Monday, May 31, 2010

red rain Energy Drink Review

It's quite obvious that red rain's name contains the word "red" because of Red Bull, which, like Pit Bull, may of been acceptable early after Red Bulls success, but in 2010, it's cliche and lazy. The can is a failed attempt at simplicity and sophistication. Though I would rather have a clean though boring can over an overly busy one, with a name like "red rain," it makes you wonder why there isn't a red rain storm or something as the design. If done correctly, the can could have been hard core and cool looking, and not uninteresting and unexciting.

A strong chemical taste with a light sour sting begins red rain's flavour. There's an underneath layer of a highly gummy bubble gum and light notes of a smooth, if not boring fake vanilla taste. The gumminess doesn't remain exclusive to the bubble gum, as it soon overtakes the vanillin, and eventually it "enhances" the chemical taste. There are roaming, subtle hints of a pineapple and a fairly realistic apple. The apple taste quickly overlaps the pineapple once it sharply emerges. The chemical taste lasts through out the experience, but it doesn't change in tone or strength during the entire duration of the flavour; not even for the finish. Its overall carbonation is light and unobtrusive, and there's a semi-sickly sweet glaze left behind once you take your final sip. Ultimately, red rain shouldn't be described as the poor mans Red Bull, as even the poor have taste buds.

A sixteen oz. can of red rain contains: a variety of B vitamins, taurine, caffeine(160mg), and inositol. This fairly run of the mill ingredient cocktail gave me a fairly run of the mill kick. I had mild jitters during the provided three hour buzz, and the best part was the lack of a crash. Overall, red rain may of been viewed as average or mediocre at the time of its original release, but it hasn't aged well.

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32 comments:

Nadine said...

I drank about 60% of a Red Rain the other day while driving back from holidays... i had a 14 hour drive ahead and did not want to put my daughters, or mine for that matter, life in danger with me dozing off at the wheel. It not only made me irritable, unstable emotionally, but it also induced suicidal ideation... you may think that it sounds exagerated but it is not!! these drinks are very dangerous for certain people that may have a sensitivity to their ingredients. Buyer beware!

Anonymous said...

Been drinking Red Rain for a couple of years. It is the best of all the drinks for me to induce alertness while driving and keep me rolling on a long haul. Sure the flavour isn't the best, but it beats Red Bull any day. Normally I drink it as a mix with pink grapefruit juice and that makes for a nice combo. Unlike the comment above, I experienced none of the side effects listed.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I would have to agree it's not too bad compaired to a few I've had and wish I didn't like the arizona tea energy drink... The side effects are only known if you never touched energy drinks before or very sensitive to caffine. Over all I'd give it maybe a 5-6 out of 10.

jody M said...

I live in jamaica I have had a few red rain my self and let me tell u it boosts you up (energize) the flavors are great compared. To those of the other competitors

Anonymous said...

I had about 1/4 of a Red Rain drink and immediately had to dump it down the sink due to feeling sick. I spent the next 30 minutes next to the toilet thinking I was going to throw up. I was sweating I was so nauseous!

I love energy drinks and drink them fairly regularly.NONE have made me ever feel sick like this.
To each his own, but this one was definitely not for me!

TANKSTAR said...

I had the one shot Red Rain drink, which is basically just like 5 hour energy shots, and I think they are just glorified constipation medicine. All it does is gives me a stomach ache and Montezuma's revenge.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy Nos, which is more caffeine per ml. if you were to drink a bottle of nos which is 650ml and the same amount of red rave... Nos would have 47mg more caffeine which could be said that you are loosing almost a cup of coffee worth of the big C.

Anonymous said...

My son ha one of those drinks and ended up in the hiospital. It made have suicidal thoughts to be more specific he felt like jumping from a building. As hewas driving himself to the hospital because his heart was palpitating extremely fast he had to stop the truck and call the paramedic for help as he could not concentrate in driving and felt like his hear was going to bust out of his chest. This is not a good for everyone and I do not reccomended at all.

Anonymous said...

i drink red rain regulary it tastes great and had no side effects maybe all you people with side effects are crazy

Anonymous said...

Suicidal thoughts from Red Rain? I strongly suggest you never drink cola eat brown rice or whole grains at the same time. It would produce the same effect!

Anonymous said...

Suicidal thoughts? Ummmm, doubt it. You must have some other serious underlying issues you were not aware of.

Red Rain is great stuff. Tastes just like redbull but at a quarter of the price! How can you go wrong?

Anonymous said...

I agree with the last comment. Red rain tastes almost identical to red bull and has the same ingredients. It tastes great , gives u great energy with no crash whatsoever.And is a third the price of all the other energy drinks.Ive tried most of them. Mix it with half water ,even better.The best bang for my buck.!!!

Anonymous said...

lmao. Some of these comments are rediculous.Red rain is by far the best energy drink out there . It tastes identical to red bull but half the price.Also the same ingredients. It give you nice energy and tastes pretty good.I mix with spring water to make it last . You just have to learn to drink any energy drink with moderation , once a day... red rain lover!!!

Anonymous said...

i suggest red rain is the worst and you could get hurt and end up in the hospital. i don't recommend it at all

Anonymous said...

Seriously ppl? I have had no issues what so ever! Nor have I heard of any of the above suicidal thoughts! That's over doing it! It is a great drink and very awesome price!!! I stock up when I can :) it works great for that last couple of hours at work!

Aaron Jean said...

I quite like the taste. Citrus-like to me.

I got mine in a bottle, and just had a glass instead of coffee this morning.

Anonymous said...

While not the greatest drink in the world, it's not bad taste-wise and where I live it's only a dollar a can. Compare that to three to four dollars for a Red Bull, which isn't really much better, and I'd buy a pack of these any day.

Anonymous said...

I bought RedRain Berry Pomegranate at the dollar store! The best $1 spent on a 33.8 FL OZ bottle! Not a bad buy and the taste was acceptable.

Anonymous said...

OMG. This stuff is Rocket Fuel. I have had all kinds of energy drinks to help me play my Drums as fast as I need to in my speed metal band .. This is the only one that works. I just tried it for the first time a few weeks ago. The funny thing is my band mates won't let me drink too much of it, because they can't keep up...LOL. RED RAIN. Forever

Lawrie Dircksens said...

I drank Red Rain and now I can't stop having sex with men. PLEASE HELP!

Anonymous said...

The suicide thing is legit...I drank three sips of a red rain, and immediately jumped from a skyscraper to my death.

Anonymous said...

Guys seriously, the reason some of you have not experienced anything is because probably most (if not all) of you guys are adults. All energy drinks should be drank in moderation if you going to drink any at all.
As for the taste, guys REALLY? Not all of you are going to like mangos or limes so don't fight over a flavour. :P

Anonymous said...

Red Rain is the best! I buy it by the case. Bought 2 cases last time since it worked out to $.55 per can. I am up. At 2am for work every day and drink it over coffee. love the flavour choices, better taste than Red Bull with the same ingredients. Red Rain rocks :)

Anonymous said...

I drank some of that Red Rain and now im a stripper

Anonymous said...

Dickhead

dermy said...

Red rain tastes pretty good, although the size of cans here suck, we only have the 250ml cans and they cost $2:10!

Anonymous said...

I love em great tasting and it's only 99 cents at where I'm at

Anonymous said...

I drank it
And I became Dan bilzerians

wednesdayblur said...

I got two cans the other day from giant tiger for 88 cents each.. normally I drink red bulls or if I really need it a monster (fav is ballers blend), I find its a lot more sour then energy drinks I'm used to, even NOS isn't that sour, past that it kind of tastes a bit like red bull. .. it's alright, doesn't give me as much energy as NOS but doesn't make me go red in the face and sweat like Monsters do... for the price I'll buy more for when I'm short on cash.

Anonymous said...

You need access to the 'neutralizer' for your day off.

Anonymous said...

I just stocked up with a case of R R, how's about we schedule your practices at my studio, I've got the pole. You're female, right?

Will Stenback said...

Probably not a good idea but I had 3 of these, didn't have any buzz

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