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The Review

I was in a quandary. I was doing last-minute research before filming our video review of Purple Chem Dawg from Deep End Farms and I was double checking my facts. It appeared that there are two distinctly different strains, both called Purple Chem Dawg. One was an Indica-leaning hybrid and the other, also a hybrid, was more Sativa… different genetics and everything – literally, two completely different strains. I didn’t have time to contact Deep End Farms… filming was ready to go in moments.

“What do I tell people, because it isn’t clear which Purple Chem Dawg I’m reviewing?” I was talking to Tania, and I was looking for a direction to take the review when filming started. “Just say what it feels like, what it smells and tastes like…” Tania suggested, so that’s where I went – and I decided to treat the review like a blind taste test.

So let’s unbox this herb and look at the packaging, the nugs, the smell, the taste and the effects and then I’ll make a guess about the genetics!

The Look And Smell

Deep End Farms has really delightful packaging, from a graphic artist’s viewpoint. Their product comes in a well-designed box, with a stylish glass jar inside. The label that sealed the box said this herb had been tested at 23.50% THC and to “light it up, smoke it up”…

The nugs were a collection of smalls with a few mid-sized nugs. They were dark green, and when I got them under the lights to photograph them, I could see they had some golden hues.

The eighth weighed in at 3.51 grams, and the nugs were well-cured. When I cut them up I couldn’t help but noticing that they were a little bit dry.

The aroma when I opened the jar didn’t knock me out at all… it was very faint. My immediate impression or association from the smell was of sitting on a hill overlooking the ocean – the jar seemed to contain a hint of that salty air.

I poured the buds out on the tray, and it wasn’t until I cut up a nug that I detected a really noticeable smell. Sweet with a fruity, floral aroma. The floral aroma smelled faintly of roses. There was also some earthy tones detected, along with a sage-like spiciness.

I was wondering at this point, where was the purple smell, and where was the Chem Dawg gassy, diesel smell? From the information I had gathered so far, I couldn’t guess the genetics of this strain at all… it was going to require a taste test to get to the bottom of this mystery.

The Taste and Effects

I loaded up the bong and took my first hit. The smoke had a sweet purple flavor as it rippled over my tongue. When I exhaled the hit I tasted an earthy, sulfuric, gassy, diesel flavor! The flavors were pronounced, and the smoke was thick and smooth… I immediately took a second hit, just to savor the flavor. Again – purple on the inhale, diesel on the exhale! Yum!

We took a ten minute break from filming while I waited for the creeper effects to hit me. Already I was feeling it in my legs… marijuana fuzzies creeping up my body. I took a third hit and the effects increased – at this point I could start to guess the genetic background of this herb!

There was definitely some Granddaddy Purple in the genetics I guessed. I recognized a certain heavy Indica feel that I love so much from GDP. That was the purple flavor, I noted to myself. GDP always hits me with a heaviness that blankets me in the marijuana fuzzies, but leaves my mind clear enough to work on projects – fuzzies for the body but not the brain. A great medicine for those hard depression days when I still have to get stuff done, for sure!

But what was that uplifting feeling… not quite a Sativa, and very familiar? Well, that was the Chem Dawg side of the puzzle, I figured. If you can imagine warm thoughts, that’s what Chem Dawg gives me. To me, Chem Dawg equals cozy, like gathering around a warm fire on a cold evening. The high gave me a focused thoughtfulness… it was creatively stimulating… very motivating and it had the synapses in my brain snapping!

Later, for one sesh, I tried to see how high the high would go and I got in about six hits before I stopped because the effects were hitting me so thoroughly. It was a “high”, but not a “stoned” feeling. Very different… the effects didn’t quite stumble into the stoned feeling, so I’d say the ceiling is high on this one.

So here I had an herb that was well-balanced between a purple-tasting heavy Indica with fuzzies – like some GDP – and the warm, uplifting feeling of Chem Dawg.

The Reveal

Today I had a chance to contact Deep End Farms about the genetics and they replied that this is their own special purple strain they’ve developed over the last ten years. Apparently this is a third version of Purple Chem Dawg! This one has some OG Kush and Great White in the background. It does indeed contain a cross with Granddaddy Purple and then they crossed it with their own Chem Dawg called AV Chem. So there we have it – OG Kush X Great White X GDP X AV Chem!

The Wrap-Up

I would love to keep some of this one on hand. Seriously, this one had my vote with the taste and the balanced GDP/Chem Dawg feel. Now that I know there is some of the much-loved OG Kush in there… and the Chem Dawg is Deep End Farms’ own AV Chem – the whole package of genetics totally works in my opinion, and I would definitely rate the high as exceptional!

I would love to try a jar that was a bit fresher in the future (the date on the jar said it was packaged on July 15, 2020 – five months ago), but I will definitely buy Deep End Farms products again. They have a handful of strains in their catalog so I’ll have to encourage The Joy of Life Wellness Center in Palm Springs, where I bought this jar, to stock more from Deep End Farms

Until next week, best of health.

The Lowdown

StrainPurple Chem Dawg
TypeHybrid – Sativa Dom.
GeneticsOG Kush X Great White X Granddaddy Purple X AV Chem
BrandDeep End Farms
Location PurchasedJoy of Life Wellness Center – Palm Springs
THC Level23.5 %
Cost42.00 + sales tax
Purchase Weight3.5 grams – 1/8 oz
Actual Weight3.51 grams
Look & Feel
PackagingGlass Jar in Box
ColorDark Green
FreshnessWell Cured… a Touch Dry
TouchLight Sticky
Look & Feel Rating3.75
Look & Feel ImpressionsNice packaging, but the herb was a touch dry.
Base SmellSweet
Secondary SmellsFruity, Floral, Sage
Secondary Smells – OtherEarth, Salty air
Strength – SmellMellow
Smell Rating3
Smell ImpressionI believe the smell suffered from being in the jar for five months.
Flavor – OtherPurple on the inhale, diesel on the exhale.
Smoke TextureSmooth, Thick
Strength – TastePronounced
Taste Rating3.75
Taste ImpressionsNice smoke with a delightful inhale and exhale.
How Much Injested?4 hits (1/4 gram)
Speed of OnsetCreeper
Where Do You Feel It?Body
Main EffectsCerebral, Physical, Relaxing, Motivating, Creative, Contemplative
Strength – EffectsStrong
DurationOver an Hour
Effects Rating4
Effects ImmpressionThoughtful, focused, creative, stimulating and motivating with a strong body fuzziness. High ceiling.
Total Rating3.65
Total Rating – Why?This was a really good smoke with an exceptional high – loved the high. If it had been fresher I’m sure it would have received higher marks in the smell.
Would I buy this again?Yes
Rating Scale1 (Poor) 2 (Average) 3 (Very Good) 4 (Exceptional) 5 (Holy Grail)
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December 16, 2020 7:49 pm

Very thorough review Jon. I really like how you categorized and rated all the characteristics of the herb.