Redline Energy Drink Review

Redline Energy Drinks have long been revered as one of the most powerful energy drinks because of their blending of caffeine with other stimulants.

Here we review 3 versions of Redline.

Warning: Redline Energy Drinks contain extreme caffeine levels and only should be consumed by adults who understand their tolerance to caffeine.

Redline Extreme

redline-xtreme.jpgVPX have just released a new version of Redline – it’s called Redline Xtreme.

So what’s extreme about it? It’s got the same amount of caffeine as Redline RTD (250mg per 8oz bottle) – but has a whole bunch of other ingredients such as Beta-Alanine, Hordinine, N-methyl Tyramine, and even St Johns Wort.

This is a not an energy drink – it’s… well I don’t know what it is.

Here’s what VPX have to say.

Redline Xtreme induces an even more intense Freeze and Burn sensation while also making your entire body quiver with innovative muscle energetic compounds.

Freeze, burn, and quiver.

Leave this one to the bodybuilders since Redline Xtreme has some powerful ingredients not suitable for the casual energy drink consumer.

Redline Princess

redline-princessPrincesses Aren’t Just a Girls Thing Anymore

I’m not sure what percentage of the Energy Drink market is targeted towards girls but something tells me it comes nowhere near as close to that of the Male market.

Certain drinks may come to mind when picturing the female marketed drinks such as Tab, Go, and Pink but a new product hits the market today and this time it’s being sold by the originators of the Teenage Mind-numbing Redline product many of you are so familiar with.

Redline Princess might not sound intimidating to some of you but let me tell you, it’s in a whole new league, better yet it IS the new league. The Princess comes in three flavors; Erotic, err I mean *Exotic Fruit, Grape, and Green Apple and I have yet to taste one that came anywhere close to leaving me with the squinty-eyed electro-shock look I’ve felt from so many other drinks (ahem SPIKED cough cough).

The Grape flavor went down smooth and resembled a vita-water type taste to it, no complaints here.

The drinks come in the usual Redline 8 oz bottles and seem to be empty before you notice you’ve drank any. Let me explain this, there’s a reason mixed drinks like Apple-tini’s are called girls drinks, and this happens to be the exact same reason this is called a girls energy drink. No burn, no pain, but ALL the benefits.

No matter what anyone says, this is by far one of the best tasting drinks out there.

And that’s not even the best part; Vital Pharmaceuticals included a feel good chemical Beta-Phenylethylamine HCl (PEA). If you’re unfamiliar with this chemical let me quickly explain.

The theory that Chocolate acts as a Love drug aphrodisiac is solely backed by the presence of THIS additive. Among similar lines it is also closely related to ephedrine, ecstasy, AND mescaline.

Granted you’re not going to be staring at your wallpaper after drinking this but I definitely felt a pleasant head “euphoria” I guess you could call it. Any other descriptions would be elementary sounding such as “fluffy” and “cushioned” so I’m going to stick with euphoric.

In all I stayed alert throughout more than half of the day and that was AFTER coming off of a rough night of sleep, to any of you who are just looking for a good tasting, energizing drink (Even you guys out there).

I would definitely suggest picking this up at your local 711. You might have to check more than one, it seems to be taking them some time to distribute their supply.

Review by Josh (blog: cubicalism)

Redline Mandarin Orange and Peach Mango

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Everyone who has ventured into the energy drink market in the last 2+ years has undoubtedly had a run-in with the original “super” energy drink. With its striking blue bottle, solid white cap, and aggressive red text this drink definitely garners attention everywhere it shows.

Have you guessed what it is yet? For those less clued in, I am describing the VPX manufactured Redline. But wait, why am I doing a review on a 2 year old drink? Well my fiends, Redline must have heard our solid appreciation for the flavors of Redline Princess. Today, they announce two new, fairly original flavors to their beloved product.

Princess came in three amazing flavors, Grape, Apple, and Exotic Fruit. All were top notch and enjoyed by many, undoubtedly shifting demand away from the Original Redline. So VPX responded with these, Redline Mandarin Orange, and Redline Peach Mango. Still in attractive blue and red bottles, the only visual cue of the difference is the small fruit graphics on the neck. Logically, the Mandarin has little slices of oranges and the mango has an appetizing bouquet of sliced peaches and mangos.

Cracking the caps, both drinks instantly appease the senses. The orange smells very much like Orange-aid, crisp, clean, and very sweet. Peach-Mango on the other hand, makes you want to melt. It smells exactly like a tropical smoothie and honestly I wish everything I owned smelled just like it. Surprisingly, it doesn’t smell as jarringly sweet as the orange and trust me, that’s a good thing.

Flavor wise both drinks shy away from the usual Redline bitterness and remain fairly sweet throughout the length of the beverage. This is most likely attributed to an increase in sugar content. Don’t stress about more sugar, Redline still remains 0 sugars, 0 calories, 0 fat, and 0 carb, although all of this is due to the use of Sucralean.

Exactly what Sucralean is, I have no clue. I scoured the internet for an hour trying to find out and there’s very few details about it. I eventually called VPX and I’m not even sure they knew what it was. The formal response they provided was “It’s basically a patented form of pure sucralose, which is similar to Aspartame”, When I brought up the fact that Splenda is actually closer to sucralose than Aspartame they changed their answer to “Yeah, well it’s more similar to Splenda than Aspartame and it’s non-nutritive”. So nobody really knows, it could maybe possibly be either splenda or aspartame or pure sucralose.

It seems everyone’s body has a different response to Redline. Some shake uncontrollably, shiver, twitch, feel ultra productive, or I’ve even heard of people who claim Redline makes them feel more lazy than usual. No-matter, there is a unanimous agreement that it speeds up heart rate. As far as I can tell, both new flavors have the same active ingredients as Redline RTD so you should already know what to expect.

The Redline world is one that sits right on the line of energy drink and legal steroid. Would I drink them everyday? Definitely not. Is the occasional Redline invigorating? Completely. But the question comes down to, when reaching for a Redline, would I pick Peach-Mango (My favorite of the two flavors) over Redline Princess? The answer is a resounding no. Princess has all the same bonuses as RTD and then some, unless you’re too embarrassed to carry a pink bottle, I’d stick to to that. If you are interested however, the new flavors should be out soon at your local GNC for around $2.

Overall Score (3/5)

Review by Josh (blog: Cubicalism & Coffee)

What do you think of Redline Energy Drink?

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  • JoeY X

    I LOVE REDLINE XTREME AND MIDGETS!!!!

  • saucy

    Do the redline pills also have an effect on birth control?

  • Racquel

    I drink Redline Extreme everyday…in the beginning it was a bit too much for me…now I’m like an adddict.This stuff is like legalized crack! It makes me happy, it enhances my work-out performance. I feel that this drink is the reason why I’m losing so many inches..remember to eat people this drinks is a fat burner!You’ll need the food fuel in your sleep. I didn’t eat a couple nights in a row a my muscles felt like they had been work out all night…I LOVE THIS STUFF. If you like Redline too try ENDORUSH, it’s makes Redline seem like a RedBull…

  • Racquel

    IF REDLINE EXTREME REALLY GIVES YOU THE JITTERS DO NOT TRY THE ENDO-RUSH IT WILL SEND YOU HOME SICK!!!

  • Racquel

    I TRIED A NEW DRINK PEOPLE…IT IS CALLED “SPIKE SHOOTER” LOVE IT!!! SPIKESHOOTER.COM CHECK IT OUT.TOMORROW I WILL ATTEMPT TO GO AT IT DRINK FREE-WISH ME LUCK

  • Justine

    Does redline affect birth control?

  • Henry

    Do not drink this stuff. Potenant! Do not drink this on an empty stomach. Very important, read label total before drinking. Stick w/ half of the bottle first. Wait one day and see what the side effects are. Your heart will definite start racing. I will stay away from this stuff.

  • mow

    i pounded one of these in an english class and barley felt anything and i yawned alot

  • krissy

    all i know is this stuff put me in a excellent mood at work all day… i was tired… and i was more talkative and very energetic 🙂

  • Racquel

    IF YOU ARE INTO FITNESS AND YOU GO TO THE GYM DAILY
    (I DO) THIS WILL DEFINATELY KICK IT UP A NOTCH AND TAKE YOU TO THAT NEXT LEVEL! IT WILL BREAK YOUR ROUTINE-SLOW-BORING WORK-OUT! YOU WILL FIND THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE THE GYM.

  • Nathan

    Tried a Redline Extreme this morning and must say the stuff is wicked strong! I have consumed the regular Redline drinks before and experienced a little rush but this stuff is making my whole body tingle. It feels like a milliong needles pushing their way out from the inside.

  • mark

    dude i drank one and had to sit down through a lecture and i was shaking like a crack baby that smoked a 20 of speed to the head and now i feel like crap!

  • Brad

    Drank a Redline 45 min. before my max day(first day of college football practice where they test you on all of your lifts) and my bench max jumped way up. I felt like a mad man walking into the weight room and my bench jumped from 350 to 390. I was amazed, the rush i got from this drink was so powerful the coaches decided to drug test me THAT DAY. Drug test came out clean, redline is legal in the NCAA. Thank you redline. I will never max without you again.

  • D. Contreras

    I’ve had 2 bottles of the stuff and no effect yet……

  • Randi

    I drink a full can of redline xtreme every single day on an empty stomach and I am a small girl. I dont usually eat till about 4-6 pm in the afternoon and I am fine, or so I think. However, I have also consumed 2 full cans of redline xtreme in one day, it just raises my heart rate. Many times I have shook. Nightmares, and I awake during the night alot. I am still alive and still in love. I am having to tweek myself off them because I can’t go a day without one and without the effects it gives me. I am addicted to them and they make me feel good. I am an exercise addict and I eat good so my only problem is I need to eat ON THEM! all in all, just make sure your eating and you’ll be good. I built up a high tolerance 🙂

  • IVEBEENEXPLODING4DAYS

    I COULD PUNCH THE FACE OFF A GOAT

  • ratboy

    THIS STUFF IS GREAT… The longest I’ve been up is 8 days and nights on it, After the first 4 days you see things a lot different, Now my dog talks to me and sometimes in Latin. And on the fifth day he was walking around the house on his back legs all day, just like a person. The fifth and sixth days where not good at all, I don’t even want to talk about them. But the seven and eighth day after I stopped screaming was fantastic God said I would be ok after I slept for a few weeks

  • J.G

    I had one before work… im trippin right now. i thought there was a fish hanging from my head. THIS STUFF IS GREAT!!!!! I FEEL LIKE QUAGMIRE FROM FAMILY GUY!!!! G G G G G G G G G YEAHHHHHH!!!!!

  • omfgstfu THIS PWNS

    OMIGOSH!!!! i HAD THIS AND I WAS BIKING, NEXT THING I KNOW MY HEART RATE IS LIKE…..130 BEATS PER MINUTE! DAMNIT I THOUGHT I WAS GONNA DIE…AFTER THAT I SAW THIS WIERD KID FOR THEREST OF TEH NIGHT AND I DONT JKNOW WHERE TEH HECK HE CAME FROM! of course these are all lies….but i did think i waws gonna die scariest crap ivre ever had!

  • Cabron

    I took a full can of this on an empty stomach. I didn’t feel anything. Does that make me weird? I think I will go for two cans tomorrow. I like the Green Apple one, tastes like, um, green apple. I like fruits. One time, at MCSE camp, we took a lot of fruit and like we let it ferment and then we drank it and it was fruity. I like monkeys. I bought three of them and all day long they would chase each other around and punch each other in the nuts, man that was funny. I think I am starting to feel the effects, nice.

Last Modified: September 11, 2014