A stand alone, Troy McLure smoke repot template, with added categories. I apologize in advance for my photos.
About the Strain
Name The Purps
Breeder BC Bud Depot
Genetics sativa/indica hybrid, Mendo Purps IBL
What marketing people say 1st place strain of the year and two-time BC Bud Depot Cannabis Cup winner. Euphoric high, with no down feeling when it wears out. Tantalizing grape taste. Grow info: Indoor7-8 weeks / Outdoors late September
About the Smoker
Smoker Type daily
Smoker's Preference typically I smoke sativas, but on occasion I like a good indica
Consumption Method glass bong and joints
Familiarity & Background I have happily smoked The Purps well over 50 times and this is how I came upon it: Every year I guerrilla grow with plants started from seed - these seeds were obtained through BC Bud Depot, grown indoors for 8-10 weeks, and then transplanted outside. In the sun, she is the fairest queen on the land: deep, dark green leaves, followed by rivers of purple. Sorry, no live shot photos. The 2011 harvest occurred during the 3rd week of October - a full 3 weeks longer than specified by the breeder. For plant oddities, one plent had vibrant green leaves (almost chartreuse in color) with bright purplish-blue buds. Another plant displayed purple striped buds. Buds are dense. After harvest, during the processing, I leave (no pun intended) a few larger leaves around the bud so the appearance may look airy and fluffy in the photos. Sorry for the bud/bong porn. If you are able to see from the pics, the buds in the jar come from a different plant than the buds in the forefront. Different phenos, but all have that same great smell.
Buzz A nice sativa buzz, not overwhelming.
High As Troy once wrote about sativas, "an awareness-expanding high." This stuff will give that to you. A very uplifting, good feeling high. Lasts from 2 - 21/2 hours. True, about the no burn-out factor - a nice trait.
Taste fruity, pleasant. Orange cream soda best describes its taste. Exhales are smooth, almost sugary.
Fragrance Sun ripened grapes. Like the name implies, the purple color that we often associate with grape flavored foods - the grape aroma that comes from them. Very similar to the sweetness of a freshly opened tub of strawberry cream cheese.
Potency Pretty good. I'll give it a 7 out of 10 because I know there are a lot of potent strains out there - many that I haven't smoked yet.
Summary One thing in particular I noticed when smoking this bud, is that it gets amazingly better as it cures - more noticeable than with other buds. The high is sweeter, hits are smoother or maybe hits are sweeter, high is smoother? When I break apart a bud, it produces such soft, uniformed piles of purple and green goodness. Like all of us, she gets better with age.
Thanks Troy, for making me smoke over 50 times, thanks BC Bud for the wonders in a seed, and thanks GC for allowing me to share my thoughts.