- Created: 27 June 2011
I am a huge fan of lemon or citrus being used in a vape. When done correctly it increases throat hit and adds fullness and tang to the body of the vape. I am surprised more vendors aren't playing around with lemon in their vapes, as to my palate it's as interesting an addition to other flavors as menthol.
Up for evaluation today is their Lemon Ice. I have only sampled this previously, and my initial impression was that it was great. I think it may have made me cough, which only one other juice has ever done. Let's see if that impression holds up as we head into The Lab to put this juice through its paces.
I will be vaping this 18mg 67PG/33VG juice at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a fresh 1.7 ohm SLB atty.
The nose of this juice is a heady mix of lemon and menthol. You get the lemon first, but it's all menthol after that.
The flavor on inhale is menthol at the start, and transitioning into throat hit you get the citrus tang. The more you vape this it becomes more and more about the menthol, which is used with a heavier hand than most would take. That's ok, I appreciate a vendor who isn't afraid to present me with bold flavors. It's so easy to have a bad vaping day, and if your juice isn't delivering so much easier still. I will say that since I bought my Silver Bullet, I have not had one of the bad vaping days that used to be so common, so hardware is 90% of that equation. I just bought Mrs. Doctor a silver vein BB to match my Silver Bullet, and she is also very happy with it after vaping on an eGo for so long. Pure and simple, the SB and the BB work, and the hot spring adds maybe .1-.2v to the vape I am guessing. These mods deliver a better vape, and I can't recommend them enough. If I have a bad vaping day now it's because I need to throw my atty away and put a new one on. Throat hit of this juice is way better than average, but not as good as I remembered. Definitely a top five I would say though. I think it will be a while before any juice unseats House of Vapor's HoVana in that category.
The flavor on exhale is more subtle than the inhale. Your tastebuds are still sizzling for the heavy-handed application of menthol, but the lemon reasserts itself. The citrus here is tangy but develops a sweetness on exhale to counter the tart inhale. The two flavors are complimentary but this is a bold juice and won't suit everyone. Vapor production is above average for a PG blend, exhibiting a good mix of performance due to the slightly higher VG percentage. You guys know that I'm no particular fan of VG. The jury is out on inhaling vegetable fat as far as I'm concerned, and VG is hard on attys. I don't really want any more than I need for performance. If you are going to add more VG to your juice you should have a purpose, and this one shows the result admirably.
Once you settle in to this juice the menthol gets tamed and the mix between the two elements here is done really well. Vendors are indiscriminantly adding menthol to juice because it's the trendy thing to do, but like Cignot's BASIC Black Ice, this one actually shows a good balance of flavor and a compelling vape results.
Overall, Mister E juice has been a love it or hate it affair for me. I may have erred in not giving their 1963 an It's Alive! Award, so I won't make the same mistake here. In the final balance this juice fires on all cylinders and performs with the best of them. Whether you're a menthol junkie, just looking for a satisfying vape, or suffering from a cold and are not getting the itch scratched by your regular vape, Lemon Ice may be your huckleberry. This is good juice.