1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Indra KunindraIndra Kunindra

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

607 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 607
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 18.28%
Wants: 33
Gots: 62 | FT: 6
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-06-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 607 | Reviews: 152 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of chinchill
chinchill

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fine looking stout with an extraordinary aroma.
Aroma: lime curry and dark bread; hint of coconut. enticing
Flavor: Wow!  spicy curry with a fine stout, all packaged in a bottle. Weird but fun and easy to drink, although I shared the 22 oz bottle so wonder if this would become less fun after, say a full pint.
Medium body is nicely smooth but a bit thin.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 01:14:30 | More by chinchill
Photo of GraduatedCashew
GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-27-2013 22:57:30 | More by GraduatedCashew
Photo of liamt07
liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Jason, 650ml into a tulip. Best before October 12, 2013.

Black, translucent at the edges. Tan head. Nose of lime, coconut milk, cayenne and curry are quite prominent as well. Ultra-unique, really smells of Indian cuisine. Tastes again of lime and coconut, cayenne and roast are there. Dark chocolate as well, cayenne stings into the finish. Medium thin body (suited to the beer) with a lower medium carbonation. An original beer, spice and the dregs of every glass poured is super spicy.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 20:36:36 | More by liamt07
Photo of tobelerone
tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-07-2012 05:15:22 | More by tobelerone
Photo of GarthDanielson
GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, oily, jet black coloring with brown tints around the edges and no head whatsoever. Looks heavy and dense. Aromas of bittersweet baker's chocolate enveloped in curry spices. Very interesting blending on the nose. Flavors are curry forward, with both spice and heat, followed by a ribbon of chocolate and coffee, both bitter and sweet, and then the beer transitions back into the spice and heat of curry. The aftertaste is bitter and warming, and the warmth lingers throughout the finish and for quite a while after, as well. The finish is slick and smooth. This is a very unique take on an Export stout. I am very intrigued by it, and it would make for some interesting food pairings, because it seems like it can easily overpower.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 01:03:47 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of Rhettroactive
Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +21%

06-10-2012 01:33:14 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of thagr81us
thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by BRoss242 during his own send-off party before he moves! Will miss you man! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a massively dark brown with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, curry, Indian food, and roasted malt. The flavor was of sweet malt, spices, curry, and meat. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I really didn’t know what to expect on this one when I first saw. Once I took my first smell of it I REALLY didn’t know what to expect. Was this dry hopped with Indian food was one of my first thoughts… I happen to like Indian food, but why does my beer smell like it? The same went on in the flavor as well as it tasted like curried meat which was quite surprising. I could see this going well with a nice dish of Indian food, but on its own, I’m not too sure about. Glad I got to experience something this strange, but doubt I will do so again.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 11:31:19 | More by thagr81us
Photo of LiquidAmber
LiquidAmber

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very dark brown with mahogany highlights at the edges. Half finger light brown head dissipated slowly to a ring around the glass with light lacing. Interesting aroma of sweet dark malt, coconut and pepper with hints of curry and cocoa. Flavor is also unusual; coconut is instantly obvious on the start, with sweet and roasted malt, chocolate, immediately covered with peppery spices. Finishes peppery and spicy with the heat clearly from hot pepper and not from hops. The spices definitely dominate most of the taste of this stout, but the body, while not intense, supports the spicy flavors. Medium bodied with a bit of creaminess. I like this quite a bit and enjoyed the whole bomber in one evening. Not for the hot pepper and/or coconut adverse. I would pick this up again if it was available. (Please come to Washington, Ballast Point!).

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 03:13:16 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of OWSLEY069
OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours jet black with a brown-ish head. In the aroma, curry, cayenne pepper, and small lime citrus. In the taste, lime, small curry, and notes of cayenne pepper spice. A small spice bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry lime cayenne pepper, and curry notes in the aftertaste. Big lime, mellow curry and big spice in the end. Different, but enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 13:33:51 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of flagmantho
flagmantho

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely dark brown with what appears to be a moderate haze and some ruby highlights. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam with decent retention. I find it quite attractive!

Smell: whelp, it smells like a good curry. I would not have guessed this was a beer based on aroma alone. As an export stout -- it doesn't really apply. As an herbed/spiced beer, it's not too bad; it's also pretty much as-advertised. I'm genuinely ambivalent about this.

Taste: nicely stouty with plenty of that crazy curry. The coconut really comes through in the flavor, and overall this is an astonishingly balanced beer for all of the stuff going on in it. Is it a novelty? Maybe. But one I'd be happy to drink again.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: what a weird beer. Definitely in a category all its own. I love its flavors, though I'm not sure I love them in beer. Still, it's ten times more successful than most chile or otherwise oddly-spiced brews.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 04:40:48 | More by flagmantho
Photo of bluejacket74
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
Photo of dgilks
dgilks

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-24-2014 03:08:44 | More by dgilks
Photo of vfgccp
vfgccp

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

10-28-2012 02:39:58 | More by vfgccp
Photo of Cynic-ale
Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-29-2013 11:40:59 | More by Cynic-ale
Photo of bsuedekum
bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-25-2012 03:47:08 | More by bsuedekum
Photo of wrightst
wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +21%

06-08-2014 02:48:15 | More by wrightst
Photo of FosterJM
FosterJM

California

4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1284th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
22oz

Thanks to GuruDel for this one.

App- A dark brown pour bordering on black with some garnet edges. A 2 finger semi brown head fell quickly and left no cling or lace behind.

Smell- Pure milk chocolate on the nose. No malty backbone just liquid diabetes. The coconut and the cumin come next. That was about it. Those flavors dominate the aromatics.

Taste- Chocolate, vanilla and coconut open this up and then oh wait hello mr. spice. My lips are now tingling from the curry and the cumin. Very well layered and balanced without the spices dominating. Alot going on in the last 1/2 of the bottle but works really well.

Mouth- A creamy medium body with a low/medium carbonation. Makes my lips tingles from the spices and the chocolate/coconut flavors remain.

Drink- Unique, layered, semi balanced. The coconut spice was a good combo for me. Very flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 23:06:43 | More by FosterJM
Photo of alexgash
alexgash

Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle. Enjoy by 1/2/13. Woops.

Very dark maple syrup brown. Finger of dense, marshmallowy, peanut brown head. Very nice lacing up the glass. Nose is heavily spice-laden! Coconut is at the forefront, backed by cayenne, and lime. Some other muddled spice as well. Licorice, lightly roasted malt, and toasted marshmallow. Interesting...maybe a little scary.

Well, the taste definitely follows the aroma. Light roasted and chocolate notes up front. Hint of nougat. Indian spices make a grand entrance and kind of take over the palate. Coconut lays the base, overlaid with spicy cayenne, some cumin, and tangy, citrusy lime. Cayenne spice picks up into the finish. Lingering coconut, chocolate malt, and lime. Medium-full body, with a creamy, smooth feel. Very interesting and nicely done. Might not want to drink this everyday, but would love to try it with some Indian food.

Definitely an India-style export stout!

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 02:19:37 | More by alexgash
Photo of mhaugo
mhaugo

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-17-2012 05:53:11 | More by mhaugo
Photo of Gmann
Gmann

New York

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a black color with a short brown head that settles into a light ring. The shade of brown was a bit different, not sure if that was due to the spices.

The nose is quite interesting. The curry really stands out, which goes nicely with the coconut. The cumin is noticable but not strong. Some roast and caramel pop through but it doesn't really get by the curry aroma. You must like curry to enjoy the aroma.

The taste is big on the curry and coconut. The roasted malt stands out more and provides a dark fruit note. The cumin and cayenne come next with the latter providing a noticable heat. Some vanilla and caramel notes as well. This really tastes like a curry dish.

The feel is moderate with prickly carbonation, drinks fairly crisp for a stout. A bit thin for a stout. Spicy on the palate with roast bitterness and heat in the finish.

This has to be a polarizing brew. You must like the spices added to like this beer. Fortunately I do and this is one of Ballast Points better "pepper series" brews. I am a little worried that the flavor profile may get cloying by the time I get to the end of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 00:26:49 | More by Gmann
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-21-2014 23:00:23 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
Photo of jophish17
jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-28-2012 15:30:48 | More by jophish17
Photo of canucklehead
canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-13-2013 21:56:42 | More by canucklehead
Photo of Axnjxn
Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on draft at beer study in chapel hill. goose island pint glass.

black in color with a mild head. smell is intriguing, its got the chocolate and malts of a stout but its also got this spicy, hot aroma to it too. the taste is very similar, full bodied stout with a big kick of spiciness on the back end. the heat becomes overwhelming as you continue through the glass, which hurts drinkability.

overall good if you like hot stuff, but its quite spicy.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2013 21:22:28 | More by Axnjxn
Photo of KevinGordon
KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-23-2013 03:29:31 | More by KevinGordon
Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.