To balance out my earlier reviews of two hybrid strains Invader and Dream Queen whose sativa traits pretty much ran the show, it was time to try something mellower. After a fairly productive day was capped off by Bay Bridge traffic and a networking event in San Francisco, I returned home ready to unwind for the evening. We grew Grape Ape during last year’s harvest so I grabbed a jar of it because I knew it would be perfect for the end of the day. This strain is often my go-to when I’m an hour or so away from bedtime but I’d never really noted why – this was my chance to dig a little deeper.
The Smoking Experience
Grape Ape is an indica-dominant hybrid, and for once I was able to pick up the grape notes in its aroma. It has a fruity funk that I actually love; I’m sticking my nose in the jar for the fifth time today as we speak.
Grape Ape Effects
We caught up on the events of the day as we took our initial hits and I noticed immediately that our conversation wasn’t as lively as it was with Invader. As we traded work stories the discussion became more introspective, deeper. I became super relaxed as my arms and legs felt heavy and the tips of my fingers and toes tingled. I was truly decompressing.
After the bulk of our chat had taken place I was ready to be quiet for a while. My mindset was of a general lack of concern, and by that I mean I was really present in the moment. I wasn’t thinking about the next day’s to do list or interested in focusing on anything requiring deep analysis or much brainpower. When Bruce Lee, one of our cats, hopped on my lap for a snooze I was well on the path to dreamland.
What’s Grape Ape Great For?
Grape Ape is interesting because it seems to have enough sativa present to have allowed me to engage in a pretty solid conversation, but the body high was strong. I could feel myself melting into the couch. This is why Grape Ape works well for pain, stress and anxiety relief. I have a pretty decent tolerance and know this strain wouldn’t work for me during the day, but my sleep was delicious so I definitely recommend it for anyone having trouble sleeping. Oh, and I completely destroyed a bag of microwave popcorn and a bowl of cereal once the munchies kicked in, so Grape Ape is a great option for anyone looking for a good strain to stimulate the appetite.