It was a few years ago since the good people at Hit came out with Hite Max. Now they have an all new product called Hite D. Hite D is certainly something to drink, and it does indeed taste different to the original Hite. I still don't know if it is better or not. My original impression was that it kind of tasted like Heineken, but I'm sure if I came out full on and said that, people would jump all over my shit. Hite D boasts a "dry finish." It lives up to it's promise. There isn't much in the way of an after taste.
I think that the folks at Hite were trying to come up with a type of beer that lets you drink all you want and doesn't make you smell all beery when you come home to your family. Besides that it boasts a robust 5% alcohol rate. So you can be completely krunk off your rockers and your family will just think that you have gone crazy since you don't smell like beer.
The dry finish might also better take mixing with soju for some good ole poktang joo. Notice to foreigners...If you are foreigner in Korea and you drink soju by choice, you probably have a problem. If you drink poktang ju...get yourself some help. I know that Hite is by no means a great beer, but nobody has to ruin it further by mixing Soju. That's what Cass red is for.
Anyway, go out and try some Hite D. Tell me what you think.