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Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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624 Ratings
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Ratings: 624
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 18.01%
Wants: 32
Gots: 64 | 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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Resuin

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

11-02-2012 22:34:42 | More by Resuin
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mactrail

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I fail to see the humor in this one. It looks fine, though, with the usual touch of foam on the dark brown brew poured in a Duvel glass.

The odor hits you before you get the glass to your lips. And that's the best feature of this stuff. Coconut and curry. The taste is just an intensified curry with blow torch of heat to take care of any taste buds remaining functional. The initial foam subsides quickly to an oily sheen in the glass, with zero lacing. The slight prickly carbonation on the tongue morphs into a bitter burn. On top of everything, the hoppy bitterness adds to the pain. Acidic finish.

I realize there plenty of coffee and raspberry flavored beers in the Stout categories, but why isn't this a Herbed/Spiced beer? You could only rate the spice flavors, which are totally heavy-handed, not the fleeting beeriness. From the 22 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 04:17:02 | More by mactrail
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Disasterific


4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-01-2012 20:11:15 | More by Disasterific
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SHODriver

Louisiana

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured into a nonic pint glass to a deep black with a finger of rocky tan head that fades to a small collar around the glass
S: smells of cumin, cayenne pepper and curry
T: coconut, curry, cayenne pepper, cumin, a bit of roast malt displaying some coffee and chocolate. swallow brings more coconut, coffee, lime leaf? and a bit of heat
M: somewhat heavy with slightly prickly carbonation
O: one of the more interesting beers I've drank. Definitely not sure what to expect and I'm not sure if I like the outcome. I wouldn't call it a drain pour candidate but I don't think I'll be buying another one. Spices seem to dominate the malt bill and I'm not sure if I'm feeling carbonation or my tongue starting to burn. Not bad at all though. If you're looking for an interesting beer that's kinda DFH like in oddity then this one is right up your alley. the coconut is nice but a bit of subtlety from the spice would have been lovely instead of it being so in your face.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 02:39:52 | More by SHODriver
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Nightrain87

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-30-2012 01:27:51 | More by Nightrain87
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a black color with a 2" head that slowly falls.

Smell: roasted malts and a strong curry aroma rises from the glass.

Taste: roasted malts, cumin, cayenne, and a load of curry flavor. The spices are a bit overpowering here as a late bite really hits the throat hard. Bitterness is mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness at the start, smooth and dry with a strong spicy kick at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: this beer was a bit too spicy and the curry and cayenne is too up front here. A small glass is all you can have in a single session.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 17:57:17 | More by Gavage
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vfgccp

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

10-28-2012 02:39:58 | More by vfgccp
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pjs234

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-27-2012 21:52:36 | More by pjs234
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-27-2012 21:22:35 | More by jurbanik
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-27-2012 03:31:57 | More by RoryOMoore
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-24-2012 22:51:10 | More by shockrocker65
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GradyS1

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-24-2012 17:34:03 | More by GradyS1
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OddNotion

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-23-2012 17:04:06 | More by OddNotion
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-23-2012 16:32:02 | More by mendvicdog
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kevgod

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.4%

10-23-2012 04:23:07 | More by kevgod
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harrymel

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very interesting idea...best by 02JAN13

Pours black with a edge and some etch of mocha foam. Smells like curry mix in the spice jar still - profoundly strong. Oddly, the lime comes through and actually as it warms I think the cumin is what may put this over the edge for appreciation. I love curry, and I love cumin, but a little too much here. Flavor is like biting into a cumin, kaffir, massamun curry ball with a bit of cocoa and coffee. I can't stress this enough: THE BEER NEEDS TO WARM UP SUBSTANTIALLY. Medium bodied with moderated carb and a relatively dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 04:07:26 | More by harrymel
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-23-2012 00:59:31 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Aleman1966

California

1.33/5  rDev -64.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

As a fan of Russian Imperial Stouts I had to give this a try.
VERY strong on the curry...I am not a fan of curry.
This tasted like Gandi took a dump in an Old Rasputin.
Unless you really like Indian food and the spices used in it then stay away from this poison.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2012 19:02:56 | More by Aleman1966
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quetzal013

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-19-2012 04:15:45 | More by quetzal013
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-18-2012 23:25:18 | More by dvmin98
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the brewpub a couple weeks ago. This review is from notes.

Pours ink black with a very persistent tan head. Glass gets completely coated in tan foam. The smell is instantly curry balanced out by some oily coconut and roastyness. Again, classic Indian curry takes the lead in the taste, with anise, cumin and cinnamon notes. Coconut provides a nice moderating sweetness. Roasty, chocolatey stout flavors mix with a citric hoppiness in the back. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and low in carbonation. Curry and bitterness from hops and black malt make up the finish.

This is an interesting stout. Its a little too curry dominant for my tastes. Still worth a try, made me want Lamb Vindaloo.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2012 22:47:30 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown pour sits opaque black. Dense, clay colored head. Despite it's auspicious beginning, all foam is gone by the time I finish my beer.

Smells like curry and coconut shreds over a pretty good export stout.

Cocoa and chile with an odd citrus something in back at first (the kaffir lime leaves?). As the beer warms the cocoa simmers down and the vanilla-y coconut stands out more. Hot cayenne fade. Smooth mouthfeel like a baltic porter.

Good grocery list beer. Usually the adjuncts are overpowering and messy or too subtle to be worthwhile but this was a good mix.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 13:15:42 | More by donkeyrunner
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brotherloco

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-12-2012 04:09:25 | More by brotherloco
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm usually weary of the crazy ingredient beers, but I couldn't neglect to try an Indian food stout. Plus cbutova loved it ;)

Color is pitch black, small beige head turns to a thin ring very quickly eventually dissipating to nothingness.

Coconut mostly dominates the smell, though spice comes out more with warmth. Some darker caramel malts.

Taste...wacky! Huge coconut and peppery curry spice. Some lime. Quite a bit of heat here, definitely is like a spicy Indian meal in a glass - there is kind of a milk stout vibe underneath all the madness, but not much stoutness to it.

Slick, sorta light feel with medium carbonation. Heat starts pretty intense and grows with warmth.

Wow, quite a beer...its flavor is very unique and awesome but it is also damn difficult to drink. Even splitting the bomber was kind of a chore, I would've been good with a ~4oz pour of this. Definitely worth trying, especially if you like spice/Indian food but to me it's a novelty beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 03:18:59 | More by Chico1985
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a dfh snifter

A: pours black with a bit of brown towards the head when held to the light... Little to no head after a regular pour, the head appears to be tannish, little to no lacing....

S: an interesting aroma, I get a ton of curry spice blended with cayenne along with a bit of lime, smells like a sweaty Indian guy, fresh out of the kitchen after cooking up some deliciousness in the tandor oven. I picked up on a strong whiff of coconut goodness when I opened the bottle however this seems to be lost now that its in my glass. I really don't get a lot of the typical stout aromas either... Mainly just the spice.

T: taste follows closely with the aroma, almost to a T, up front I get a light touch of chocolate then going into the curry spice and lime leaf, with the cayenne coming in strong on the finish, bringing a bit of heat to this, this is like liquid Indian food, very interesting. I do not mind the flavor, but a whole bomber may be a bit of a chore for one person.

M: medium heavy body with low/moderate carbonation... Not a bad mouthfeel. Dry w/ some cayenne heat on the finish.

O: this is a strange and interesting brew, a bit heavy on the lime for my tastes, and deffinatly heavy on the spice, like unsaid before, reminds me of a sweaty Indian guy. Glad I tried it, but I don't see myself hurrying to pick up another.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 01:08:09 | More by PeterIngemi
Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.