Today, it can be easy to get lost in the world of energy drinks where each one claims to be the best energy drink in the world. But, of course, we all know all of these are subjective.
Admittedly, there are many energy drink brands out there that are impressively formulated. However, not all of them will fit you and your lifestyle.
And that’s the very reason why I created this website, to help you decide which energy drinks will suit you best without having to try all of them yourself.
I was able to try a couple of flavors from Rogue Energy and I will share my review on it right here, right now.
I’d give a rating of 7.5 for Rogue Energy. The packaging looks sleek, you’d know it’s a beverage for adults and not for the kids. Given the formulation and flavors, the USD 32.99 price point is quite fair in my opinion. I find the ingredients pretty impressive as well, however, despite the high caffeine content, it takes too long for the caffeine to kick in which kind of stunts the whole point of energy drinks.
In this article, I will share all the things you need to know about Rouge. Stick around to know if this is your kind of energy drink before you make a purchase.
What is Rogue Energy?
Rogue Energy is created by Overpowered Labs that started in 2017. Its products are formulated to provide energy boosters to those living an active lifestyle or to anyone who needs a jolt of energy to get through their day.
Although Rogue Energy is still considered a new entrant in its industry, it takes pride in having its products manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities to compete with other huge brands in the market.
To make its energy drink a healthy alternative to your usual carbonated, sugar-filled energy drink, Rogue Energy is intentionally created with no sugar and calorie.
It’s also rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids to increase your energy and alertness, enhance your cognition, and strengthen your endurance so you can last longer in whatever task you’re doing. Be it a physical activity like working out or a mental activity such as gaming.
Rogue Nutritional Information
|Nutrient||Quantity per serving|
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)||185mg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||15mg|
|Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)||10mcg|
|Sodium (Sodium Citrate)||16mg|
|Potassium (Potassium Citrate)||36mg|
Calories in Rogue Energy (0g per serving)
A packet of Rogue Energy contains zero calories. This is great news for those trying to lose weight yet don’t want to give up on delicious beverages such as energy drinks. You can drink Rogue without worrying about loads of calories that you have to burn for hours in the gym.
A calorie is a unit of energy that is essential to your body. Your body cells need it for your whole system to function normally so it’s unnecessary to avoid it. However, if you intake too much of it but exercise just a little, it can raise health issues too. Some of them are:
- increased cardiovascular diseases
- increased risk of type 2 diabetes
- some type of cancers, especially endometrial cancer
According to the NIH, as a general guideline for healthy adults, the caloric intake must be 2,000 calories per day for women and 2,500 calories per day for men.
Caffeine in Rogue Energy (0mg to 300mg per serving)
Depending on the flavor, you can get zero to 300mg of caffeine per serving of Rogue Energy. Here are our options:
- Rogue Hydration – 0mg per serving
- Rogue Shake – 130mg per serving
- Rogue Energy – 175mg per serving
- Rogue Extreme – 300mg per serving
In my opinion, 0 to 130mg of caffeine is what you want to get if you’re an average caffeine consumer. However, the 175mg to 300mg could be a bit strong for you if you’re not really used to drinking caffeinated beverages.
It’s always important to be wary of your caffeine intake because caffeine is a Central Nervous System stimulator. It’s a popular ingredient to increase your energy and enhance your mental function such as alertness, concentration, memory, and more.
Caffeine is a major ingredient of Rogue. It offers a lot of health benefits, but on the flip side of the coin, it can also be dangerous when overly consumed.
According to the FDA, it’s safe for a healthy adult to consume up to 400mg of caffeine every day. Although, this doesn’t apply to everyone. If you have caffeine intolerance, this recommendation might be too much for you.
Listen to your body and know how it metabolizes caffeine.
Sugar in Rogue Energy (0g per serving)
As mentioned in this article many times already, Rogue Energy is completely sugar-free. This is great news for people with or without diabetes as with Rogue, they can enjoy a sweet-tasting beverage without the sugar.
This also means that you won’t be experiencing sugar crashes or jitters from sugar after having a serving of Rogue. It’s also nice to know that this drink won’t contribute to your weight because the artificial sweetener (sucralose) used in Rogue is calorie-free as well.
Sodium in Rogue Energy (16mg per serving)
Sodium is an electrolyte and a common ingredient in energy drinks for its ability to balance fluid in your body. It is an essential component for muscle and nerve function.
Your body doesn’t need too much of it to be effective. Some of its health benefits include decreasing your blood pressure, however, excessive intake can give you the opposite result.
Thankfully, Rogue Energy has a low amount of sodium in its formula to make sure it won’t be a problem for you.
Carbohydrates in Rogue Energy (1g per serving)
Carbohydrates are another nutrient that has earned a bad name in many types of diets. Some even turn their backs on it completely thinking that it’s bad for their health. But the truth is, carbohydrate is an essential nutrient for your body.
It’s the main source of fuel for the body. Like calories, it makes your whole system function the way it should.
Now, when do carbohydrates become harmful to your body? The answer is when you’re consuming too much of it. It can be a factor for obesity and type 2 diabetes.
With Rogue Energy, there’s nothing to worry about. It contains only 1g of carbohydrates per serving.
Fat in Rogue Energy (0g per serving)
Another bragging right of Rogue Energy is that it doesn’t contain fats. Fat increases the risk of heart diseases. If there is one fat that you’ll be consuming, that’s healthy fats.
Popular sources of healthy fats are avocado, chia seeds, dark chocolates, nuts, and olive oil.
Rogue Energy Ingredients
Energy Complex (200g total)
Focus Complex (1.50 g total)
Both the Energy Complex and the Focus Complex were formulated with different ingredients that fulfill their own purpose, be it a boosted cognitive function, or a more efficient metabolism on all nutrients.
If you’re looking for more details about each ingredient, I’ve fleshed them out in detail in this article.
|Citric Acid||preserving and flavoring agent|
|Artificial Flavors||mimics the taste of natural ingredients|
|Maltodextrin||helps the product have a longer shelf life|
|Rebaudioside A (rom Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf)||natural sweetener|
|Silicon Dioxide||anti-caking agent|
Rogue Energy Flavor Review
I was able to grab some flavors of Rogue Energy.
I’d like to commend Rogue for its aesthetics. Unlike G Fuel and Sneak Energy, Rogue’s packaging looks sleek and isn’t screaming for marketing for kids. We all should know that energy drinks aren’t meant for kids.
Anyway, here’s what I thought about each flavor I’ve tried:
Rogue Hydration Dragon Fruit Mango
Among the flavors I’ve tried, this one mimics its flavor the best as it tastes like actual dragon fruit mango. Although its after-taste, likely from its artificial sweeteners, will hold me from trying it again. (Rating: 3/5)
Rogue Energy Grape Popsicle
This would be my favorite among the flavors I have here. I know that Rogue uses artificial sweeteners but the grape flavor makes the sweetness taste natural, similar to having the real thing. (Rating: 5/5)
Rogue Energy Cherry Limeade
I’m no fan of cherries but this flavor surprisingly tastes really good. The overall flavor overpowered the artificial sweetness I was talking about in the previous flavor, which I prefer. So, great job on this one, Rogue! I see myself getting a tub of this Cherry Limeade flavor. (Rating: 4.5/5)
Rogue Energy Strawberry Kiwi
I’m not satisfied with how this flavor tastes as all I got was sweetness. I might have to try this flavor again and I’ll mix it with less water, then maybe I can enjoy the strawberry and kiwi flavor in it. (Rating: 1/5)
Rogue Extreme Green Apple
The green apple taste isn’t very noticeable but this is the kind of flavor I would go for before I hit the gym simply for its boost that lasted hours. I wouldn’t recommend it as a late-night drink. (Rating: 3.9/5)
Now, for the common denominator of these flavors, I had to wait for about 20 to 30 minutes before I start to feel their effect on my body, even the Rogue Extreme which contains a whopping 300mg of caffeine.
I find it disappointing because I don’t usually get this delay of energy boost with other energy drinks. I would usually feel the effect kick in after 5 minutes with other energy drink brands.
My experience with Rogue Energy wasn’t anything out of this world but it wasn’t so bad either.
I look forward to trying out other flavors from Rogue and hopefully, I can share them here on the blog soon.
For now, here’s a video I found on YouTube reviewing every flavor Rogue has:
Full list of Rogue flavors:
- Rogue Energy Blue Raspberry
- Rogue Energy Watermelon
- Rogue Energy Cherry Limeade
- Rogue Energy Strawberry Kiwi
- Rogue Shake Caramel Vanilla Latte
- Rogue Shake Cookies ‘N Cream
- Rogue Energy Pink Lemonade
- Rogue Energy Grape Popsicle
- Rogue Energy Mango Pineapple
- Rogue Hydration Fruit Punch
- Rogue Hydration Dragon Fruit Mango
- Rogue Extreme Strawberry Lemonade
- Rogue Extreme Green Apple
Rogue Pros and Cons
All the aforementioned information can be a bit overwhelming in its detail. Let’s look at it simplified, where you can easily weigh out the advantages and the disadvantages.
|Rogue Pros||Rogue Cons|
|Has a lot of flavors to choose from||Weak formulation|
|Availability of flavors with different caffeine levels||Not available in stores|
|Value for money||Slow handling time for international orders|
|Has a healthy formula|
As you can see, Rogue stands great in its flavors and have evidently given thought to their formula’s ingredients. Their product remains available in a few eCommerce sites at a reasonable cost.
However, shipping can be a hassle from a certain distance and it’s not as readily available as energy drinks you can buy in stores.
Seeing Rogue flesh out against its pros and cons, let’s now see how Rogue stands against its competitors.
Rogue Energy VS G Fuel
Let’s compare Rogue to its closest competitor, G Fuel. They have a lot of similarities. One of the ingredients listed on their energy and focus complexes. They’re also both sugar-free and low in calories. Even the price is pretty similar.
Rogue appears to have higher dosages of its ingredients compared to G Fuel. Despite this, I find G Fuel a more effective energy drink for me. It’s more powerful when it comes to the actual effect on your body.
For instances such as gaming, G Fuel also provides me sufficient focus and concentration on my game. I feel the instant boost of energy with G Fuel while with Rogue I have to wait for a longer time before it kicks in.
Where can you buy Rogue Energy?
Unfortunately, Rogue Energy isn’t available in stores as of current.
Their lack of a physical store can be a disadvantage but their products are available on a few sites that are internationally within reach so you can have your fill whenever, wherever.
Price of Rogue Energy
Here’s a table comparing the prices of Rogue Energy on different stores:
|Rogue Energy’s Website||Amazon||Gamerbulk|
|Rogue Energy Tub (30 servings)||$32.99||$32.99||€35.99|
In my opinion, buying from Rogue’s website is the best option. It’s not only cheaper, but I’ll also get to have all the flavors in my option. Unlike Amazon and Gamerbulk wherein the flavors are limited.
Here’s another table comparing Rogue Energy’s price to other energy drink brands:
|Rogue Energy Tub (30 servings)||$32.99|
|G Fuel Energy Tub (40 servings)||$35.99|
|Sneak Energy Tub (40 servings)||$40.00|
|X Gamer Tub (60 servings)||$35.00|
Considering the number of servings each brand is offering, the price point of Rogue Energy falls on the competitive side so you can’t say it’s cheaper or more expensive with Rogue.
Can you drink Rogue Energy every day?
Absolutely! You can drink Rogue every day.
A serving of Rogue contains 0 to 300mg of caffeine. This amount is believed to be safe for a healthy adult as per the FDA‘s recommended daily caffeine consumption.
Rogue Energy is sugar-free, low in calories, and rich in vitamins and amino acids to boost your energy and heighten your alertness.
Therefore, Rogue Energy is healthy and is safe to drink every day. For a more in-depth answer on daily consumption, you can check out another article I’ve got.
Who should avoid Rogue?
Rogue Energy is not meant to be consumed by the following, mainly because of its caffeine content:
- trying to get pregnant
- persons with a medical condition
- anyone below 18 years of age
If you fall under anyone in this category, you should steer clear of Rogue Energy, or any energy drink at all.
Rogue Energy is a decent energy drink.
Ingredients are on point, the price is reasonable, and the packaging, to me, speaks energy.
The only drawback that I experienced is the slow speed of its effect on my system. I got used to quick responding energy drinks so I was expecting Rogue to do the same for me. Rogue failed to deliver that one.
But overall, Rogue is something I can recommend to those in need of energy, just drink it half an hour before your activity to maximize its benefits.
And if you’re someone with low metabolism, be wary of your intake especially with their Rogue Extreme which has 300mg of caffeine. It’s a high level of caffeine that your body might not be able to handle. Drink it moderately.
For healthy adults and those used to intaking caffeine, just consume Rogue as directed and you should not have problems with it.