Alaskan Thunder Fuck Strain — The Perfect Storm

The colorfully named Alaskan Thunder Fuck strain (also known simply as ATF or Matanuska Thunder Fuck) is a rare earthy, pungent, sativa-dominant hybrid with a THC content of 16% to 24%.

Widely known as one of the best strains around, ATF delivers a soaring, euphoric, cerebral high that electrifies the senses, relaxes the body, and lifts the spirits. Some say this strain has a bit of a creeper high, while others say it hits like a lightning bolt but in the most enjoyable and comforting way.

Regardless of how quickly its effects set in, it won’t leave users crashing and burning when the high wears off. Many cannabisseurs love this strain for a wake-and-bake brekky since it doesn’t leave them dragging by lunchtime.

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Alaskan Thunder Fuck is notably pungent and sweet on the palate, but it also has notes of citrus, banana, and spice that make for a deliciously unique taste experience.


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      Strain Information

      Smokers looking for a happy, creative, and energizing high love the Alaskan Thunder Fuck strain for its euphoric, cerebral effects. While ATF leans heavily sativa, it’s about 30% indica, so it still delivers a comfortable relaxation alongside its soaring cerebral high.

      Most users find Alaskan Thunder Fuck stimulates the appetite like nobody’s business, making it an excellent tool for treating low appetite. Medical patients who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mood disorders also turn to this strain for its unique ability to regulate emotions without being draining or foggy.

      ATF has a classic, skunky, gassy smell and a taste reminiscent of spice, citrus, and sweet banana and grape undertones. According to legend (the history of this strain is a bit foggy, unlike its effects), Alaskan Thunder Fuck originated as a cross between a Northern California sativa and a Russian ruderalis. Then in the 1970s, the strain was crossed again with an Afghani landrace to produce the modern version of ATF.

      No one really knows whether this strain actually came out of the Alaskan tundra. But, given its name and the fact that the Matanuska Valley is an ideal area for growing weed, it’s definitely not outside the realm of possibility.

      Strain Effects

      Euphoric 71%
      Uplifted 88%
      Happy 89%
      Helps With
      Stress 69%
      Depression 72%
      Anxiety 81%
      Dry mouth
      Dry mouth 50%
      Dry eyes
      Dry eyes 50%
      Mild dizziness
      Mild dizziness 50%

      Strain Pairings

      Pairs With Music
      Lofi Fruits Music - Steven Universe
      Lofi Fruits Music - Steven Universe 81%
      SG Lewis - Fall
      SG Lewis - Fall 70%
      Petit Biscuit - Wake Up
      Petit Biscuit - Wake Up 73%

      Lofi Fruits Music – Steven Universe

      Chill, happy, lo-fi covers of well-known pop songs to get your morning off to a relaxed and lifted start, just like ATF.

      SG Lewis – Fall

      An energizing combo of modern disco, pop, and funk, SG Lewis’s beats are the perfect uplifting musical accompaniment to ATF’s lifted, happy high.

      Petit Biscuit – Wake Up

      Vibrant, uplifting, and simultaneously relaxing, Petit Biscuit is a great backdrop for ATF’s euphoric, happy high.

      Pairs With Food
      Breakfast food
      Breakfast food 66%
      Stir fry
      Stir fry 77%
      Pulled pork sandwiches
      Pulled pork sandwiches 65%

      Breakfast foods: Nosh on your favorite breakfast foods while you burn a bowl of ATF. Head out for the day with a full belly and a happy head.

      Stir fry: Whip out a wok, toss in your favorite meat and veggies, and enjoy the savory, umami flavors for a nice complement to ATF’s pungent sweetness.

      Pulled pork sandwiches: Juicy pork and spicy-sweet BBQ sauce taste great with ATF’s pungent, spicy-sweet notes still lingering on the tongue.

      Pairs With Spirits
      Bloody mary
      Bloody mary 69%
      Mimosa 75%
      The last word
      The last word 50%

      Bloody Mary: This bouquet of salty, savory, and spicy notes (mixed with vodka) works well with ATF’s citrusy spice.

      Mimosa: A little citrusy and a little sweet, sip on this effervescent classic while you roll up some Alaskan Thunder Fuck and get your wake and bake on.

      The Last Word: Sweet, sour, and totally unique, this sharp, herbaceous cocktail pairs nicely with ATF’s pungent, sweet flavors. 

      Where Alaskan Thunder Fuck Is Grown

      According to legend, the Alaskan Thunder Fuck strain was first bred in the Matanuska Valley region, just north of Anchorage, Alaska. However, ATF’s history is far from clear. Currently, no seed bank or weed breeder claims to have birthed the strain.

      Alaskan Thunder Fuck Strain Summary

      Uplifting, energizing, and excellent for daytime use, the sativa-dominant Alaskan Thunder Fuck strain delivers a purely delightful high that’s energizing and excellent for regulating the mood. While this bud is definitely a rare, one-of-a-kind wonder, you might compare it to other top-shelf, sativa-leaning strains like AK-47, Lemon Skunk, and Bruce Banner.

      ATF won’t leave you crashing by mid-morning or lunchtime, which makes it a good choice for a wake-and-bake breakfast and a nice mood boost before you head out for the day.

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