I am personally quite fond of classic Red Bull.
Redbull Cola was my all time favorite, hands down best energy but it was discontinued in the US because Americans are dumb. It had/had coca leaf in it which everyone here imagined is actual cocaine. It's still sold in the UK.
Monster tastes like shit but it has a good "wake me up" profile. Surprisingly their juices are really good though, you should try them, but personally I want my energy drinks to be carbonated. They have a ton of variety but only a handful are worth buying, and those are the xxx energy ones loaded with caffeine and everything else.
NOS is wayyy better, my personal general favorite, but stores don't always carry NOS whereas Monster is found everywhere.
Redbull Red, Blue and Silver are "meh" tier but the blue one taste alright. Caffeine is lacking. The formula just doesn't have that "pick me up". They are very gimmicky.
Redbull, the normal one I find lacking in taste and energy. To get very hyper I have to drink two small ones or the much larger one. I like the 20 oz cans and drink them entirely but I get more energetic if I drink a two monsters.
Starbucks energy drinks are very light, refreshing, but barely pack any punch and have 0 energy effect greater than a normal soda. I don't consider these actual energy drinks.
Now MIO energy is technically an energy drink and not carbonated. Although I like carbonated, MIO energy is an exception, that stuff is like candy and absolutely amazing. You can control how strong it is in taste and energy. The caffeine and energy profile in these are amazing, you can really feel it. The blue one is the BEST, the purple one second best, red one is shitty and I haven't tried the yellow one. They are hard to find sometimes. You could throw it into seltzer but normal water is better IMO. I choose this over NOS unless I'm feeling like I want carbonation.
Arizona has a 99 cent energy drink which would be my absolute favorite but finding those are like seeing a unicorn. Great taste, great energy.
the flavor is pretty unique.
i taste tart grapefruit, bubble gum, and a hint of medicinal bitterness.
I can't believe people drink Rockstar.
Some people like caffeine. Some people like the way energy drinks taste, they taste significantly different than any soda or juice and have a particular general underlying taste.
Guarana, taurine, b vitamins, green coffee extract, ginseng, and caffeine blended in various blends are not gimmicky. You don't like it, fine, no is forcing you to like it. But it isn't a "snake oil" as your "sucker" comment seems to imply.
I love Punched so terribly much.
One can of Rockstar Punched
1/2 cup of strawberries
1 cup of blackberries
1 cup of raspberries
blend it together and make a god tier smoothie. Add Milk if you want to turn it into a semi ice cream
Why the fuck are five hour energy shots so expensive. I'm no Jew by any means but 3.50 or so for a 50ml bottle is beyond my comprehension.
>tfw when you see red bull girls
boner and 3 buck soda for free not bad
Thai Red Bull is the shit
Cost 20 pence (10 baht) a pop and is way stronger than its counterparts
I've probably only had energy drinks twice this year but V is always my best friend.
You've never had a good energy drink until you've had Beaver Buzz. Blue is the best, they used to make a black one, it tasted phenomenal. Red is also pretty good, still way better than anything from the competition.
redline gets me through strategicon every year, i stay up for 2 days straight all twitchy and full of energy.
i only drink it 3x a year, but when i do it works and i get no crash.
>I'm that weird vegan that buys fresh energy juices from the vegan drink and food stand in town
You might like this, its a bit more expensive though.
second favorite after Punched
Havent had an energy drink since middle school, picked one of these up at work and its actually fucking great
My liqueur store sells these for a$1.06 a can. I never stop moving.
Literally bought to cans rn at the gas station after seeing this and all the anons behind it. It's good and I hate all of rockstar's drinks. if you like this try red bull's tropical flavor (yellow can)
I would buy two cans of this shit and go riding in the woods on my dirtbike.
There used to be this cool little cove in my woods that had a little beach, I'd chill there on the sand and nurse a can of the shit. But they changed the fucking flavor to raspberry instead of cranberry and it tastes like fucking piss now.
I've found this drink called Tornado at a local overstock store, from what I can tell it's from Switzerland.Tastes refreshing, like lemon-lime and a hint of mint, without being sweet or heavy, or having that chemical taste that almost all other energy drinks do.
They were 40 cents a bottle when I last saw them, I bought all they had and now I'm rationing them because I haven't seen them anywhere else.
all rockstars are my favorite. but if you wanna get drunk these are the shit.
Oh man you know your shit. Blue mio energy is THE BEST. I mix it with POWERade blue mixer shit because one or the other is always on sale at my local stores. Buy one get one. I'll stock up on one, then the other.
But at your level, you might do better from just using amphetamine. Look it up, plenty of modern scientists and mathematicians rely on it openly, or in private. It's a "smart drug" to them that allows them to be productive while burning out their brain's pleasure juices.
I remember drinking a can of redbull everyday that one time I was behind on a project. Never again.
Like 10 years ago, in my area, Bawls and Jolt Cola were easy to find. Those were god-tier.
Also tried a drink called "Cocaine". It had this weird ass burn, which fucked up my throat for a few days. It's still sold, I think, but the burn sensation is gone.
The gold and cranberry shit's good too.
This is kinda good for a gimmick drink. Probs not enough to fuel a full grown man though.
This was one great. Was supposed to taste like a white Russian cocktail.
Regular monster is the only energy drink I can consume right after waking up to go to my night shift job. The rest have a nasty aftertaste.
>Dairy beverage with natural cinnamon flavors
For what fucking purpose
You'd have to drink 3 of these to even be feeling good and by then you would have projectile vomited and experienced palpitations. Pretty retarded, why drink a sugary vodka drink when you're basically limited to 1 or 2? Have soda instead.
I remember Bawls being shilled on ThinkGeek back before it became an autistic meme-haven. I finally tried one and thought it was good, it's nice when guarana is used as a flavor instead of just being shoehorned in because of MUH NATURAL ENERGY. They are expensive though, when I drink energy drinks I generally go for 99 cent ones that taste like cough syrup.
I had a Pac Man energy drink and it was really fucking good. Same problem, theyre like $3 for a tiny can at Hot Topic checkout and shit like that
I can't dig the Java Monster line at all. They taste so overly syrupy and sweetened that I can never make myself finish them, and this is coming from someone who normally puts a ton of sugar and stuff in coffee.
I, too, appreciate RedBull, but for my own consumption, I go with Sugar Free.
It puzzles me how in one of the country's of origin for Red Bull, it's quiet different, both in flavor and perception.
In Thailand, it's considered a drink for the lower working class and comes in small, un-carbonated bottles. They have a special, carbonated version but it's not a big seller. It's also relatively inexpensive, about $0.33 per bottle.
My brother is an exec at their OTHER hq in Salzburg, Austria. I've tasted some of their more exotic flavors, and they actually have a politically incorrect coffee line called Afro cafe (pic related).
It has a nice thick texture
> 2 laptops, an Xbox controller even though no Xbox game is present, avatar last Airbender
I currently drink this shit. It's 4 for £1. Literally the chepest energy drink available to me.
I would prefer to drink red bull, but since Im always trying to be /fit/ and lose weight, I go for the sugar free varieties. Sugar free red bull just isnt the same as the original, so I opt for the cheap shit instead.
This shit is like the juice from god's pussy, fucking impossible to find now too, at least where I am it is.
>the original ads got taken off tv because people complained they were too violent
I really hate the kind of people who complain about non-issues.
Pretty much any coffee energy drink.
Eh depends on your definitions
Most people would consider an energy drink to be a subset of soda that includes a large amount of caffeine and/or other chems designed for alertness.
I.e. fuck yourself