Best Pale Ales: Mo, Peeper, Paloma

Baxter Brewing’s Pamola Xtra Pale Ale (#41), and both Peeper (#7) and Mo (#2) from Maine Beer Company were rated some of the best Pale Ale’s on the market in Paste magazine’s blind tasting.

The verdict: Whoever formulates hop-forward beer recipes at Maine Beer Co. just knows how to push our buttons, but we’re glad to at least note that beer geeks everywhere seem to agree with us. MO is the slightly bigger brother of Peeper, and it’s also the more assertive and unforgettable beer by the same margin…It ends with the immaculately clean crispness we’ve come to expect from MBC. There’s no brewery in 2016 using American hops so well, so consistently.