Amp Energy used to taste good, with a nice Mountain Dew influence. Then it was relaunched in early 2012. Now it’s a generic, gross-tasting, standard energy drink with a non-distictive flavor. Find something better.
We really liked Amp Energy with Green Tea. If you are a tea fan, then this is a drink to check out, combining the unique taste elements with the features of an energy drink. The sweetness of the general Amp Energy flavor counteracted the sometimes bitter experience you get from a tea, but the overall flavor profile blended with with a citrus hint. Thumbs up!
Amp Energy Tradin’ Paint is an interesting mixture of orange, lime, and berry flavors that seamlessly blend together, only slightly hinting at a primary berry-tasting base despite its yellow color. It’s refreshing and does provide a kick of caffeine. Fan of NASCAR or not, it’s a worthy limited-edition to join the Amp Energy lineup. You may want to “trade paint” if you get the chance!
If the orange-flavored Mountain Dew LiveWire ever became an energy drink, it would look and taste a lot like Amp Energy Relaunch. Sporting an increase in sodium to better “revive” you like a sports drink, the flavor wasn’t too bad. It was mild, not too artificial, and compared to other energy drinks on the market, didn’t taste gross.
As previously rumored, Amp Energy Traction is a grape-flavored line extension of the Mountain Dew-inspired energy drink brand. I really liked the beverage, probably because it reminded me so much of one of my favorite Dew line extensions, Pitch Black. The grape flavor is good, but not overpowering. It definitely still tastes like an energy drink, but it’s a favorable experience all around.
Just as Mountain Dew Code Red is the cherry-flavored version of the flagship brand, so is Amp Energy Overdrive to the original Amp Energy. This is an energy drink loaded with almost twice the caffeine of standard Mountain Dew, while also promoted as containing the head-scratching ingredient of “yerba mate”.