First sip is muted, refreshingly absent of effervescence or curt saccharinity. Flavors are what kills it here; dragonfruit overpowers any tangerine, or any other flavor, however, the intimidating pink cactus is barely registering on the tongue. There is a mystery nuance distant in every sip, a mild kiwi-esque taste lacking any vibrancy. It works here, a revivifying intermission from most other drinks on the market, but if you are going to promise two flavors, then you better be able to taste both. Cane sugar, erythritol, and Stevia sweeten here, a lackadaisical sugariness that rests on the cusp of being unsweetened.
Each bottle contains: B vitamins and 100 milligrams of caffeine. It is a decent kick, lasting an hour and a half, but it is a milder buzz, sacrificing potency for duration. Overall, Powered On Dragonfruit Tangerine is an interesting energy drink, but not particularly interesting as an energy water. The drink is both, so we have here a sort of "glass half full" or "glass half empty" kind of thing.