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A new ADV for myself.
Medusa is a sweet (not hell on your coils sweet), slightly tart, verywatermelon, grape and watermelon with just enough menthol for that cool feeling in your mouth.
On the inhale, I can taste watermelon accompanied with the coolness of menthol. On the exhale, it's the sweet and tart taste of grape. The menthol is more noticeable on the exhale, also. The grape reminds me of a jolly rancher candy with a nice menthol kick added.
With my very first draw from my vape, I knew I would be purchasing more of Medusa. This juice is flavorful.
This flavor tastes like the quintessential strawberry to me. The most accurate replication of a fresh strawberry with a hint of creaminess. Great ADV for strawberry lovers. This is basically a less creamy version of the more popular strawberries & cream flavors.
|Aged for||4 months|
|Flavor Accuracy||3 /5|
|Cloud Production||4 /5|
|Throat Hit||2 /5|
Malevolent sounds like a flavor that'd be right up my alley, but unfortunately that didn't quite turn out to be the case. It's billed as a lemon-lime and melon soda but, while I do get those flavors, there is an overriding sugary sweetness that takes over the profile for me. The lemon-lime flavor is nice and does taste like a classic lemon-lime soda. It leans a little more on the lemon and has a little tartness to it. The melon has a cantaloupe and honeydew flavor and tastes good as well. The combination of the melon and the citrus is slightly odd, but odd in a good sort of way. Now the fact that those good flavors get sullied by a strong sugary sweetness is a damn shame. It's like the whole profile gets smothered in a powdered sugar that overtakes and muddles the fruits. At times it even has a bit of a chalkiness to it. The flavor intensity of the fruits is fairly mid range, but the sugar flavor spikes into the high end. The inhale is melon backed with a mild lemon-lime. It's a pretty even mix of cantaloupe and honeydew with a little citrusy tang. On the backend I start to get a strong sugary sweetness that carries over to the exhale. It's almost like my mouth gets dusted in powdered sugar and has the mouthfeel to accompany it. On the exhale the melons drop into the background and the lemon-lime becomes more prevelant, albeit muddled under the sugary sweetness. I'm left with a sweet lemon-lime taste in my mouth.
Overall, Malevolent is rather hit or miss for me. While I like the melon and lemon-lime flavors and feel they are well done, I find the sugary sweetness to be overbearing. The good flavors of the fruits just get ambushed by sugar. I really wish the sugar was absent or extremely toned down. I'd be all over this stuff if that were the case. I've tried this in numerous setups hoping I'd find a different outcome, but unfortunately the results were the same.
Reviewed using: SMOK Alien/Griffin 25, dual clapton 26AWG SS316L/36AWG SS316L, 9 wraps 3.5mm ID, .39ohms @ 56W
|Aged for||6 months|
|Flavor Accuracy||4 /5|
|Cloud Production||4 /5|
|Throat Hit||3 /5|
Abyss is a simple and straightforward juice. It's honeydew and cream, nothing fancy. Now that's not to say that it's not good, it's pretty tasty. The honeydew is the dominant flavor and it tastes pretty spot on to its real life counterpart. It's sweet with slight hints of melon earthiness. It's not as sweet and juicy as I've experienced in other honeydew juices and I suspect the cream has something to do with that. The cream is on the lighter side and sort of softens the honeydew a bit on the exhale. It also adds to the mouthfeel, but I wouldn't quite call it creamy. It kind of thickens things up a bit and gives it a smoothness. The juice has a nice flavor intensity to it, I'd say slightly above mid. The inhale is pretty much all honeydew. It's sweet with mild earthy notes and a slight juiciness. It has a really bright pop on the backend. On the exhale the honeydew is washed in a light cream. It mixes well and tones down the melon a bit. The cream comes close to matching the intensity of the honeydew and makes for a smooth finish. I'm left with sweet honeydew lingering on my palate.
Overall, Abyss delivers a quality honeydew experience. It's not the best I've had, but it's still rather good. The honeydew flavor is very accurate. I'd have liked it to have a bit more creaminess to it though. If you're a fan of honeydew, this juice is definitely worth a try. Especially at Predator's price point.
Reviewed using: IPV5/Griffin 25, dual clapton 26AWG SS316L/36AWG SS316L, 9 wraps 3.5mm ID, .37ohms @ 60W
|Aged for||3 months|
|Flavor Accuracy||5 /5|
|Cloud Production||4 /5|
|Throat Hit||2 /5|
Medellin takes a rather unique and delicious twist on a yogurt flavor by adding sugar cookie. At its base is a creamy yogurt swirled with honey. It's sweet with floral hints from the honey and a slight tang from the yogurt. It has a fairly creamy mouthfeel, but it's not super thick. It's just nice and smooth. Then, all of a sudden, a really sweet sugar cookie comes out of left field to finish everything off. It's got a bit of nuttiness that accompanies it and has an almost dry, crumbly feel to it. It's an interesting, if not odd, transition but it works to good effect. The overall flavor intensity is pretty mid range, but the sugar cookie has a huge burst of sweetness on the finish. The inhale starts off with smooth and creamy yogurt while the sweet honey builds towards the backend. I get a bright pop of honey in the back of my throat. The exhale starts off mildly creamy and then, bang, sugar cookie. It's sweet and sugary with a slightly nuttiness. Makes me think of an almond sugar cookie. It literally has a semi-dry and crumbly mouthfeel that really hits and hangs out on the roof of my mouth right behind my front teeth. I'm left with the predominant taste of sugar cookie with a slight floral tang from the honey yogurt.
Overall, Medellin is a really tasty juice. It's sweet, but but not overly so and I think the other elements balance the big sweet pop nicely. The yogurt adds a nice subtle tang and the honey is sweet and somewhat floral. The sugar cookie has a nice nuttiness that really adds something too. It's a solid experience from the smooth creamy inhale to the sweet crumbly finish. I certainly find myself refilling tank after tank of this and will definitely order another bottle when this one is gone.
Reviewed using: SMOK Alien/Griffin 25 Mini, dual fused clapton 2x28AWG SS316L/36AWG Ni80, 7 wraps 3mm ID, .27ohms @ 66.6W
So far my dealings with Predator have been great. I already know Bombies wouldn't let me down (both through my dealings with Bombies and indirectly through Bigglesworth), but I still wasn't sure how a budget line of juices would pan out. I'll just say, I'm beyond impressed. So far most flavors have surpassed my expectations and the juice descriptions have really been on point. The prices say budget, but the taste says premium. As with anything Bombies, it's always well packaged/protected and shipping is fast.
Predator is the new kid on the block. their prices are very reasonable. the juice comes shipped in 30ml glass bottles and shipping is cheap and fast since im in the same state.
their juice line is decent. i found 2 flavors that i really enjoyed and the rest were vapable but nothing special. i've tried similar profiles of most of their juices and i can say with confidence that they do it a little differently; that's a good thing!