CAFFEINE CONTENT: 200 MILLIGRAMS PER 2 OUNCE BOTTLE.
RATING: 8.3 OUT OF 10.
I think it is pretty safe to say that it has been quite a while since I have reviewed an energy drink. Well, now I am back and I am going to review the grape flavor of 5 Hour Energy. I remember when I had this drink 4 months ago, and it worked great. So, does it still work wonders? Let us find out. The flavor grape made me think of grape medicine, similar to grape cough syrup. When I slammed this little 2 ounce bugger, I was very pleased. It did not taste at all like cough syrup and the grape flavor was quite pleasant. This is definitely one of the better tasting shots I have had. They also did a very nice job covering up the medicinal taste. Ok, so it tasted pretty good, now let us see what is in it. It has 30 milligrams of niacin, 40 milligrams of vitamin b6, 400 micrograms of folic acid, 500 micrograms of vitamin b12, and a 1,870 milligram energy blend consisting of: taurine, glucuronolactone, malic acid, n-acetyl-l-tyrosine, l-phenylalanine, caffeine, and citicoline. The caffiene content is 200 milligrams per 2 ounce bottle. The energy blend is pretty good but what is citicoline? Well, after a quick look at wikipedia, I discovered that it is psycho-stimulant and nootropic. A nootropic is a memory enhancer. So, did this little 2 ounce shot work? I had this drink several times and each time I had it, I got an average boost of energy that lasted for 4 to 5 hours and then faded off with no crash. The kick is certainly nothing to brag about and I have shots that give a better kick. To conclude, 5 Hour Energy Grape is a great tasting shot and has a pretty good energy blend. Unfortunately, the kick is just average. 8.3 out of 10.