REVIEW: Monster Pipeline Punch Energy Juice

Monster Pipeline Punch Energy Juice


It’s a word that can mean hello or goodbye.

But here in Hawaii there’s also non-verbal way to say either hello or goodbye, and it’s the hand gesture at the bottom of the Monster Pipeline Punch Energy Juice’s can. It’s called a shaka.

I hope I never have to use a shaka to say goodbye forever to this new 7-Eleven exclusive energy drink because it’s so damn good (Note: It was a 7-Eleven exclusive when it debuted, but now it’s available elsewhere). Now some of you might be thinking, because I live in Hawaii and this beverage is paying tribute to a popular surf spot here, I’m being kind of a homer. But I assure you that this energy drink is, as we like to say in Hawaii, winnahs.

Its combination of guava, passion fruit (which we call lilikoi here), orange (which we call orange here), apple, and pineapple is so delicious that it makes me want to tank the entire can in 30 seconds, which is fine for my taste buds and if I want to jumpstart my heart with its 160 milligrams of caffeine.

The guava and passion fruit are the stars here and because of that this energy drink reminds me of another. From the first sip, it brought back memories of Rockstar Energy’s Guava Punched, which I also loved.

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What makes Pipeline Punch stand out among the other energy drinks I’ve tried is that it’s an energy drink that doesn’t taste like one. The fruit juices and purees do an excellent job at masking the bitterness from the caffeine and herbal supplements in it.

If you handed me a glass of this and I drank it, I’d probably think you just gave me some POG or some other tropical fruit juice. The only way I’d know if it was an energy drink was if I happen to see the can in your sink or recycling bin, or if I decided to take my pulse soon after drinking it.

With all that said, I imagine some folks will find it to be hypersweet, and I would agree with that assessment. Not only are there fruit juices and purees, but there’s also added sugar. But I still love it.

Sadly, Monster’s Pipeline Punch Energy Juice is around for a limited time. But I hope it comes back again for a little while or permanently. It better or else my shaka will turn into a less flattering hand gesture.

(Nutrition Facts – 16 ounces – 200 calories, 0 grams of fat, 60 milligrams of sodium, 48 grams of carbohydrates, 46 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, 200% riboflavin, 200% niacin, 200% vitamin B6, and 200% vitamin B12.)

Item: Monster Pipeline Punch Energy Juice
Purchased Price: 2 for $3.75
Size: 16 ounce cans
Purchased at: 7-Eleven
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: Tropical fruity flavor is wonderful. Doesn’t taste like an energy drink. Goes down easy. Dual usage for aloha and the shaka.
Cons: Some might find it to be too sweet. Available for a limited time. Only at 7-Eleven.

8 thoughts on “REVIEW: Monster Pipeline Punch Energy Juice

  1. I bought this about two weeks ago and it was easily one of my favorite Juice by Monster. Has a nice taste and doesn’t taste all chalky/syrup like.

  2. I’m actually kinda glad that Circle Ks vastly outnumber 7-Elevens here, because I’m afraid I would try this and like it. I’ve been able to avoid the calories and sugar of energy drinks and just stick to black coffee because I’ve hated the taste of every energy drink I’ve ever tried, but it sounds like this one could endanger that.

  3. Chiming in from Alabama and found it in Walmart. I haven’t tried it yet, but I hope it doesn’t cause me to pick up my energy drink habit again, haha.

  4. Yeah I don’t think it’s 7-eleven exclusive. I found it at a Kwik Trip today and they usually don’t get things like that until quite a while after release. But I do agree, it is a very good drink. I recommend it to anyone who likes the “Ripper” variant of juice; the flavor is very similar but it tastes like they swapped the mango flavor for a grapefruit flavor. Heck I’d recommend this even if you don’t like grapefruit.

  5. Found some at a local BP.

    Normally i just grab a Khaos, but it was 2 for $3 so i got one of these.

    Definitely picking up more. Starting with vokda will try more later.

  6. Loved it, I picked one up at an orchard foods in Fruitport Michigan, just to try, ended up ordering a 24 pack on Tal for 42$ and free shipping

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