The Scoop: An exhilarating Indica-dominant hybrid with epic THC content, Gorilla Glue #4 stomped its lofty competition from 2014 through 2015, taking home eight trophies from around the globe. A winner in Jamaica, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Gorilla Glue #4 (GG #4) has been internationally recognized and lauded as one of the world’s most potent strains. Originally cultivated and bred by Gorilla Glue Strains (GG Strains), GG #4’s rise to fame was the byproduct of an accidental pollination.
The Result: A dynamic mixture of Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel, GG #4 routinely tests between 26% and 31% THC. Providing a relatively well-balanced high for the chronically overburdened consumer, Gorilla Glue #4 pacifies the chaotic mind while replenishing the physical being.
The Verdict: Since its inadvertent conception and ultimate arrival on the cannabis scene, Gorilla Glue #4 has earned consumer loyalty thanks to its potent THC content and awe-inspiring flavor. Known to impart moments of inspired clarity and stress-free bliss, Gorilla Glue #4 is often recommended as a day-ending strain — a “nightcap” of sorts for today’s hard-working cannabis aficionados.
Type: Indica-dominant hybrid (63/37)
Also Known As: GG #4
Genetics: Chem’s Sister x Sour Dubb x Chocolate Diesel
How Stoned Will You Get: 8.5
Average THC: 25%-30%
Average Price Per ⅛: $50
The Science: Lab tested by individual batches, the analysis of Gorilla Glue #4 indicates a judiciously elevated THC content of 20.50%. Great for getting high but not for alleviating seizures, the total CBD profile came back at just 0.12%. In control of the strain’s overall smell and flavor, Gorilla Glue #4’s primary terpenes maintained an elevated content of Humulene – 3.79%, Caryophllene – 2.30%, and α-Pinene – 1.80%. While this specific batch of GG #4 came back at just 20.50% THC, the strain historically tests at just under 30% for THC.
Appearance: Cloaked in a formidable coat of highly active trichomes, and embraced with swirling peach colored pistils, GG #4’s swollen calyxes morph into various colors throughout the maturation process. On display at the height of maturity, the buds’ orange pistils and cloudy trichomes provide a heads up when it’s time to harvest. Anything short of a fully mature bud can be detected easily by its underdeveloped trichomes.
Consistency: GG #4’s award-winning flowers are right and tight. Dense nugs harmonized by nature, Gorilla Glue #4’s overall composition is spiky and resinous. Leaning hard on its Indica genetics, these refined flowers require a little extra effort to properly dissect.
Scent: Persuasive and alluring, the strain’s aroma is determined by its overall terpene profile. The GG #4’s Humulene content provides a woodsy, earth-like aroma, while the Caryophyllene provides hints of pepper and spice. As for the sharp and sweet smell of pine, we can thank the α-Pinene terpene for her contributions.
Taste: Earthbound and piney on the initial inhale, GG #4’s overall flavor profile is accentuated by its lemon diesel flavor when exhaled. A delicate balancing act between potency and sweetness, Gorilla Glue #4 discovered the perfect equilibrium. As the joint burns slowly, each hit gets more delectable the closer you get to the roach. Complex and chronic, the flavor profile works well as a concentrate/extract.
Effect: The high achieved from Gorilla Glue #4 is unrivaled — which is one of the reasons it dominated the competition at the 2015 World Cannabis Cup, the 2016 Colorado Cannabis Cup, the 2014 Los Angeles Cannabis Cup, the 2015 Las Vegas Patients Choice Award, the 2014 Michigan Cannabis Cup, and the 2014 Amsterdam Cup. Considered a winner by many, GG #4’s active compounds instill a sense of blissful tranquility and joy.
Strain Background: Now legendary, Gorilla Glue #4’s existence happened by pure accident. According to online sources, things went happily sideways when the Chem Sis dropped beans, going hermaphrodite … and pollinating the Sour Dubb strain. Generating several phenotypes, the seeds were eventually cultivated several years later — with Gorilla Glue #4 being one of the primary keepers from the fortunate mishap.
Medical Uses: Significantly less harmful or addictive than the average pharmaceutical painkillers, the active compounds found in Gorilla Glue #4 have been shown to mitigate stressful episodes of depression, pain, insomnia, and the occasional lack of appetite.
Growth and Seed Info
Note: Other Gorilla Glue phenotypes are available
Pros: Fast veg, high yield
Cons: Beware of fakes
Original Breeder: Gorilla Glue Strains
Current Breeder: Gorilla Glue Strains
Known Phenotypes: Indica, short and squat
Seed Bank of Choice: Unkown
Flowering Time: 58-63 days
Flowering Type: ScrOG
Growth Height: Average
Expected Yield: High
Garden Skill Level: Intermediate
Family: Indica Hybrid
Related Strains: Gorilla Glue #5, Gorilla Glue #1, Starfighter F2, Double Barrel OG, OG Squared, Monster Cookies, and Kobain Kush