IDE Vapor Tasting Notes
Packaging: Glass bottle and dripper, plastic and rubber childproof cap, white printed label.
Test Parameters: Dark Horse RDA, .3ohm Staggered Fused Clapton with organic cotton wick @ 42w. I test as I vape daily.
2 Hr Hot Ultrasonic Bath and a 1 week steep
50/50 pg/vg 6 mg nic
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#Dragon Fruit All Natural - tested @ 5% ?/5
Used in a mix and it came out very perfumey. Retesting and will post results later.
Blueberry-Pancake – tested @ 5% 3/5
Finger Taste – Blueberry and Pepper
Color in Bottle – A light pinkish orange
Smell – Blueberry Mapley
1st Taste Some Blueberry and Maple. Slightly sweet and maybe pancake or something. A little pepper taste
2nd Taste It’s mild @ 5% blueberry and maple is dominant and still a slight pepper… I’m just not getting pancake.
3rd Taste Increased to 7% - full blueberry and maple with a little sweetness… pancake isn’t very noticeable and still a little peppery not as much as before. This may steep out.
Recommendations – 7-10% single flavor 4-7% mixer. Add waffle or cookie to complete the mix.
Enhance with cream or custard for a better mouth feel.
A hearty blueberry maple mix with a pleasant taste.
Steep Time 1 week
#Strawberry Cream-All Natural – tested @ 5% 5/5
Finger Taste – Very Tasty… Like S&C should taste
Color in Bottle - Light, Light Pink… Almost Clear
Smell in Bottle – Very good strawberry smell
1st Taste – A little light on flavor, may be good for those that don’t like a heavy flavor vape… I’m the opposite. Good ripe strawberry flavor with an ample cream background. For a blended mix this % is good. Excellent cream in this flavor. Mouth feel is on point. No extra cream is needed for this one. No candy flavor… Real Strawberry.
2nd Taste – increased to 8% - Flavor at 8% is where I like it. This is definitely one of the better strawberries I’ve vaped. No off flavors and excellent mouth feel. This is the taste of a fresh ripe strawberry and the cream is right on point. This could be a strawberry lovers ADV. 5 Star Flavor. Some S&C I”ve tried need an extra shot of strawberry to boost it… this one doesn’t. Even @ 7% this can be standalone vape. Congrat IDE for a proper S&C I love this one.
3rd Taste – not needed.
Recommendations – 6-8% Standalone, 3-5% as Mixer. Use as you would any other S&C. I don’t see a reason for any boosters or enhancers for this flavor.
Steep - 1 wk or less. This may be a shake n Vape… Test for yourself.
#Pink Guava – All Natural – tested @ 5% 3/5
Finger Taste – Pleasant Guava taste, not overpowering
Color in Bottle – Clear
Smell in Bottle – Strong Guava scent. not chemically
1st Taste – Slightly mild taste at 5%, a little milder than I like. Good taste, no chemical taste. Sweetness is on point. Again another fresh vape. I can see this paired with melons.
2nd Taste – Increased to 7% - @ 7% I do get a slight chemical taste. The flavor is a little much at this point. 6% should be the sweet spot.
3rd Taste – reduced to 6% and the flavor pops here. It may require a 2wk steep. Just the slightest chemical note that should steep away or get lost when mixed with other flavors. Just slightly above average flavor. Not my cup of tea for a standalone but should make a good mixer.
Recommendations – 6% Standalone, 3-5% as a mixer. Should go well with melons or other fruits.
#Blue Raspberry – tested @ 5% 1/5
Finger Taste – Mild Raspberry dominant Taste
Color in Bottle – Clear
Smell in Bottle – Strong Raspberry smell
1st Taste – I’m not impressed with this flavor.
2nd Taste – I tried it @ 10% and I just don’t know where this is going. It’s just not good.
3rd Taste – increased to 15% - I am getting some flavor but it doesn’t remind me of Blue Raspberry. I do get some Blueberry, but the Raspberry is off IMO.
Recommendation – You figure this one out.
I’ll leave it to steep a while and see what happens. If it changes I’ll post it later.
#Fruity Cereal Tricks – tested @ 5% 2/5
Finger Taste – I’m getting Orange and Strawberry
Color In Bottle – Caramel Color
Smell in Bottle – A nice smell but I can’t separate the flavors.
1st Taste – A little mild but I can taste flavors well. Orange is leading, with a dash of strawberry. I know there’s more to this but I place a finger on them. It does remind me of Trix Cereal but only mild.
2nd Taste – Increased to 7% - Taste is still a little mild but it’s a good taste. No off notes still.
3rd Taste – Increased to 10% - It’s lacking some flavor. Not much change between 7 – 10%.
4th Taste – I’m @ 12% and not a lot of difference from 7%. At this point there is no value to this flavor. It’s not a bad flavor but there is no WOW factor to it.
Recommendation – It had a lot of promise @ 5% but I’m not getting any more flavor as I increase %. This flavor need support to make it pop. I do get Orange and Strawberry but not much else. It’s definitely lacking something.
#Birthday Cake – tested @ 5% 3/5
Finger Taste – Strong taste of an Iced Birthday Cake also a peppery note
Color In Bottle – Light Pinkish orange
Smell In Bottle – Fresh Cake with Icing
1st Taste – Again weak @ 5%. I’m getting a Birthday Cake note
2nd Taste – I increased it to 10%. Flavor is much better. The cake and icing is prominent now and very good. IMO the FW Yellow Cake is better though. It may get better @ higher %, but 10% is beyond my limit. I use FW @ 3-6% and I’m happy with that.
Recommendations – FW Yellow Cake
#Milk & Honey – tested @ 5% 5/5
Finger Taste – Strong Cat Piss
Color In Bottle – Pinkish Orange
Smell In Bottle - Strong Cat Piss
1st Taste – No off taste that I expected. Very pleasant vape. A mild milk taste and sweet honey background note. Much better than I expected. 5% is good with this one. Smooth flavor that’s not overbearing. A nice sweet creamy note.
2nd Taste – Still the same as the first. I really think this would get even better with more steep. Most honey that I have read about required and extended steep. IDE did right by this flavor.
Recommendations: 5% Standaloe, 3-5% Mixer
2 week steep minimum. Steep well to avoid the dreaded cat urine vape. This could be used as a standalone, but it would be better as a mixer. It will make a good mixer for bitter fruits, a creamy sweet honey note to bakery and tobacco mixes.
I have two more to review … I get to them later.
I do highly recommend :
Dragon Fruit All Natural is the best I’ve tasted and the % is super low, 1-2%
Strawberry Cream-All Natural is winner in my book. This is the only S&C I’ve tried that can be a standalone at 5%. It has a the best strawberry flavor I’ve had with a custard mouth feel. I will be ordering these two.
Milk & Honey is an excellent mixer when you want add a creamy sweet note to a mix. Also it’s a low % flavor.