Strain Integrity

According to allbud.com ” Gastro Pop, also known as “GastroPop,” is an indica dominant hybrid strain (70% indica/30% sativa) created through crossing the potent Apples + Bananas X Grape Gas strains….  The Gastro Pop high is just as intoxicating, with soothing effects that will numb both mind and body. You’ll feel lifted and happy with a euphoric and outgoing sense that is perfect for any ongoing or upcoming social situations. A sharp pang of hunger comes next, eventually leading to a ravenous case of the munchies that has you reaching for anything in sight to snack on. These effects will soon turn sedative, leading to you dozing off before you know it. Combined with its super high 27-29% average THC level, these effects give Gastro Pop an edge in treating a variety of conditions including appetite loss or nausea, depression or mood swings and insomnia and nightmares…. ”

From The OCS, ” Resinous flavour-packed smoke with a clean burn. It all starts with flavour. The Drip’s genetics program puts flavour over everything and this will be on full display in the Astro Gas rotating flower. Exclusive new gas forward flavours are dropping regularly.

a Blissful Cocoon

Astro Gas (Gastro Pop) by The Drip packaged on May 10, 2024, cost $38.41 for 3.5 grams with 28.05% THC 4.15% Total Terpenes and a sweet fruity candy scent.  Our test amount was 0.26 gram.

The “high” starts with a tasty smooth inhalation session and a calm peaceful feeling.  Over the first 15 minutes, Gastro Pop gently unfolds a slowly increasing Blissful Sedation and a refreshing mental feel as time recedes into a Meditative state.  At the peak, the “high” has a couch lock effect that can be debilitating.

In the great outdoors, Gastro Pop started with a balance uplifting euphoria and bliss similar to a Blue Dream.  Over the first hour, Gastro Pop delivered an increasing sedation building a blissful Cocoon to isolate from reality.   On a bright sunny day, this Gastro Pop turned on the tranquillisation slowing the World to a crawl … physically and mentally.

Activity pairing is best in the latter part of the day to Take A Break from Life moments.  Gastro Pop by The Drip is a calming blissful “high” to ride off into the Sunset.

Conclusion

Astro Gas (Gastro Pop) by The Drip

Gastro Pop is a new Cultivar to hit the market with multiple growers.  Gastro Pop is a hybrid Indica delivering a Sativa “high” for the first half hour before turning into an Indica tranquilising “high.”   This rendition of Gastro Pop by The Drip delivers an excellent “high” with deep mind and body effects, which is expected at this price point.

THC:  28.05%

Total Terpenes: 4.15%  (Myrcene 1.61%, A-Pinene 0.46%, β-Caryophyllene 0.37%, E-β-Ocimene 0.36%)

Quality: 9.3

Intensity: 8.7

Duration: 8.7

Total:  8.9

Cost:  $38.41 for 3.5 grams

Would we buy this again?  Maybe.  EastCann has an identical Gastro Pop in scent and effects, which is an excellent alternative.  But, the Drip has lowered their prices.  If you have not tried Gastro Pop, this Gastro Pop by the Drip is truly well done and worth trying.

On an investment note, here is how Reddit  consumers feel about the Drip prices, which was the old price at $48 for 3.5 grams.  Pricing awareness is critical because the Market is very competitive … not rocket science.  So, keep an eye out for Candy Gas, a 14 grams option from the Drip.