Up All Night: SoBe Adrenaline Rush

Staying up way too late is nothing new for me, but lately I’ve become addicted to staying up late AND energy drinks, a deadly combo. I’m not sure what it is about them. Whether it’s the unique tastes or the buzz-like feeling they give you, I’ve been picking one up every other night it seems. So, in lieu of my heroes over at Giant Bomb who taste-test an energy drink or beverage on pretty much every Bombcast, I’ll be giving reviews of every energy drink I get my hands on in a new feature, Up All Night. I plan to eventually turn this into a short audio clip or video review with live-action taste-testing, but my written word will have to do for now. I sacrifice my blood pressure and digest tons of random ingredients just for you, my readers!

The drink on tonight’s menu was SoBe Adrenaline Rush Sugar Free.

It is said to contain L-Carnitine and D-Ribose, so right from the start I’m digesting some ingredients I am completely uninformed about. Great. Active ingredients aside, my first impression of it was that it had a unique, distinct, taste. It has a hint of pineapple juice, with a texture more like juice rather than the sparkling carbonation of a Red Bull or Full Throttle.

In my usual fashion, I casually drank it in my snifter glass over ice, as to let the energy ease in. I usually go into any energy drink that isn’t Red Bull with pessimism that I will actually get an energy-boost, but I was pretty impressed with SoBe Adrenaline Rush. It wasn’t quite as intense of a buzz as a tall Red Bull will give me, but I could still feel something.

Verdict: C+

It’s got the energy punch, but it lacks a taste that would make me want to buy one again. It’s not a horrible taste, just not my thing. I prefer my energy drinks to have that snappy taste to them that just shocks your taste buds as soon as it makes contact.

Next on the backlog to be reviewed was last night’s failure of a drink, Amp Energy: Overdrive.

3 thoughts on “Up All Night: SoBe Adrenaline Rush

  1. 100% Pure awesome.

    I live energy drinks! My favorite is called Bawls. It comes in 3 different versions, regular Bawls, Diet Bawls and the G33K B33R (aka root beer).

    All three are highly recommended, but Regular is my fave!


  2. Definitely. Bawls is oldschool, anyone who drinks that is A-OK in my book.

    I remember having to make trips up to CompUSA to get Bawls, but now I think they sell it at my Target. I may have to go grab a 4-Pack for tonight. I’ve only had the original, but that G33k B33r sounds interesting.

    I haven’t had a Bawls in ages though, I can’t remember if it packed a lot of punch. Doesn’t it use gaurana instead of taurine? I’m kind of partial to taurine, as I think that is what packs the punch in Red Bulls, that a lot of other drinks lack.

    Thanks for the comment btw 😀


  3. I miss Bawls. forget the last time I had it. and have to test out Drank, wonder where they even sell it, but wouldn’t be an up all night thing though


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