This is a gram of flower that came as a “FREE Gift” with a purchase through Budem.

Grape Ape From Budem – 8.25/10


Nose:

  • smells like a musty dank basement
  • very earthy
  • has a strong hay smell but not dank/damp/rotten type hay
  • a bit of floral – almost juicy/perfumey scent – requires a deep inhale to get this
  • relatively strong gassy/lemon/skunk when broken open
  • considerably more fruity smelling while rolling

Look:

  • nice looking well manicure buds
  • fairly dense and spring back when squeezed lightly
  • purpley colour w/ muted greens & some orange stigmas
  • quite a nice covering of trichomes


Roll:

  • RAW single wide w/ smaller filter tip used
  • the grind was nice & consistently sized
  • lots of crystal left over in the buster
  • rolled very easily – nice/tight/even
  • ash is medium grey w/ a fine texture

All Busted Up


Taste:

  • first puff tastes EXACTLY how it smells
  • very perfume/fruity taste going on
  • heavy pine
  • earthy
  • faintly sweet

High:

  • hit me about 1/2 way into the J
  • didn’t feel too strong at first but more pronounced by the end of the doob
  • deep chesty feeling
  • very strong in the head/neck/shoulder/chest area
  • not a couch-locker but also not a pick-me-up – sort of middle of the road, just a good buzz
  • starts winding down shortly after an hour

Medium Grey Fine Textured Ash


Reviewed May 28, 2020


Grape Ape is marked by standout colors and multi-layered scents — this is strain with more consumer “bag appeal” than most. Buds are large and have a dense bud structure with tightly-curled leaves. The leaves themselves are a deep green, with certain phenotypes expressing shades of purple and even red, with copper-colored pistils throughout. Trichome count varies from moderate to high, leaving the flowers especially sticky. The multicolored leaves are also very pungent: a candy-like grape smell wafts from the chunky buds. Breaking open the sticky flowers with a grinder gives off a different odor, with some skunky musk from the Skunk #1 parent and more of a thick hash scent from Afghani. When inhaled though, the slightly harsh smoke from Grape Ape tastes more fruity than skunky — notes of grape and berries predominate, leaving behind a sweet sensation at the top of the palate.

Notably, the grape taste and purple flavor of Grape Ape aren’t necessarily correlated. Colorful leaves in cannabis are the result of pigments called anthocyanins activated by different conditions, like cooler temperatures. The tastes of different cannabis strains, on the other hand, are mostly determined by compounds called terpenes, and while many strains prone to producing purple leaves also have a combination of terpenes that create a grape-like flavor, not all purple strains taste like grape. In the case of Grape Ape, it may be the case that consumer-focused growers intentionally bring out purple hues for the added visual appeal.

Grape Ape has a high that mounts slowly, eventually leading to a very weighty sensation in the head and limbs. Because of its slow onset, those enjoying Grape Ape should consume cautiously, keeping in mind that a little of this strain can go a long way. In ideal conditions, Grape provides a palpable sense of both mental and physical relaxation, easing users into a spacey calmness. Rather than stimulating rapid-fire thoughts, Grape Ape offers a full body stone. Like the similarly simian-named hybrid Gorilla Glue, Grape Ape may leave you feeling like a clumsy, sleepy primate. Its indica strength makes Grape a helpful strain for those suffering from nagging pain, whether due to temporary aches or more chronic conditions like fibromyalgia. It can also soothe sore muscles after strenuous exercise. Mentally, Grape Ape can melt stress and anxiety with the force of its foggy high. Definitely an after-dark strain, Grape Ape is great for inducing sleep.

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