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Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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622 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 18.28%
Wants: 33
Gots: 63 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-22-2013 22:49:34 | More by BJasny
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11-22-2013 02:25:22 | More by XmnwildX12
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -46.2%

11-18-2013 03:34:14 | More by TYLY22
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown, almost opaque, with a thin tan head that fades quickly and no visible carbonation.

S: Wow, there's a lot going on here. Complex and unique. My first thought is Indian food - curry and lime - with some spicy peppers and black pepper, tobacco and musty leather notes like an old book, and just a bit of cacao. This smells a bit like you stuck your head into a spice cabinet. Fascinating, and I can't stop smelling it.

T: Starts with big curry and dark roasted malts - but the curry and spices dominate. Then there's a definite citrus lime flavor in the middle. Near the swallow, there's a cayenne pepper kick that lasts after the swallow and remains noticeable in the esophagus and on the lips. Interesting and tasty, but I'm not sure I could drink an entire bottle.

M: Full-bodied, low carbonation sensation, and low alcohol presence.

O: Well, this was exactly what it said was going to be. It was a different and challenging beer for me. Very interesting, and I think I would recommend it for someone looking to try something very different or as a change of pace. Certainly not an everyday drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 20:42:51 | More by macrosmatic
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SDBP123

California

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

This is tough to say, but this is the first beer from Ballast Point I had difficulty drinking. It took me about an hour and a half to swig a 22oz Bottle. That being said, I enjoyed this a lot. I would get it again, but only if I were going to share it with others and have about 4-6 oz of it.

A - Pours black like a typical stout, more of a beige head/foam. When I poured it, I went down the side 3/4 and straight down the middle for the last 1/4 and only got about a half an inch head.

S - Not necessarily an assault on your sinus, but definitely complex and alluring. First thing I can make out is the Cumin, then an undertone of curry and coconut.

T - This is the part I had trouble with. It was a bit too spicy for me. I think the mix of spices and flavors was just brilliant, but I'm addicted to hops, so it was a shock at first. Like the smell I tasted Cumin first. Then the curry came in loud and a bit belligerent. Then only a little bit of lime and a undertone of coconut. I think if the coconut was more powerful, this would have been a much better beer.

M - The best: Smooth and a bit of a bite in the aftertaste.

O - Over all, I'd say this was definitely a sipping beer, and is better suited to be paired with food. I had this on it's own as a night cap and it did the job fine, but I wish I had it with food to see if it exploded any more. Great brewery, nice beer, and I MIGHT try it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 00:11:26 | More by SDBP123
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Silverpath6

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

11-14-2013 19:39:02 | More by Silverpath6
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21%

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12owls

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-12-2013 03:36:26 | More by 12owls
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-11-2013 20:25:50 | More by Brewsed
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Sazz9

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-11-2013 01:29:15 | More by Sazz9
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Hopinista

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-09-2013 07:07:17 | More by Hopinista
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle to a snifter

A - Pours black with a small kahki head that vanishes pretty quick. Not a trace of lacing.

S - Fresh cut cedar/pine wood off the initial pour, strong spices, madras curry, cardamom, cumin, black peppercorns, lavender, purfumy.

T - Spices galore, sharp black pepper, cumin, turmeric, madras curry, basil, coriander, there's some chili heat in there as well. There's a salty sharpness in there that cuts through the spice. With the exception of some roasted malts, the spices basically drive the train taking over any other yeast, malt or hop that could be present. Finishes spicy with a solid dose of chili heat left on the palate.

M - Low carbonation, it's thin but heavy liquid, finishes dry and oily with chile heat.

This screams Indian food. If you don't like it, chances are you probably wont like this beer. It's a full on curry spice assault on the palate. Good chili heat as well. The bottle version seems to be hotter in terms of chile spice than on tap. Curry lovers, you have found your beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 04:30:18 | More by StaveHooks
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Rizalini

Nevada

3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber bottle into my Stone goblet.

A - Pours a cola brown with a 1/2 finger of creamy brown head. It does fall rather quickly however.

S - The smell is dominated by the curry and coconut. I keep going back and sniffing, but I'm having a hard time identifying any other characteristics.

T/M - WOW, very different. The beginning of this taste experience is the slightly bitter lime, then comes the onslaught of curry and cayenne. The heat is a little intense for me, and the curry is very bold! Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation.

O - A very unique taste experience for sure. Personally, this one is a little too much for me, and I'm not a huge fan of it, but I'm judging this based on style and description.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 03:17:57 | More by Rizalini
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Charliechu

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

11-07-2013 23:03:25 | More by Charliechu
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Skater_Rich

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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AmericanSpeller

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-07-2013 22:45:03 | More by AmericanSpeller
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle was poured into a large tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: This totally smells like an Indian or Thai dish. Coconut, curry, cayenne pepper, and cumin. Smells great, but missing those traditional export stout flavors.

Taste: It's hard to hate this beer because I love the spices, but the spices make it easy to dislike it also. The heat of the spices overpowers any of the stout flavors.

Mouthfeel: Spicy hot, smooth, not as drinkable as one one like, lingering heat, medium bodied , and medium carbonation.

Overall: This beer is a love and hate relationship. I really don't know what to think. I love the beer by the way it tastes, but hate it by the way the taste I'm used to expecting. Where's the stout? Such a strange interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 06:00:49 | More by Flounder57
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hopkrid

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

11-05-2013 01:00:38 | More by hopkrid
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hickmancase

California

4.5/5  rDev +21%

11-04-2013 06:29:31 | More by hickmancase
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from SeaOfShells (thanks Travis!). No apparent bottling date but I've had it in the fridge for several months and this has an outdated label. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours cola black/ brown with an eighth finger sandy head.

Smells of curry and Indian spice.

Whoa damn. They are not remotely kidding about the curry. Green curry, Thai coconut soup, peppery heat and light roast coffee. Very vivid flavors.

Fairly light body with moderate carbonation.

A very different beer. It was off-putting at first but once I threw out expectations and went along for the ride it really wasn't bad. Truly unique.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 06:28:30 | More by ThickNStout
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

11-02-2013 21:57:54 | More by sisterthelonious
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-01-2013 02:36:35 | More by zonker17
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is a very different beer. There is a lot going on in it. I could taste the curry, cayenne, and lime leaf. its complex and interesting. I found it a nice change of pace and it was fun sorting through all the different flavors. I wouldn't recommend it for every one, but if you are looking for something unusual definitely give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 06:33:23 | More by Abe_Froman
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-27-2013 00:15:27 | More by WanderingFool
Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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