About Double Tap
Double Tap is an indica-heavy hybrid created by Las Vegas-based growers Mr. Mack’s Snacks. Presumably named for the action of tapping your touchscreen twice in order to “like” a photo on Instagram, this bud’s genetic background includes Yeti OG, Monster Cookies, and Mr. Mack’s own proprietary strain Bloo’s Kloos. Double Tap has a mostly relaxing high and a fruity, complex flavor profile. Double Tap’s THC content ranges from 18% to 24%.
Double Tap’s flowers are medium to large in size and have a rounded, elongated shape, making them look somewhat like miniature bullets. The internal composition of these buds hews more indica, with a solid core composed of small, tightly-coiled leaves. The leaves themselves are a yellowish green and are twisted through with curly orange hairs (which are actually reproductive structures called pistils) and cloudy, dewy trichomes that make them very sticky to the touch.
An initial whiff of Double Tap’s buds may pick up on a fruity bouquet that mixes aromas of berry, grape, and citrus. A closer inspection, meanwhile, might detect more of an earthy, piney undertone. Grinding up or cracking open these thick flowers, meanwhile, yields some pungent fumes of diesel. When it’s combusted in a pipe or a joint, Double Tap burns with a thick, hashy smoke that’s nevertheless easy on the lungs and palate. On the exhale, this smoke leaves some lingering flavors of berry and soil.
Double Tap proffers a progressively mounting high that can take as many as 15 minutes before users start to notice its effects. Initially, consumers may feel strange, face-focused sensations like an increase in salivation or some flushing in the cheeks. As these tics become more familiar, though, smokers can indulge in the strain’s luxurious mental vibe -- ideas may flow more quickly or may seem to take on a new significance or intensity. In social situations, this can contribute to chattiness and even some giggles. Those who are feeling more productive, meanwhile, may be able to put Double Tap’s mental energy toward everything from detailed analytical work to freewheeling artistic projects. Some smokers may even experience strange sensory distortions like mild visual or auditory hallucinations.
After about an hour -- or sooner, if dosage is increased -- Double Tap exerts its physical effects. Limbs and eyelids may begin to sag in equal measure and any consumers who may have been engaged in active labor may start to slow down or feel as if they’re wading through quicksand. Unfortunately, this powerful, almost disorienting sense of relaxation can undo some of Double Tap’s earlier feelings of focus. As such, the later phases of this high are best spent at home in pursuit of laidback activities like binge-watching. Because of its slow decrescendo in energy, Double Tap is recommended for consumption beginning in late afternoon through early evening when it can be properly savored.
Double Tap’s multifaceted effects can also have many different benefits for medical cannabis patients. Its cerebral onset may aid focus for those with attention deficit disorders, while its mood-boosting properties can temporarily improve the symptoms of stress and depression. On the physical side of things, Double Tap can put a damper on aches and pains, whether they’re temporary and injury-related or due to chronic diseases like lupus or arthritis. The strain’s tendency to stoke the munchies can even make it a good appetite aid for those who suffer from digestive conditions or are undergoing chemotherapy. Because it comes with a moderate risk of obsessive, recursive patterns of thinking, Double Tap is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Seeds of Double Tap have not been cultivated or made available for sale online. As such, those looking to grow this strain at home should seek out mature plants, from which they can take clippings that can be propagated as “clones.” Once obtained, Double Tap can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation depends on a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Although there are few tips available specific to growing this strain, we know that its indica-influenced flowers suggest short, bushy plants and a relatively brief flowering time of about 8 weeks.
Like a hot bath for the mind, Double Tap’s relaxing vibes are a great way to kick back for some introspective solo time.