Cost Per Ounce:$0.13
Active Ingredients:Caffeine, Taurine, Guarana, Inositol, Choline , L-Lysine, B vitamins
Final Judgment Rating:8.5
Energy Drink Ratings Explained
Wave Energy Drink Review:
So today's Energy Drink Review comes from a relatively new player in the market, albeit one that looks completely legit... I mean they sponsored a NASCAR team right out of the gate. Anyways the Wave Energy Drink was founded in 2009 and comes in both a regular and sugar free version available in 16 ounces cans. The slogan... "Taste the Wave" is nothing really unique, but it is very fitting, especially with the new sleek design of the cans. Wave does have a decent web presence with active Facebook, Twitter and Youtube accounts, but I am not sure about their web site. They seem to be marketing one URL that redirects to another... Anyways, that shouldn't affect the taste or kick of this drink, so on with the review.
Wave Energy Drink Review: Taste
As I stated above, Wave Energy Drink comes in both regular and sugar free, both of which are suppose to have all natural flavoring... This beverage is also being toted as a healthier alternative. Regardless, upon popping the top I get the typical old school energy drink aroma rolling out of the can. Upon first taste I get a variety of flavors including grape, apple and berry which all blend seamlessly together. Instead of the old school medicinal aftertaste I get more of a semi-sweet bubble gum aftertaste. For what seemed like a old school energy drink from the beginning turned out to be a very pleasant new school flavor... especially the lack of medicinal aftertaste. And the best part is the "sugar free" version tasted almost identical. Taste Rating - 8.8
Wave Energy Drink Review: Kick
The taste was great and from reading the can and marketing literature I know not to expect a giant kick from Wave as they bill themselves as a lower caffeine alternative. Since not everyone looking for energy wants 300+ milligrams of caffeine in their drinks, I think Wave might be able to capture a decent part of the market. There is no set caffeine number, but the energy ingredients include the following; Caffeine, Taurine, Guarana, Inositol, Choline , L-Lysine and a pretty decent amount of B vitamins. The kick was not jittery, but it was noticeable. I would have to say that at least for a caffeine junkie like me, the kick was slightly less than average. However, I consume a lot of caffeine throughout the day and have built a pretty decent tolerance so the kick should be right on par for most people. Even with the tolerance I could feel it kick in and the energy lasted for several hours. If I had to guess, the caffeine content would be similar to a Redbull as that is about equivalent to how I felt in terms of kick. Overall not to shabby. Kick Rating - 8.3
Wave Energy Drink Review: Final Judgment
Go ahead and "Taste the Wave." I doubt you will be disappointed as the taste and kick are both good. I know I look forward to seeing and hearing more from this brand in the future. The drinks are not readily available everywhere yet, but it looks like they are moving fast on expanding distribution. If you want one and you need it now I suggest checking out their website. Or if you want a little fun visit their Facebook or Twitter page.