Pro tip: If you’re going to spark up some GG#4, it might be a good idea to grab the remote beforehand.
Why, you ask? Well, because GG#4 will mellow you to the max. As in, you might find yourself too mellow to care about grabbing the remote, and will be content to watch “Jersey Shore” reruns instead.
Not that the mellow part is a bad thing. (I’ll let you make your own decisions on the “Jersey Shore” marathon.) It’s what GG#4 – a cross between Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel – is known for. The Diesel-heavy, indica-heavy strain has become highly sought after by cannoisseurs, thanks to its mellow body and head high.
While I knew that most people like GG#4, I was a little nervous about reviewing an indica-dominant strain. If you’ve read my prior musings, you probably know that I’m a big ol’ pansy about indicas. I’ll tell you right now, though, that after a couple of rounds, the only fear I have is that I might be turning into an indica convert. This stuff is great.
But not only is GG#4 great, it’s also very distinct, both in aroma and otherwise. When I popped open the lid, my counterpart, who was unaware of what strain was hiding in the canister, yelped: “That’s Gorilla Glue. I’d know that smell anywhere.”
While it’s not technically Gorilla Glue – the strain was dubbed GG#4 after trademark issues – I was impressed with her sniffing skillz.
It wouldn’t be difficult to identify GG#4 by the smell, though. The aroma of this strain is strong and earthy, with hints of chocolate, pepper, and coffee. It’s really quite pleasant.
The structure of GG#4’s buds are equally unique. They’re chunky and pale green in color, thanks to an abundance of white trichomes layering the surface. If you look closely, you can find little wisps of purple hairs throughout.
At first, the buds felt a little dusty, but as I pushed them into the pipe, I found they’re also dense and sticky. Like, very sticky. Ol’ “Sticky-Icky-Icky” Snoop Dogg would be impressed, me thinks.
And, I’d venture to guess Snoop would also be impressed with GG#4’s effects, too. “Jersey Shore” marathon aside, the effects of this strain relieved me of work and life stressors in a near instant. I did have a head high, but in this case, I dug it. After two bowls, I wasn’t too stoned to move (I just didn’t want to), nor was I overly sleepy. I was content to watch junk TV, but sometimes you need the mental break.
I could smoke this strain right before bed and let it lull me into a deep sleep, or I could partake mid-day and still get shit done. That’s pretty brilliant, you guys.
I can see why GG#4 has become a cannabis fan favorite. This strain does such a nice job of straddling the indica-sativa fence, and is one of the most versatile strains I’ve had the pleasure of encountering. It’s kind of like a weed version of those old “choose your own adventure” books, which, I suppose, is precisely what a good hybrid should be.