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Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

618 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 18.23%
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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EGreen

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Aromas of malty curry. Absolutely no other way to describe that! Vanilla curry that melts into a roasted oatiness. Moderate hops that are relatively low bitterness. Finish is thick with a mild coffee aftertaste. The curry is strong in this one and lives up to my expectations.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2014 00:57:05 | More by EGreen
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

06-27-2014 18:49:53 | More by sammyg832
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Tabednar

Texas

5/5  rDev +34%

06-26-2014 23:21:00 | More by Tabednar
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-26-2014 20:22:05 | More by huntermop
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Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

06-23-2014 05:10:12 | More by Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-21-2014 23:00:23 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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xzymurgist

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

06-21-2014 09:16:34 | More by xzymurgist
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mgr78704

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-21-2014 08:53:20 | More by mgr78704
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-21-2014 05:54:08 | More by twelveinches
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33%

06-21-2014 03:53:23 | More by Durandal_777
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Chingringo

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-18-2014 19:28:39 | More by Chingringo
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KoG

Nevada

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-18-2014 03:46:00 | More by KoG
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JTbrue

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-17-2014 17:58:17 | More by JTbrue
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bottle with the new branded label--a picture of an octopus holding the various ingredients that contribute to the unique taste of this stout. There is some date information on the bottom of the label, but it seems to have been rubbed off, so I can't tell what vintage this is. Poured into a large glass stein with a textured exterior.

Appearance - Pours a dark chestnut brown color that hints towards almost black. Atop the body sits a healthy one finger head of dense frothy cocoa colored foam. Retention is good, with the head beginning to resemble the moon, with mini craters of pockmarks dotting the surface. Lacing is sparse and slightly sticky.

Smell - Mostly, there are the traditional profiles you'd expect from a stout, with roasty grain and charred toast as well as bittersweet notes of dark chocolate. However, there is a subtle presence from the curry spicing, reminiscent of garam masala with notes of cinnamon, clove and cardamom alongside the cumin and coconut that is added to the beer. I don't get much from the Kaffir lime leaves or cayenne, but I'm intrigued.

Taste - Surprisingly, a lot of the same curry elements come through in the taste, but in a subtle, complementary fashion to the base stout. Roasted malt and light char bitterness are enhanced by the notes of cinnamon, coconut and cumin from the spicing. Cayenne is present, but very faint at first--that said, it provides a cumulative but not at all overpowering heat as I continue to drink the beer. It's not the type of beer that you could just have anytime, but the infusion of traditional Indian spices is very well done here. Quite impressive.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a slightly sweet, spicy finish.

Overall, a very well done beer from Ballast Point. I've had stouts that infused Indian spices before without nearly as much success. This one manages to have a very forward presence from the spicing without it being overpowering or cloying. I would gladly drink this beer again if I was in the right mood. It made me want to go get some tikka masala for dinner.

The only other "Indian" stouts I've ever had have been pretty nondescript, with

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 05:57:39 | More by LambicPentameter
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Meyers1023

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-16-2014 21:00:04 | More by Meyers1023
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cwreay90

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-16-2014 17:17:07 | More by cwreay90
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Gerardes

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-15-2014 19:28:26 | More by Gerardes
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-15-2014 19:10:31 | More by BarryMFBurton
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

2.89/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, nearly black with a large tan head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: sweet coconut and chilii pepper, curry powder, dark chocolate, coffee

T: sweet lime and oily coconut up front, all of a sudden upon swallowing an awful cayene pepper and dirty curry powder flavor overpowers all others

M: medium to full body, slightly slick

O: the beer is ok except for the taste, that part is rough

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 00:57:42 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Kappakoosh

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-14-2014 17:34:59 | More by Kappakoosh
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California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +34%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.