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Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.57%
Wants: 42
Gots: 126 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-06-2011

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Ratings: 860 | Reviews: 231
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells really unique. Good flavor. I like experimentation when it pays off, and I think it does here

Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jtrigonis
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 510a
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Damn, that's just not right...

Photo of BenAdvocate
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow! What an interesting beer! The coconut and spices work great together. Mouthfeel is creamy and it leaves your lips tingling.

Photo of Marvicsin
2.76/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Too strong on the spice for my taste.

Photo of DavidHume
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alisadk
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First sip at Ballast Point Miramar brewery February 2015 with John, mom and dad.

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours cola brown with a tan, finger width head. Sub-par retention, fizzing away to a near barren surface and a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Milk chocolate, light earth and a serious spicy undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Sweet chocolate notes upfront, followed quickly by a hot, spicy and earthy flavor. Finish is much the same, with a mix of sweet and spice.

Mouthfeel - Full in body with moderate carbonation. Slick texture before the dry, burning finish.

Overall - Nice heat with the sweet combining for an odd, unique and mostly pleasant drinking experience. Everything the Rogue Sriracha hot stout should have been, but wasn't.

Photo of Tommygunn
4.46/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Novel concept, well executed. Surprised to be in the minority on this one.

Photo of paco1029384756
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Well I can't be expected to know everything.

Photo of tclipse
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ducksnbucks
2.48/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

It is what is advertised. Curry up front, coconut after taste. And cayenne just burning the back of your tongue. It delivers as advertised and is respectable but not what i enjoy out of a stout.

Photo of Jaskeller
1.81/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

As someone recently returning from a trip to Mumbai, I was definitely intrigued by this brew and not one afraid of Indian spices. The concept of this beer is actually quite brilliant, but the execution falls horribly short.

On the first sip the kaffir lime is extremely overwhelming and remains so throughout. Cayenne is the second flavor present. I want to stop there for a second... in cuisine, it these two flavors are leading the pack in a dish, would you eat it? Cumin arrives third on the palette, but the sourness and spice of the lime have already ruined the party by that point.

Because of the above, this beer is literally unpalatable. At around ten bucks, that hurts more than your typical new brew gone bad.

If they ever do it again, I hope they ditch the lime, the cayenne, and stick to more classical indian spices like coriander, cumin, and clove (especially clove... really really missing in this brew). There was also no sweetness to offset the bitterness of the lime and the heat of the cayenne... if they searched for a more umami flavor from by bringing in cinnamon and maybe cardamom this beer could have really worked.

I like this idea of a masala spiced beer, but this one is not it. Ballast Point, usually a huge fan but you owe me a Seamonster after this one...

Photo of Duffman79
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.49/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I LOVE Indian food. This is aVERY underrated beer from an Indian food lover perspective. Bring that dish level 10 spicy ALL DAY...with this to pair it.

Photo of Figoeric710
4.41/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of egrace84
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kidzord
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zuidman
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slay
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.