Amp Elevate is part of a new 3 flavor release by Mt Dew.Â The can design is similar to the others but I really dig the blue color combo and blue pull tab!
Elevate is branded as “Focus” with L-Theanine, this is the first energy drink I have sampled that has highlighted this amino acid that is normally found in tea.Â Theanine has been shown to reduce mental and physical stress and also promotes alpha wave production in the brain.
Let’s crack this open and see what we get!!!!Â I spy a crimson maroon color that is slightly cloudy upon pouring in a cup. (Very similar to Chambord liqueur)Â The first sip produces a very sharp taste followed by strong carbonation that assaults your tongue.Â I can handle the strong carbby feel that Elevate provides, it’s not overpowering or distracting.
Elevate is listed as a “Blast of Mixed Berry” and I will agree 100% on that, there is almost any kind of berry you can think of…. blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, blackberry and it finishes up with a light citrus aftertaste and a slight filmy residue on the roof of your mouth!
As for the goodies it seems that L-Theanine is the highlight that provided a nice focus factor (which could be all BS but I thought so), only 248mg of taurine, 160mg of caffeine, 148mg of guarana and 34mg of ginseng.
I would have no problem drinking Elevate anytime, it was refreshing, not overpowering and besides the slight filmy aftertaste I’d give this 2 thumbs up!