- Created: 06 July 2011
The cleanest burning juice in all of vaping comes from Colorado. It's an overlooked performance attribute. I really can't compare how clean burning Vape the Rockies juice is to other juices. It's almost miraculous.
My own Vapenstein Blend is tough on attys. We've talked about this before, but if you're just joining us, natural tobacco extracts that have any backbone contain a lot of solids. No way around it. Even with aggressive filtration, and I mean as good as present technology allows, you end up with juice that has more solids in it than most. What does this mean for the user? Nothing from a health perspective, but those solids will cause your atty coil to carbonize, decreasing their life span. There are ways you can minimize this effect. Regular use of atty cleanser or soaking attys overnight in PGA when vaping solid-heavy juices, or just alternating with particularly clean burning juices, like the juice from Vape the Rockies. It's the price that currently must be paid for authentic tobacco e liquid. Believe me, we are constantly bending our minds toward this issue, and eventually we will figure out a way to make substantial tobacco vapes that are much clearer without losing their essence, which will therefore be more atty friendly. In the meantime, exercise good atty maintenance practices and solid-heavy juices don't pose much of a problem.
Alright I've done enough hijacking of Fred's review. Today I am testing Vape the Rockies Mint Patty. I have high hopes for this one, as I've found the quality of flavors in all of Fred's juice to be excellent. There is already one mint chocolate vape in the It's Alive! pantheon, let's see how this one compares. I will be vaping this 24mg 30PG/70VG blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.7 ohm SLB atty.
The nose of this juice is mellow mint but not just mint. I know what it is, so my brain is telling me mint chocolate. The chocolate element isn't pronounced, but it's there enough to keep this from smelling like a straightforward mint vape.
The flavor on inhale is sweet, subdued mint, but again I get more than just mint. Would not say chocolate in a blind test, but knowing it's mint patty juice what I taste is consistent with that description. This is pretty laid back on inhale, and the high VG content may have something to do with that as VG mutes flavors. Throat hit is good, but a little more relaxed than most mint vapes, and again, this may be all that VG at work.
The flavor on exhale is a high quality, but very subdued presentation of mint chocolate patty. I would rank this as the most mellow, followed by Vapor Station New York, and ending with the very flavorful NicVape Jr Mints Daddy. This is nice, and it definitely has its place. Vape the stronger mint juices and they stick with your hardware for a while. This one is more a juice you could alternate and not have to live with its ghost for the rest of the day. I tend toward big, bold flavors, so it isn't my first pick. Vapor production is what you'd expect of 70% VG. Not quite in Alien Visions territory, but very foggy nonetheless.
Fred's tobaccos have a whisper of chocolate liqueur to them, and I expected that here in bigger proportions. Perhaps it was the high VG content, but this one didn't win my heart the way most of his other juices have. It is a quality non-tobacco vape, and definitely one for those making the mint chocolate pilgrimage to include on their checklist. I don't mean to damn this juice with faint praise, but it just wasn't my favorite from Vape the Rockies. I may very well order this in 70PG/30VG and add to this review at a later date.