Ron Reviews: Strawberry Lemonade by Highbrow

As always I am on a search for great E-Liquid and the perfect vape. And I have found yet another contender with this offering!

Strawberry Lemonaid from Highbrow Vapor

strawberry lemonade

First Impressions.

When I was talking to Bryan at Highbrow about the samples he was supplying at his own expense for this review (Thank you Bryan) I asked him for suggestions on which products were his favorite and best represented the E-Liquid they produce. This was one of the flavors he first he recommended.

The description from their website is as follows:

The wait is finally over! One of our most popular flavor requests is finally coming to fruition just in time for the summer. Since we grow copious amounts of citrus in our region and California as a whole is the largest producer of fresh strawberries in the world it seemed only natural to combine the two flavors. There is not a single beverage that quenches one’s thirst on a hot summer day quite like a refreshing glass of strawberry lemonade. The resulting months of testing has produced a tangy and slightly sweet treat that is as close to the real thing as we can achieve. What awaits you is a delightful combination of our popular limoncello flavor infused with locally grown sweet strawberry flavor extractions. If you enjoy Highbrow fruit flavors this is sure to impress!

The order shipped promptly per the shipping schedule as posted on their website.

Shipping schedule (Sunday thru Monday, revolving)

Orders placed on Sunday – Ship Tuesday

Orders placed on Monday – Ship Wednesday

Orders placed on Tuesday – Ship Wednesday

Orders placed on Wednesday – Ship next day Thursday

Orders placed on Thursday – Ship the following Monday

Orders placed on Friday – Ship the following Monday

Orders placed on Saturday – Ship the following Tuesday

Packaging was well done, padded envelope, ample bubble wrap with a surprise inside.

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Price is $7.50 per 10ml bottle and $15 for a well filled 30ml bottle.

S&H charges
USPS flat rate small box priority mail $5.60 I believe and orders over $50 qualify for free S&H

The four 30ml bottles (you will have to read more of my reviews before you find out what the other three are) were also wrapped in a plain, brown paper package tied together with a bit of ribbon.

Quite Victorian, Quite Highbrow, Quite me.

The next thing I noticed is there was absolutely no E-Liquid scent coming from the shipping container which I thought a bit strange until I opened the bottle, a well filled bottle I might add. Right up to the top. 30ml +.

Very well sealed. I do not know what the term for it is but the kind of seal you might find on a bottle of cough syrup that you break the first time you open it.

The liquid inside was a clear reddish amber color and when I went for the “sniff” test, it it had a very light lemon scent to it.

Now on to the actual test.

Highbrow allows you to customize your flavors. Ask and you shall receive. And as usual, I received a 60/40 mix with 18mg of nicotine.

That being said, I loaded a clean Kanger Evod with a 2.5 ohm head supplied to me for use in my reviews courtesy of Rick, Owner of Vapor Alley (Thank you Rick) and attached to my Vamo and as usual for me and started in on it at 3.4v working upwards to 4.2v. where the vapor started to get a bit hot for me so I backed it down and settled in at 3.8v.

On inhale, a very fresh and lightly sweet lemon taste very much like a light lemonade flavor, very nice throat hit and what I would consider well above average vapor production. On the exhale, the sweetness is the star as this is where I am starting to pick up on the strawberry notes as well as a tart note that gives a small added “tingle” at the end of my tongue.

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A week later.

Throat seems to have just barely lightened while the vapor production remains unchanged. Again, still above what I would consider to be average for a 60/40 mix.

Highbrow vapor review imageThe flavors have noticeably matured and mellowed into something even more mellow and now I find my perfect point at 4.0 volts.

While flavor still a prominently lemonade, not as much as the first go around as the strawberry flavor is now being just a bit more assertive and taking some of the credit for the sweeter notes of the flavor profile.

And it seems quite fitting that I am writing this review over the Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of the summer season as I would have to classify this as a summertime vape without question.

And if you like a nicely balanced lemonade sweetened with the addition of strawberries, I would recommend this to you without hesitation!

As a matter of fact, I do recommend it!

A bit about Highbrow Vapor.

Apparently, word has spread about the excellent product that Highbrow consistently delivers to their customers and as a result of their success they are moving into a new production facility to better serve us, the vaper.

Just a little FYI about my review process, when I review an E-Liquid maker, I like to go the extra mile to get to know them personally and many emails get exchanged.

This place really cares about what they are making and you can see the relevant information about the ingredients they use when you visit their home page.

Remember I talked about customization and throat hit? And I asked Bryan about it and this is what I received from him as an answer. It not only answered my question but gave me further insight into the way Highbrow operates.

We work with a lot of ingredients. Some of these ingredients mask TH a bit more than others so by substituting them with ones that do not we can eek out just a bit more TH while still maintaining the integrity of the liquid. I think at best if you break this into percentages such a thing would only account for about 5% of total TH of the experience with the other two important factors being Wattage and Nic level. That being said, a great many customers have not progressed to VV or have knowledge of LR carts and other such TH boosting hardware. This is our very little way of helping out while not boosting the nicotine level. Along these lines when you get to know your ingredients they almost become inanimate little cohorts which do things you want if used in just the right amount. It is fun.

Making juices by hand per order is almost zen-like for me. While there is no way I could possibly do all of the legwork involved at this point like wrapping the items and shipping them my mistress is the mixing table. It helps me concentrate on a task and there is more heart behind the finished product I like to think. I would almost call it a form of self-mutilation as my poor hands can attest. Ultimately I think a better product arrives at our customers mailbox and we feel better about it which is just as relevant. Regardless whether or not a customer loves it or hates it we put our soul into making it.

Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed reading this review as much as I have enjoyed vaping this flavor in order to review it for you!

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Be Well, Vape Even Better!

Ron