Rather surprisingly, AMP Boost Cherry tastes very much like what one remembers Overdrive tasting like: fake cherry with a forceful saccharinity, however here the sweetness is not nearly as syrupy nor quite as intense. The flavour is as imitation as ever, but each sip swims smoothly across the tongue and is soft to swallow, excited with blunt carbonation that is never harsh. The fruitiness is harmoniously tart even within all the pretending, and it deepens the pleasingly candied quality. The experience is a much required refinement of an originally unsound beverage, with its improved characteristics never decelerating the unexpected drinkability.
160mg of caffeine, taurine, guarana, ginseng, and some B vitamins make up the ingredient cocktail, and it kicks similarly to what it supersedes: a two plus hour buzz that never quite reaches the strength it should. In the end, amp Overdrive got a major overhaul with AMP Boost Cherry, being much of what you look for in both a replacement and as an energy drink.