EASE IN ACQUISITION—1
Individual bottles for retail are scarce; your best bet if interested is to buy them in 12-packs online.
I’m reaching the point where I feel bad repeating myself like this—it’s dreadfully monotonous to write and probably feels the same way reading it time and time again. But…in case this is the first Hydrive review you’ve read: the labels on these are nice—straightforward, uncluttered, not boisterous. The bottles are perfect for gripping, and are comfortable on the go, resting, whenever. The only thing I have to say against this one in particular is that I’m not wild about this shade of blue with black—but that’s just me being nitpicky.
The flavor profile is similar to that of most blue raspberry drinks (and I know you’ve all had them), though unlike those others it is vastly less sweet—which proves advantageous, as I have trouble getting most of those down (not so with my son, who delights in an occasional bottle of Hog Wash)—and works nicely for quenching one’s thirst.
After a number of less-than-stellar experiences with the other Hydrive beverages, it was nice to be reminded that there are beverages in the line that manage to excel in terms of performance. If you like the idea of Hydrive (thirst-quenching, etc.) and are looking for a boost—meaning something that will really wake you up and make it so you can actually get something done, regardless of how tired you are beforehand—then you’re going to have to go with one of these extra power beverages.
Four hours, no crash.
THE SHOT OVERALL—8.5
I prefer the black cherry flavor, but if you’re thirsty and want a legitimate kick this will work just fine.
KEYWORDS: Hydrive Extra Strength Blue Raspberry energy drink review, low calorie, low sugar, hydration energy drink, thirst-quenching energy