour Banana Sherbet attempted to balance the two’s unique features and effects broadly, Sour Banana OG leans much more in favor of the Diesel lineage. 

This is evident in its rougher, more petrol-like undertones and its stronger Sativa traits.

Terpene Profile

Sour Banana combines mostly myrcene with pinene, limonene, and small amounts of caryophyllene to give you an intense flavor that can shift from berry-like sweet to gut-punching sour in the mouth. Its aroma combines floral and herbal notes with sharp, stinging spicy tones.

Sour Berry Strain

A true modern classic, Sour Berry is a unique strain that combines extremely uplifting high-THC effects with a pleasant taste profile and a colorful appearance.

Strain Type

Sour Berry is a 60/40 Indica-dominant hybrid, which is evident in its Kush-type flavors and the tight, condensed appearance of its thick buds. The exceptional THC content of over 24% is also typical of moderate Indica hybrids such as this.

Lineage

Sour Berry descends, perhaps unsurprisingly, from Sour Diesel and Purple Berry Kush, the latter a real Indica classic in its own right. The combination assures that Sour Berry can achieve the tricky combination of both sweet and fruity as well as sour and oily tastes without one overpowering the other.

Terpene Profile

Limonene, linalool, and myrcene are the most dominant terpenes in this hybrid strain, and they make up for the bulk of its unique taste profile. The almost citrusy blueberry flavor comes from the limonene, whereas linalool adds a faint woody-herbal note. Myrcene, courtesy of Sour Diesel, contributes with its distinctive thick, almost rotten aroma.

Sour Bobby Strain

A quintessential relaxing strain, Sour Bobby will have you leaning back and feeling light in no time. Its classic diesel aroma is contrasted by its unique flavor, which hints at wildflowers and ethanol.

Strain Type

Sour Bobby is a no-nonsense, somewhat Indica-dominant hybrid. It provides very relaxing highs that last long without dramatic peaks.

Lineage

Sour Diesel and Tres Dawg are the parent strains of Sour Bobby. This makes for a straightforward duo that balances influences from very different origins, including Afghani heritage on the side of Tres Dawg.

Terpene Profile

Linalool and myrcene dominate Sour Bobby’s terpenes, with some amounts of limonene featuring as well. This generates Sour Bobby’s pleasant flavors, which range from Kush-like musky to hardcore diesel and even vodka-like tones of strong alcohol.

Sour Bubba Strain

Sour Bubba has been a popular choice for many years, a high-THC strain that excites, energizes, and clears the mind. Its reputation as one of the best sour strains is more than justified, owing to its high potency, pleasant highs, and ease of use.

Strain Type

Sour Bubba is a pure Indica. Its super-high THC count, classic Kush looks, and dense, short buds all attest to its pure heritage, and as such, it will especially (though not exclusively) appeal to fans of thoroughbred Indicas overall.

Lineage

If there’s one more exceptional thing about Sour Bubba than its effects, it’s its family connections – Sour Diesel and OG Bubba being its parents. This is one rare case of a “celebrity child” strain that managed to make a name for itself independently.

Terpene Profile

Sour Bubba’s terpenes are fairly evocative of other highly-potent Indicas, with lots of caryophyllene, humulene, and limonene. This gives it a very spicy flavor profile that definitely falls deep within the “sour” end of the spectrum but remains attractive to a broad audience.

Sour Bubble Strain

Boasting one of the most distinctive extreme-THC highs, Sour Bubble is mainly known for its tingly, moderately stimulating effects that relax quickly and last the whole day.

Strain Type

As a pure Indica, Sour Bubble displays many classic traits: dense, inflated nugs rich in trichomes and colorful flowers that have a sweet and upbeat initial flavor followed by a slow-burning, sour aftertaste.

Lineage

Sour Bubble was the result of backcrossing numerous generous of OG Bubble. This makes it unique among similar strains in that it wasn’t derived from completely unrelated parents.

Terpene Profile

Caryophyllene and limonene are the standout terpenes in Sour Bubble, followed by myrcene and limonene.

Sour Cake Strain

For an even high that stimulates the mind and the body in equal measure, look no further than Sour Cake. With a flavor that reeks of vanilla crossed with spicy, sour petrol and ethanol, it’s a perfect choice for when you just feel like putting all worries to the side, letting go, and having fun.

Strain Type

Sour Cake is a near-perfect 50/50 hybrid, exhibiting both many Indica and Sativa traits. This explains how it can, at moderate doses, generate both a solid head high as well as an exciting body high.

Lineage

Birthday Cake lends this strain its yummy sweetness, whereas some of the more complex flavors and effects come courtesy of SAGE N Sour.

Terpene Profile

Pinene and caryophyllene are largely responsible for Sour Cake’s unique look and feel. Humulene and small amounts of myrcene join in to round out those harsh notes with softer hues of wood, earth, and sweetness.

Sour Candy Strain

Sour Candy will get you going and keep you there effortlessly with its engaging, lifting highs. It’s particularly effective in fostering a healthy creative and social flow and eliminating anxiety.

Strain Type

A majority-Sativa hybrid, Sour Candy contains about 20% of Indica marijuana, and its medium-to-low THC content makes it fall fairly in line with thoroughbred Sativas in most respects.

Lineage

Sour Candy descends from Bubble Gum OG and Sour Diesel, two already hugely noteworthy strains, and it combines the best of both worlds very effectively.

Terpene Profile

Sour Candy is a quintessential “sweet diesel” strain with large amounts of myrcene, limonene, and caryophyllene. It’s outwardly fruity and engaging, but it is quick to display some of its more exotic, gassy flavors as it settles in.

Sour Cheese Strain

High in THC and minor cannabinoids, Sour Cheese will get your thoughts and words flowing with ease whilst being pleasantly stimulating at the same time. Perfect for those who prefer a high that keeps them on their feet!

Strain Type

Sour Cheese is a moderately Sativa-dominant 60/40 hybrid strain. As such, it displays large, triangular buds that are frosty and colorful. Its effects, however, remain very balanced and easily manageable.

Lineage

Grown from Cheese OG and Strawberry Diesel, Sour Cheese builds on a strong existing heritage of somewhat musky, sour, and sweet strains that pack a big punch for exciting daytime use.

Terpene Profile

The most widespread terpenes within Sour Cheese are caryophyllene, limonene, and humulene. This makes for an aroma that is not just sweet and sour but also has some pungent notes.

Sour Chem Strain

A sharp strain packing a hefty punch, Sour Chem is loaded with high-energy THC and makes for one of the best daytime sour strains.

Strain Type

Sour Chem is a Sativa-dominant hybrid. Because of this and its high THC counts, users should be aware that it can uncover latent anxiety at larger doses.

Lineage

Descended from Chemdog D and Sour Diesel, Sour Chem is a classic mix. Its parent strains also imbue it with its characteristic energy-lifting qualities.

Terpene Profile

Thanks to myrcene, limonene, and caryophyllene, with some humulene thrown in, Sour Chem carries a harsh, pungent flavor with strong hints of diesel.

Sour Cookies Strain

As its name implies, Sour Cookies is a two-faced strain of sorts. On the one hand, it can cause extremely active and moving body highs that ease social interaction and free up the head.

On the other hand, in large quantities, it can absolutely paralyze, causing a strong couch look.

Strain Type

Sour Cookies is the quintessential example of a 70/30 Sativa hybrid, with its high THC count and complex cerebral highs.

Lineage

Another celebrity child, Sour Cookies stems from a blend of Girl Scout Cookies and the perennial favorite, Sour Diesel. This combo allows for both a sweet and uplifting as well as a moody, dark, and gasoline-tinged aroma, where neither one conflicts with the other.

Terpene Profile

As you would expect, given its background, limonene, myrcene, and caryophyllene dominate the makeup of Sour Cookies. Expect strong tastes that can be both fresh and sweet and gassy, oily, or even spicy at the same time.

Sour Cream Strain

For one of the best sour strains around that will make you feel calm without shutting off your brain, look at Sour Cream. Its stimulating highs allow for clear thinking even while in complete relaxed bliss.

Strain Type

Sour Cream is an even 50/50 hybrid. As such, its effects and characteristics defy conventional Sativa-Indica labeling. You’ll have to see for yourself whether this strain suits your needs.

Lineage

Derived from G-13 Haze crossed with Sour Diesel, Sour Cream inherits plenty of classic sour cool, with the addition of some high-THC Indica chops courtesy of the former.

Terpene Profile

With unusually high amounts of pinene combined with myrcene, Sour Cream offers spicy, earthy, and of course plenty of sour scents. This is in addition to a sweet note that almost immediately dissolves in the mouth.

Sour Diesel

There was no escaping it: in a list of the best sour strains money can buy, Sour Diesel begs for a spot. For many, this is the strain that introduced them to sour weed and all its unique qualities, and it remains a fan favorite to this day.

Strain Type

Sour Diesel is an aggressively-mixed 90% Sativa hybrid that is known for its very potent whole-body highs. It energizes and frees up headspace while at the same time loosening up the body and relieving you of stress and pains.

Lineage

Because this is a strain that’s been on the market for a few decades already and because its origin is poorly-documented to begin with, the exact lineage of Sour Diesel has never been officially confirmed. 

It was probably a complex hybrid of at least two Sativa hybrids with partial Indica heritage somewhere in the mix.

Terpene Profile

Caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene dominate in this strain, as they do in most Sour Diesel-based hybrids.

Sour Dubb Strain

Sugary-sweet on the exhale, with a stinging aroma of diesel and sour fruit, Sour Dubb is a relaxing strain that offers unique and very easygoing highs. Providing bouts of energy while being equally good at offering relaxation, Sour Dubb is one of those strains that excel equally in almost any context but are particularly great for kicking back and relaxing.

Strain Type

Sour Dubb is a mostly balanced, 60/40 Sativa-dominant hybrid strain. This is a big reason why it can combine effects usually associated with buzzy, relaxing body highs with the kind of smooth Sativa-like mental stimulation that we all love.

Lineage

Sour Dubb’s origin is a bit of a mystery. The most widespread theory is that it was bred from East Coast Sour Diesel and Sour Bubble, which would explain both its prominent sour aroma and the high-THC, versatile nature of its effects.

Terpene Profile

Very high amounts of limonene and linalool lend Sour Dubb a citrusy, woody, sometimes even slightly spicy taste. This is on top of the aforementioned layer of sweet-sour tones that dominate the taste profile of this unique strain.

Sour G CBG

Not every good sour strain has to be a high-THC champion. Living proof of this comes in the form of the excellent Sour G CBG, available here at Botany Farms. Based on existing Sour G – a Sativa-dominant hybrid noted for its pleasant, spicy mood boost – this CBG strain is perfect for those who want a reliable daily companion out to their weed. 

Sour G CBG generates the kind of uplifting, understated, and sweetly energizing high that only a real high-CBG strain can muster. 

Strain Type

Sour G CBG, like its parent strain, is a hybrid that leans towards Sativa-like effects, which is also evident in its delicate dark-green buds, which often feature patches of yellow or light brown.

Lineage

Sour G CBG was grown from existing Sour G, which itself was based on a mix of Sour Diesel and Joe’s OG Kush. To little surprise, this foolproof combination would end up creating one of the best all-around daytime strains you can buy.

Terpene Profile

The dominant terpenes in Sour G CBG are largely limonene, caryophyllene, and myrcene. This makes for a spicy, sharp, and at the same time, soothingly warm and dark taste. The aroma is consistently sour and slightly musky throughout. 

Sour Gelato Strain

A quintessential “happy strain,” Sour Gelato is bound to make you smile just as far and wide as a cup of its yummy namesake. It goes well with just about any occasion, and its unintrusive, upbeat effects remain pleasant for a long time.

Strain Type

Sour Gelato is a very evenly balanced hybrid strain with low to moderate THC counts and about 1% of CBD on average. This also makes it a good beginner strain as it is unlikely to overwhelm or cause serious side effects.

Lineage

Sour Gelato derives from Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. From the latter, it’s inherited its trademark sweet fruity-creamy taste, which is nicely complemented by Sunset Sherbet’s sour undertones.

Terpene Profile

Limonene, humulene, and myrcene are the terpenes that most prominently feature in Sour Gelato. 

Sour Glue Strain

Where Sour Gelato is like the perfect dessert, a cherry to put on top of an already bright and joyful day, Sour Glue is as close to the opposite as you can get: a powerful, aggressive and unwieldy strain that is best reserved for special occasions. 

True to its name, this is not something you should enjoy on a day when there’s a lot to do around the house – you will find yourself glued in place in no time!

Strain Type

Sour Glue is a 50/50 hybrid with sky-high THC levels and low-to-nonexistent concentrations of minor cannabinoids.

Lineage

Sour Glue is an even cross between Sour Diesel and Gorilla Glue #4. This is an uncommon combination – usually, when a heavy-hitting parent such as Sour Diesel is used, the second parent is deliberately chosen to offset some of that harshness with something lighter.

This is not the case here. If anything, GG4 and Sour Diesel OG only amplify each other, creating a thick wall of gasoline-tinged cerebral goodness that travels through the whole body in no time.

Terpene Profile

In line with its parents, you will mostly find spicy caryophyllene, citrusy limonene, and woody humulene within Sour Glue. In particular the sour notes of Sour Diesel stick out (as they tend to do in SD-based hybrids), which in combination with GG4 form an ammonia-like aroma.

Sour Gorilla Strain

Those chasing a classic tingly high with a layer of sourness on top should be served more than well by Sour Gorilla. It’s euphoric, fast-acting, extremely enjoyable, and best of all, it combines these effects with an unmistakable sweet-sour taste, too!

Strain Type

Sour Gorilla is an Indica-dominant strain, and with its high THC levels, you can expect Kush-like full-body highs across the board. 

Lineage

Descending from Gorilla Glue #4 and Sour Diesel, Sour Gorilla can claim to benefit from the same heritage as the excellent Sour Glue. However, whereas the latter is an evenly balanced 50/50 hybrid, Sour Gorilla really cranks up the volume with its aggressive 65/35 Indica-to-Sativa ratio.

Terpene Profile

Pinene, caryophyllene, and myrcene dominate this strain, making for a spicy, sharp, yet surprisingly flowery and sweet taste that’s a joy each time.

Sour Grape Strain

True to its name, Sour Grape is a strain that might be hard to swallow for some due to its harsh taste, but will undoubtedly delight with its soothing and buttery-smooth gentle highs.

Strain Type

Sour Grape is a balanced, 50/50 hybrid strain with no solid leaning towards either Indica or Sativa qualities.

Lineage

A cross between Sour Diesel and Granddaddy Purple, Sour Grape combines the former’s thick, sour flavor with the latter’s relaxing, perfect-for-bedtime heavy body highs.

Terpene Profile

The terpene makeup of Sour Grape largely follows that of its immediate ancestral strains. Myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene dominate, making for deeply sour (almost rotten), if slightly sweet flavors with a hint of spice.

Sour Headband Strain

One of the top performers for pain relief, Sour Headband is one of the top-performing Diesel-based strains currently available. Its intense effects do not just soothe and relax; the mental stimulation from this strain is equally powerful.

Strain Type

Sour Headband is a Sativa-dominant hybrid. Due to its very high THC concentration, the effects of this strain can be very pronounced, sharp, and intense. Highs tend to be concentrated in the head, with calming, pleasant stimulation all over the body but particularly through the limbs.

Lineage

As the name implies, Sour Headband is based on a blend of Sour Diesel and OG Headband. Since both of these are strains known for their strikingly intense effects and unique, sour-pungent flavor, Sour Headband doubles down on most of these characteristics.

Terpene Profile

With lots of caryophyllene and limonene in addition to ample amounts of myrcene, Sour Headband puts a spicy spin on the existing Sour Diesel formula. The undertones of citrus fruits are also more pronounced here and gravitate towards rotten or sour lemon in the mouth.

Sour Jack Strain

Looking for a full-body high that hits you in one solid burst without missing out on that classic diesel flavor? Sour Jack gives you just that – in addition to a surprisingly complex aroma, colorful buds, and a wonderful mood lift.

Strain Type

A Sativa-dominant hybrid strain, Sour Jack’s effects mostly fall in line with what you would expect from a medium-THC pure Sativa. 

Lineage

Sour Jack descends from a blend of Sour Diesel and Jack Herer. Particularly the latter of these famous parent strains gives Sour Jack’s highs a uniquely uplifting, motivating character.

Terpene Profile

Myrcene and limonene are the most abundant terpenes in this hybrid strain. They make for an almost soda-like taste with hints of citrus, whereas the exhale is lathered in fuel.

Sour Joker Strain

For a thorough, full-body buzz with sour notes, Joker is your best bet. Also known as Sour Joker, this strain clears the mind while freeing the body and feeding the creative muse – what more could you ask for?

Strain Type

At only 20% of pure Indica content, Sour Joker is one aggressively-bred Sativa hybrid. Expect highs that go straight for the head and are emotionally very intense and upbeat.

Lineage

Bred from Amnesia Haze, a popular Sativa-dominant hybrid, and the East Coast variant of the notorious Sour Diesel, Sour Joker can count on solid and powerful family connections.

Terpene Profile

Myrcene, caryophyllene, and some amounts of pinene are what define the aroma and the taste of Sour Joker. In other words, brace for a strong, spicy, and somewhat woody taste with an unmistakably gasoline-tinged exhale.

Sour Kosher Strain

Sour Kosher is also known as Sour Kosher Kush, and that should already tell you something about how this uncommon strain plays out in the mind and body. Cerebral highs with lots and lots of near-limitless energy are what you should expect, followed by drift into a clear-headed bliss perfect for late-night chillouts.

Strain Type

A 70/30 Sativa-heavy hybrid, Sour Kosher Kush surprisingly balances its Sativa and Indica-type traits incredibly well. Its full-body high trades energizing, giddy stimulation early on for a thick coat of mental buzz as time passes.

Lineage

With Sour Diesel on one side and Kosher Kush on the other, Sour Kosher is the product of two already incredibly successful – and somewhat contrasting – hybrid marijuana strains. Particularly from the latter, it gains some of its more impressive Indica-like effects, which lend this strain a lot more wallop and uniqueness.

Terpene Profile

Ample amounts of caryophyllene, limonene, and some myrcene help this strain become one of the spiciest we’ve tested without losing that trademark sweet-sour note.

Sour Kush

World-class pain relief and mood-stabilizing cerebral highs come courtesy of Sour Kush, one of the most renowned hybrid strains in its class. With its diesel-y flavor on top, this becomes a pro tip for anyone who is looking to up their game in the best sour strains.

Strain Type

A majority-Indica hybrid, Sour Kush displays mostly typical effects as you would expect from its storied name. Highs can be extremely euphoric and energizing to the point of overstimulation, so dose conservatively.

Lineage

We’ve already touched on some ‘celebrity children’ sour strains in this list, but Sour Kush might just be the one to beat them all. It is based on a cross between the evergreen Sour Diesel and none other than OG Kush – for many, the definitive Indica, a title it acquired generations ago already.

Terpene Profile

The dominant terpene in Sour Kush is caryophyllene, followed by myrcene. Overall, this lends the strain a quite harsh, spicy taste that unfolds into a gasoline-like breath with the exhale.

Sour Lemon Strain

Who says fruity and sour don’t mix well? Sour lemon (which, in our opinion, tastes more like a sour apple) proves that the best sour strains aren’t just unique – they’re plenty of fun, too! With lots of sugary notes and hints of sweetness across the board, this strain is a great pick-me-up that never disappoints.

Strain Type

A Sativa-dominant hybrid, Sour Lemon produces moderate, easily controllable highs that lift the mood and engage the brain most of all.

Lineage

Sour Lemon was derived from California Sour and Lemon OG, two highly fruity strains that combine to create this unique “rotten sweet” taste that Sour Lemon is particularly known for.

Terpene Profile

As you would expect, Sour Lemon is chock-full of terpinolene – the so-called fruit terpene, which is also found in apples, pears, and others. Besides that, you’ve got plenty of myrcene and limonene for layers of woody, sour, and herbal flavors.

Sour Lifter

It’s all in the name with Sour Lifter – it’s one of the best strains we know for lifting yourself out of a mental rut. A high-CBD, low-THC powerhouse, Sour Lifter is not just one of the best, but also one of the most reliable and fun-to-use sour strains.

Strain Type

A complex, moderately Sativa-dominant hybrid, Sour Lifter comes close to providing a full-body high given the right dosage. Its effects soothe (almost tranquilize), break negative thought patterns, and let creative spirits run wild.

Lineage

Sour Lifter was bred from Suver Haze and Gorilla Glue #4. With a lineage like that, its excellent calming and re-energizing effects come as little of a surprise.

Terpene Profile

Myrcene, pinene, limonene, and small amounts of caryophyllene provide Sour Lifter with a deliciously fruity, yet distinctily Diesel-based flavor that unfolds in complex ways.

Sour OG

Known as one of the strains capable of producing one of the most thoroughly balanced highs in the world, Sour OG has amassed a stellar reputation, and for a good reason. Its thick, frosty trichomes are packed with a classic kush-like aroma and a powerful sour, woody flavor. 

Strain Type

Sour OG is a balanced 50/50 hybrid strain. As such, its highs tend to start out in the headstrong and easy to overwhelm – before spreading out to the rest of the body.

Lineage

Sour OG is the result of an impressive three-way blend between OG Kush, Blueberry OG, and Sour Diesel. Hence, it combines the effects of wildly diverse and unrelated strains, making for an interesting cocktail of effects and aromatic textures.

Terpene Profile

Limonene is Sour OG’s dominant terpene, followed by myrcene and caryophyllene. This lends it a faintly fruity, kushy flavor with sour overtones.

Sour OG Chem Strain

For a different variation on the same theme, Sour OG Chem might as well be called Sour OG Supercharged. With an even more intense flavor and a high that shoots ever higher than its namesake predecessor, this is for those for whom Sour OG just lacks a tiny bit of extra oomph.

Strain Type

Like Sour OG, OG Chem is an evenly balanced hybrid strain. Nothing new there.

Lineage

Sour Diesel and OG Kush return as parent strains of Sour OG Chem, but Blueberry is swapped out for trusty Chemdawg, rendering a slightly more Kush-like flavor to the blend.

Terpene Profile

As with Sour OG, expect lots of spice coming your way from limonene and caryophyllene, combined with pinene and myrcene for those woody, rocky tones. All in all, OG Chem’s flavors are much stronger and more pronounced than those of its older sibling.

Sour Papaya Strain

With a sour intake and a sweet, fruity breath out, Sour Papaya is excellent for a relaxing tropical vacation – whether on a Pacific island or right at home. Highs kick off soon and last longer than many other sour strains.

Strain Type

A 70/30 Sativa-dominant hybrid strain, Sour Papaya follows the profile of a traditional feel-good head strain. You’ll feel relief and relaxation radiating out from the forehead, eventually reaching the limbs and culminating in a heavy full-body “blanket”-type effect winding down.

Lineage

Sour Papaya is based on the little-known Citral #13 and Ice #2 strains. This lends it a somewhat lemonade-like flavor with tropical undertones.

Terpene Profile

With truckloads of limonene and myrcene, Sour Papaya is one of the fruitiest strains on this list. At times, it can even seem somewhat pungent from all the sourness, so those with a sensitive throat should watch out.

Sour Patch Kids Strain

With one of the most rancid, nose-piercing aromas of them all, Sour Patch Kids is for those who like their best sour strains with a capital S. 

It sports golden-purple twirled nugs that, when smoked, generate a light breeze of a high that reconnects you with your inner child: carefree, without stress or worries, and looking at the world through joyful and curious eyes.

Strain Type

A 60/40 hybrid with a Sativa dominance, Sour Patch Kids is hard to put into a box in terms of its appearance or effects. Rest assured that the strain speaks for itself when put to use.

Lineage

Sour Patch Kids’ parent strains are Sour Diesel on the one side and Candyland on the other. How fitting! The sweetness of the latter complements the sourness of the former surprisingly well.

Terpene Profile

SPK is rich in caryophyllene, humulene, and limonene. This gives it a lot of plant-based tinges to its flavor profile, with an aroma that reeks of lemon, mango, and flowers. Of course, the more-than-subtle diesel tone from Sour Diesel is everpresent, particularly on the exhale.

Sour Pebbles Strain

A prize-winning strain with a relatively fresh face, Sour Pebbles is definitely worth your attention. Its unique taste combines elements of berry-like freshness with the distinct sour tone that only a Diesel strain can express.

Strain Type

A 50/50 “perfect” hybrid, Sour Pebbles’ high mainly acts on the mind. It is very effective in treating depression or anxiety, and it really loosens you up to ease socializing and engaging with others. 

Do note that this strain is particularly prone to causing the munchies, though, so have someone keep a padlock on the fridge if necessary.

Lineage

Sour Pebbles is a cross between Alien Diesel and Fruity Pebbles, making it a quintessential sweet-sour strain. It takes about equal parts of each of its parents, and so it displays its fruity and energetic tendencies just as much as its more buzzy, diesel-y ones.

Terpene Profile

Terpinolene and Pinene rank as this strain’s dominating terpenes, which to no surprise lead to a decidedly berry-like flavor with a woody aroma. Sourness is strongly noticeable, especially on the exhale.

Sour Pineapple

A strain with a medium level of THC that punches far above its weight, Sour Pineapple is a solid pick for anyone who’s a fan of strong cerebral highs with a side of earthy, diesel flavor.

Strain Type

A 70/30 Sativa-dominant hybrid, Sour Pineapple acts like most pure Sativas at most regular dosages. Note that this is a very low-CBD strain.

Lineage

Descended from two legendary parents, Sour Diesel and Pineapple Kush, Sour Pineapple takes the best of both worlds and comes out on top as one of our favorite and all-around best sour strains.

Terpene Profile

With myrcene, pinene, and ocimene, Sour Pineapple has a surprisingly fresh, almost minty flavor, which is accented by the deeply sour diesel odor.

Sour Power Strain

Despite its high-THC, low-CBD nature, Sour Power has been one of the most recommended strains for medical marijuana users for a long time. Its effects are excellent at calming pains, reducing inflammation, and helping treat a variety of chronic conditions. It doesn’t hurt that it packs a truly skunky diesel flavor and a relieving head high to boot.

Strain Type

A 90% Sativa-dominant hybrid, you can expect Sour Power to display characteristics in line with most pure Sativas. 

Lineage

This strain is based on StarBud and East Coast Sour Diesel. The combo gives Sour Power very colorful, light buds and a striking mix of tastes and aromas.

Terpene Profile

The dominant terpenes in Sour Power are limonene and linalool, with some large amounts of caryophyllene. Expect an herbal, sweet-sour taste with hints of spice, not entirely unlike tobacco. The smell leans decidedly towards the skunky end of things.

Sour Punch Strain

If you’re a fan of strong euphoric highs, you’re going to love this one. Dreamy, long-lasting highs that loosen up the mind and body are what Sour Punch is all about. Perfect for those struggling with excess fatigue or stress!

Strain Type

Sour Punch is a Sativa-dominant, high-THC hybrid strain. Its pale, triangular buds with speckles of orange are a clear indicator of its heritage.

Lineage

Based on Super Silver Haze and The One, it is clear that one goal in creating Sour Punch was to maximize its THC content without compromising on character. 

Terpene Profile

The dominant terpene in this strain is myrcene. Pinene and caryophyllene add some woody and pungent tastes, though overall, the flavor is based on fruity overtones layered with a sour exhale.

Sour Skittles Strain

Who can say no to a bowl of Skittles? Sour Skittles doesn’t just ride on the same refreshing aroma of tropical fruits and creamy sweetness – it also can also boast of a high that’s equally as beneficial to your mood!

Strain Type

Sour Skittles is a Sativa-dominant hybrid with moderate-to-high THC levels, and CBD and CBG counts in the low single digits. Its highs are generally very tingly and can easily lead to bouts of giggling and spontaneous laughter.

Lineage

Based on Sour Diesel and Bubblegum, the dividing line between SK’s sweet and sour characteristics is easy to see. On the inhale, you taste fresh, minty fruitiness. On the exhale, it’s pure diesel.

Terpene Profile

Limonene and myrcene contribute to this strain’s fruity and floral characteristics. A dash of caryophyllene adds some pungency.

Sour Space Candy

With a sweet flavor that doesn’t belie the name at all, coupled with lifting cerebral effects like no other, Sour Space Candy is one of the best sour CBD strains around. 

Strain Type

Sour Space Candy is a perfectly balanced hybrid. It combines many characteristics of both Indica and Sativa plants, making it hard to categorize.

Lineage

Sour Space Candy was crossed from Sour Tsunami and Early Resin Berry. Its parents gave Sour Space Candy very dense, almost Kush-like buds with quintessentially Sativa-type, heady effects.

Terpene Profile

This standout strain can thank myrcene, terpinolene, and caryophyllene for its distinctively sharp, floral-herbal flavor profile. You might notice some hints of pepper and gasoline, especially on the exhale.

Sour Special Sauce

From award-winning breeders, Oregon CBD, comes Sour Special Sauce, a strain that’s light on the lungs but heavy on relaxation! Sweet berry flavors trade places with sour diesel in a package that’s more than the sum of its parts.

Strain Type

A pure Indica CBD flower, Sour Special Sauce is a special crop indeed. Typical Kush characteristics range from its bulbous, trichome-laden nugs to its blissful, almost meditative cerebral effects.

Lineage

Sour Special Sauce is an even cross between Special Sauce OG and Gorilla Glue #4.

Terpene Profile

Oregon CBD sought not to leave Sour Special Sauce’s terpenes up to chance, instead opting to engineer the strain to maximize limonene and caryophyllene. This accentuates the noticeable spicy and fruity overtones inherent in the taste, and also make the strain’s aroma more interesting.

Sour Strawberry Strain

Fruity and upbeat, with a musky scent that draws you right in, Sour Strawberry is a renowned sour strain that’s perfect for any time of day and almost any occasion. 

Strain Type

A balanced hybrid, the exact Sativa-Indica ratio of this strain is not precisely known. However, it is thought to be close enough to a 50/50 distribution. Note that the THC levels of Sour Strawberry are extremely high – up to 25% and up!

Lineage

With parents like Strawberry Kush and Razzberry, you know you’re getting into a deal of powerful cerebral highs and day-long stimulation with Sour Strawberry. 

Terpene Profile

No, those fruity, floral, and woody tastes aren’t coming from surprising places: limonene, caryophyllene and plenty of myrcene are the culprits, making Sour Strawberry only the next in a long and successful line of sweet-sour strains benefiting from this terpene combination.

Sour Sunset Strain

A relatively young strain, Sour Sunset might not be on your radar – but that is far from saying that it’s not worth a look! With Kush-y, high-THC effects that can send you flying, and an aroma that is just as much of a thrill to experience, Sour Sunset can really set the evening ablaze.

Strain Type

A 60/40 Indica-dominant hybrid, Sour Sunset definitely likes flexing its Indica heritage more than anything. Those tight, frosty buds do more than just look inviting – they also cause an explosion of euphoria that travels quickly through the entire body.

Lineage

Based on a clone of AJ’s Sour Diesel crossed with Secret Sherbet, Sour Sunset ends up displaying a combination of contrasting traits that make each experience fresh.

Terpene Profile

Caryophyllene, humulene, and terpinolene dominate this strain. This leads to a very multi-layered, mostly herbal and fruity aromatic texture that gives way to explosive sweet-sourness on the palate.

Sour Tangie Strain

Based on a beloved classic, Sour Tangie is all that you know and love about OG Tangie, but with an added flavor of thick, oily diesel. A quick head buzz gives way to razor-sharp focus as the high develops.

Strain Type

A hybrid, Sour Tangie is about 80% pure Sativa, though it displays very mixed effects that are indicative of its complex origins.

Lineage

Sour Tangie was bred from Tangie OG in a cross with East Coast Sour Diesel. The aim was simple enough: preserve Tangie’s beloved qualities while infusing it with the taste and the scent of the quintessential all-time best sour strain.

Terpene Profile

Myrcene, limonene, and caryophyllene abound, making Sour Tangie a very woody, though at times pungent strain to smoke. Most of its overtones decidedly lean towards citrus fruits though – expect orange juice and lemonade to stick out in particular.

Sour Tsunami Strain

One of the first purpose-bred high-CBD strains in the world, Sour Tsunami made headlines when it came out. Today, it retains a fan following due to its incredible pain relief properties and effectiveness in treating conditions like inflammation and anxiety.

Strain Type

A 50/50 balanced hybrid, Sour Tsunami exhibits category-defying effects emblematic of its mission statement as a pure high-CBD strain mainly intended for medical use and as a recreational relaxant.

Lineage

Based on Sour Diesel and NYC Diesel. You can rest assured that despite the lack of THC, the sour flavor is very much present with this strain.

Terpene Profile

Myrcene, pinene, and terpinolene lend Sour Tsunami some earthy and woody characteristics. The sour diesel smell and taste are definitely the most overtly present, and the effects kick in quickly.

Super Sour Orange Strain

A creativity booster like few others in its class, Super Sour Orange is an exciting strain that promises to keep you up on your feet while helping your brain get some due exercise.

Strain Type

Super Sour Orange is a Sativa-dominant hybrid with an Indica content of about 30%. 

Lineage

Like many others on our list of the best sour strains, this one can count on famous parentage. Super Sour Diesel, the turbocharged variety of the original beast with even more THC, and African Orange came together to make Super Sour Orange. 

The result is an incredibly potent strain (THC levels of up to 30% have been noted in some samples) with an unmistakable flavor.

Terpene Profile

Ocimene, limonene and myrcene are the terpenes responsible for Super Sour Orange’s distinctive – and indeed super sour – fruity-diesel flavor and aroma.

Super Sour Space Candy

Thought regular Sour Space Candy was not enough for you? Well, consider your prayers answered. Super Sour Space Candy crams more CBD into a very familiar-looking flower while upping the intensity on your taste buds. What more could you ask for?

Strain Type

A balanced hybrid with a slight Sativa dominance like the original, Super Sour Space Candy takes elements of Sativas and Indicas to combine them into something unmistakably unique.

Lineage

Sour Tsunami and Early Resin Berry return as this strain’s parents, though they were crossed using a different process compared to regular Sour Space Candy, which resulted in different cannabinoid concentrations and terpenes.

Terpene Profile

Speaking of which, this strain’s exciting terpenes range from myrcene to linalool and a shade of caryophyllene. This gives Super Sour Space Candy an aroma that can shift from diesel to sour fruit and back again with ease.

White Sour Strain

It’s not just those frosty, almost pearl-white buds that are special about White Sour. The effects are equally remarkable, with energizing, euphoric highs that are a lot more versatile than what you’d expect.

Strain Type

A strongly Sativa-dominant hybrid at about 90% Sativa content, White Sour’s Indica heritage is noticeable only in detailed examination.

Lineage

The White and Sour Diesel serve as both the namesakes and the parent strains of White Sour, and it is easy to see how. The former’s striking appearance and creamy taste blend beautifully with the latter’s exciting “kick” and dark, earthy-sour aroma.

Terpene Profile

A terpene combination of limonene, linalool, and myrcene means that this strain has both citrusy and gasoline-like overtones, layered by hints of spice and sour fruit.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on tumblr
Share on pinterest