Grape Stomper is a sativa-leaning hybrid cross between Purple Elephant and Chemdawg Sour Diesel. This batch tested at 22.92% THCA and 23.82% total cannabinoids. The leading terpenes included beta-myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, linalool, limonene, beta-pinene and alpha-pinene. The Grape Stomper came in Rythm’s new chic glass containers.
Some of the small bulbous buds were cream-orange, purple, and almost black. And some of the buds were light and forest green. Wiry rusty orange pistils and creamy trichomes protruded from all the buds. The aroma hit wit a sweetness that was quickly followed by a sour candy and musky earth. When breaking down the bud, a pungent sourer smell took over.
The flavor differed from the smell. With the name Grape Stomper, I expected more grape, fruit, and citrus flavors. The front end of the hit delivered a subtle sweet grape flavor. Notes of citrus from the limonene and sweetness from the linalool crept in the inhale and exhale, but the large amount of myrcene and caryophyllene provided a dominant earthy wood flavor. The buds were a little dry (a problem many Illinois cultivators seem to be dealing with) so maybe the buds lost some terpene flavor.
The same dominant myrcene and caryophyllene in this batch of Grape Stomper also delivered a stronger body buzz than expected. The heavy body relaxation settled in early and continued with numbing waves of relief for more than a couple hours.
The limonene and pinene added an uplifting cerebral buzz that had focus and energy for the first half of the buzz. The second half of the buzz, though, the myrcene, caryophyllene, and linalool kicked in for more of a traditional hybrid and somewhat sedative effects. After several doses, Grape Stomper also boosted my appetite.
Overall, though a fine strain, Grape Stomper did not fit the “Work Weed” criteria for a long-lasting high-energy and focused cerebral buzz. Definitely not a wake and bake, and I tended to medicate with Grape Stomper late in the night for work when I didn’t want to stay up too long. I was productive at the beginning of the buzz, but as the high wore on, the hybrid and sedative effects kicked in. From there, the effects become the more traditional hybrid with an extra body buzz.
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