Alaskan Thunderfuck (also referred to as ATF, Matanuska Thunder Fuck or Matanuska Tundra) is a legendary sativa marijuana strain originating in the Matanuska Valley area of Alaska. According to the legend, it was originally a Northern California sativa crossed with a Russian ruderalis, but sometime in the late 70’s it was crossed with Afghani genetics to make it heartier. This strain usually presents large, beautifully frosted buds with incredibly strong odours of pine, lemon, menthol, and skunk. Known for possessing a relaxing yet intensely euphoric high, it is also described as having a “creeper” effect as well as pronounced appetite enhancement.
Alaskan Thunderfuck sets itself apart with chunky buds that are medium to large in size and have a tapered, spade-like appearance. The leaves, which are a pale shade of sea green, have a fluffy look and feel and can be easily torn away from their central stems. Vibrant orange pistils wind their way through these piecey leaves. Finally, a dense blanket of trichomes covers the inner and outer surfaces of the flowers, making them sticky and particularly hard to break up without the help of a grinder.
When properly cured, Alaskan Thunderfuck has a primarily woodsy aroma, redolent of pine and cedar. There are also base notes of damp earth, along with an indefinable nutty, chocolate-like scent. Only closer inspection, hints of lemon are present as well. When combusted, Alaskan Thunderfuck burns with a funky, acrid smoke that some may find objectionable or harsh. On the exhale, this smoke leaves behind an astringent ammonia tang accented by a lingering sour lemon taste. Smokers should keep in mind that this can be a very pungent strain when burnt; those looking to maintain discretion should take any needed precautions.
This strain was tested and found to contain 27% THC.