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


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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  • Chase33

    Hey davidddddd wassuppppppp
    You aren’t suppposed to drink 10 in one day you idiot!!! Common sense plays into most peoples day plans and reading the recommended dosages seem to help a bit too. WASSSUUUUUPPPP!!

  • Stacy

    CRACK IN A BOTTLE! Or what I assume crack or any other go go drug would be like. I’m a 112 lb full time working single mother who just got a new house and needed some extra packing energy after working all day and homework with my 6 year old. I drank half of this thing and felt like I could pick up my couch, run it down the stairs of my apartment and all the way to my new house!! My face turned red. My hands were clammy and my tongue was numb!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anon

    I am uber scared to drink this cause of all the bad reviews, imma just sip it like wine a couple times a day, maybe that whole bottle will last me a month JK.

    P.S. David, why in the hell did you have 10 of them in the first place?

  • Anon

    Damn, peer pressure and I am my own peer. I just drank half the bottle. Wish me luck!

  • Anon

    I’ve only felt this way when I’ve had one of those BFC’s (Big F&@$ing Can) full throttle put out with NINE servings. Other than a monster rush and a small case of cold sweats I feel fine, in fact I will drink the other half in a bit once I leave for the museums.

  • Ed

    Started drinking Red Bull in 1998. Drove a limo for years, worked 16 hr. days, etc. Red Bull gave me the jitters the first time, then it went away as the years went by.

    Tried Redline Xtreme this morning at 9:15. It’s now 9:49 and I feel a little dizzy but that’s about it. I’m a big guy, so maybe a full bottle is required instead of just 1/2 as recommended. The taste is horrific, syrup-y, and just plain gross.

  • nian

    Redline xtreme is the best energy drink ive ever had no joke and im an ex tweeker so i know good energy!!!

  • Malik

    hey guys, today i tried to have redline xtreme by mistake bcz i was wondering to know how it tastes. after i finished the whole bottle i said let see the labels if this “juice” contains some proteins etc, i realised that i should not drind the whole bottle. after that i was about to die, my heart was pumping very fast some times. first one hour i was just sweating and having hot, after that i started feeling cold and kind of flu. still now im not feeling good, if somebody help me what to do to remove the redlines effect.

  • Jack

    Hi all. I had been using 5hr energy drinks until I had gotten tolerance built up and they stopped working for me. I noticed Redline Extreme one day, bought one, red the label, followed the instructions, and flew through the lectures I have to do for work. I did fine with it as long as I use the recommended amount. Tolerance is my enemy, we’ll see how this does.

  • Jennfier

    you all are crazy I have been drinking Redline for about 2 years only energy drink I will touch I love the taste the no crashing no calorie no carbonation or sugar! best energy drink EVER!!!! I am a small person weigh about 112 you have to eat and balance your life its for people who work out have physical jobs or run. not for paper pushers and car drivers use your head!

  • Crystal Lynn

    I just recently started using Redline Xtreme. I love it! The watermelon is better if you’re concerned taste wise. Personally I say follow the bottle and drink half then more if needed. First time I tried it I thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest but now I have gotten used to it and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! If you need a quick long lasting boost defiantly sip this throughout the day. I’m also about 115 lb female. So I guess bigger men might need more. All depends on tolerance.

  • john

    this is my favorite energy drink! I don’t get full/bloated off of it and I’m a 165 lb male. getting a little buzzed right now since I had the drink a few minutes ago. Read all of the reviews and it seems that the general population should not be drinking this, especially if you’re dumb enough to drink more than a recommended serving. Read the label, they’re doing you a favor by putting all of that information on there. Time to be productive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Penny Blanton

    I have very fast paced job I am 50 and was hyper as a kid
    I drink 2 per day have for about a year I work overnights & couldn’t imagine going back to the monsters & 5hrs
    Watermelon & Peach rock but grape is cool to thanks redline for being there for me

  • Nick Baldwin ☊

    Maybe some people just go hard,.. And you’re more of a mild easy ride kinda person… Thanks for the opinion tho!

  • Nick Baldwin ☊

    You are a f@cking moron!

  • Nick Baldwin ☊

    Also probably work for some crap company like redbull…

  • Brandlyn

    Today is my second time to drink Redline and I drink the recommend 4oz serving size. Before drinking the first time I read the entire label. No crazy side effects and it actually doesn’t make me feel as energized as I thought it would. I have tried Redbull and 5 Hour Energy in the past but those make me feel jittery and sick to my stomach. Plus the taste is disgusting! I have been drinking the Blue Razz Redline Xtreme and love the taste! Can’t wait to try the Redline Princess! Come on energy buzz!

  • Amy S

    Sure drink them if you wanna have heart failure before 30. I don’t recommend redline to anyone. Sure feel great for the day to suffer the rest of your life. But that’s your choice. My choice is to make people aware of what this does to your body in the long run. I don’t want anyone to suffer how I’ve been suffering. =(

Last Modified: September 11, 2014