Santa Cruz fits its description perfectly. It's got a sweet ripe strawberry and a great tart limeade flavor that makes it cool and refreshing. I could definitely see this as the perfect summer vape. The strawberry is really well done and tastes naturally sweet. The limeade is crisp and tart and is a great counterpoint to the strawberry. The inhale begins with sweet and juicy strawberry that fades into a crisp lime at the backend. The tartness of the lime pricks at the back of my mouth and provides a nice throat hit. The strawberry really pops back up at the turn around and starts the exhale off on sweet note. It is a clean and natural tasting ripe strawberry, and quite well done. The limeade really kicks into high gear midway through the exhale and creates a cooling effect. I don't get a mint or menthol type cool, it's the brightness of the lime that does it. The limeade is slightly sweet and a whole lot of tart and crisp. It's really good! It finishes with one last tart lime kick to the tip of my tongue and leaves a light strawberry on the back of my palate.
Overall I think Blue Dot did a bang up job on Santa Cruz. It totally delivers a crisp and refreshing vape with just the right amount of sweetness. The tart limeade is definitely the star here and it truly shines. The strawberry tastes great and plays well against the lime backdrop. Santa Cruz tasted great out of the mail, but a steep really lets the strawberry creep out a bit more to round out the limes tartness. Great juice at a great price, can't ask for much more! I will definitely be keeping this one in my Blue Dot orders from now on!
Reviewed using: IPV5/Griffin 25 RTA, dual twisted 26AWG kanthal, 6 wrap 2.5mm ID, .36ohms @ 50W