Pete's Wicked Ale
Any comments? Plus or minus... I happen to like it but claim no brew expertise. Just looking for opinions - preferably justified.
I haven't had a Pete's in 10+ years...it was my first introduction to a world outside of Bud....it will always hold a special place in my liver. But seriously, I don't even remember what I did or did not like about it, I'll have to try one again for the first time.
Are they still around? I haven't seen them i nages. They were agood brew when they first came out (w/the original spuds on the label)
It's been a while for me too, but I remember it being thought of as one of the first American Brown Ales to be marketed- it goes back to the very early 90's at least. I think it lost a bit of it's hop profile the last time I had it, and wasn't up to snuff with Brooklyn Brown, which is similar. With either one I think freshness is the key, so always check for that.
Have you tried the Brooklyn? It might be interesting to compare the two.
I've had Pete's Wicked Pale Ale. I don't know about the original "Ale". I like it a lot. It's got a strong wheat finish but not overpowering. Best in the summer. I'm not a brew master either, but it's something I'd choose again, depending on the other HH options.
I sort of liked the version of Pete's Wicked Ale that existed in the early 90s; it had some good malt & hop flavors. The last time I tried it, several years ago, it had obviously been completely reformulated; it was lighter in all respects and a little reminiscent of Newcastle Brown.
There was also a Pete's Wicked Lager in the early 90s. It was a good, hoppy pilsner. I haven't seen it in a long time.