Rhett & Link Taste Test Monster Energy Drink Flavors

For this amped-up Gut Check, Rhett & Link crushed 33 flavors of Monster Energy Drink—and, amazingly, they managed to keep the studio intact. They sipped and scored each flavor on a scale of one to 100, then evaluated the top four on their own and ranked those.

Their palate cleanser was simply ice water—because nothing else will tame the Monster. Here’s how the scores shook out.

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Hydro Super Sport Killer Kiwi

This was a big hit with both Rhett, who gave it an 82, and Link, who gave it an 80. In the end, it received a lower score because of its lack of carbonation. 

Juice Monster Pipeline Punch

“Daddy like that,” said Rhett of this POG (passion fruit, orange, guava) energy drink. “Dang, dang, dang!” said Link. Both gave it an 88. Even though it got their top combined score, it failed to take the top spot when R&L really thought about it.

Juice Monster Mango Loco

Rhett liked this one and gave it an 87. “Daddy not like quite as much,” said Link. He gave it a 78. Link gave this energy drink an edge because of the can: “It’s a nice little scary design,” he said. 

Nitro Super Dry

While neither Rhett nor Link could describe the flavor enough for Stevie’s satisfaction, they awarded this one with top honors, deeming it to be the “Monster Mike.” (You’ll have to watch the ep to understand what that really means.)

The Rest of What the Guys Tried: Zero Sugar, Java Monster 300 Mocha, Java Monster 300 French Vanilla, Hydro Water Watermelon, Java Monster Swiss Chocolate, Monster Mule Ginger Brew, Monster Energy Assault (Bourbon Cola), Java Monster Vanilla Light, Low Carb, Java Monster Irish Blend, Hydro Super Sport Macho Mango, Hydro Tropical Thunder, Java Monster Mean Bean, Java Monster Kona Blend, Java Monster Farmer’s Oats, Hydro Blue Ice, Java Monster Loca Moca, Juice Monster Pacific Punch, Hydro Super Sport Red Dawg, Hydro Purple Passion, Reserve Watermelon, Java Monster Salted Caramel, Import Super Premium, Monster Energy, Juice Monster Khaotic, Juice Monster Papillon, Reserve White Pineapple


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Justine Sterling

Justine Sterling is the editor-in-chief of Sporked. She has been writing about food and beverages for well over a decade and is an avid at-home cook and snacker. Don’t worry, she’s not a food snob. Sure, she loves a fresh-shucked oyster. But she also will leap at whatever new product Reese’s releases and loves a Tostitos Hint of Lime, even if there is no actual lime in the ingredients.

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