Rip It Energy Shot Review

I am a die hard fan of Rip It’s energy drinks. They are affordable, delicious, and get the job done boost wise. Recently I have acquired a new product of theirs through a promotional event at a nearby gas station, and boy am I excited to try it. It is the energy shot version of Rip It Citrus X flavor.

Luckily there are no grandiose claims on the bottle, only the words “Raw Sustained Energy” on the wrapping near the cap. To me that says enough without going way over the top. Now is not the time to be dissecting the packaging though, it is time to take this Rip It Energy Shot for a test drive!


After opening Rip It’s little 2 oz. bottle I am immediately hit with a solid brick wall of a scent. It is simply orange. No other scents, just straight orange. My first taste however, is a mixed reaction. The liquid is very watery and quite sweet, almost too sweet. There is no tang like the original flavor, just orange, watery, artificial sweetness. To my surprise however, I am greeted with the fact that Rip It Energy Shot has no disgusting, bitter, standard energy shot flavor mixed in. This makes it palatable and easy to gulp down once I have had my initial sips to judge the taste. It does however, leave somewhat of a soapy aftertaste and is a bit scratchy going down my throat.


Rip It Energy Shot comes with 100 milligrams of caffeine, which is somewhat weak, but I do like the fact that the caffeine amount is actually listed. There is a huge dose of Vitamin B12, landing at 500 micrograms, or 8333%. The rest is pretty standard, 40 milligrams of Vitamin B6, 100 milligrams of Taurine, some Niacin coming in at 30 milligrams. There are also 20 milligrams of L-Glutamine and d-Glucuronolactone respectively.


There is sadly not much to say about the kick. I drank this shot almost as soon as I woke up and all Rip It Shot really did was aid my awakening. In some cases that is a good thing, but today I was looking for a little zing or zip in my step. I wish there was more to write, but to my dismay, there is not.


In the end, I still enjoyed the experience. When this Rip Energy Shot hits the shelves I will still purchase it. That is because I am loyal to this brand, but I do not think anyone who isn’t a super fan like myself will get much out of this shot. There are two other flavors coming out as well and I cannot wait to try those. Maybe they will supply a bigger kick and be just what I am looking for. For Rip It’s Citrus X  Energy Shot however, this is not the case.

Reviewed by Taylor Fruits

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  • Nick

    I also love Rip-It’s energy drinks, Citrus X and Ginzinger are some of the most delicious energy drinks to enter my mouth. If I ever see these around I’ll probably try them at least once, like I usually do with any energy drink. Though if I don’t get a boost I doubt I’ll continue to buy. No more what the cost energy shots seem like a waste to me if I dont get a nice boost, I’d rather have a delicious 16 oz. can of deliciousness with no boost than a small chug of deliciousness with no boost.

  • This looks like an Awesome Little Drink! Great Post. I Love Citrus Energy Products. How Can it not be good right?

    Have you ever tried XS Energy Shots?

  • Taylor Fruits

    I have not tried any XS Energy Shots. Are they good?

  • James

    I have had 5-hour energy and stacker energy shots, and this is the best of them all (health wise and effect wise). The point of an energy shot is not to make you trip balls, as the author of the article anticipated. If they do give you a rush, it is because of stimulants (yes, 5 hour energy has stimulants even though the commercial said it doesn’t), excluding caffeine which is also a stimulant.
    The stimulants in the other brands become more and more toxic the more you have, hence why your not to exceed two a day. Many allergic reactions have been recorded in relation the these chemicals as well. I myself have become allergic to at least one (not in rip-it shot 🙂 ), so when ever I take a shot that has it, I get really tired and can’t think straight anymore for a few hours.

    All in all, I have found my new favorite pick-me-up, because it is the safest I know of, and works efficiently.

  • T-Dub

    Rip It products can be found at Dollar Tree!

  • Nancy Letourneau

    My husband enjoys alcohol and drugs and the Rip It Shot keeps the depression away. I use it at work and find it makes me perkier to get through the end of my day. I drink a lot of coffee, so the caffeine doesn’t affect me. We think it’s the high dose of vitamin B12 that gives us what we want. There is no initial rush, which I couldn’t care less about. The shot is kind of overly sweet, but I’m not a sugar eater. All in all we like this product and will keep using it.

  • Wildflower528

    I bought one of those Rip-It Energy Shots and drank it – I fell asleep one hour after drinking one!! lol I bought it because they were 2/$1. They taste a LITTLE less disgusting than the regular energy shots (5-hour energy) that I buy, but unfortunately they don’t seem to work for me.

Last Modified: May 17, 2010