Purple Wreck


Once in awhile, I’ll come across a strain I haven’t heard much about, and that was the case with Purple Wreck. The growing popularity in sativas and hybrids has led to some indica strains getting less attention. However, I very much enjoy indicas and they help me with my back pain, so I decided to give it a try.

I was lucky enough to try the concentrate form of the strain, as well as flower. The concentrate, like many indicas, was a brunette amber glass. Its consistency was thick, but not as dense as many indica concentrates. It smelled nice and grapey. I couldn’t wait to smoke it, and when I did, I was not sorry with the result.

The Herb

Purple Wreck is, as the name suggests, quite purple. Not only is it purple, but it’s a deep purple. The leaves are short and broad and the crystals are a soft silvery lavender. The cross is Purple Urkle and Trainwreck. It looks more like Purple Urkle.

Purple Wreck in its plant form.
Purple Wreck in its plant form.

Taste & Smell

Purple Wreck has an extremely grapey scent with other berry undertones. The sweet taste sits on the tongue and becomes more complex for a few short seconds, first tasting more like grape and then taking on more of a berry flavor. The smell and taste are both strong.

Closeup of a Purple Wreck nug.
Closeup of a Purple Wreck nug.

Psychoactive Properties


Purple Wreck is one of the most relaxing strains that I have ever used. I happened to be moving across the country to Denver when I got a hold of this from the medicinal dispensary, and I was extremely stressed. I couldn’t believe how quickly my stress diminished and I was able to get back to the work grind.


Along with its anti-anxiety properties, Purple Wreck also caused me to feel extreme euphoria. If you’re a bit of a giggler, watch out for this one.


Purple Wreck, much like Purple Urkle, leaves me feeling really tired. I suffer from insomnia, so it is perfect for going to bed.

What it Treats


A lot of strains can further anxiety, but Purple Wreck is one of those wonderful indicas that takes all the stress away instantaneously. Despite my situational anxiety and my anxiety disorder, I felt phenomenal after a few tokes. It also can help treat depression, as it is a euphoric strain.


If you have trouble sleeping, this strain might be for you. I felt tired the moment that I smoked it, and despite my insomnia, I was able to sleep the entire night through. I even got a full eight hours! If you are an insomnia sufferer, get a little bit of Purple Wreck, and you’ll sleep like a baby.

The Cons

Dry Eyes

While I did not notice many negative side effects from Purple Wreck, the dry eyes were actually quite miserable. I got a bit of a headache and they looked really bloodshot, which rarely happens for me, even with stains that are notorious for that.


While this is a plus if that’s what you’re using it for, it can be a con if you were hoping to do something while you enjoy your high. You may find yourself dozing off faster than you bargained for.

Would I Smoke it Again?

Purple Wreck was most certainly an enjoyable strain, and I would use it again, though I would choose my time of use more wisely. Smoking it during the day was not a good idea, and it did give me severe dry eye. Due to the few cons, I would give Purple Wreck 4.2/5 stars. I would very much like to try it again, but I would not put it in my Top 3.





Jheri is a successful freelance writer and cannabis enthusiast from Michigan. She is currently writing her novel and a number of short stories, as well as promoting cannabis for Smoke Weed and Medical Marijuana Cure. Her office is based in Denver, CO.

8 thoughts on “Purple Wreck

  1. Kontos says:

    I’ve had both trainwreck and purple urkle. I’m in a non medical state,.so ready access to new strains isn’t always possible. It was an informative review and a solid read. Review XJ-13 lol. That shit is serious.

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