Purple Punch is a match up Larry OG x Granddaddy Purple. It’s pedigree packs a who’s who of cannabis popularity including well known names like OG Kush, San Fernando Valley Kush, Purple Urkle and Big Buds. The genetics make this strain an Indica dominate. Now lets form a Amco High Opinion.
The clean white and black label and glass packs some great information for us: 24.8% THC and 0.33% CBD. The Harvest date was 4/24/21 and tested on 5/13/21. I wish the label included the terpene profile. That would be very beneficial to the patient trying to treat specific issues. The sample itself presents in multiple hues of green broken up by large outcrops of purple veining. The 7 buds that make up this 3.5 gram sample are dense and mostly round, but not cone shaped that is seen on cola buds of this phenotype. AMCO’s High Opinion of the look is 8.5 out of 10.
This strain smells like grape Zebra Stripe gum with hints of citrus in the front of the nose. I’m picking up a little Linalool, known by its lavender notes that hits in between the eyes and the back of the sinuses. I’m guessing this sample is highest in Humulene, Limonene, and Myrecene. Humulene smells like clove, but is not overwhelming in this sample. It’s known to be the dominate terp in this strain. I deducted one point for the less than pungent aroma, giving AMCO’s High Opinion of the smell 9 out of 10.
Under magnification, this sample shows signs of minimal ambering of tricombs; 10% at most. For a medical grade Indica dominate, the tricombs should be closer to 40% ambered to get the best pain relief, in my High Opinion. There is excessive decapitation present on the outside of the buds. If the tricombs on the outside matched the inside, this could have rated as a 9. Unfortunately the cure rates as 7 out of 10.
A half gram joint was rolled in an unbleached paper. I was careful to use clean scissors so not to corrupt the flavor profile. Limonene takes the prize for the dominate flavor in the dry hit. After a few drags, I noticed that the grape flavor is noticably less powerful than in the smell. However the skunky notes of Myrcene makes the flavor a pleasant Skunky grape treat.
Purple Punch is a strain known to carry a wallop of an effect. This batch doesn’t disappoint. I got quite the expectorant from it, clearing both my sinuses and chest of the seasonal funk. I was having a high level of pain, both nerve and inflammation based today. This half gram sample surprisingly reduced my nerve pain like a sativa would. I didn’t get a lot of muscle relaxation. I think this is due to the lack of ambered tricombs. Overall, I think my muscle pain was reduced by 1 point and nerve pain was reduced by 3 points. AMCO’s High Opinion of the effect is 8 out of 10.
In conclusion, AMCO’s Overall High Opinion of High Bank’s Granddaddy Purple is 8.3 out of 10. I found the machine trim was just too aggressive. Tricomb decapitation is not cool when it’s done on a cultivation level, much less a micro cultivation like we have here in Arkansas. I will say this strain was effective and tasty. If could easily be a perfect 10 score if there more undecapitated amber tricomb heads.