Strain review by FranktheTank: Grande Mocha

Strain: Grande Mocha/ SM#2

Grower Name: Frank the Tank

Breeder: [Breeder]

Medium: Promix HP (5 gallon)

Nutrients: Greenleaf Nutrients Megacrop, Sweet Candy, Calmg Pro

Lights type and schedule (indoor): (5) 3500k autocobs, (2) 3000k wumbo, running 19/5

Days from Seed: 114

Harvest Points: All cloudy with a bit of amber

Dry Yield (grams): 370 grams

Growth Comments: Grande Mocha is a huge plant. She responding exceptionally well to LST, with lots and lots of tops, each with a long, glistening cola. By the time she was finished she was taking up the majority of a 5×5 tent. She had a really great open structure, with not a lot of leaf, and handled nutrients (heavy feeder), training, and defoliation very well. She did require support in late flower.

Comments on smell (during growth, harvest, etc.): Grande Mocha had low odor during early flower, ramping up to a chocolatey coffee smell later in flower and during harvest. After a cure she has a strong chocolate coffee smell, with a background of chocolate chip cookies. This is a strong smelling strain.

The Smell: Chocolate, Coffee

The Smoke: Grande Mocha is very smooth, and tasty on inhale. She has good lung expansion and is very hard to put down. After enjoying a joint, the house smells of coffee and cookies.

Method of Delivery: Joint

10 – delicious Taste Inhale (Rate your impression of the taste from 1-10 unpleasant-delicious)

10 – delicious Taste Exhale (Rate your impression of the taste from 1-10 unpleasant-delicious)

5- ideal State of Dryness (Rate the dryness of the bud from 1-10 wet-dry where 5 is ideal)

10 – smooth Smoke ability (Rate the smoke ability of the sample from 1-10 harsh-smooth)

7 Smoke expansion (Rate how the smoke expands in the lungs from 1-10 stable-expander)

The High: This is a nice indica dominant hybrid. Relaxed, chill, happy, excellent pain relief, good for anxiety, depression.

Address final questions immediately after effects have worn off.

half joint, up to a full joint The Dosage (number of hits taken to reach desired effects)

6 Effect Onset (Rate how quickly the effect hit from 1-10 immediate-major creeper)

7 Potency (Rate the potency of the sample from 0-10 none-devastating)

2-3 Hours the effect lasted

2 Tolerance build up (Rate how quickly tolerance builds from 0-10 none-rapid)


Rate on a scale of 1-9 where 1 indicates the worst time of day to consume this strain and 9 represents the ideal time of day.

5 Usability Morning (wake up)

6 Usability Day (work)

8 Usability Evening (relax)

8 Usability Night (sleep)

Overall Satisfaction (Rate your overall satisfaction from 1-10 poor-Holy Grail)
10 – Holy Grail

Do you personally consider this strain a keeper for long-term use

I am a
Medical cannabis user

If you are a med user, describe briefly your health conditions and how this strain affects them
PTSD, arthritis, insomnia, spinal injury

Rate the noticeable medical and negative effects (if any) on a scale of 1-9 mild-severe.


9 – severe Sense of well being

7 Euphoria

8 Anxiety relief

8 Paranoia relief

5 Sex drive

8 Sleep

9 – severe Pain relief

8 Ability to rest or sit still

6 Thought process

6 Speech process

6 Imagination/creativity

7 Humor perception

6 Visual perception

8 Audio perception

8 Taste perception

8 Appetite stimulant

7 Introspective dreaminess

1 – mild Menstrual cramps relief

1 – mild Paranoia

5 Confusion

1 – mild Restlessness

1 – mild Hallucinations

1 – mild Anxiety or panic

4 Detachment from reality

4 Decreased reaction time

7 Altered thinking and memory

3 Altered vision

6 Bloodshot eyes

5 Reduced coordination and balance

3 Increased heart rate

6 Dry mouth

Final Comments: This is possibly the best all around strain for a medical patient. High yielding, easy to grow, useable during the day with moderate doses, and perfect for the evening at higher doses. This strain has a bit of a cumulative effect associated with the high. Insomnia is no match for the high doses of Grande Mocha. The tastes and smells of this plant are absolutely delicious! I also found this strain enhances audio perception, making a great smoke to chill out and listen to music to. The pain relieving effects of this strain are excellent. Starting with a lower dose, pain will fade into the background while leaving you motivated enough to get some work done, go for a hike, etc. With higher doses, pain is replaced by a nice tingling, floating sensation, that is accompanied by great anti-inflammation properties. I can’t say enough good things about this strain! Sometimes you sacrifice high yields, for quality…..not with this strain. Grand Mocha will fill the top shelf with jar after jar of sticky, delicious mocha flavored buds! This is a must grow, easily a 10/10 in my opinion.

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