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Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Indra KunindraIndra Kunindra

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521 Ratings
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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 18.28%


Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-06-2011)
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Reviews by Mic-Lee:
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Mic-Lee


3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Opaque black with a khaki colored head. Thai flavors abound. Lime leaf, coconut and curry. Kaffir lime leaf featured prominently. Thom Kha Gha. A little burn on the back of your mouth, near the throat. Citrusy and tangy. Spicy, but not deep or dirty. Perfumy, especially in the end. Surprisingly crisp. No bitterness.

Overall: I feared this brew for a month or two, letting it sit in the fridge, daring me to try it. I’m glad I finally did! It has bright Kaffir lime leaf flavors and a smooth and floral finish. It is very flavorful and definitely unique. The burn in the back of your throat is welcome. Despite being quite crisp for a beer this dark, it is also rich; I could have only one of these.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 00:02:03 | More by Mic-Lee
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

2.88/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Whoa Nelly! I was intrigued by this beer, with the curry notes in the aroma, and the hint of coconut milk, and then I actually tasted it- like a plateful of curry- strong curry. So strongly flavored that the curry just dominates everything. I thought this might be pleasant with food, but really, it's so highly spiced that I can't see it complementing anything other than white rice. Now mind you, the flavors aren't bad, or artificial, just a bit too much. It's certainly interesting, and could actually be a very good beer if it were reined in a bit.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 01:44:38 | More by Georgiabeer
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

04-17-2014 23:37:27 | More by muskiesman
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-17-2014 00:53:17 | More by lccrunchy
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DeanMoriarty

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-14-2014 17:30:12 | More by DeanMoriarty
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crobinso

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-14-2014 00:42:06 | More by crobinso
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing goblet, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head that fizzled away pretty quickly. There isn't much lacing at all. The brew smells mostly like cumin, curry, and cayenne, along with a bit of coconut. The spices overpower pretty much everything else that's in the aroma. The spices are strong in the flavor of this beer too, but I can also taste some lime, chocolate, and vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating and smooth with a low/moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, too bad I only bought one bomber because if I had another one I'd probably drink it now! Recommended if you like spicier food/beer. $9.35 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 18:10:04 | More by bluejacket74
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

04-12-2014 05:27:12 | More by JimmyAloysius
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mattsucks

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-12-2014 03:07:26 | More by mattsucks
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-09-2014 16:51:35 | More by reizorc
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Martinecu

Georgia

2/5  rDev -46.2%

04-07-2014 16:25:44 | More by Martinecu
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JerseyHopHead

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

04-06-2014 23:49:26 | More by JerseyHopHead
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josmickam

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

04-03-2014 22:26:11 | More by josmickam
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-02-2014 16:46:12 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-30-2014 18:40:45 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-30-2014 13:54:23 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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Jbats

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at 3 Wise Monks.
Got a taste of this as it sounded crazy interesting. At first, it was so strange that I was a bit apprehensive and did not think I could drink an entire pint. But once I did I found myself going back for more. Smell is dominated by curry along with hints of chocolate and roasted barley. Taste is so unique, curry again, cocoa, a mild roasted coffee and some heat that does not overwhelm in the finish. The base beer does not drink at all like a foreign stout. It is smooth and slightly malty. So well balanced in flavors. Unfortunately, the coconut and kaffir leaf are almost non-existant. Still an awesome offering by ballast point!

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2014 17:45:40 | More by Jbats
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JCarey

Delaware

3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I bought this because of my previous experience with Ballast. Didn't read the label until I poured it and smelled the curry. Pours like a typical stout, with more of a foamy than creamy head. Leaves a cap and some lacing.

Smell is straight curry. In a good way. My first whiff reminded me of fresh pencil shavings, actually. Definitely some foreign style to this.

The flavors of the curry and earthiness of the cumin come out nicely, with some creamy coconut in the backend, but man is this spicy. I've had a few spicy beers and this one takes the cake. I much prefer my spice on the flavor profile, like what Chipotle gives you, Cayenne is just Cayenne. I'm not getting much lime.

Mouthfeel is on point for high ABV stout, but it's killed by the throat burn.

Overall a good beer, but the Stout just gets crushed by the spiciness.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 19:28:51 | More by JCarey
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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jordanmckell

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

03-18-2014 03:13:42 | More by jordanmckell
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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ralphw56

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

03-16-2014 00:25:26 | More by ralphw56
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kmanjohnson

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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California

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Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.