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Hyphy #18

from Torus

Impossibly frosty.

Frosty and flossin’ from the jar to your lungs, the Hyphy #18 brings hip hop swagger and a euphoric, confident high worthy of the hype name.

The term Hyphy comes from iconic ‘90s rapper Keak Da Sneak, who popularized the term to represent a subset of hip hop that emerged in the Bay Area. Meaning both “hyperactive” and representing the general vibe of Bay hip hop culture, “hyphy” has appeared in rap and slang for the last 28 years. This swagger is absolutely evident in the Hyphy #18 from Torus, which has jar appeal for days with gorgeous purple buds heavily frosted with glistening trichomes.

A cross of Bacio Gelato (creamy and sweet with high potency) and Gushers (sour grapes with relaxing vibes), the Hyphy #18 brings the best of both strains together with a unique twist that’s undeniably hip hop. Opening a jar lets a creamy-grape-cookies aroma ooze out, wrapping up the senses in a sour tang that lingers on fingers when breaking up the flower. The buds have a thick snap and density, complete with beautiful purple hues reaching to the stems and a loud, grape-lime-cookies funk that amplifies when prepping the flower to smoke.

Impossibly frosty with a beautiful contrast between the shiny trichomes and purple body, the Hyphy #18 glistens from a bowl – promising a heady, attitude-improving buzz just a few tokes away. First hits deliver a smooth smoke with a classic, creamy-grape tingle that coats the palate and exhales with a rush that tingles the nose with terps (but no harshness or cough). Smooth and syrupy, this strain retains the sweetness through a whole bowl, making it a truly pleasurable strain to smoke to completion.

Effects rush into the mind first, sedating excessive thoughts while making mental room for an uplifting euphoria that settles in like a stoney headband. A floaty body buzz quickly follows, making feet feel lighter with a relaxed energy that could see your kicks on the dance floor, or feet cozied up in slippers with Netflix dialed in. No matter what the adventure, this delicious strain brings a heady buzz that will have you vibing to the beat of your own Hyphy #18 drums. Look for this strain and other deep water culture grown fire from Torus at your favorite dispensary!

This article was originally published in the May 2022 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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