40 Popular Monster Energy Flavors, Ranked Worst To Best

Historically, Americans turned to coffees and teas to get their daily caffeine fix. But these days, more and more people are instead turning to energy drinks made by companies like Monster Energy. Around the globe, more than $55 billion worth of energy drinks are sold on an annual basis — and North America is the leading market.

In terms of sales, Monster Energy is near the top in this extremely competitive industry, as only Red Bull generates more revenue. But when it comes to having a variety of amazing flavors, Monster Energy is in a league of its own. If you can dream of an energy drink flavor, there's a good chance that this brand has you covered. And not only do you get your caffeine fix when you reach out and grab a can of Monster Energy, but you also get vitamins and amino acids in each beverage that they sell.

In this exhaustive ranking, we'll list Monster Energy flavors in order from the worst of the bunch to the flavor that deserves to wear the crown as the very best. While you can find other flavors, we've made sure to include all of the most popular flavors of Monster Energy.

40. Zero-Sugar Ultra Gold

The best part about sugar-free Monster Energy drinks is the fact that most of them taste so authentic that it's nearly impossible to tell that they lack sugar. It's why this brand is the best energy drink brand of them all. Sadly, that's not the case with Zero-Sugar Ultra Gold. This drink is supposed to have a pineapple flavor but instead it tastes like a truckload of alternative sweetener mixed with carbonated water. While there's a very slight pineapple-like aftertaste, you'll be grossed out long before you that flavor is picked up by your taste buds. Even if you have a sturdy sweet tooth, you'll absolutely hate this stuff.

If you don't pour Zero-Sugar Ultra Gold down the sink after your first sip, you'll learn the hard way that this energy drink tastes worse and worse with each proceeding mouthful. It won't be long before you wave the white flag and tell yourself never to purchase the golden can of Monster Energy ever again.

39. Loca Moca Java Monster

In theory, an energy drink that tastes like coffee could be the perfect fit for your lifestyle. If you start every day of your life with a cup of joe, getting your coffee in the form of an energy drink has multiple advantages. First of all, it's ready instantly — you just need to grab it out of the refrigerator. Additionally, energy drinks typically have two to three times more caffeine than coffee, which means you will get your caffeine fix quicker by drinking an energy drink than a cup of coffee.

Unfortunately, switching to a coffee-flavored energy drink isn't always a good idea. Loca Moca Java Monster may sound like it should be the energy drink version of a Mocha Frappe from McDonald's — but it's nothing like that. Instead, this stuff tastes like old coffee mixed with lifeless dark chocolate. Monster Energy has some great coffee-flavored drinks — but this is certainly not one of them.

38. Original green Monster Energy

When Monster Energy first hit the market back in 2002, their original drink was a big hit right away. While the iconic black and green can with claw marks on it caused an unwarranted controversy, the taste of the energy drink was impressive — especially compared to other energy drinks on the market at the time.

However, nearly two decades later, the original Monster Energy flavor is no longer deserving of a recommendation. In fact, compared to their other flavors, this original stuff is downright off-putting. It's simply way too overbearing. It's super sweet and super salty at the same time. The intensity of this drink gets tiresome after a while.

If you've never branched out from Monster Energy's original flavor, you're doing yourself a major disservice. These days, they make modern energy drinks that legitimately taste so good that you'll crave them even when you don't need a boost of energy.

37. Khaotic Juice Monster

The problem with Khaotic Juice Monster is hiding in plain sight in its name. This orange-flavored energy drink is just much too chaotic for our taste buds. It's citrusy to a fault. The combination of sweetness and sourness will make you pucker from your first sip until the final drop.

If the name of this drink looks familiar to you, it's because Monster Energy once had a flavor called Khaos. After complaints that Khaos was too overwhelming, they revamped the flavor to make it lighter and Khaotic was born. Unfortunately, Monster Energy didn't lighten the flavor enough. This beverage still tastes like distilled Tang with extra sugar added to the equation. You'd need to heavily water it down to enjoy this stuff at all. Don't be shocked if this flavor gets revamped again. Hopefully, the third time will be the charm. As it is, don't even consider purchasing a can of Khaotic.

36. Farmer's Oats Java Monster

For lovers of vegan coffee, Farmer's Oats Java Monster may be a tempting option. This coffee-flavored energy drink is dairy-free and uses oat milk in place of cow milk. The good news is that the oat milk gives this drink a creamy texture. The bad news is the taste. Everything about the flavors will let you down.

Most prominently, the oat milk itself is far from yummy. If you're accustomed to the greatness that is oat milk made by Oatly, you will be highly disappointed. It tastes like it was made using stale oats. The flavor of the coffee is also way too weak. Once the aftertaste hits, your disappointment level will rise. The flavors of molasses, vanilla, and cinnamon take center stage and are completely distracting. Instead of a scrumptious coffee-flavored beverage, this is like one of those subpar vegan desserts that doesn't taste anything like it's supposed to taste.

35. Monster Energy Import

Originally made in Amsterdam, Monster Energy Import looks like the energy drink you should select if you're trying to impress a date. The can has an elegant design and has the phrase "super-premium" on it. Alas, this Monster Energy flavor doesn't live up to the hype. Taste-wise, it's very similar to the original flavor. The main difference is it's not as salty and a little bit less carbonated, which gives it a smoother taste. That said, it's even sweeter — and that makes it difficult to stomach.

Monster Energy Import does have one cool feature: a resealable cap. To open it, you simply need to twist the cap. To close it, you just twist it back. Honestly, it's a really useful feature that will hopefully spread to all of their other flavors. If you want to nurse your energy drink all day long, being able to reseal it after every sip is a game-changer.

34. Green Tea Monster Dragon Iced Tea

If you're a fan of both green tea and energy drinks, you may be thrilled to learn that Monster Energy has a green tea-flavored option. While Green Tea Monster Dragon Iced Tea may sound like a marriage made in beverage heaven, the reality of the situation isn't nearly as merry. Instead of being an energy drink that's infused with green tea goodness, this stuff tastes like lightly sweetened pond water. You won't spit it out right away but there's no way you'll get much joy out of this stuff. It smells strange and tastes even weirder.

If you love both green tea and energy drinks, you should enjoy those drinks separately. By consuming green tea, you get many potential benefits including improved brain, heart, and gut health. The best green tea, such as matcha tea from Japan, also has an outstanding flavor. Don't waste your time with Green Tea Monster Dragon Iced Tea.

33. Purple Passion Monster Hydro

Imagine a sports drink like Gatorade with an extra kick of caffeine, vitamins, and branched-chain amino acids. Monster Energy made that idea a reality with their Hydro Super Sport line. Tragically, not all the flavors in this line are worthy of your money. The Purple Passion Monster Hydro has a lot of potential but it's ultimately a bust.

The main drawback of this energized sports drink is the flavor. Monster Energy went overboard with the artificial grape flavor. Even grape-flavored Kool-Aid is more subtle than this stuff. Second of all, Purple Passion Monster Hydro has a surprising amount of sugar in it. You may erroneously think that a sports drink with vitamins and BCAAs in it would be low in carbohydrates but the truth is that this beverage has 13 grams of carbs per eight ounces. Even if you want the 188 milligrams of caffeine, pick a better flavor in their Hydro Super Sport line.

32. The Original Lo-Carb Monster Energy

If the only energy drink you know is the aforementioned Original Green Monster Energy, the Original Lo-Carb Monster Energy is unquestionably a step in the right direction. If you're hesitant about spreading your wings and trying other flavors, start with this flavor. It's similar enough to the original that you'll instantly enjoy it but it can also start you down the path of reaching Monster Energy's best flavors.

The Original Lo-Carb Monster Energy is less sweet and less salty than the original. It also adds a pleasant tanginess. Overall, it's far less intense. As an added bonus, this version is a lot lower in carbohydrates, as the name suggests. While a 16-ounce can of the original has 210 calories and a whopping 54 grams of sugar, a 16-ounce can of the Lo-Carb version has only 25 calories and just seven grams of sugar. Thus, not only does this taste better than the original, but it's also healthier for you. That's a win-win.

31. Watermelon Monster Hydro

When getting rehydrated is the goal, watermelon sounds like the perfect flavor. Watermelon juice has a mild flavor and that makes it easy to continuously drink it without the need for a break. That fact should make Watermelon Monster Hydro a surefire hit, right? Regrettably, that's not the case.

Instead of tasting like real watermelon juice, this stuff tastes like liquified watermelon candy. Even if you love watermelon Jolly Ranchers, for example, Watermelon Monster Hydro becomes too monotonous after a few sips. Soon, you'll be ready to move on to another flavor due to the unrelenting flavor of watermelon candy. Considering that you'd only drink Watermelon Monster Hydro for hydration purposes, that definitely needs to be classified as a negative characteristic.

While this flavor is certainly better than Purple Passion Monster Hydro, you can find better flavors in the Super Sport line. Don't settle for this one, especially because it's difficult to drink in large doses.

30. Zero-Sugar Ultra Rosá

When you see a can of Zero-Sugar Ultra Rosá, your imagination will run wild. Its name alone will have you imagining a drink made with fresh strawberries, guava syrup, lime juice, pink lemonade, and maybe even a splash of wine. As spectacular as that sounds, the reality of this energy drink is much more boring.

Zero-Sugar Ultra Rosá tastes like sweetened grapefruit juice. That's it. There are no guavas or strawberries in the recipe. No wine comes along for the ride. Sweetened grapefruit juice is the only flavor you can taste. It's not a terrible flavor but it's a far cry from what you were hoping for. Monster Energy could have just named this stuff Zero-Sugar Ultra Grapefruit to avoid the aggravation but apparently, that name wasn't sexy enough. Zero-Sugar Ultra Rosá is a hip name but it's also a name that will leave you feeling disappointed after you take your first sip.

29. Irish Blend Java Monster

If you've ever experienced a delicious cup of Irish coffee, you know that the two most memorable aspects are the cream and whiskey. Since whiskey is obviously not going to be included inside of a can of Monster Energy, it'd make sense if cream played a starring role in Irish Blend Java Monster. Unfortunately, not only is the whiskey missing, but so is the cream for the most part.

There is a modest cream-like flavor in the aftertaste but it's almost negligible. You practically need to hold your breath to taste it. That flavor would need to be amplified by about a factor of 10 for this coffee-flavored beverage to live up to its name. Without the cream and whiskey, Irish Blend Java Monster is left to taste just like an energy drink flavored with instant coffee. It's definitely drinkable but you won't be blown away unless instant coffee is your idea of a good time.

28. Papillon Juice Monster

Even if you know that papillon is the French word for butterfly, you still won't know what to expect when you pop open a can of Papillon Juice Monster. Thankfully, it doesn't taste like actual butterflies. But the problem is that it doesn't taste like much of anything. It's like fruit juice that has been watered down so much that it lost all of its potency and everything that made it so yummy in the first place.

The three fruits that you can still taste a little bit in Papillon Juice Monster are nectarines, peaches, and apples. The nectarine juice and peach juice are noticed by your tongue right away. A couple moments later, the apple juice is apparent as part of the aftertaste. But, again, all the flavors are extremely minimal. There's nothing that will gross you out but there's also nothing that will make you a fan of this stuff.

27. Killer Kiwi Monster Hydro

Killer Kiwi Monster Hydro is another option in the Super Sport line and it's much better than either Purple Passion Monster Hydro or Watermelon Monster Hydro. Both of those flavors are way too powerful and will knock you back on your heels. While this kiwi-flavored option is better — it has the opposite issue.

It turns out that the word "killer" in Killer Kiwi Monster Hydro was just put there just to make this beverage sound cooler, as there's certainly nothing killer about the kiwi flavor. While you can tell this beverage is supposed to taste like kiwi juice, the most prominent flavor is sugar. The kiwi part of the equation is almost insignificant. If you're looking to rehydrate quickly and you don't care about the flavor of the liquid, this is a suitable choice. But if you're looking for an energy drink with a strong kiwi flavor, you need to look elsewhere.

26. Chocolate Muscle Monster Energy Shake

For individuals who rely on protein shakes to get the optimal amount of protein on a daily basis, Monster Energy sells something you may be interested in. The line is called Muscle Monster Energy Shakes and there are two flavor options: vanilla and chocolate. Not only do these shakes have 27 grams of protein, they feature more than 150 milligrams of caffeine.

Of the two flavors, the chocolate is much better. The vanilla is super bland and tastes more like thick milk rather than a vanilla shake. The chocolate flavor is better — but it's still far from great. While it has a sufficient amount of chocolatiness, it also has a chalky consistency and a little bit of a chemical aftertaste.

If you're really in a hurry and you need to combine your daily protein shake and your daily caffeine fix, then the Chocolate Muscle Monster Energy Shake is an okay-ish option. Otherwise, you can find a better protein shake and a better energy drink.

25. Zero-Sugar Ultra Blue

After you take your first sip of Zero-Sugar Ultra Blue, you'll be thoroughly confused. The blue can and the berry-powered aroma will convince you to expect something that tastes like sweet, fresh blueberries. But that's not what is delivered to your taste buds. Instead, Ultra Blue is a harsh amount of sourness that overpowers the berry flavoring.

After the initial shock of your first sip, you may actually grow to enjoy this energy drink. However, it may take a while for your expectations to adjust and, even then, it's definitely not for everyone. If you like extra tart raspberries, you might like this drink. Alternatively, if the idea of blueberry-flavored grapefruit juice makes your mouth water, this might be the Monster Energy flavor for you. For everyone else in the world, you should pick one of the flavors higher on this list. Zero-Sugar Ultra Blue lacks the balanced flavors found in the drinks near the top of our ranking.

24. Mango Matic Monster MAXX

Beyond the creative use of alliteration in the name of this energy drink, Mango Matic Monster MAXX is mostly known for incorporating nitrous oxide into its recipe. Yes, laughing gas is injected into this drink. Don't worry, though, the nitrous oxide won't cause you to break out in an uncontrollable case of the giggles. Rather, its inclusion gives this energy drink a unique texture.

At first, you'll find the texture to be extremely appealing. Mango Matic Monster MAXX is extraordinarily smooth and the foam it produces has cream-like consistency. Everyone should try a nitrogenated energy drink at some point in their life just to experience the difference.

Sadly, the novelty of the nitrous oxide wears off after your first can of this stuff. You are unlikely to be tempted to buy this kind of Monster Energy beverage more than once. Other than this mango-flavored drink, the two other nitrogenated options are Monster Energy Nitro and Rad Red Monster MAXX. Both of those flavors are equally as forgettable as Mango Matic Monster MAXX. Try any of these three flavors once — but know that's where your love affair will end.

23. Aussie Lemonade

Lemonade lovers in search of a bold, lemony blast to go with a burst of energy can do better than Monster's Aussie Lemonade. While this twisted take on lemon refreshment offers up sour flavor aplenty, it doesn't come close to an authentic lemonade experience. Sure, it's citrusy enough to pucker your taste buds as you sip. But the telltale lemonade essence has gone missing from this disappointing energy drink. Online reviewer The Impulsive Buy notes that the flavor is more akin to lemonade mixed with a lemon-lime soda. This may be intriguing if you know what you're in for, but if you're expecting an energized version of old-fashioned lemonade, you won't be satisfied.

Reddit users are helpful in pointing out that Australian-style lemonade is actually more of a lemon-lime soda, like Sprite. Drinkers who know this before they pop the top may find something satisfying in the can if they are looking for a beverage closer to 7UP. But for fans of actual lemonade, Aussie Lemonade just doesn't match the jazzy sweet-tartness or citrus fun of the real deal.

22. Triple Shot French Vanilla Java Monster

Boasting 300 milligrams of caffeine, Triple Shot French Vanilla Java Monster has some odd characteristics but it could make sense for the right person. Firstly, let's put that amount of caffeine in perspective. That's nearly twice as much caffeine as the largest Blonde Vanilla Latte available at Starbucks. If you need to wake up in a hurry, this Monster Energy creation could be right up your alley.

The first aspect that makes the Triple Shot French Vanilla Java Monster so odd is the flavor. Instead of tasting like vanilla coffee, it tastes like caramel coffee with a slight vanilla aftertaste. It tastes pretty good — but it won't be what you're expecting. The other odd aspect is the texture. This non-carbonated beverage is really thick, especially compared to other energy drinks. For that reason, it's important to keep this drink extra cold. If it's even room temperature, the thickness will make it seem like you're drinking old milk that has been left out on the kitchen counter for too long.

21. Zero Ultra

The first Monster Energy drink on this list that can be recommended to one and all without any caveats or conditions is Zero Ultra. It comes in an easily recognizable white can with black, gray, and blue lettering and features a clean, crisp, and utterly refreshing citrus flavor. For someone new to the energy drink universe, this would be the perfect way to dip your toe into the caffeinated water. In the early days of energy drinks, they were all jarring and difficult to drink. This flavor is the opposite of that.

Zero Ultra is so light that you could drink multiple cans of this stuff without batting an eyelash. That said, you don't want to do that because too much caffeine can be dangerous and lead to everything from dizziness to trouble breathing and could even require hospitalization. As with many things in life, be sure to enjoy Zero Ultra in moderation. Even though it's easy to down multiple cans, think twice before doing so.

20. Peach Tea Monster Rehab

Peach tea always seems to be a hit-and-miss beverage. It's either really good and the perfect drink for a hot summer day or so putrid that there's no way to drink it without gagging. Thankfully, Peach Tea Monster Rehab is the former and not the latter. It has a strong peach flavor and enough sweetness to catch your attention. The peach flavor is almost too strong — but it successfully tiptoes that line and avoids overwhelming your senses with unnatural peachiness.

The Monster Rehab line has three focuses: to quench your thirst, to provide you with energy, and to rehabilitate you after a long, difficult day. To accomplish those goals, Monster Rehab flavors are packed with a variety of electrolytes, vitamins, botanicals such as quercetin and milk thistle, and more than 150 milligrams of caffeine. It's also noteworthy that these drinks are not carbonated, which makes them easy to drink and more useful as a thirst quencher.

19. The Original Zero-Sugar Monster Energy

A funny thing happened as Monster Energy removed carbohydrates from its original flavor: the taste improved — and markedly so! Not only is the Original Lo-Carb Monster Energy better than the OG Monster Energy, as previously mentioned, but the Original Zero-Sugar Monster Energy is way, way better than the Lo-Carb version. It has a layered citrus flavor with the right touch of sweetness and saltiness added in. It's flavorful but subdued enough to allow you to sit back, relax, and appreciate the taste.

If you like the sweet and salty combination of the original flavor but you want something that's suitable for a keto diet, this is the beverage to add to your shopping cart. It has only 10 calories and three grams of carbs, none of which are sugar. While Monster Energy removed all of the sugar, they left in plenty of caffeine to keep you energized — 140 milligrams to be exact.

18. Zero Sugar Monster Hydro

The best flavor in the Hydro Super Sport line is another Monster Energy drink that features no sugar. Zero Sugar Monster Hydro blows all the other flavors in this line out of the water. The flavor is officially called "fantasy fruit" but if you wanted to give a real name to the fruitiness, it's like a mix of cherry and blue raspberry. The flavoring of this caffeinated sports drink is faint enough to allow you to guzzle if you need to but also present enough to brighten your mood.

Like all the sugary drinks in the Hydro Super Sport line, Zero Sugar Monster Hydro is blessed with electrolytes and vitamins in addition to caffeine. Besides being sugar-free, this beverage also has only five calories per container and just two total carbs. If you want a Hydro Super Sport drink with more calories for whatever reason, your best bet is to go with Blue Ice Monster Hydro. It's similar to this sugarless version but with more blue raspberry flavoring.

17. Raspberry Tea Monster Rehab

Another raspberry-powered superstar in the Monster Energy rotation is Raspberry Tea Monster Rehab. Unlike Zero Sugar Monster Hydro, this stuff is made with red raspberry flavoring instead of blue raspberry flavoring. It's an intense flavor that almost tastes like raspberry syrup that you'd put on pancakes — but it's oh-so scrumptious. Just keep in mind that you should take small sips to avoid saturating your taste buds in sweetness. If you drink it fast, you run the risk of ruining the entire journey.

It's also worth noting that Raspberry Tea Monster Rehab has an energetic aftertaste with coconuts and apples joining the red raspberries. That may sound like a strange combo but you won't mind it at all. In fact, the more you drink this stuff, the more you will enjoy it. By your fourth or fifth can, it may very well be your favorite part of this lively Monster Energy flavor.

16. Zero-Sugar Ultra Black

There's so much to love about Zero-Sugar Ultra Black. First of all, the can is slick. It's black with gray and red highlights. Just holding this can will increase your coolness level by two or three notches. Second of all, the flavor is strikingly crisp. It tastes like fresh black cherries with only a hint of sweetness added in to enhance the happiness. Thirdly, due to the tartness and richness of the black cherries, Zero-Sugar Ultra Black is extra filling. If it comes down to it, you could use this energy drink to replace a meal (though probably not recommended), which is extra impressive considering that this beverage has a grand total of zero calories.

Unlike the vast majority of energy drinks, this flavor still tastes good even when it's not kept in a refrigerator. Whether you drink Zero-Sugar Ultra Black cold, at room temperature, or even a little bit warm, you'll love it all the same.

15. Ultra Sunrise

Ultra Sunrise may sound like the dawning of a brand new day, but the orangey citrus flavor is nothing new in the world of beverage excitement. Fans of orange-flavored beverages will surely get their money's worth, but for drinkers looking for something that has a little more tongue tingle in addition to the brain tingle of Monster's energy wildness, this can is probably not going to do it. This doesn't make it bad, just average for a Monster sipping experience.

Caffeine Shark shares this opinion, noting that while Ultra Sunrise doesn't set the world on fire, it's also not a bad drink. Reviewers on Influenster are a bit more excited about the taste of Ultra Sunrise and call out the tangerine essence, proclaiming it a satisfying morning start. Caffeine Informer, however, reports that Ultra Sunrise was one of Monster's top sellers in 2018. Maybe striving for mediocrity can actually make you successful after all. It certainly seems to have worked for this mid-level Monster flavor.

14. Kona Blend Java Monster

If you desire a coffee-flavored energy drink to supercharge your day, Kona Blend Java Monster is your best bet. Monster Energy didn't get too fancy with this flavor. It tastes just like dark coffee made from a Kona blend. If you've never had Kona coffee, it's from Hawaii, it has a unique taste, and it can be really expensive. While this energy drink is not made from only Kona coffee beans (on the label, it says the Kona beans are mixed with imported beans), it's authentic enough for it to titillate your taste buds.

Do you put a lot of sugar and a lot of cream in your coffee? If so, you should probably pick another energy drink. Kona Blend Java Monster is best for those people who want their energy drink to taste exactly like coffee — without much else mixed into the recipe. This beverage has a little bit of sweetness but nothing that tastes like added cream.

13. Zero-Sugar Ultra Violet

Known by some energy drink connoisseurs as the Purple Monster, Zero-Sugar Ultra Violet is a big-time winner. By just looking at the purple can, you may worry that this energy drink will be overflowing with too much artificial grape flavor. Other energy drinks, including the Purple Passion Monster Hydro mentioned above, go way too far with that fake grape additive. Thankfully, Monster Energy decided to go in a different direction.

When you first take a sip, you'll be stunned that grape isn't even the main flavor. Instead, the first thing you'll taste is a delicate citrus flavor. The artificial grape flavor doesn't even kick in until the aftertaste. Even then, the grape flavor is kind and gentle. Overall, it should be noted that this is one of the sweeter beverages that Monster Energy produces. Everyone should like this flavor but you'll especially adore it if you have an insatiable sweet tooth.

12. Tea & Lemonade Monster Rehab

It's not a flavor combination that's popular in the world of energy drinks but Tea & Lemonade Monster Rehab is so glorious that it will cause you to sit up straight in amazement. In fact, it's really similar to the best Arizona Tea flavor, the AriZona Arnold Palmer. On top of the really good taste, you get all the other benefits of the Monster Rehab line including botanicals, caffeine, electrolytes like potassium and magnesium, and a wide array of vitamins including vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12.

Like AriZona Arnold Palmer, Tea & Lemonade Monster Rehab is also non-carbonated. That's a good thing because you don't have any bubbles interfering with the perfect pairing of sweet lemonade and brewed tea. After surviving another busy day at the office, this beverage is a great way to refresh your senses, recover your joy, and revive your spirits so that you can savor the rest of your evening.

11. Zero-Sugar Ultra Fiesta

If you've spent any time in Latin America, you know that mangoes are ubiquitous. From entrees to desserts, the mango plays a vital role in Latin American cuisine. If you're searching high and low for a mango flavored energy drink, brush aside Mango Matic Monster MAXX and instead grab a can of Zero-Sugar Ultra Fiesta. This beverage has such a genuine mango flavor that your entire familia will be impressed. Even your abuela will be asking for seconds.

If you grew up drinking mango smoothies, you'll fall head over heels for this beverage — especially if you keep it ice-cold. The mix of mango flavor with a generous dash of sweetness will leave you reminiscing fondly about the long summer days from your childhood.

Even if mangoes are a foreign fruit to your palate, you too will enjoy Zero-Sugar Ultra Fiesta. Before you claim that you don't like mango-powered beverages, try this energy drink to have your mind changed. It's that good.

10. Mango Loco

As one of Monster's noncarbonated options, Mango Loco is one of the most successful formulations in the company's lineup. Leaving out the fizz allows Monster to replicate the bold flavor of real mango juice. The result is something more like a juice beverage than a typical energy drink, though anyone looking for a caffeinated spark will get exactly what they want here too. Fans of the mellow tropical goodness of real mango will find much to love when they crack the top on one of these cans.

Reviewers on A Billion seem to agree, giving Mango Loco an overall 4.7 out of five-star review average. Reddit users are a bit more mixed in their opinions, commenting that this tropical treat can be a little too sweet at times, especially without the carbonation to offset it. Nonetheless, for energy drink lovers who are searching for something slightly more exotic to add to their lineup, Mango Loco is a sure winner.

9. Ultra Peachy Keen

Lovers of peach rings candy are in for a real treat with Monster's Ultra Peachy Keen flavor. The taste is an uncanny recreation of the popular sweet but with the energizing boost that Monster provides. The juicy peach flavor is a welcome addition to the Monster family, and while it doesn't fully replicate the taste of real peaches, it comes close enough to get the job done. There's a spark of nostalgia in the candy-style flavoring that doesn't forgo the recognizable essence of fruit, a balancing act performed without a drop of sugar. 

On the downside, one Reddit reviewer comments on the strange lingering aftertaste. Perhaps the sugar substitute monster uses has something to do with this. Regardless, drinkers who love the fun flavor of childhood candy in their energy drinks will get a kick out of this sip. YouTube reviewer Caffeine Man is one of those people, and he praises the strong peachy aroma and manageable sweetness that doesn't overpower the flavor. For a drink that boldly proclaims itself to be peachy keen, this canned beverage comes through.

8. Rehab strawberry lemonade

Monster gets the lemonade balance right with its Rehab strawberry lemonade flavor. This can leaves out the carbonation in favor of a more authentic combination of strawberry and lemonade that replicates the real deal. To be clear, the flavor is lighter than other Monster cans. Still, it's a refreshing change that satisfies both the urge for a tart yet sweet beverage and the need for a sippable supercharge filled with Monster's energy-boosting magic. Imagine cracking open a cold can of this delightful drink on a hot summer day when it's too much trouble to make actual strawberry lemonade. You're in for a refreshing time, and you'll be all juiced up for whatever your next warm-weather activity turns out to be.

Online reviews seem to concur. YouTube reviewer Chad Longworth rates Rehab strawberry lemonade just under plain lemonade and peach lemonade tea flavored Monster. Another YouTuber, JacobDrinkingJones, compares the flavor to pink lemonade with a touch of strawberry and a bit of syrupy sweetness. Despite the varied opinions, Rehab strawberry lemonade is a successful reimagining of a real-world flavor that drinkers know and love, but with a rocket-fuel kick that's sure to get you going.

7. Pacific Punch Juice Monster

When you open a can of Pacific Punch Juice Monster, the smell of Hawaiian Punch will fill the room. Initially, you may feel a palpable amount of disappointment if kiddie drinks aren't your thing. But your frown will flip upside down once you take a sip because this beverage tastes much better. It doesn't have that overpowering and nauseating sweetness that plagues Hawaiian Punch. With only a subtle amount of sweetness, you're better able to taste all the different fruits that make up the fruit juice. That adds to the complexity of this energy drink and makes it much lighter.

While it tastes like a better version of Hawaiian Punch, there are some differences. Hawaiian Punch is made from apples, oranges, pineapples, apricot, papaya, guava, and passion fruit. Pacific Punch Juice Monster, on the other hand, has the following fruits on its list of ingredients: apples, pineapples, cherries, raspberry, guava, and passion fruit. Thus, it's really similar but not an exact replica.

6. Zero-Sugar Ultra Watermelon

The most refreshing of all the Monster Energy flavors is without a doubt Zero-Sugar Ultra Watermelon. This is the best energy drink you can find anywhere to cool you off after a long, hot afternoon in the sun. Whether you've been outside doing yard work or you spent a lazy day at the beach, this watermelon-powered beverage will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

The greatest attribute the Zero-Sugar Ultra Watermelon has going for it is its genuineness. It really does taste like fresh watermelon juice that has been expertly carbonated. There's some added sweetness to make it even more entertaining to drink but not enough sweetness to impede the party. Another advantageous attribute is the fact that the can is always easy to spot, even if it's in a sea of competing energy drink cans. With a bright red background, green lettering, and a multitude of exploding fireworks, it's impossible to miss.

5. Ginger Brew Monster Mule

Some people say Ginger Brew Monster Mule tastes like ginger ale. Other people say it tastes more like a Moscow Mule cocktail without the alcohol. Either way, just about everyone who tries this energy drink really, really likes it.

As is the case with any high-quality ginger beverage, the crispness and the sharpness of Ginger Brew Monster Mule is what will win you over. Additionally, the freshness of the ginger flavor will shock you in the most welcoming way possible. The slightly sour aftertaste is the tart cherry on top of this delectable drink. After one mouthful, you'll know full well that this stuff is majestic and worthy of all the praise that it receives.

Tip: You can take Ginger Brew Monster Mule to the next level by pouring it into a copper mug. That's how Moscow Mule cocktails are served and the copper mug somehow makes this Monster Energy flavor taste even better.

4. Swiss Chocolate Java Monster

A delectable chocolate-flavored energy drink sounds like too much to ask for from the beverage gods. Surprisingly, that's exactly what you get if you purchase Swiss Chocolate Java Monster. This amazing Monster Energy concoction is deliciously chocolaty and chocolate lovers will be euphoric the moment it touches their tongue for the first time.

Technically, this is part of the coffee-powered Java Monster line of energy drinks. However, there is virtually no coffee flavor in the Swiss Chocolate Java Monster at all. Instead, the only flavor you taste is Swiss chocolate. Compared to other types of chocolate, Swiss chocolate is typically the smoothest and perfectly balances sweetness, richness, and savoriness to create an unforgettable milk chocolate. That unmistakable smoothness somehow joined the ride, which makes this a delight to drink.

Drink a can of Swiss Chocolate Java Monster to start off your day or as a dessert after a big meal. Whenever you decide to drink it, just know that you'll have a big smile on your face by the time the can is empty.

3. Monster Energy Assault

Of all the options in the original line of Monster Energy drinks, the cream of the crop is Monster Energy Assault. This is the flavor that comes in the can with the camouflage pattern. Neither the camo nor the anything on the front of the can gives you a hint of what you should expect when you take your first sip. What does this beverage taste like? It tastes like Coca-Cola mixed with the original Monster Energy flavor.

Importantly, the primary flavor is the cola. That allows the original energy drink flavor to play a supporting role in the background. While the original flavor was much too intense, it meshes amazingly well when a lot of cola is mixed with it.

If you find that regular colas don't have enough caffeine, you may consider making Monster Energy Assault your go-to cola. This drink will assault your system with 160 milligrams of caffeine, while a can of Coca-Cola Classic has only 34 milligrams of caffeine.

2. Zero-Sugar Ultra Paradise

Of all the fantastic flavors of Monster Energy drinks that feature no sugar at all, Zero-Sugar Ultra Paradise is the one that deserves to be the highest in this ranking. It's so stunningly awesome that it might be the only energy drink you buy the rest of your life. The fact that this flavor was created without the use of any sugar is mind-blowing.

When this stuff first enters your mouth, you will first taste a mild tartness. Next, you will taste an invigorating fruity flavor. Finally, a pleasantly sweet aftertaste will prepare you for your next sip. This roller coaster ride never gets boring. In fact, you'll love Zero-Sugar Ultra Paradise more and more as you drink it.

To create the fruitiness, Monster Energy combined kiwis, limes, and just a little bit of cucumber. It's difficult for your taste buds to pick up the cucumber but not impossible. Conversely, the kiwi juice and the lime juice form a magical combination that you can't miss.

1. Pipeline Punch Juice Monster

If you want to try the best of the best that Monster Energy has to offer, head to your nearest convenience store and buy a Pipeline Punch Juice Monster. This beverage is similar to the previously discussed Pacific Punch Juice Monster but a few levels better. Like Pacific Punch, Pipeline Punch has a Hawaii-inspired flavor. By combining guava, passion fruit, and orange, this energy drink has attained legendary status. This stuff has the optimal amount of sweetness, sourness, and saltiness all in one can.

The fact that Monster Energy's best flavor is a juice-powered beverage shouldn't be too surprising. The company that gave birth to Monster Energy was Hansen's Natural, a family-operated juice business with a history that dates back to the 1930s. In a way, Pipeline Punch Juice Monster is the company returning to its roots. Give it a try and you'll taste an energy drink that's so delicious that you will agree that its greatness can only be explained by Monster Energy having decades of experience.