Purple Gorilla


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About this Hybrid Strain

Purple Gorilla is an indica-dominant hybrid hailing from the Bay Area of Northern California. It was named after the massive purple buds it produced. Purple Gorilla is believed by some to be a descendant of Mendocino Purps while others swear it comes from Purple Rain Forest.

No one disagrees that this generous yielder produces very large buds made up of dense yet fluffy forest-green and violet spiraled leaves. Strands of bright-orange pistils curl from every nook of the buds, while a white trichome-frost coats the outside of the flower.

This strain omits an earthy-pine odor, with hints of grapes and berries. Smoking or vaping this strain unleashes a sour grape flavor that lingers leaving a pleasant aftertaste.

The dominant terpenes in Purple Gorilla are linalool and terpinolene, both of which are believed to reduce stress and anxiety and provides a calming effect to the body. The trippy psychedelic cerebral euphoria creeps up slowly, reportedly causing stress and anxiety to melt, leading to feelings of contentment and satisfaction. This strain is best enjoyed in the evening a couple hours before bed. Consumers say they have experienced a deeper and more restful sleep after using Purple Gorilla, making it a good option for users who can't sleep.


Purple Gorilla likely originated in the Bay Area around San Francisco, California. Its genetics are somewhat of a mystery, but it may be an inbred cultivar of Mendocino Purps (aka The Purps).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Purple Gorilla

What is Purple Gorilla?

Purple Gorilla is an indica-dominant hybrid from Northern California and get its name from the distinct and impressive purple buds it produces.

Where does Purple Gorilla come from?

The exact genetic lineage of this strain is a mystery but is said to come from Mendocino Purps with a possible connection to Gorilla Glue #4

What does Purple Gorilla smell like?

Purple Gorilla produces a sharp musk that is both earthy and sour. It has mild and sweet fruit undertones

What Purple Gorilla taste like?

Purple Gorilla has a similar flavor profile as its aroma profile. It has a rich earth flavor that can be a little spicy but has a sour almost fruity aftertaste.

What color does Purple Gorilla have?

Purple Gorilla has forest-green buds that have purple accents woven throughout. Its orange pistils curl around the entire bud while white trichrome crystals coat Purple Gorilla in its entirety.

What effects does Purple Gorilla have?

Consumers of Purple Gorilla brags about its immediate ability to relieve stress and anxiety. Being an indica-dominant strain it has shown to have powerful sedative effects and medical users have said it benefits them by alleviating an achey body. It has been said to have some psychedelic effects of euphoria.

Is Purple Gorilla an Indica, Sativa or Hybrid?

Purple Gorilla is an indica-dominant hybrid