Grape Ape (Karmaceuticals)
Grape Ape Medical Marijuana Strain Review
Type: Indica-dominant hybrid, Afghani x Skunk #1 (from Apothecary Genetics, though it’s clone-only)
Price: $43/8th + tax
Appearance: (8.5/10) This one was mostly special for its great structure, lack of flaws, and ridiculous density. It isn’t the pure purple phenotype of Grape Ape, but rather a very deep green, with purple accents and neon orange pistils. The trichome coverage was above average, though it didn’t really look that way until you get real close to it — the harvest timing seemed good as well, with plenty of amber and golden trich heads.
Aroma: (8.5/10) A bit unusual for a Grape Ape, this one smelled almost Kush-like, with a sharp and nearly acrid aroma that had elements of the typical purple scent, but was way heavier than normal. A bit of sweetness came out once it settled a bit post-grind, but definitely no grape scent (not a bad thing in this case).
Taste: (7.5/10) The sweetness that was hinted at with the smell came out a bit more in the taste, while the other flavors (and the pungency overall) seemed to decline quite a bit. Musky on the attack, flowery and slightly sweet on the exhale… The final ash was a little on the dark side, so a longer flush may have been needed — but overall, it was rather smooth and that wasn’t noticed in the smoking experience except perhaps in the taste degradation, which happened quickly.
Effects: This was a rather heavy-feeling Grape Ape — it came on strong with some forehead pressure, and a pervading warm, buzzy feeling all throughout the body and the eyes. There were bouts of spacing out early on, and they’d rear their head again later in the experience, when it took an even heavier turn. It went from semi-functional to couchlock and intense relaxation at about the 45 minute mark, making us feel a little zombie-like and unresponsive to social interaction. It seemed to clear up as the potency lifted and didn’t necessarily make us want to sleep afterward.
Duration: Long, 2.5 – 3 hours
Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) Strong relaxation qualities, anti-anxiety, tension/body pain relief, and sleep aid at higher dosages.
Overall: This was a bit of an unusual Grape Ape in that it was so sharp, musky, and reminiscent of its Afghani parentage. That sharpness and the strain’s Indica roots showed plainly in the effects package, which was very heavy and relaxing. The grow team did a great job with this one, as there were no real flaws to speak of, with superb structure, density, and plenty of trichomes. This particular Grape Ape is recommended for patients seeking deep relaxation… though it’s strong, you can limit your dosage if you don’t want such a heavy experience.
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