Alive She Cried - Bottle

Alive She Cried

India Pale Ale

Homebrew Series

Drawing its name from one of Jim Morrison's lyrics, "Alive She Cried" is an intensely dry-hopped IPA that pushes on tropical freshness. With just a smidge of bitterness in the back taste and plenty of exotic fruit aromas all-round, it pairs great with good tunes on a hot summer day, for the music is your special friend!

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  • Last brewedJune 29th, 2019
  • Alcohol6.7%
  • MaltsPilsner, Golden Promise, Carapils
  • HopsHallertau Blanc, Hallertau #09410
  • YeastLallemand BRY-97 American West Coast Ale
Alive She Cried - Label Design

Having focused on dark ales for the most part of this brewing project, I've come to realise that it's been almost a whole year since I actually brewed a light colored beer that wasn't a collaboration brew or third party project, so with the summer heat weave hitting Europe hard in 2019, it was high time for me to craft myself a new IPA recipe. Much like my "Gagged & Bound" West Coast IPA, this one was also all about getting to know my hops and seeing what they are capable of. Having already stocked up on a quite a bit of Hallertau Blanc as well as another new strain of Hallertau hops from Hopsteiner, it was the perfect combo for driving this hoppy beer forward. With Pilsner and Golden Promise for a malt base, and Carapils for enhanced mouthfeel and head retention, this beeer was heavily hopped with late additions in the whirlpool as well as intensely dry hopped at over 4 g/l during the secondary fermentation.

Alive She Cried - Pencil DrawingAlive She Cried - Ink IllustrationAlive She Cried - Digital Print

The Artwork

Deeply inspired by knowing that the only thing that is constant is change, this illustration touches on the duality of life and death, blending the mysticism and wisdom of the crow with psyhedelic elements to cleanse those doors of perception. It's about altering one's consciousness and looking inwards in search of personal truths.

Alive She Cried - Labels
Alive She Cried - Mountaintop View
Piscul Baciului in Piatra Craiului • 2,238m
Carpathian Mountains, Romania


This is a homebrewed beer that is not available for sale or distribution of any kind. It was brewed at home in small quantities to be shared only with family and friends simply out of passion for the craft and as a tribute to the music that inspired it.


If you dig the label artwork and would like to get your hands on some merch that features it, then check out the Hopsylvania web shop and snoop around for something you might like. All orders and manufacturing handled by Spreadshirt.

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Alive She Cried - T-Shirt

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