Vaping Diaries #100: Indigo Vapor Review

Indigo Vapor gets a lot of hype for its tobacco juices, from fans of naturally-extracted tobaccos as well as fans of synthetic tobaccos. I recently vaped Indigo Vapor’s Indigo Classic, Indigo RY, and Captain Oohrah juices and was very, very impressed. The company serves up complex concoctions with tobacco bases that are cut above most lab-made tobacco e-liquids.

Indigo Vapor juices come in clear glass bottles with dripper caps. The bottles are secured with rubber bands and placed in bubble wrap. As an added bonus, you get lollipops with your Indigo Vapor e-liquids. As you know, lollipops are awesome.

The solid packaging job is a nice touch, but what’s most important are the juices themselves. These Indigo Vapor e-liquids are high-quality blends that exceeded my expectations. Read on for the flavor breakdowns and steeping notes.

Indigo Classic: A “classic” RY4 from an American e-liquid company is unusual; most offer “modern” RY4s that emphasize the sweet flavors. This is a classic RY4 that’s done well — very, very well in fact. It has a great tobacco taste that blends together nicely with the caramel and vanilla flavors. Unlike most American RY4s, this juice isn’t dominated by one particularly flavor. Instead, it blends together nicely for an enjoyably balanced vape. Those accustomed to modern RY4s might find the balance almost too good since the flavor isn’t in your face like with many Western RY4s. Those that enjoy classic RY4s will be very surprised that an American company pulled of an Asian-style RY4 so well.

This juice vapes very cleanly and is suitable for any type of juice delivery system. It tastes good fresh and starts to blossom after 10 days of steeping.

Indigo RY: While this juice has more in common with other Western RY4s, it still stands out for its quality and balance. It’s definitely sweeter than its sister juice, but not nearly as sweet as many American RY4s. The stronger caramel and vanilla flavors are complemented by a touch of cocoa, giving the juice a unique twist. The tobacco is very, very good. While I generally prefer Janty DK RY4 and RY4s made with naturally-extracted tobacco over Western RY4s, I very much enjoyed this Indigo Vapor juice. It’s easily one of the best modern RY4s I’ve had. It has elements that will appeal to fans of both classic and modern RY4s. Indigo Vapor did a great job at making Indigo RY a standout juice in a crowded market.

This juice vapes very cleanly and is suitable for any type of juice delivery system. It tastes good fresh and starts to blossom after 10 days of steeping.

Captain Oohrah: This tobacco e-liquid surprised me. I love juices made with naturally-extracted tobacco and have middling or low expectations for “lab-bacco” juices. Captain Oohrah is a wonderfully complex mix of Indigo Vapor’s Captain Ron and Oohrah juices. You get multiple tobaccos, banana, coconut, graham, cocoa, and more that mix together beautifully. The tobacco in this is so good that I could see some vapers mistaking it for a naturally-extracted tobacco blend. For me, the tobaccos were that stars of the show, but numerous complementary notes fused together for a very unique vape. While I greatly enjoyed all three of these Indigo Vapor juices, Captain Oohrah was my favorite and made me want to explore Indigo Vapor’s other tobacco offerings.

This juice vapes very cleanly and is suitable for any type of juice delivery system. It tastes good fresh and starts to blossom after 14 days of steeping.

Steeping Notes
On the advice of Wlad from Ahlusion, I’ve been trying a new steeping method starting December 27, 2012. When the e-liquids arrive, I leave them uncapped for five minutes. Previously, I left them uncapped for about two days. After the liquids are given a few minutes to oxidize, the caps are put back on. The bottles are shaken every day for at least two weeks before vaping.

Indigo Classic
50/50 PG/VG ratio, 6mg nicotine
Born On: May 22, 2013
Uncapped: May 24, 2013 5:11PM
Vaped: July 30 – August 7, 2013

Indigo RY
50/50 PG/VG ratio, 6mg nicotine
Born On: May 22, 2013
Uncapped: May 24, 2013 5:11PM
Vaped: July 30 – August 7, 2013

Captain Oohrah
50/50 PG/VG ratio, 6mg nicotine
Born On: May 22, 2013
Uncapped: May 24, 2013 5:11PM
Vaped: July 30 – August 7, 2013

Review Process (Updated February 17, 2013)
RPad.TV e-liquid reviews focus on the flavor of the e-liquids, since throat hit and vapor production can be altered by the PG/VG ratio and nicotine level selected. Each juice is vaped over a period of days in an atomizer, a cartomizer/tank setup, and a clearomizer. The exception is naturally-extracted tobacco (NET) juice; since those are known to clog up cartomizers quickly, those are vaped in atomizers and clearomizers.

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