Purple Punch is the aromatic lovechild of Granddaddy Purple and Larry OG, two famous indica-dominant staples of the weed world. The result is a stunning grape-scented masterpiece created by Supernova Gardens and, more recently, perfected by the likes of the Jungle Boys. It's popular among hashmakers for its gratuitous resin production & heavy stony effects.
My particular cut contains 20% THC and 0.1% CBD and is rich in linalool, caryophyllene and limonene. The smell is true to the name, with grape being the strongest note and hints of punch/Kool-Aid coming through on the finish. This strain is definitely the best smelling of the bunch this time around. The nugs are small & compact, breaking up easily despite their deceivingly hard appearance. But it's not purple whatsoever. I've yet to smoke a true purple strain.
The effects were nice: moderate potency with a giggly, upbeat feel. I wanted to play with the cats and spend time outdoors enjoying the unseasonably nice weather (seriously, it's 71 degrees in December) after smoking. My anxiety was decreased but I didn't feel sleepy even on the comedown which is what I'm looking for. Purple Punch is a good middle-of-the-road strain for any time of afternoon that won't knock you down like the name implies, though the smell might. I must admit though, everything seems a bit underwhelming after trying GMO Cookies. I should've saved it for last.
There's no major comedown to speak of with Purple Punch which is great. If there's one thing I hate, it's feeling foggy headed and fatigued as my high wears off. This one just sort of evaporates as fast as it came on. You may even find yourself feeling more talkative and upbeat under its influence despite the high CBD content and strongly 'indica' leanings. Linalool is a magical terp that deserves all the praise and is prominent in this strain.
Overall I give Purple Punch a 4.8 of 5 stars for aroma, texture, bag appeal & effects. The price wasn't bad either. If you like mid-range indicas that won't knock you into Sleepyland, give it a try. I'd recommend it for anxiety, aches and pains, depression and potentially sleep problems if indicas tend to make you sleepy (sativas have more of a sedating effect on me). It's best suited as a dessert-like treat for connoisseurs who value the aroma and flavor of weed as much as the effects. The tart, grapey scent is mesmerizing and will remind you why these light green nugs are called "Purple".