Beer: Super Pause

Brewer: Les Grands Bois

IPA Louvaine, 5%

Bought it because it is a new brewery I’ve just brought in! Plus the bottles and labels are super cute. Since I’m on an unexpected IPA kick lately, seems I had to try this one out. Louvain is a Belgian city, so I guess this makes it a Belgian IPA? Whatever that means.



Poured out a beautiful summer warm yellow colour, very cloudy as I have learned IPAs can be. Only a tiny bit of foam, dissipated to a thin bubbly top coat after a couple of minutes.

It smells like an IPA hahaha! I can definitely smell the hops right away. It smells light and fresh though.

Hmmmm ok so. Definitely fresh. Hops are pretty much what I taste, with a hint of citrus, which the label says yeah they’re in there. It also mentions pine though. If I really look for it, I can taste it mingled in with the hops. My taste buds are uneducated, what can I say. The aftertaste is super subtle though, which I like. The mild bitterness here doesn’t linger on like in other IPAs, so that’s a win for me. I can appreciate it before it gets overwhelming.

I like this! Very refreshing, perfect for summer if it’s nice a cold, and I’m sure a burger on the grill to go with it would be awesome.

Nice and reasonable at 5%, and very fair price. And the bottles are so cute.


All beers featured in this review are purchased at L`Épicerie Moderne, situated at 5854 Sherbrooke West, Montreal (NDG!)