Bottles of all three variants of Max Air. Photo by japanesekat.com
|Year(s) Available:||2007, 2008, 2009, 2014|
|Related Flavors:||Grape, Distortion, Throwback, Mountain Dew, Dry Ginger, Golden Lime, Goji Citrus Strawberry, Energised, Lemon, Lime|
Max Air was a line of Mountain Dew flavor variants found exclusively in Japan.
In its first release in 2007, Max Air used the standard Mountain Dew flavoring with a different formula, presumably using natural sugar similar to Throwback.
In 2008, Max Air 2 was released, this time with a much different formula that had much more carbonation and less flavoring.
2009 saw the release of Max Air 3, which used yet another revised formula, bringing back the stronger flavor from the first release and retaining the carbonation from the second.
On July 29, 2014, with no announcement whatsoever, Max Air was rereleased in 600 ml bottles.
Mountain Dew Max Air was a citrus flavored soda, much like the original flavor. Its color, however, was much more of a lime green.
- Mountain Dew Max Air's name could possibly be a reference to its higher amounts of carbonation.
- It was possible that the Japanese Mountain Dew team decided not to continue Max Air to pursue more options, which would explain the release of Mountain Dew Grape in 2011.