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 rains 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.