Blue Monster (2019 Strain Review)

The strain that's fruity but fierce


While some strains may have their moment in the spotlight and then disappear forever, others have been around for decades and managed to stay consistently popular. These strains tend to deliver powerful effects and a unique flavor profile that keeps people coming back time and time again.

Such strains are commonly used by breeders to create new and exciting strains. The Blue Monster strain is an excellent example of this, being a cross between four popular strains. All of these strains are known for their powerful but different effects.

Let’s take a closer look at Blue Monster and find out what happens when they come together.

What Is the Blue Monster Strain?

The Blue Monster weed strain is a cross between G13, a Mexican landrace, Blueberry, and Northern Lights #5. Goldenseed landrace breeders initially created this strain and it has become a popular choice for many as a result of its strong indica effects.

Blue Monster might technically be a hybrid strain, but its 80% indica / 20% sativa split leads many to instead categorize it as an indica. While it does manage to deliver some powerfully calming mental effects, it is a strain that focuses very much on the physical side of things.

Effects

You first notice the effects of Blue Monster as a calming sense of euphoria takes hold. You cannot help but feel positive and peaceful, even with just a few puffs. The strain’s ability to take you from feeling stressed to calm with only a few puffs is one of the reasons that it has become so popular.

The physical effects of Blue Monster take slightly longer to become noticeable. You find your limbs feel heavy, similar to the feeling you experience after a long day of walking or an extreme gym session. The effects of Blue Monster leave you wanting to do little more than relax on the sofa and enjoy the strain’s calming state.

As the effects of Blue Monster start to settle, some people experience psychedelic effects. Sound and visuals start to feel distorted; this makes it even more challenging to carry out physical tasks or to focus on anything for too long. To enjoy this stage of the high, it is best to lay back and listen to music or watch a trippy movie while completely blocking out reality.

Blue Monster is best after a long day when all you want to do is head home and zone out. While you can experience Blue Monster’s effects in social settings, they are much more suited to quiet evenings alone where you don’t have to worry about anything but your own peaceful thoughts. Blue Monster is not ideal for daytime use unless you have a completely free day and are happy to spend it in a sedated state.

The powerful effects of Blue Monster can feel incredibly overwhelming to novice smokers who are not used to such potent strains. Experts generally recommend that novice smokers use Blue Monster with caution in order to avoid experiencing adverse effects.

Aroma

The Blue Monster marijuana strain has a fruity aroma, combing a mix of both tropical and berry together. The result is a strong aroma that instantly reminds you of a fruit punch. Be warned, however, that Blue Monster has a pungent side and one that can be difficult to smoke discreetly.

Whole buds have a strong aroma, combining a mix of diesel and fruit. This strange mix of smells intrigues many people when choosing strains and has, in part, led to its success. As you break the buds apart, the different aromas start to unfold.

Most noticeably, and as its name suggests, the most apparent aroma is a strong blueberry smell. A sensitive nose will also be able to detect tropical notes hidden within.

As Blue Monster burns, you start to notice a chemical smell that interrupts the pleasant fruity aroma. The strange mix of different aromas within Blue Monster results in a smell that is very much a case of either loving it or hating it, with there being very little in between.

Blue Monster produces a thick smoke which many find choking, and it can cause an uncontrollable coughing fit. Even for experienced smokers, Blue Monster can prove to be just a little too much.

Blue Monster can hang in the air and prove to be challenging to hide. Its pungent smell draws attention and is not ideal for times when discreteness is an important factor.

How does Blue Monster’s flavor profile compare to its exciting mix of aromas?

Flavor

Blue Monster has a sweet flavor profile that slowly develops as you become used to the strain’s heavy smoke. As you inhale Blue Monster for the very first time, you are likely to only pick up on a sweet and somewhat fruity taste. This changes as you take further puffs, and you are able to pick apart the more complex flavors.

The fruity combination of flavors hangs on your tongue for some time after smoking. While some people enjoy this as it allows them to work through the different layers of flavor, others find it an annoying quality preventing them from being able to enjoy snacks and drinks while the taste subsides.

As you exhale and work your way through Blue Monster’s dense smoke, you are left with a taste much like that of a fruit salad. The only one that is not so easy to cover up.

Appearance

Blue Monster has large buds that are densely packed; this means that each bud is able to pack a great deal of power into a small space. Round in shape, Blue Monster buds have a frosty appearance thanks to their thick layer of trichomes that cover their surface. Thin hairs weave their way from the center of the buds, adding an extra layer of detail and vibrancy to the buds.

The leaves on a Blue Monster plant have a very traditional indica appearance. Dark green leaves curls inwards towards the center of the plant.

Blue Monster plants tend to grow wide as opposed to tall. This makes them ideal for keeping indoors as they do not require a great deal of height in order to be able to thrive.

Blue Monster Strain Grow Info

You can find Blue Monster strain seeds easily online. Seeds can be grown both inside and outside, although they are most likely to flourish in a semi-humid climate. But be warned: You need some experience to grow Blue Monster plants from seeds successfully.

For those who do not have experience with growing other strains, obtaining clippings from a mature, healthy plant might be a slightly better option. Clippings tend to be much more predictable as a result of being identical clones of the plant they are taken from. You also do not have to worry about seeds failing to germinate.

When growing Blue Monster plants indoors, you can expect a harvest within 8 to 10 weeks. Given the strain’s shorter than average growth time, it still manages to produce a sizable yield.

You can expect to get between 10 and 14 ounces per square meter when growing plants indoors. For those that do not live in a mild and humid climate, keeping plants indoors is the best option. Having full control over the temperature and humidity might require a little expertise but is the best way to ensure that your plants grow to their full potential.

Outdoor plants should be ready to harvest between late September and mid-October. Blue Monster plants produce an average-sized yield, with 12 ounces per plant considered the norm.

Blue Monster is an excellent strain for advanced growers as controlling the temperature around the plant can have some interesting effects on the final appearance.

When you subject Blue Monster plants to short bursts of cold throughout the growing process, blue and purple hues develop. This can be a great way to have a little fun with your plants and see all of the different color combinations you can create.

THC Content – Highest Test

The Blue Monster cannabis strain has an average THC content of 24%, placing it firmly at the higher end of the scale. Some tests have, however, shown that the THC content of Blue Monster can vary drastically, with some trials showing as little as 15%. This could be due to different growth conditions and plant nutrients.

Due to the strain’s higher than average THC content, we recommend that novice smokers try Blue Monster with caution. Just a few puffs could be enough to cause an intense high that quickly becomes overwhelming.

How does the CBD content of Blue Monster compare?

CBD Content – Highest Test

It is difficult to obtain accurate information as to the exact amount of CBD in Blue Monster. The general consensus seems to be that it has merely trace amounts and is not even detectable in some cases.

Despite Blue Monster’s extremely low levels of CBD, it still manages to have a number of medical benefits that make it worth considering as a medicinal strain.

What can you expect from Blue Monster?

Medical Benefits of the Blue Monster Strain

Blue Monster’s sedative effects make it ideal for treating insomnia. Even just a few puffs are enough to send you into a sedated state where you feel unable to do little more than lay back and relax.

For those who suffer from insomnia, Blue Monster might just be the answer. Blue Monster calms both your mind and body, allowing you to drift off to sleep with ease.

The numbing effects that you experience almost instantly when smoking Blue Monster ease pain, making it feel manageable. Even for those who suffer from chronic pain, Blue Monster has the strength behind it to give you a few hours of pain-free bliss.

The sedative effects of Blue Monster, however, mean that it is not ideal for treating pain during the day when you have chores to complete or need to be social.

The calming mental state that Blue Monster causes makes it an excellent option for those who suffer from stress. Even a small dose of Blue Monster is enough to help you unwind after a long day at work. Blue Monster is able to help you block out stress-inducing thoughts and allow you to get some much-needed relaxation.

Blue Monster might have a number of medical benefits, but it also has a few side effects that are important to be aware of when deciding whether it is the right strain for you. What are the potential adverse effects of Blue Monster?

Possible Side Effects of the Blue Monster Strain

The two most commonplace side effects when smoking Blue Monster are dry mouth and dry eyes. While both effects are annoying at the time, they have no long-lasting effect on your health.

In the case of dry mouth, this can cause the inside of your mouth to feel furry and irritated. Dry eyes, on the other hand, can make it hard to focus, much like the feeling of being overly tired and being unable to keep your eyes open.

A surprising side effect for many, given that Blue Monster can be used to treat pain, is its ability to cause sudden headaches. This is the result of Blue Monster having a high THC content. The best way to avoid such a reaction is to stick to small doses, although even this is no guarantee.

For those who have a low THC tolerance or a tendency towards anxiety, the psychedelic effects of Blue Monster can feel scary and trigger panic attacks. It may be best if those who suffer from severe anxiety avoid Blue Monster altogether, as even a small dose can be enough to trigger such effects.

Final Thoughts on the Blue Monster Strain

Blue Monster is not a strain for the light-hearted. With an intense body high that has the ability to knock you for several hours at a time, Blue Monster is best for experienced smokers. Starting with heavy, fruity smoke and quickly progressing into a powerful high, Blue Monster is a journey from start to finish.

When it comes to the medical side of Blue Monster, it is best for treating conditions in the evening, especially those that prevent you from being able to fall asleep. With a combination of heavy sedation and mentally calming effects, Blue Monster is the perfect strain to combat insomnia.

Whether you are looking for a full-bodied high to help you unwind during the evening or for a little help managing chronic pain, Blue Monster will not disappoint.