Rip It Power: Energy for Less

rip it power reviewIs this the drink for you? It very well may be.

Do you have a dish to keep your spare change in?
When you go grocery shopping, do you move from one eye-catching “price drop” sign to the next?
Did your momma tell you to shop around?
Do you obey your momma?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, salvation awaits you in a can. Starting at $1.09, the extensive Rip-It line is value incarnate and this one is quite possibly the star of them all.


Like all Rip-Its, the taste of this drink copies no one. It is wholly unique and simply tastes great. I cannot liken the taste to any berry I know of and light carbonation ensures a smooth experience. The taste is best described as being wholesome and sweet. It goes down effortlessly and the door doesn’t hit you on the way out. I want to remind you before what I say next that taste preference is highly subjective. In all honesty, this is one of my top 5 best tasting energy drinks of all time.


Who said you get what you pay for? This drink is like the Nissan GT-R of sports cars. It has everything that even the most expensive top-dogs have and does it better at a shocking price point. Vitamins B and C a-plenty? Check. Taurine? Guarana? Caffeine? Check, check ,check. In fact, this drink harbors 160mg of caffeine.

Let me put this into perspective for you. For $1.09 you get 160mg of caffeine in 16 ounces of yummyness (go away MS Word spell checker, don’t you have something better to do than punish creativity?). I challenge you to find a better way to get your energy fix, coffee possibilities included. It’s not easy. This can may look normal in the cooler amongst the rest of the competition, but trust me it’s as rare as it gets.


Don’t expect a serious jolt of energy from this drink. This drink is more of a modest pick-me-up/recreational beverage hybrid. It costs the same as a regular soda, often times less in fact and in that respect has serious value in the energy department. 160mg will certainly get you moving, just not as much as the other big drinks out there such as NOS. If you need serious energy, look elsewhere.


Red Bull is no doubt a leader in the energy drink market these days due to their pioneer status and deep pockets. This drink, if anything though, should be a wake-up call to everyone to realize that nothing justifies the high energy drink prices of today. The entire Rip-It collection (it’s huge, likely the most extensive of them all) proves that energy drinks need not be so inexplicably expensive. Rip-It Power specifically demonstrates that you won’t be making any compromises, either.

Reviewed by Dusty Smith

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

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  • Gilly

    Hmmm. I think it tastes disgusting, but then again, you *did* say taste is subjective. I’ll try to remember to give it another shot somewhere down the road though, cuz sometimes it just takes a second..uhh..guzzle!

  • Mike

    Became addicted while in Iraq. We got it free in the DFAC. Awesome.

  • Nick

    Rip It has some of the best tasting drinks. Power of course is one, the Citrus X, Lime Wrecker, and Pom Bom are all good too. I can get these for .99 at WalMart or $2 for a 4-pack. They used to have a flavor called Gin-Zinger it was the BEST, but I haven’t seen it in over a year.

  • eanowakattack

    Gin-zinger is still around and amazing. I’m not a big fan of the 20oz line. viva t kee la was the only one I thought was actually good.


  • Dru

    Looove Rip it! Tastes great, cheap, great energy, what more can you ask for?

  • Evan

    nice review. i have always seen rip it at stores but i just figured good taste can’t cost a dollar. now im excited to try one

  • steve

    I personally prefer the Rip-It atom Pom, it has 200ishmg of caffeine percan…

  • steeley

    I think that the one sugar free Rip IT the blue can Taste like the Cocaine Mild wierd cuz I dont know what the flavor actually is.

  • derek

    I get one every tuesday and thursday for 99 cents. Hard to find though, because there is only one gas station in my tri-county area that carries them.

  • Brad Porter

    I had some a few hours ago & it was good.

  • CK

    Rip-Its are gasoline for door kicking machines!!!

    11B! 😀

  • Insaneindamembwane

    The only good one is the Sugar Free Power Blue can. The red berry can is bearable.

Last Modified: September 21, 2015