- Created: 11 July 2011
I can't think of any juice that is currently getting as much lip service on the forums as Nite Lite Vapor's Bounty Hunter. Nite Lite Vapor is practically a neighbor of Castle Vapenstein, located in the marshy fens on the eastern frontier of the Vapenstein hereditary lands.
The comparison to a certain It's Alive! Award winning juice is inevitable, but Bounty Hunter is an entirely different creature. I placed an order last week and received a nice care package from Nite Lite on Friday, and I've vaped Bounty Hunter exclusively through the weekend. Normally I would leave this juice in repose down in The Juice Cellar for a couple more weeks, but I have become quite familiar with it and I don't believe it needs any time to mature.
It's rare that I like a juice so much I vape 10mls of it the first few days out of the mail. I was itching to try this juice after all the hoopla, and once in my hands I found it to have good qualities that kept me vaping it all weekend long.
So put on your smock and safety goggles and grab a pair of tongs, I'm inviting you to join me in The Lab today, where we will put this phenom juice to test. I will be vaping this 24mg 65PG/35VG juice at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet and on Mrs. Doctor Vapenstein's silver vein BB, with an SLB 510 1.7 ohm and a 1.5 ohm 306 from Hot Vapes respectively.
The nose of this orangish Dekang-looking juice is smoky. When I say smoky regarding juice aroma, I don't mean actual smoke. Bounty Hunter contains nothing resembling smoke flavor, almost no juice does. Rather, some juices' fragrance pushes the same button in your brain that inhaling smoke does. This one comes across as smoky, with a sweet vanilla thread running through it.
The flavor on inhale is an interesting honey infused vanilla. I don't get the honey on the 510, but on the 306 I sure do. The quality of the vanilla is top notch, and the only juice I would compare the vanilla note to is Backwoods Brew RY4. It isn't just a sweet vape though. While I don't really get tobacco from this, that honey infused vanilla is suspended in a base that is full and meaty. It tells your brain tobacco vape, even if it isn't particularly tobacco. Throat hit is better than average, even for a tobacco vape. Not top shelf, but very good and more than enough.
The flavor on exhale is a little less full on the honey infused vanilla, but it's still there. It's dry, but not like the vape idea of Turkish tobacco. It's also creamy. It leaves that coating on your tongue that is somehow both dry and creamy at the same time. Chalky? Not quite, but there is a quality that is kind of a creamy chalkiness. Tobacco? Nope. Tobacco vape? Yes, in the old school no trace of tobacco sort of way. It's an interesting juice that is somewhat hard to describe and I feel that I'm not doing it much credit here. The overall body of flavor here is a meaty, substantial vape that has a very nice sweet note to it. Vapor production is better than average, owing to the higher percentage of VG.
It's very rare for me to vape any juice that isn't in my top three for a whole weekend. It's very rare for me to vape 10mls of any juice the first three days I spend with it. There is something very compelling about this juice. It burns very clean for having a higher VG ratio. It has great throat hit and vapor production. The taste is very good. This is a juice that if you focus on any one aspect of it is not going to win any awards, but if you lose focus and look at the big picture here, this juice presents a much better whole than any of the parts that contribute to it.
Part of me thinks I've been too free with the It's Alive! Awards lately and tells me to be stingy. However, if I look at the It's Alive! pantheon, I see that Bounty Hunter is at least as good as many of those hallowed eliquids. Time will tell whether or not this juice holds my attention, but the fact remains that judged against its peers, this is a superior juice. A more rewarding Bounty in my opinion. Excellent performance and flavor don't lie, It's Alive!