For this strain review, I tried out some Purple Berry that’s made by Hexo. It’s an Indica-dominant strain with a fairly small amount of THC (this one had 7% THC and an insignificant amount of CBD, and the THC percentage remains between 5% and 15%, depending on the batch). Myrcene and caryophyllene are key terpenes. It’s definitely on the low end of the price spectrum; once again, you get what you paid for.
Packaging Details: Packaged on 07/13/2019, purchased and tested for review on 01/03/2020, exactly 173 days after being packaged.
Pricing: I purchase 3.5 grams for $19.00 at the SQDC in Montreal, QC. ($5.43/gram)
When it came to strictly visuals, sure, the weed looked unique; the nugs were of a dark purple color with some dark orange pistils and some white trichomes all over the place. That’s not enough; I found that the buds were very leafy, all the nugs were pretty small and felt empty, and the dryness was completely out of control. I get the low price and all but come on now.
Very interesting aroma on this weed; it’s a spicy kind of smell with a mix of berry, I find that the smell of the nugs themselves was a little similar to Shishkaberry, although they’re completely different strains. The two dominant terpenes (myrcene and caryophyllene) in this weed give off a pretty unique, sweet, and spicy scent; however, everything was minimal. The terpenes were suffering.
Initially, on the inhale, it’s a woody and earthy taste; there are some subtle sweet and fruity undertones on the exhale. The smoke was pretty smooth, a little scratchy on the throat but nothing crazy. Once again, everything is very subtle; there wasn’t much left because of how dry the weed was.
I enjoyed the feeling I got after smoking this; however, this section is different for everybody, as you already know. It was a pretty euphoric feeling, and although the THC percentage was pretty low, I was still able to feel this Purple Berry’s effects. I want to try out a little higher percentage of this, to really feel what the high would be like. After smoking this, I did have much lower energy, not really sleepy but not wanting to do too much.
Overall, I think Hexo did a pretty bad job with this Purple Berry. I think it would’ve been a good “starter” strain for new smokers if it would have been trimmed/dried properly, but based on this experience alone, I wouldn’t suggest this to anybody. The high was my favorite aspect from this Purple Berry strain review, and it was still a “below average” score. You gotta do better.