About Grape Drink
Grape Drink is a mostly indica hybrid with serious bag appeal. A cross between Grape God and Kimbo Kush, this strain has inherited a memorable, fruity flavor as well as impressive, multicolored flowers. Grape Drink has won over fans thanks as much to its sweet taste as to its thoroughly relaxing high. This bud’s THC levels have been measured at between 15% and 23%.
Flowers of Grape Drink stand out thanks to a larger than average size and a solid, tapered formation. These buds have the solid internal structure typical to indica varieties, with a dense core made up of tightly-coiled leaves. The small, broad leaves themselves are a speckled mix of forest green and dark purple -- the latter come courtesy of anthocyanin pigments passed on from parent strain Grape God. Curly orange pistils and sticky, translucent trichomes finish off their eye-catching nuggets.
When properly cured, Grape Drink’s buds give off the unmistakable aroma of grape; notably, though, this scent is incidental to the strain’s purple coloring, as color and aroma are determined by separate chemical compounds, respectively called pigments and terpenes. Breaking apart or grinding up these flowers, meanwhile, yields more of a sweet, skunky funk. When it’s burnt in a pipe or a joint, Grape Drink gives off an uncommonly sweet and easily ingested smoke. This smoke mixes grape, berry, and some slight floral flavors on the exhale.
As with many other indica-leaning varieties, Grape Drink’s high can take several minutes to manifest. Eventually, effects manifest in a sort of headrush that may bring sensations like flushing in the cheeks or an increase in salivation. Once they adjust to these strange tics, though, users are immersed in an altered state, marked by an elevated mood and weird sensory distortions. Mild visual or auditory hallucinations are commonly reported, as is an inexplicable sense of time passing more slowly. Those who relish these psychedelic effects can amplify them by indulging in some atmospheric music or movies. Alternatively, Grape Drink’s trippy properties can simply be a fun way to enjoy giggles and free-flowing conversation with some likeminded friends. Beyond these experiences, though, the strain doesn’t do much to stimulate the mind and may not be the best choice for those looking to maintain focus.
After about an hour, Grape Drink may start to introduce heavy physical effects to round out its high. A shiver of relaxation may roll down the spine and out through the core, leading housebound consumers to stretch out on the closest comfortable surface. As this point, any extended physical exertion may be difficult. Instead, Grape Drink’s later phases are better enjoyed while playing board games, binge-watching, or just daydreaming and unwinding at the end of the day. Because of its mostly slow-moving vibe, Grape Drink is recommended for late afternoon through evening consumption, when it can be fully appreciated.
Grape Drink’s sedative high can even have therapeutic applications for medical cannabis patients. Its generally euphoric feeling can temporarily numb the symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, or PTSD. The strain can also dull physical pain, whether it’s temporary and injury-related or chronic, as due to conditions like COPD or lupus. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may lessen the intensity of everyday discomfort like headaches, cramps, and nausea. For smokers who are sufficiently relaxed, Grape Drink can induce heavy sleep, making it a potential treatment for insomnia. Because it brings a relatively low risk of fast-paced, paranoid thinking, this strain is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Seeds of Grape Drink are not available for sale online. Instead, those looking to grow this bud at home should find a trusted source with access to healthy plants of the strain; clippings of these plants may be propagated as genetically identical “clones.” If obtained, plants can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor success calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures in the 70s (Fahrenheit). Growers who want to highlight this bud’s signature purple hues should expose their crops to nighttime temperatures of between 55 and 65 degrees, just before flowering begins. Grape Drink is typically ready for harvest after about 8 to 9 weeks.
With a soothing, trippy high and a luxurious flavor, Grape Drink is a must-try for indica fans. If you’re toking in a party setting, its colorful flowers and grape aroma are a solid conversation starter.