The Ripe Vapes e-liquid review and I’m updating it due to the new bottles which are 50ml short-fills [nic shots required if needed] – and brand new flavours.

And the very good news is no more need to buy from the USA as Velvet Vape has become the sole European distributor for the brand.

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Great news indeed because the vape juice flavours I’ve tried previously, are extraordinarily good 😉

A quick note to say Velvet Vape has asked me to mention the e-liquid range is also available in 20/60ml long-fills too – good to see a choice!

I’ve been sent 12 shortfill bottles – a couple I’ve reviewed before [see below].

All of the new flavours have now been reviewed – it’s a long e-liquid review, so settle down and relax lol.

OK…on with the review, I’ve added the new flavours first…so on with the original introduction and taste test…

Ripe Vapes E-liquid Now UK and European Ready!

Blink and you might have missed the Ripe Vapes e-liquid stand at the recent Vaper Expo – it was tucked away out the back somewhat.

However if you did miss it or failed to sample any of their ‘joose‘ – then trust me you’ve missed an absolute treat!

And little did I know that our very own Jonny is a huge fan of this e-liquid brand and I can see why – they are in a word divine.


Pre TPD vapers might remember the company’s most famous flavour Coconut Thai which is one of the most popular flavours across the world – and I can see why 😉

The onset of the TPD meant the team has had to spend some time getting the juices ready for the TRPR UK market.

However and given the huge amount of interest from the distributors signing up to stock these juices on B2B day – expect to see this fantastic range of e-liquids available in the UK very soon – and here they are 🙂

More Like a Wine Tasting Experience!

After chatting with the very knowledgeable and charming lady on the stand I was introduced to the man behind the brand – the extremely engaging Erik Moren.

Multi award winning Ripe Vapes are based deep inside the California wine growing region near Los Angeles in Ventura County – and one look at the labeling shows where this line of e-liquids gets its inspiration.

This is definitely what I’d class as ultra-premium vape juice and whilst it may seem a touch more expensive than others – this is quite simply absolutely delicious and definitely one for vapers who appreciate a quality product.

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I commented on how refreshing it was to see a ‘grown-up’ label and Erik agreed:

I made a conscious decision to keep the brand classy and away from the cartoony images we see with many of the brands out there. Our fan base agrees and from our wine styled labels to our logo and obviously our flavour range we’ve maintained an approach that is strictly for the more discerning vapers.

OK I was able to spend quite some time on the stand and whilst I’ll originally covered the three standout e-liquids that I feel deserve a mention – the rest are absolutely mind-blowingly good – as you will soon see 🙂

Indeed spending the time discussing the flavours with Eric was very reminiscent of a wine tasting experience with an extremely knowledgeable sommelier – right down to the aroma and even the taste test with a drop drizzled onto the back of my hand.

All that was missing was the bucket to spit it back into – though in all honesty that would be a terrible waste of a great juice!

OK on with the taste test and for the newer flavours I’m using my go to dripper the Augvape BTFC RDA on the Augvape VX217 mod vaping at between 75 and 90w.

OK three flavours from the original review that literally blew my mind – so let’s see how the new flavours compare…

Ripe Vapes E-Liquid VCT Bold

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Ripe Vapes Say:

Sweet and sexy vanilla custard up front, with a rich finish tasting of fine tobacco and a hint of toasted almond with a robust rich punch of tobacco

I Say:

I bloody loved the original despite not being much of a custard vaper.

What I liked was that hint of tobacco that cut through the creaminess.

So has the extra oomph of tobacco lifted this one to new heights?

Quite simply – yes indeed it has and then some!

That hint of almond really adds to the earthy tobacco flavour whilst the creamy custard adds another level.


Ripe Vapes E-Liquid VCT Chocolate

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Ripe Vapes Say:

Sweet and sexy vanilla custard up front, with a rich finish tasting of fine tobacco and a hint of toasted almond with hints of dark chocolate

I Say:

The same VTC base, that being creamy custard with a hint of tobacco and I can tell you the smell is divine.

I’m getting a real whiff of Nutella lol and I bloody love that stuff.

The inhale is pure chocolate with the vanilla adding a quite lovely depth before that almond and tobacco arrives.

And arrive it bloody well does – in a big way!

Just before you think its all a bit too sweet – the exhale calms everything down with that combo of nut and tobacco working its magic.

Yet another stunning vape!

Ripe Vapes E-Liquid VCT Sweet Almond


Ripe Vapes Say:

The smooth blend of creamy vanilla custard and earthy tobacco topped off with a handful of sweet almonds for a decadent dessert vape!

I Say:

Again the smell from the bottle is pure custard with a dollop of vanilla only adding to the gorgeous aroma.

The inhale if I’m honest is a little overpowering right on the edge of my sweetness tolerance.

However, the exhale is once again where the mixing magic happens.

That earthy rich tobacco cuts through the sugariness, whilst the almonds lurk in the background adding another delicious layer.

Not one I could vape all day – but perfect with a beer…or three.

Ripe Vapes E-Liquid VCT Cinnamon

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Ripe Vapes Say:

The smooth blend of creamy vanilla custard and earthy tobacco that you know and love with a hearty sprinkle of spicy cinnamon!

I Say:

It’s starting to taste a lot like Christmas…

Too soon?

Well that’s exactly the flavour I’m getting from the seasonal sprinkling of that festive spice.

Again the inhale threatens to be a little too sweet for my palate and that hint of sweetish cinnamon only adds to the sweetness.

However, and once again this vape juice is saved by the arrival of the tobacco.

It takes away the sugar hit on the exhale but leaves a lovely spiciness on your lips.

Definitely one for after Christmas dinner 😉

Ripe Vapes E-Liquid VCT Coconut

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Ripe Vapes Says:

A delicious blend of Vanilla Custard and Tobacco flavours with a Coconut taste.

I Say:

Not a hint of coconut from the bottle , just a strong hit of vanilla.

The aroma had me expecting a far too sweet vape…

However, yes its a little close to over-sweetened on the inhale and if I’m honest the coconut is very low key.

Once again it’s the exhale where that tobacco seems to bring out the coconut whilst damping down the sweetness.

Not my favourite of the bunch by a long way.

Those with a sweet tooth will most definitely enjoy this flavoured e-liquid.

Ripe Vapes E-Liquid VCT Strawberry

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Ripe Vapes Says:

Sweet and sexy vanilla custard up front, with a rich finish tasting of fine tobacco and a hint of toasted almond with a freshly picked and summer sweet strawberry

I Say:

If I’m brutally honest, by now the flavoured VCT juices are all coming a bit samey…

Not a bad thing I guess because the different flavourings do make a difference.

However, I did have to take plenty of breaks to get my taste buds back in the game…

Anyway, enough moaning lol…

This one is exactly the same as the others, except that fresh strawberry really does smash the sweetness out of the way.

A little rich for my taste – but custard lovers will love it.

Ripe Vapes E-Liquid Blueberry Mint

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Ripe Vapes Says:

A freshly picked Blueberries blended with a hint of mint to refresh your day and give you a smooth vaping experience

I Say:

The smell off this vape juice is bloody gorgeous!

Think juicy fresh blueberries bursting with goodness with a back note of fresh mint straight from the herb garden.

The inhale is nothing short of stunning…sun ripened blueberries colliding with that mint creates a wondrous concoction.

Your taste buds go into absolute overload on the exhale with that hint of mint lifting the berries to a whole new level.

Absolutely delicious and then some – WOW!

Ripe Vapes E-Liquid Apple Tobacco

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Ripe Vapes Says:

A tasty recreation of freshly picked apples paired with a generous helping of Ripe Vapes tobacco that will liven the senses.

I Say:

An appetizing zest of apples hits the nostrils and very nice it is too.

The inhale is a shock with those apples a lot more tart than I expected – pleasantly so as I adore sour/sharp e-liquids.

The hit on the tonsils gives a hint of things to come with a tweak of tobacco and a hint of more sweetness.

The natural apple sugars arrive on the exhale but are tamed by the rich tobacco leaving a very fresh yet smoky taste in the mouth.

This one has grown on me to say the least and would love to try a nic salt variety…

Bang on my flavour profile!

Ripe Vapes E-Liquid San Juan


Ripe Vapes Says:

A strikingly bold and outrageously smooth tobacco flavor that has those dark, complex flavor notes that thrill the senses. This tobacco flavor is far from weak, draping the taste buds in notes of smoke, cedar, sweetness, and nuttiness.

I Say:

The flavour profile is bang on my taste in tobacco flavoured e-liquids

As I’ve said often – I do still enjoy a good cigar every now and then – especially at Christmas – slap my wrists lol – and I do vape strong high nic tobacco flavours every single day…old habits die hard with this old bloke…

The aroma from the bottle is surprisingly subdued – but all that changes in a nano second on the inhale and then some.

WOW is the word as a whack of intense cigar hits the mouth and I really had the urge to chomp down.

The hint of a kind of rum sweetness tickles the tonsils and so strong was the combined flavours – I coughed on the first few inhales!

This is a bloody beautiful vape with that sweetness trying hard to calm down the cigar…which it doesn’t – it just adds another layer to what is one of the very best tobacco flavoured e-liquids I’ve had the pleasure to taste

I really MUST get my hands on the nic salt version – bloody awesome vape…


Please Note: Up next are the original reviews – the bottles have now changed…

Monkey Snack

Ripe Vapes Say:

A delicious pairing of rich, creamy peanut butter and sweet, velvety banana. This Joose is sure to invoke wonderful memories and dance on your taste buds.

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I Say:

No monkeying around this is nothing short of wondrous.

Perfectly ripened banana gives a pleasing sweetness before the peanut butter washes over your tongue giving that gloopy stickiness you’ll recognize instantly.

The inhale is absolutely gorgeous with the peanut with the merest hint of saltiness cleansing the palate begging for more – awesome!

Key Lime Cookie

Ripe Vapes Say:

This inspired Joose has wonderful sweet/tart notes of key lime, commingled with the flavor of warm baked cookies. Delicious and uniquely crafted for everyone to enjoy.


I Say:

The tartness of the limes threatens to overpower such is the zestiness but as if by a miracle the sweet buttery cookie holds back for a split second before joining the tang with wonderful crumbly crunchy sweetness.

Absolutely phenomenal blending and given the exhale is beautifully balanced – this is definitely an ADV – indeed my 10ml sample has long gone!

VCT [Private Reserve]

Ripe Vapes Say:

Our best selling Vanilla Custard Tobacco (VCT) aged for ninety days in french oak barrels. Privately reserved in small batches for the exclusive enjoyment of our customers.


I Say:


If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on this then grab it by the barrel load – this is seriously good e-liquid!

I love my tobacco flavoured e-liquids but am not so keen on custards so I was a little dubious to say the least!

On the inhale comes sweet vanilla notes with a real creamy thickness to it with just the right amount of sweetness.

However the exhale brings on a dry smoky tobacco flavour that mixed in with the custard creates one of the best vapes I’ve ever had – absolutely delicious and then some.

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Honeysuckle Apple Crisp

Honeysuckle Apple Crisp is a seasonal juice that aims to capture the true essence of spring and summer.

You start off with Honeysuckle on the inhale, with a crisp and sweet Apple on the exhale, finished off with a creamy note.

Vaping honeysuckle sounds absolutely mental, but trust me it really works!

It lends a beautiful, floral note to this juice and blends perfectly in with the crisp apple, to combine for an outstanding summer vape!

Ripe Vapes E Juice ReviewsVCT

VCT is Ripe Vapes take on the classic Vanilla Custard, but it’s vanilla custard with a lovely twist.

It’s a heavy, rich, creamy custard on the inhale and a mature tobacco on the exhale, with a touch of rich almond for good measure.

It blends together excellently, without being too heavy a vape, and has become my newest all day vape.

This is a contender for one of my favorite juices of all time!

Ripe Vapes E Juice Review

Pear Almond

Pear Almond takes its inspiration from traditional French baking, and has a rich, sweet marzipan background with sweet pears the first flavor note to land on your taste buds.

It’s a really clever juice that I found works best in a dripper, as it really brings out the individual flavor notes from this dessert treat!


Ripe Vapes E Juice ReviewCoconut Thai

Coconut Thai may well be one of the craziest liquids you have ever vaped so far!

It blends Thai Lemongrass with coconut and most strangely of all, Thai Basil.

You wouldn’t even know there is Thai Basil flavoring in there though, instead it takes the sweet edge off the lemongrass and coconut preventing the vape from becoming overpoweringly sweet.

The end result is a gorgeous, fragrant, exotic taste sensation that is so smooth, thanks to the 100% VG blend.

It’s not going to be an e juice that is in everyone’s tastes but for me it makes for an incredibly tasty, relaxing and unique juice.

Ripe Valley ‘Joose’ Final Verdict

This range of e-liquids simply oozes class.

From the exquisite understated yet extremely attractive labeling to the recipes right through to the amazing flavour notes and stupendous clouds – this is a standout juice range among the standouts.

You can tell our Jonny is a man of taste given he rates these extremely highly and trust me if you’re tired of the same-o-same-o flavours and toon inspired packaging and want to try some real ‘high-end‘ e-liquids look no further.

This whole range is as close to perfect in an e-liquid you can get – absolutely fantastic and I urge you to try them – you won’t be disappointed.

And trust me, this new range is a must try for UK and European vapers 😉

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Neil Humber

I have simpler vape tastes these days - I never leave home without a Caliburn G, a Vaporesso Luxe 40 or Innokin EQ FLTR and a CBD vape pen or bottle of CBD drops in my rucksack...or indeed an Aspire Nautilus Prime X in my pocket... At home I'll be using various mods topped with the GeekVape Zeus X RTA or the Signature Mods Mono SQ topped with the Augvape BTFC RDA... I'm a former journalist and now a writer and sometimes author... I'm ex Army - adore dogs and never happier than hiking over the hills or with a good book on a beach.

VCT Bold
VCT Chocolate
VCT Sweet Almond
VCT Cinnamon
VCT STrawberry
Monkey Snack
Key Lime Cookie
Honeysuckle Apple Crisp
Pear Almond
Coconut Thai
Apple Tobacco
Blueberry Mint
VCT Coconut
San Juan
I have simpler vape tastes these days - I never leave home without a Caliburn G, a Vaporesso Luxe 40 or Innokin EQ FLTR and a CBD vape pen or bottle of CBD drops in my rucksack...or indeed an Aspire Nautilus Prime X in my pocket... At home I'll be using various mods topped with the GeekVape Zeus X RTA or the Signature Mods Mono SQ topped with the Augvape BTFC RDA... I'm a former journalist and now a writer and sometimes author... I'm ex Army - adore dogs and never happier than hiking over the hills or with a good book on a beach.
ripe-vapes-e-liquid-reviewI rarely rate an e-liquid collection high - there's usually one or two that lets the side down - but all I can say about the Ripe Vapes range is OMG go buy some!


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