Rockstar 2x Energy Drink

I had read a few weeks ago that Rockstar was releasing 2 new energy drinks. Finally, I got my hands on Rockstar 2x Energy.

Rockstar has done the best job of broadening the energy drink tastes by introducing a variety of flavors. So when you’ve created an energy drink in nearly every flavor, where do you go from there?

Well naturally, you go back to the original flavor and offer it in a smaller can with twice the caffeine content than the original, duh!


The Rockstar 2x Energy can says Low Carb and there’s only 1g of sugar, so it’s going to taste like trash right? NOPE. Wow, I don’t know how they did it, but this new Rockstar 2x  tasted very sweet, much better than Original. One of the best tasting drinks in the Rockstar family. The high caffeine content doesn’t affect the taste at all.

Rockstar 2x Energy Ingredients

A 12oz (355ml) can will provide you with only 15 calories while giving you a healthy dose of 100% or more of Vitamin B2, B3, B5, B6 AND B12. On top of all that, your energy rush is created by 1000mg Taurine, 250mg Caffeine (a 16oz Original contained just 160mg!) along with 100mg Panax Ginseng Extract (double that in Original) and 100mg L-Arginine.


Wow, twice the energy is right. I made the mistake of drinking the Rockstar 2x Energy  around 7pm and when bedtime rolled around about 12:30, I was no where near ready for sleep. By far the strongest drink I’ve had my hands on in a long, long time.

Rockstar 2x Energy Drink Verdict

Rockstar really out did themselves this time. Not only did they create a great tasting new drink, but also Rockstar 2x Energy packs a punch that will keep you going all night. Not sure how they packed all that caffeine into a 12oz can with no sugar and it just may be one of the best tasting energy drinks on the market. Rockstar 2x Energy comes HIGHLY recommended for all energy drink and caffeine fans. But be aware, this Rockstar truly packs a punch…

Reviewed by Brandon Trouten

(Editor’s note: Although this is a gleaming review, Brandon, was not paid to write it and heck, he didn’t even receive any free product from the company, but paid for the Rockstar 2x himself.)

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

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  • Evan

    Hopefully I can find one of these at my local stores. Is sounds perfect for snowboarding.

  • Nick

    Never was a fan of Rockstar’s taste, but I could use a pick-me-up like this today. Might go out and try to find it.

  • Brandon (the Reviewer)

    Nick, I’m not a big fan of the Original Rockstar taste either, yet 2x is much different. Definitely give it a try, the taste it sweeter and smoother, without the little bitter taste at the end and without the aftertaste.

  • Douglas

    Woah! I am drinking this right now and I can say this is alot more tasty than the orisinal formula. Oh and this thing packs a mega punch!

  • Andrew

    Although Rockstar 2x tasted very low-carb to me, it was delicious and had an immediate impact on my energy. There was no crash afterwards either. The only problem I have with this product is its availability. I was able to find a few cans in a Safeway in Baltimore, MD selling at 3 for $5 so I picked up 3 not knowing when I’d be able to find more. I was very surprised at how cheap they were considering Rockstar’s website is selling 12 can cases for $24. Overall a great product and I will continue to search it out in various stores.

  • Ben

    bull, the caffeine content is so thick you can feel it, and it dries out your ENTIRE mouth, but it tastes ok for the caffeine content, id say its a success.

  • Anonymous

    I just tried one ($2 at 7-11) and wow it’s nasty. First taste it’s like fizzy cough syrup. Then after taste it’s the nasty artificial sweetener flavor that saturates your whole mouth. If people think this tastes better than the original, then just how horrible is the original? Lets see…buzz I fell more physically wired but at the same time my brain is still tired and my eyes feel sluggish (I’ve gotten 5 hours of sleep in the last 48). I could easily fall asleep right now if I tried, and I have no caffeine tolerances since energy drinks aren’t really my thing.

  • person

    this tasted like shit and didnt keep me as awake as a nos does

  • D

    Tried one today…

    I am f)*% tweaking balls. I feel like I drank a couple 5 hour energy or a redline.

    Drink taste was about 6/10. Better than original but certainly not a red bull.

    They are stocked up at a local gas station 2 for $3.50.

    Overall I give these 9/10 just for packing so much punch in to a 12 oz drink.

  • Eric

    I really liked this drink. Everything in this review is correct. The drink didn’t have that diet taste to it. It packed in a major burst of energy for me. As for the person who said NOS was better, wrong. NOS seems to make me jittery, but very sleepy at the same time, and plus I hate the way NOS tastes. I think people are underestimating the drink. I dont’ know why people are hating on it, but I love it. It is also better than the Cocaine energy drink because Cocaine numbs my throat and is spicy, and tastes horrible, I don’t care if it has 280mg of caffeine!

    My final thoughts on Rockstar 2X energy is one of my favorites. I give it a 9.5/10!


    ROCKSTAR 2X deffinitely works for me and with both good taste and kick, I’d say this is one of my favorite Rockstar energy drinks. Even with the smaller can size, I found myself with more energy and maintained alertness without any drawbacks associated with caffeine. Taste is a factor that varies amongst others but I for one love it. If you are looking for an energy drink that isn’t bitter and will wake you up I recommend the Rockstar 2X.

  • bob

    I just drank it right now and love it, by far one of the best tasting drinks I’ve ever had but yeah unlike the reviewer says you can really taste all the caffeine in it and it leaves your throat pretty dry and scratchy but it doesn’t bother me since I drink anything with high amounts of caffeine anyways and I’m used to it. After drinking it you also feel a lot more alert, very noticeable. I would rate this drink a 10 out 10.

  • Mike S

    these are better when mixed with orange juice (not from concentrate), that is the way I like to drink it. they now come in a 16oz can which packs a whopping 320mg caffeine, also better when mixed with OJ. I think NOS is still the best tasting sugar free energy drink with over 200mg caffeine per can.

Last Modified: June 16, 2014