You’d no doubt be dumbfounded to see a purple gorilla in the wild. Similarly, this Purple Gorilla Glue, an indica-dominant hybrid born in Northern California, can strike its consumers silent with relaxation. While its genetic background is undocumented, it’s possible that this aromatic bud is descended from another purple NorCal favorite — Mendocino Purps. Whatever its parentage, though, it’s clear that Purple Gorilla is here to stay, with striking buds and a relaxing therapeutic high. The strain’s THC content has been measured at between 15% and 21%.
Purple Gorilla Glue’s largely purple flowers may lead some consumers to assume that the strain carries a predominantly grape aroma. In fact, the pigments responsible for its color do not play a corresponding role in determining its flavor — instead, Purple Gorilla Glue’s mixture of terpene compounds gives it a mostly earthy, musky scent. That said, there are some incidental grape and cherry-like scents that contribute to the bud’s profile. Combusting these flowers in a pipe or a joint gives off a smooth, flavorful smoke that can have a bit of a peppery kick. On the exhale, Purple Gorilla tastes like a combination of grape, citrus, and pine.