Monster Ultra Energy Drink Reviews

Here we review the Monster Ultra Energy Drink Line: Zero Ultra, Ultra Red, and Ultra Blue.

Zero Ultra Energy Drink

monster-zero-ultra-energy-drinkMonster Zero Ultra is the company’s 4th low/no calorie addition to their energy drink line.However, this drink seems to be clearly marketed to female Monster fans.The can says that “our team riders and our Monster girls had been dropping hints on what they want” and there is definitely a feminine design on the white can.

Could Zero Ultra be Monster’s attempt at competing with the popular Rockstar Pink?

I grabbed a can at my local 7-Eleven to see what Zero Ultra had to offer.

If Squirt Were an Energy Drink….

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I couldn’t believe how much Monster Zero Ultra tasted like Squirt Soda.

If you aren’t familiar with Squirt, it’s a grapefruit/ citus flavored soda.

When I used to drink soda Squirt was one of my favorites, so Zero Ultra’s flavor is a win with me. It’s light, refreshing, and they did a great job covering up the energy ingredients. The artificial sweeteners were blended well with just a slight after-taste.

I could have stood it a little less sweet, perhaps more like Fresca, but I imagine the sweetness is needed to cover the bitternes of the caffeine.

Monster Zero Ultra is a Tamer Beast

No surprises in the ingredient profile of Zero Ultra and it contains both Sucralose and Ace-K to round out its sweet taste.

As far as energy is concerned, Zero Ultra doesn’t have the same amount of energy blend as a Regular Monster does. Zero Ultra clocks in at 1400mg per serving or 2800mg per can. This is the same as Monster Absolutely Zero and puts the caffeine content at 140mg per can.

With no sugar and less caffeine, this energy drink provides a smooth, even lift, with no sugar crash. Zero Ultra didn’t provide a huge buzz, but it did give me a nice lift for my afternoon.

Girl or guy, I think Monster Zero Ultra is a good tasting energy drink for folks that love the energy, but hate all the sugar in standard energy drinks.

Ultra Red Energy Drink

monster-ultra-red-energy-drinkMonster Ultra Red Energy Drink has pretty much saturated the country now.In its early days of release 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.

Ultra Blue Energy Drink

monster-ultra-blueMonster again here is following Red Bull and creating a silver (Zero), a Blue, and a Red energy drink just like their competitor has recently done.

Ultra Blue is a berry flavored drink that is lightly carbonated and not overly sweet. I’m usually not a fan of berry drinks, but Ultra Blue is nicely done. Much better than the Red Bull Blue, in my opinion.

What’s Inside Ultra Blue?

In Blue Ultra, expect to find Monster’s usual energy blend of caffeine, taurine, ginseng, L-cartine, glucuronolactone, guarana, and inositol along with B3, B6, and B12. However, it is a slightly tamed down version compared to what they put in their regular energy drink line.

Also, natural and artificial flavors sweetened with erythritol, sucralose and ace-k.

With just 20mg of caffeine less than a regular Monster, expect about the same effect minus the sugar rush.

Monster Ultra Safety

Monster Ultra contains about the same amount of caffeine that would typically be in a cup of drip coffee or 4 cans of Coke. Adults should consume no more than two during a 24 hour period.

Teens should consume no more than one Monster Ultra per day.

Those sensitive to caffeine, children under 12, pregnant or nursing women, or those with certain heart conditions shouldn’t consume Monster Ultra Energy Drink

Have you tried any of the Ultra line? Which is your favorite?

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

    Zero Ultra is one of my favorites and i typically like the originals over the zero sugar/calorie versions of any energy drink

  • michael yarbrough

    A nice crisp lighter taste. Refreshing!

  • Ally L.

    “Zero Ultra doesn’t have the same amount of energy blend as a Regular Monster does. Zero Ultra clocks in at 1400mg per serving or 2800mg per can. This is the same as Monster Absolutely Zero and puts the caffeine content at 135mg per can.” Are these numbers correct or is there an extra “0” added in there? Read your article as part of my research, and this product was one I havent been able to try yet.

  • http://www.caffeineinformer.com ted

    They are correct Ally, it is 1400 or 2800 per can.

  • Jason

    Too bad aspartame is basically embalming your body. Leading cause in migraines, depression, MS and much more. It’s a horrible chemical stay away!!!

  • Melissa

    There is no Aspartame in this drink, otherwise I wouldn’t be drinking it :p

  • Longbeachone

    Yum!!! I think it tastes like carbonated pineapple juice. By far the best energy drink I have ever tasted. To all of you energy drink haters…please go whine in your wheat grass juice and let us go about our energized lives in peace.

  • Dutch

    VERY Fresca like! I’m a fan, targeted for the gals or not.

  • Roma

    Let be clear on aspertame – does Monster Absoluteky Zro contain any?

  • http://www.caffeineinformer.com ted

    No, it’s sweetened with sucralose, Ace k and Erythritoll http://www.caffeineinformer.com/sugar-free-energy-drink-chart

  • Streamline

    This shit is good. Just when I quit drinking energy drinks, wow, this shit is really good.

  • Krystina Fox

    this is the only monster I will drink

  • Leto_Atreides

    I’m a guy and this is by far my favorite Monster energy drink. I also like the white textured can. Great design.

  • anomie

    no. 70mg per 8 oz. 140mg per can

  • http://www.caffeineinformer.com/ Ted

    yes, that is what we have listed in the review above and in our database.

  • KyleRees

    Dude get off your conspiracy theory train and join the rest of the world. Your claims are verified as false as evidenced in this http://www.snopes.com article. http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp

  • KyleRees

    I agree on all counts. I used to drink the low carb blue monster, and got tired of that nasty taste. I switched to the Blue Low Carb Rockstar which has a great sweet taste. Now I have a Monster alternative to the blue Rockstar! =)

  • Cheerytoes

    I don’t normally drink soda, but I drink one of these a day at work…it’s so YUMMY…I like the lift it gives, better than straight coffee (which I love) something about the blend makes me feel clearer headed. I buy it at the local Walmart 10 cans for $14.40. It’s an expensive habit even at that low price, but what can I say…I enjoy it.

  • burtonlive

    It doesn’t even have aspartame in it. Do some reading before you post.

  • Brad Porter

    Though I like the Ultra Blue better, I like the Ultra Red as well.

Last Modified: September 11, 2014