9 Pound Hammer strain
9 Pound Hammer
A heavy-hitting indica with a patchwork genetic background. It is a three-way cross between Jack the Ripper, Hell’s Angel OG and fruity Gooberry.
When properly cured, this strain has a strong fruity aroma with a tropical inflection. Like parent strain Jack the Ripper, it is redolent of citrus and grape. Meanwhile, breaking the buds apart gives off a strong incense-like odor courtesy of this strain’s Afghani landrace lineage. When combusted in a bowl or a joint, this bud burns with a remarkably smooth smoke that tastes woodsy and piney with a hint of lime on the exhale. Notably, this strain’s pronounced grape flavor is entirely incidental to its purple hues — as with any other variety.
This strain is named 9 Pound Hammer for a reason: almost immediately, it hits users over the head with its heavy-duty sedation. Deep breathing may come more easily and muscular tension may dissipate. This sensation soon progresses into a full-body high that may leave smokers feeling floaty and disoriented. In addition to these somatic effects, it imparts some subtle mental stimulation — while it may not trigger intense, cerebral thinking, it can alter perception, making sounds or colors take on a new intensity.