The newest contender in the race for a great, sessionable pale ale comes from the folks at Monocacy Brewing in Frederick, Maryland and it's named H.L. Rex Pale Ale. This 3.7% brew is a perfect fit on a hot summer day, allowing plenty of repeated samples without the potential of a bad crash. What separates it from the growing number of session beers on the market is not only a great hop experience in aroma and taste, but also the attentive design that marks each bottle. Another worthy adversary as the dog days of summer roll on.