Monday, January 16, 2012

Rip It Energy Fuel G-Force Review

G also stands for grape. I got this Rip It from the only convenience store in the area that carries these drinks - Big Bear.


Grape is a pretty hard flavour to mess up, but somehow Rip It hasn't quite gotten it right. Sure, it starts off like a creamy grape soda, but the flavour is just not intense enough and tastes a lot more of sugar than grape. Next comes the odd finish with a bit of soapiness and a chemical undertone, which reminds me of the taste of cheap energy shots. The aftertaste is also a bit confusing until you get about half way through the can. At first there are almost no lingering grape notes to remind you what you just consumed (I am sure you can recall, but I want to taste it). There is just a sweet and creamy aftertaste with not much more. The grape flavour isn't even tart. I was a bit disappointed to be honest.


Rip It energy drinks usually have a lower caffeine content and this one is no different - 102 mg of caffeine in a 473 mL can. The effects are as expected - huge sugar rush shortly after consuming the drink followed by the caffeine hit about 30-40 minutes later. Don't forget about the jitters which come trailing behind the sugar rush.

The kick lasts just short of 2 hours and there is a mild crash at the end.

Cost - $1.99 from Big Bear
Taste - 6/10
Energy - 7/10

Overall - 13/20...creamy, chemical grape flavour with a sugar rush and crash

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