Sep 22, 2021
Grape Gas #7 (by: Tru|Med)
I got this batch of Grape Gas #7 the first time Tru brought it to the shelf. If I am not mistaken, this was also my introduction to the Compound Genetics brand. They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Knowing now what I did not know before, I would say my first impression of this strain was not what I originally thought it was. Sooo, let’s talk about this Grape Pie and Jet Fuel cross.
Looks and Presentation
Knowing what I know now about Compound Genetics, I would say the looks of this strain definitely met my expectations. I would consider what Compound puts out as trophy weed, based on what I’ve seen. All their strains are heavily doused with trichomes and have some of the best nug structure I have come across. Of course the cultivator has a role in that as well but, it all starts with strong genetics. Purple Sapphire is what came to my mind as I dazed at those nugs. The triches provided the sparkle, while the fiery orange hairs provided the flair. This small piece of work earned its 5 in the looks and presentation category for sure.
The closest thing I could compare the smell to were grape Pixie Stix. It was sweet and sugary, with hints of grape as it was in the bag. Strain wise, this Grape Gas was like a sweeter Purple Punch. As I broke it down, the grape smell grew stronger and now had small hints of kushy pine. I couldn’t say the smell was strong but it was noticeable and pleasant. I could confidently give this strain a 4 in the smell category.
The taste was somewhat new for me although it did have some similarities to Kush Mints. It had a very heavy grape profile on the inhale, followed by a smooth and creamy exhale. Midway and beyond the flavors started to blend together. I started tasting both flavors at the same time as I hit and inhaled the smoke. I wouldn’t say it was an equal amount of the two. I could still taste those sweet and sugary grape terps above all. However, with that blend came a more enjoyable smoke. If I could compare the taste to any strain out there, it would be Slurrincane. This definitely gets a 5 in the flavor category.
Out of all of the Grape Gas’s features, the high is where I found myself wanting more. Have you ever tried to judge what the high is going to be like based on how the weed looks? I guess the answer to that question is kind of a no brainer, seeing as we now mainly shop with our eyes. Based on how this batch looked I was expecting it to be a body locking high. Instead, what I got was a nice head head chance by the time I was done. Nothing too significant but enough to leave my head feeling a little hazy. Not what I expected from not only a Tru|Med but Compound Genetics strain. Therefore, the high received a 4 flat from me.
Grape Gas is another “beginner exotic” in my opinion. This strain would be perfect for the consumer making the switch from mid shelf to exotic. Even those who mainly shop off the top shelf but dabble in the premiums here and there. This strain may serve you well. For the experienced smoker this batch just wasn’t the one. However, I saw Tru|Med recently dropped a fresh batch of this Grape Gas. I am for sure interested to see or even hear how that one turned out.