We all have those days where we have absolutely no motivation or energy to do anything; we just need someone to drag us out of bed and give us a push in the right direction. The good news is that a strong sativa strain will do just that, giving you the energetic kick that you need to get through your day while ticking off all of those tasks which are on your long chore list. The Incredible Hulk is one of these almost magical strains, keeping you upbeat and motivated when you need it most.
Fans of the Marvel superhero The Hulk will be interested in the Incredible Hulk, a strain that lives up to its name in both appearance and effects, as just like the Hulk, this is a powerful strain which packs an intensely energetic and uplifting mind high, designed to keep you going throughout the day.
Let’s take a closer look at the Incredible Hulk and find out whether it is just as incredible as the famous Hulk himself.
What Is the Incredible Hulk Cannabis Strain?
Incredible Hulk is an intense sativa-dominant strain. Being 20% indica / 80% sativa, it is mainly focused on mental effects. You are guaranteed an uplifting and mentally energetic high. Just like the Hulk himself, Incredible Hulk does not do things by halves, and you can expect its effect to last longer than with most other strains. The intense energy of Incredible Hulk is not the only thing to get excited about, though, because this is a strain with a delicious fruity smell and aroma, making it a delight before you have even started smoking.
The Incredible Hulk strain was initially created by crossing Green Crack and Jack Herer, both of which are sativa strains. There is very little known about where and who is responsible for the first Incredible Hulk plant, and as a result, it can be extremely difficult to come across seeds to grow your own plants.
Incredible Hulk is very much a day time strain, giving you an almost instant burst of energy and stimulating your brain. Due to its much larger than average THC content, the effects of Incredible Hulk kick in after just a few puffs, pushing all stress and negativity to one side and making room for upbeat, happy thoughts and a motivated mindset. Thoughts start to feel as though they are racing around your brain at a rapid speed, making you feel as though you have just received a triple dose of caffeine. This active, fast-paced feeling makes Incredible Hulk the ideal strain for those days when you have a lot to do and really need an extra dose of energy.
Your brain feels stimulated and able to take on those more complex and challenging tasks which you have been pushing to one side and putting off for days. Incredible Hulk is also ideal for those physically active days, taking full advantage of the sudden burst of energy you might just have the motivation you have been seeking for so long to finally complete that 10K run you have been training for or to finish that DIY project you have been putting off.
Incredible Hulk is more than just a work aid, though; it is also the perfect social strain. Whether you are heading out to a party or have planned a fun afternoon out with a few close friends, Incredible Hulk unlocks your social side and helps you get into the party mood. You will find that all social anxiety is gone and that you have the confidence to talk freely, even with groups of people that you have not met before. The uplifting buzz which is felt with Incredible Hulk frees your mind and gives you the courage and energy that you need to be the life and soul of the party.
Being a sativa, there are very few physical effects other than a slightly tingly lightness which creeps through your body and adds to the energetic vibes of Incredible Hulk. This is one of the reasons why sativa-dominant strains are so popular for daytime use, because they do not leave you feeling physically weighed down and sedated. Despite having so few physical effects, Incredible Hulk can act as a mild form of pain relief, ideal for treating headaches and other minor pains which drag you down throughout the day.
Incredible Hulk is best enjoyed when smoked; this allows you to appreciate the strain as a whole, rather than skipping straight to the effects. The appearance, flavor, and aroma of Incredible Hulk are part of the incredible package and help to set the clear-headed, yet stimulating mindset that is an Incredible Hulk high, and it would be a shame to miss out on its fruity, clear smoke.
What incredible aromas can you expect from the Incredible Hulk?
Incredible Hulk has an intense fruity aroma, with subtle earthy undertones which add a layer of complexity. Rolling a bud of Incredible Hulk in your hand is a similar experience to rubbing freshly picked herbs between your fingers and being left with pungent scent on your hand that you find yourself continuously smelling? Grinding Incredible Hulk brings out a powerful blueberry aroma, filling the air with memories of summer afternoons spent picking blueberries as a child. A careful inspection of the contents of your grinder will allow you to appreciate the earthy, almost skunk aroma hiding behind the blueberries.
Incredible Hulk has a pleasant smoke which is easy to breathe through and smells just like blueberries when baked as part of a pie. The heat further brings out the skunk smell and can linger in the air for some time after smoking, which might be worth considering if you are trying to be discreet.
Is the flavor profile of the Incredible Hulk just as incredible as its blueberry filled aroma?
If you are somebody who loves nothing more than a blueberry pie, then you will be pleased to learn that the blueberry aroma of Incredible Hulk extends over into the strain’s flavor profile. Breathing in Incredible Hulk, you are filled with a warm blueberry flavor which sits on your tongue as the smooth smoke works its way down your throat. Further puffs of Incredible Hulk give you the chance to pick apart some of the more subtle flavors which you might not have noticed at first. There is an earthy pine flavor which blends in perfectly with the blueberry, but what is more surprising are the notes of pineapple which seem somewhat out of place but still enjoyable.
Incredible Hulk has a strong skunk after taste, which will linger in your mouth for some time and is only partially reduced by swirling a glass of water around your mouth. While this is not the worst taste that you could experience, it is a shame to lose the warm blueberry flavor, which makes the taste of this strain so incredible.
What are the key things that you should know about Incredible Hulk’s appearance?
Just as you would expect from a strain named after the Incredible Hulk, plants tend to be on the taller side, often outgrowing all those around them. In keeping with the theme of the strain, buds are spherical in shape and much more significant than you would normally see with sativa-dominant strains. Buds are bright green in color with fine orange hairs which work their way from the center and out towards the sun, screaming for attention. A thin layer of amber trichomes cover the buds, combining with the buds’ coloring to create a yellow tint across the surface of the buds.
If the flavor profile and effects of Incredible Hulk sound like they might be exactly what you have been looking for in strain, you might be wondering how you can start growing your own Incredible Hulk plants at home. Let’s take a look at what it takes to grow a healthy Incredible Hulk plant.
Incredible Hulk Cannabis Strain Grow Info
Incredible Hulk is the perfect strain for novice growers who are looking for a straightforward plant to delve into the world of growing. It is extremely difficult to source Incredible Hulk seeds and therefore your best option is to purchase clippings from a healthy, mature plant. Clipping is excellent for beginners as they are easier to start the growth process, plus being genetically identical to the plant they were taken from there should be few surprises in store.
Incredible Hulk plants grow best in a warm Mediterranean climate, which can either be outside or in an artificial indoor setting. Plants can be kept in colder temperatures, but they will take longer to grow, and their yield can be drastically smaller as a result. When deciding where to store your Incredible Hulk plants, it is worth bearing in mind that they tend to be on the taller side and therefore are not ideal for confined spaces.
When grown indoors Incredible Hulk can take anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks to reach maturity and be ready for harvesting. If you opt to keep your Incredible Hulk plants outside you can expect a harvest at some point between late October and mid-November. The slightly longer than average growth time of Incredible Hulk is balanced out by the fact that you can expect a large yield from healthy plants, with around 14 to 16 ounces per square meter.
Before you invest your time and money into Incredible Hulk clippings and all of the necessary growing equipment, it is a good idea to determine whether this is the right strain for you in terms of its CBD and THC content.
THC Content – Highest Test
The THC content of Incredible Hulk varies from 14% all the way up to 21%. The high level of THC found in Incredible Hulk explains why this is such a fast acting and powerful high, which leaves your brain feeling as though it is racing at 100 miles per hour.
With a THC that even at its lowest is above average, what can you expect from Incredible Hulk in terms of its CBD content?
CBD Content – Highest Test
Very little attention is paid to the CBD content of Incredible Hulk, with the focus of this strain very much being on its THC content and the intensive mind high which this causes. It is thought that there are only trace amounts of CBD in Incredible Hulk, given that it has a higher than average THC content.
Despite having an almost non-existent CBD content, Incredible Hulk still manages to have a number of medical benefits and is definitely not a strain that you should write off purely based on its CBD levels. What are some of the main health benefits of Incredible Hulk?
Medical Benefits of the Incredible Hulk Cannabis Strain
With Incredible Hulk being such an energetic and uplifting high, it is no surprise that the most common medical use of Incredible Hulk is to treat fatigue. Just a few puffs are enough to send an alert tingly feeling throughout your body, waking you up and causing you to feel energized. People who suffer from fatigue find that regular small doses of Incredible Hulk throughout the day help to fight the effects of lethargy and allow for a productive and successful day.
Incredible Hulk can be used to treat both stress and depression due to its mind clearing, upbeat effects. The combination of clarity and cheerfulness allows for positive and productive thoughts to push negative, draining thoughts to one side and to focus on the good things in life.
Due to its almost non-existent CBD content Incredible Hulk is not commonly used to treat physical ailments, it is, however, a useful strain for relieving pain. The main reason that people commonly turn to Incredible Hulk for pain relief is due to the lack of sedative effects, which are commonly experienced with strains which are more focused on Indica driven physical effects. Incredible Hulk is particularly useful for treating minor aches and pains, as well as numbing the effects of headaches.
Unfortunately, it is very rare to find a strain which does not have negative side effects, especially when it has such powerful health benefits, and Incredible Hulk is no exception to this rule. So, what exactly are the side effects that you can expect with Incredible Hulk?
Possible Side Effects of the Incredible Hulk Cannabis Strain
The most commonly experienced side effect with Incredible Hulk is dry mouth, or as it is sometimes known, cottonmouth. This is an intense dry feeling in your mouth that almost feels as though it is covered in a thin layer of fur. While dry mouth can often feel annoying in the moment, effects only last for a few hours and have no long term negative effects on your health.
Less common effects include dry eyes, dizziness, and when smoking larger doses, anxious thoughts. None of these side effects should last too long and are more likely to occur when smoking large doses or if you are someone who has a low THC tolerance.
Final Thoughts on the Incredible Hulk Cannabis Strain
Incredible Hulk is definitely not a strain to turn down, whether you simply want to enjoy its blueberry filled smoke and party like never before, or finally, get to the bottom of your chore list; this is a strain that will not disappoint. From the first fruity puff, you begin to experience the energy behind the Incredible Hulk and understand how this strain came to get its name.
So, the next time you are at the dispensary and going over the long list of things you need to get done, consider picking up some Incredible Hulk and try it for yourself.