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Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

646 Ratings
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Ratings: 646
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 18.28%
Wants: 35
Gots: 69 | 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)
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BltByKrmn

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-26-2014 21:40:36 | More by BltByKrmn
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%

A- frothy, dark khaki-colored head with spots of pale white. Three fingers big. Pitch black body. Lace is thick and forms a film above the body.

S- Spice, lime, peppery heat attacks my nostrils. Sweet malt is there. Seems a bit subdued like a few months back (or weeks) the smell would have been ferocious. Some chocolate reminds me of a spicy latte.

T- The curry and lime immediately suggest a Thai broth. Chocolate makes a delayed entrance. Caramel too.

M- Aggressive spice heats the tongue and lime seems to egg on the conversation. It's got a mean bite. The beer eventually smooths out and the creaminess becomes more apparent, but the tongue will burn long after. There is a dryness to the beer that is hard to notice due to the heat.

O- I wish the different flavors blended together better rather than seeming to come in separate waves. The lime and spice are so dominant I hardly could detect much else initially. Still a fun, tasty and aggressive beer. I like when breweries concoct stuff like this.

05-25-2014 22:00:51 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-25-2014 00:21:57 | More by Bnoise11
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robear

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-24-2014 19:39:44 | More by robear
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dgilks

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-24-2014 03:08:44 | More by dgilks
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pdxkarl

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-19-2014 19:41:55 | More by pdxkarl
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +3.8%

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a one-finger tan head
S: You can smell the curry from a mile away. Very unique and enjoyable. A bit of cocoa/wheat but those are very subtle
T: Spicy, mostly curry but also cayenne. Spice steals first, second and third with just a bit of cocoa to round it out. Not a typical stout but unique and not bad at all
M: Medium-bodied, spicy
O: If anything this is a bit too much of a good thing. I love curry but this is nothing but. A bit of beer would make a nice balance. That being said, I really like it and given what it is it's a home run

05-18-2014 21:27:32 | More by ONUMello
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-16-2014 06:03:26 | More by zestar
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snaotheus

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%

22oz bottle at 41 F split between a pair of big snifters. 021 D-1 0524 is the bottle code.

Pours dark, with a small beige head, lumpy and slick looking. Opaque, lots of fine carbonation. Smells are limited somewhat by my own congestion, sadly, but I get coffee and chocolate, and a little smoke.

Taste is vanilla, peppery / curry is quite noticeable. Makes me think of brown curry dishes I've had in Japan many times. Not overpowering, just an interesting accent.

Mouthfeel is thick, chewy, pleasant. Overall, quite tasty. I like it.

05-16-2014 03:56:06 | More by snaotheus
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.84/5  rDev +3.2%

A - Appropriately dark with fluffy, blocky cream head.

S - Curry powder, maybe a hint of lime zest. Smells a little sweet, but the curry powder really overpowers the odours you'd expect to get from a stout.

T - Roasted malt flavours mix with curry powder up front, cayenne powder and a tiny hint of chocolatey sweetness. It's spicy and bitter and you can definitely taste the cumin. The coconut and lime are pretty much not there.

M - Nothing to complain about here. It's actually pretty good.

O - If you really like curry or even just spicy things in general you ought to try this. It's a pretty interesting experience, although ultimately this level of curry and spice is not a flavour profile I'm really looking for in a beer. Having said that, for what it is, it is pretty well executed.

05-12-2014 05:56:03 | More by abeeronthebeach
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DangerDawg

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-11-2014 03:27:05 | More by DangerDawg
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-07-2014 01:39:24 | More by BryantForestry
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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

3.49/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into snifters.
I feel bad even reviewing this beer as I was clearly not the right consumer for this beer.
I love Ballast Point offerings and I like a wide variety of beers. But this beer was too much for me. I was expecting a stout with some mild Indian flavor notes. Instead it was like drinking a spicy curry Indian dinner. All of the flavors as indicated on the label were there. And to me it was crafted successfully by the brewers at Ballast Point. But it was too much for me. The curry produced too much of a burn for my palate. The complexity of the curry, coconut, lime were all there, but at the end of the day, it's not what I want to drink in a beer. Others may like this beer and I don't want to trash the beer either. My palate just wasn't right for this beer.

05-04-2014 14:52:05 | More by BoldRulerVT
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BG24

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-30-2014 04:40:11 | More by BG24
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Arrowhuntr

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

04-27-2014 13:35:50 | More by Arrowhuntr
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terpinsd

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

04-27-2014 06:45:21 | More by terpinsd
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Keananmichael5

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-26-2014 18:58:57 | More by Keananmichael5
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-25-2014 13:22:01 | More by DIPAFAN
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-25-2014 02:23:59 | More by Patches826
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Monkeypuker

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-24-2014 19:51:26 | More by Monkeypuker
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +21%

04-24-2014 03:17:41 | More by Drew88
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vmdominguez

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-21-2014 14:46:34 | More by vmdominguez
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bkeller04

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-21-2014 04:43:48 | More by bkeller04
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-20-2014 04:52:52 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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scottfrie

California

3.04/5  rDev -18.3%

22oz bottle into tulip.

A: Pours black with a huge dark chocolate brown head that faded into pretty much nothingness. A few spots of soapy lace was left down the glass.
S: Just after the pour this beer smells like an enticing combination of coconut and lime juice. After the head faded the curry and cumin pretty much dominate. The cayenne is noticeable too, and the lime and slight coconut are still present, but man that initial blast of coconut-lime got my hopes up.
T: Chocolaty flavors of the base stout pokes through the cumin, curry and pepper. Coconut is greasy and light, lime is juicy but even fainter. Slightly sweet finish. The pepper leaves a long lingering burn in my throat long after the swallow. Curry/cumin pretty much dominate, but the other flavors add some interesting complexity.
M: Fully body, low carbonation with a greasy and slick mouthfeel. Nice and hefty but I wish it had more carb to fluff the mouth up a bit.
O: A curry bomb. Drinkable but about halfway through I stopped liking it. They should tone back the curry and spice and turn up the lime and coconut.

04-19-2014 02:57:56 | More by scottfrie
Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 646 ratings.