Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Monster Pipeline Punch


Here for a limited time, Monster Pipeline Punch was named after the world's most famous wave on Oahu's North Shore...which explains the little hand gesture on the front of the label. I picked up a few of these when from a 7-11 I was in Michigan last weekend. At the time, it seemed like every 7-11 had a giant display of these.

Taste

The aroma here is absolutely amazing with its intense passion fruit and guava notes. The"Juice" part of the label accurately describes the contents of this can.

The flavor is similar to the aroma - guava up front, followed by passion fruit and just a hint of a tangerine/orange/citrus combo near the end. This is like drinking a mix of guava juice and club soda. The aftertaste is rich and fruity and very long lasting.

The one thing I didn't like about this drink is its high level of sweetness, which gets more and more intense with each sip. I found that near the end of the can, my mouth was very sticky and I had to drink a bit of water to cleanse it.

Energy

There are 160 mg of caffeine in the can. The sugar rush comes in quick and it makes itself noticeable with a mild case of the jitters. After 15-20 minutes of leg shaking jitters, the caffeine starts to kick in and you feel happily energized for a few hours. I didn't experience a crash at the end, but I did have this drink first thing in the morning after a pretty decent sleep.

Scores:
Cost - 2 for $4 from 7-11
Taste - 8.8/10
Energy - 8.1/10

Overall - 16.9/20...like real juice mixed with club soda...delicious

1 comment:

  1. I love this drink! Fantastic flavor.

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