Today’s strain is Grape Ape, shout out to Vaporizer over at 420 Magazine for this awesome snap snapshot. Each Monday there will be a new strain with snippets from around the web about the strain. If you’ve tried this strain feel free to let us know your experience. What was the high like? How did it taste? How did it smell? If you’ve got some bud and want it to make an appearance in a future Medicated Monday, snap some pics and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include the name of the strain as well as any information you may have about it.
Looks: Deep purple and green nugs. Wild orange hairs.
Smell: Skunky grape like aroma.
Taste: Skunk with a grape finish.
Buzz Type: Heavy body high.
Buzz Length: Long. Had me feeling very relaxed.
Overall: Great purple strain with a pleasant taste. Great for bong sessions.
Type: Mostly Indica Hybrid, from the Purple Urkel line
Appearance: (9/10) This sample appears to be the “real” Grape Ape, with deep royal purple tones everywhere, which are contrasted by greens. The bud was a little wet for our liking, but it was harvested at the perfect time, with mostly cloudy trich heads. Moderate trichome coverage (many of which were purple) and above-average density makes this a looker, maybe the prettiest purple strain we’ve had.
Aroma: (8/10) “Dark” fruit notes dominate here, with a strong smell that reminded us of raisins. There was a hint of the candy grape sweetness that the strain is known for, but it wasn’t nearly as strong as the Oregon Grape, which is our new gold standard for that scent.
Taste: (7/10) Tasted mainly on the exhale, this was an almost saccharine sweetness… on the inhale it produced a strange and unique gingery taste. No real trace of the typical “purple” taste, which was a welcome change for us. The smoke was moderately harsh and caused some coughing, while the ash burned down to a medium gray (about a 7/10 on the cleanliness scale).
Effects: Starting with a quick hit to the eyes and forehead, this strain worked its was into a heavily Indica feeling early on, with a strong body component that felt like pleasure waves shooting up and down the limbs. The eyes feeling turned to the burning end of the spectrum early on, making them want to close even though it wasn’t exactly tiring. Iffy motor skills but an elevated mood made this a bit of a goofy strain — mentally we were capable, but when physicality was required, it was a little more dicey. The potency went on a steady downward slope until it returned us to a normal energy level.
Duration: Long, 2.5 – 3 hours
Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) General relaxation, body tension relief, mood elevation, anti-anxiety, possible sleep aid later in the day.
Overall: This is one of the top purple lineage strains we’ve had the pleasure of trying for sure — a nice taste/smell/appearance package led to good things in the effects. Patients who seek a fairly heavy medicinal Indica should always give purples a look, but this Grape Ape was never overwhelmingly strong, leaving room for some functionality and a relatively clear head (and eyes, for that matter). Due to the dryness level, this strain didn’t burn great even when ground-up, so we’d be interested to see how it smokes minus the excess moisture… might push it into the A range.
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