Golden Goat Weed Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi January 18, 2023 - 6 min read
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Golden goat strain review

This sativa-dominant weed is noteworthy for two reasons other than its characteristics: it’s one of the few strains that originated in Kansas, and it was created by accident.

But make no mistake. Golden Goat is potent (20% average THC level) and tasty bud. The head high is euphoric, happy, and uplifting, and can even be somewhat psychedelic. It’s coupled with a mellow body buzz that usually won’t get in the way of using this weed during the day.

Golden Goat’s dank aroma and sweet flavor are worth savoring. They’re a mix of citrus, tropical fruit, and earth, and the smoke leaves a delicious citrus aftertaste. You’ll also appreciate the look of the flower, which displays the bright, glistening colors common to cannabis with a Hawaiian heritage.


It can take some time before you begin to realize that you’re getting high when you smoke Golden Goat.

The cerebral effects kick in as joyful and uplifting, often combined with mildly psychedelic effects that can distort colors and sound. The overall experience is a very happy one that often triggers laughing or giggling fits, as stress and negative thoughts are banished for the duration. Many users also notice a distinct burst of energy, clear-headedness, and creativity.

Golden Goat provides physical relaxation throughout the body, but the high isn’t heavy enough to lock you to the couch. Instead, you’ll be able to navigate freely whether you have a long list of chores to accomplish, a complicated task to finish at work, or simply a large group of friends to greet at a party (this bud is likely to make you talkative and social, too).

We probably don’t have to say that this strain works well for many people who smoke during the day; some also use Golden Goat as their preferred wake-and-bake weed. It’s also popular for evening or weekend use since there’s no lethargy or sedation to worry about. In short, the only time it’s probably not a good choice is right before bed.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 5/5
  • Creative: 4/5
  • Pain: 3/5
  • Stress: 5/5
  • Sleep: 2/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Side Effects

The energetic high and strong sativa content (70%) of Golden Goat may cause issues for inexperienced smokers. It can occasionally trigger anxiety (and increase it in people already dealing with high anxiety levels), paranoia, and even panic attacks. Veteran smokers aren’t immune to the weed’s effects; they may experience dizzy spells if they consume too much.

Other side effects of this strain are the much more common dry throat, dry eyes, and minor dehydration. Expect a case of the munchies as well.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 5/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 2/5
  • Cough: 4/5

Medical Conditions

Patients with moderate levels of pain, who simply need some help getting around during the day, love Golden Goat. They say the mellow relaxation is just what they need to relieve the muscle and joint pain that could otherwise keep them at home or in bed. The body stone isn’t strong enough for this strain to work wonders for most users with serious pain issues, though.

Golden Goat’s euphoric and happy high is a natural choice for those dealing with stress, anxiety, or depression. They say it temporarily erases the problems behind those mental health concerns. Others who praise this weed’s medical properties are users with migraines, patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, and cancer patients suffering from nausea and poor appetite.

Flavor and Aroma

Don’t be put off by the dank scent of Golden Goat. There’s deliciousness behind that smell. In fact, once you get a little closer you’ll notice some tempting aromas: citrus and sugar temper the prominent earthiness in the overall scent.

That citrus is front and center in the weed’s taste. There are lots of lemons mixed with tropical fruit and earth, adding sweetness and tang to the flavor, and there’s a lingering sweet and citrusy aftertaste that will probably make you eager for another toke.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 4/5
  • Citrus: 5/5
  • Fruity: 3/5
  • Spice: 2/5
  • Wood: 2/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

The average THC content of Golden Goat is 20%. However, there’s always variation in the batches of bud that growers produce, so it’s quite common to find this strain with high THC levels, even reaching as far as 23%. Growers try to maximize THC content because more potent weed sells better. CBD and CBG levels aren’t high, but they may reach 1% in some batches.

Samples of Golden Goat have been found to contain 12 different terpenes, all contributing to the interesting aroma and flavor of this weed. The most prominent terps are camphene, phellandrene, myrcene, carene, limonene, and caryophyllene.


Some strains have simple backstories; they’re simply crossbred by a creative cultivator. Golden Goat is very different.

It’s believed that breeders in Wichita, Kansas found a Golden Goat plant by accident. A male Hawaiian/Romulan plant had apparently pollinated an Island Sweet Skunk female — and presto! A terrific new weed strain was born.

Sweet Island Skunk and Hawaiian are both strongly sativa, while Romulan contributes its indica genetics. The dank and sweet characteristics of Golden Goat can be credited to Sweet Island Skunk, Romulan contributes citrus, and Hawaiian adds tropical flavor.

Where to Buy Golden Goat Seeds

Most major seed outlets sell feminized Golden Goat seeds, including Pacific Seed Bank, Blimburn Seeds, and Dutch Seeds Shop. The Seeds Depot offers regular seeds for this strain; Rising Leaf Farms and a number of local growers across the country have clones available for sale.

Similar Strains

Golden Goat is most easily found in the Western U.S., particularly in Colorado. If you don’t have access to this strain where you live, strains you might want to try include Golden Pineapple, Power Purps, and Mimosa.

Golden Goat Strain Review: FAQ

Q: What are the dominant genetics in Golden Goat?
A: It’s a sativa-dominant strain, usually around 70% sativa and 30% indica.

Q: How long does it take Golden Goat plants to flower?
A: The flowering period can last anywhere from nine to eleven weeks for indoor growth. When plants are grown outdoors, they’ll normally be ready to be harvested in late October.