Monster Ultra Red Energy Drink

By Caffeine Informer Staff


Monster Ultra Red Energy Drink has been spotted at a few locations in Southern California. pretty much saturated the country now.

In fact in its early days Ultra Red was in such high demand a guy was selling a can on eBay priced at over 100usd at auction!

Energy drink connoisseurs were sure eager to get their hands on Ultra Red!

I picked one up at the gas station to give Monster’s latest Ultra version a try. 

Monster Ultra Red’s Flavor?

It seems like Monster is following Red Bull’s lead and creating a silver (zero), a blue,  and an Ultra Red. Zero is citrus, Blue is berry,  Red is cranberry.

While there has been debate in our comments as to what the flavor of Ultra Red is, I definite taste Cranberry, but with some other berry flavor thrown in to mellow out the tartness of the cranberry.

The flavor of Ultra Red is ok, but a little too artificial for my liking despite its “natural flavors” listed..

Energy Ingredients?

Monster Ultra Red has the same energy blend as Zero and Ultra Blue. This puts Ultra Red at the 140mg of caffeine mark, which is 20mg less caffeine than their traditional line of energy drinks.

The ingredients to look much like this:

Carbonated Water, Citric Acid, Taurine, Erythritol, Sodium Citrate, Panax Ginseng Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Caffeine, Acesulfame Potassium, Sodium Benzonate, Sucralose, D-Calcium Pantothenate(Vitamin B5), Gum Arabic, Niacinamide(Vitamin B3), Natural Flavors, Salt, Ester Gum,  L-Carnitine, L-Tartrate, Inositol, D-Gluguronolactone, Guarane Extract, Pyridoxine Hydroghloride (Vitamin B6), Red#40, Blue#1, Cyanogobalamin (vitamin B12).

Monster Energy Blend: Taurine, Panax Gingeng Extract, L-Carnitine, Caffeine, Glucuronolactone, Guarana Extract, and Inositol. Caffeine from all sources: 70mg per 8fl oz serving (140mg per can).

Monster uses 3 sweeteners in Ultra Red, 2 artificial (sucralose & Ace-K and one natural (Erythritol), which give it a pretty sweet taste.

Sub-Standard Monster Energy?

I’m not sure I understand Monster’s logic with their Ultra line expect to compete with Red Bull.

Ultra Red tastes better than RB’s Red, but those looking for the same caffeine dose per serving will be disappointed.

Have you tried Monster Ultra Red Yet? 

Drinks are reviewed by an independent drink reviewer and do not necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of this site.
  • Edward Ubiquitous Bowman

    I’ve had it and it’s more amazing than watching Jesus split the clowds to reign down his holy vengeance upon all evildoers in an effort to rid the world of every sort of injustice.

  • Ted@Energy Fiend

    Wow, that does sound amazing then ;-). What flavor is it?

  • Ken Blazek


  • chelsealynn42710

    We have this here in Michigan and it has a fruit punch flavor in my opinion.

  • Ted

    Good to know, thanks for the update.

  • Ozz

    Where in MI?

  • Red Star

    ” Monster is following Red Bull’s lead” Right…. how many flavors did monster have before red bull came out with their three?

  • mdswe10

    According to my Monster Sales Rep… its Strawberry..

    I have ordered it for the past two weeks and it still has yet to arrive..

  • Ted

    Good to know and probably for the best since that Cranberry RB is not delicious.

  • Steiner

    Tastes a little like those strawberry filled candies, but kinda salty similar to how some sports drinks taste.

  • tedmann71

    I think it taste more like a fruit punch than a strawberry to me.

  • Todd

    I have tried it here in New Orleans. Thought it would be like Rockstar Zero Fruit Punch, but it is deffinately not fruit punch. More like strawberry.

  • PastorTroysD12

    Just picked up a case at Sam’s Club… thinking a Pomegranate flavor? Possibly a Black Cherry? It’s a familiar flavor but just can’t place it….


    i’m drinking it now. it has a mix of pomegranate and strawberry flavor. tastes like its a “fruity” – girly type drink lol. but smooth and refreshing, leaving a tingly sensation on your lips. “smile”

  • Kingfuckyou

    There here in Colorado

  • Namelymyname

    Salty af. Would not recommend.

  • Joe

    just saw this for the first time up by me (Macungie, Pa) and it’s definitely a fruit punch, not cranberry. Not too bad. It taste closely to their Baller’s punch but with zero everything.

  • Trasufoma

    Got to experience this drink today and while not too powerful the taste far surpases the ultra/ultra blue with a distinct red taste which is in a way almost like a strawberry or a mild cherry mix (that’s right mild cherry)

    Very good but not as refreshing as one would hope from this can of beauty.

    Found my can in western MA.

  • WoodYa?

    I’ve had it twice here in NV. It reminded me of the Cranberry Sierra Mist almost but I still just get a generic “red berry” flavor kinda like how Ultra Blue gave me a generic “blue berry” flavor.

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Threw back like 4 of these during death week. They serve their purpose and are pretty good.

Last Modified: December 11, 2013