Golden Goat is a sativa-dominant hybrid marijuana strain comprising 65% sativa and 35% indica with a moderate THC content ranging from 16% to 23%, a low CBD level, and CBG content testing at around 1%. As this strain is predominantly sativa, its effects are described as energetic and uplifting.
This strain was created by a happy accident in Topeka, Kansas, when a female Island Sweet Skunk strain was unintentionally fertilized by a nearby Hawaiian/Romulan hybrid. The result was a potent strain with sweet tropical fruit and citrus flavors and an earthy and spicy aroma. This combination makes for an interesting flavor profile often described as sweet and sour. It’s also known for being pungent and not for the faint of heart.
It’s coined Golden Goat for two reasons. First, for its “golden glow” when the buds are ready for harvest. Second, it was named after the “golden goat recycling machines” smell — a sweet but rancid smell from soda syrups baking in the hot Kansas sun.
Golden Goat marijuana is reported to have both energetic and relaxing effects, mainly because this strain is a blend of both sativa and indica.
Because the Golden Goat strain is sativa dominant, it has prominent energizing effects. But with an indica content of 35%, it also has relaxing and calming effects. Because of this, Golden Goat has been praised for its “balanced” high.