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Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 711
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 19.19%
Wants: 36
Gots: 76 | 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:
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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-06-2011)
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3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a black color with a quick fading head on top. There is no retention of lacing at all on this. Not the nicest looking stout. The smell if big, there was some initial coconut at first but it's quickly overpowered by the lime and spice on this brew. The taste of the beer has a very unique flavor. This beer reminds me of the lime flavored Doritos with a spicy salsa. There is plenty of lime and spice on this beer, the coconut is kind of hidden too much. The mouthfeel is pretty carbonated with a thinner body to it. Overall this beer is unique. It's not something I could drink a lot of but it was interesting to try.

Knapp85, Jan 28, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet. Best 5 October 2013. Allegedly brewed with "Madras curry, cumin, cayenne, coconut, and Kaffir lime."

A: A finger of creamy, brown head. The beer is black and opaque.

S: It smells savoury. It actually smells like curry and chili. What? But also milk chocolate, cumin, lemongrass, coconut milk, and fresh-mowed meadows. I am just confused, and have no idea how to rate this...

T: Uhhh. Like it smells. But more amazing. Specifically, the coconut shines, offering a singular sweetness that is unsurpassable. I am pretty much guaranteed to like anything with cayenne in it ever, but this is really something. The pepper serves to mitigate any sticky sweetness and makes the endtaste much more exciting. The curry is obvious mostly at the beginning and not particularly welcome (in general in beer). There is also cracked black pepper and an odd sweetness that could be coconut flesh, but could also be eggnog or caramel or saltwater toffee...

M: Smooth but spicy. Engaging, sort of, but mostly in the background of the thoroughly bizarre flavor.

O: I think I like it? Points for being interesting as hell, and not being entirely terrible. It pulls it off better than I thought it might. I imagine this would go well (maybe??) with actual curries and the like. If you don't like Indian food, avoid this beer.

AgentMunky, Jan 20, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into snifter.

A - Pitch black with a tan head that doesn't stick around too long.

S - Light roasted malt, coconut, cumin, herbal spice. It almost has a magic marker smell to it, very interesting.

T - Whoa, the spicy cumin and cayenne immediately hit first, lending a mild burn all the way down. The herbal spice dominants throughout, with coconut and subtle citrus notes becoming more evident on the back end. A light roasted malt backbone thankfully keeps the bold spices in check.

M - Light-medium body, creamy, mild carbonation. Lots of heat initially in the mouth and throat, but eventually settles into a nice warming sensation. Dry finish.

O - I'm so glad I decided to pick this up, as it's very unique and experimental (in a good way). Although the spice profile is huge, it is somewhat balanced by the roast and citrus. Definitely a sipper, and would be interesting to pair this with some sort of Asian cuisine.

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3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoy by 01/02/13. 22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at Ballast Point in San Diego and served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high given the brewery.

Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. Served straight from the fridge.

Paired with salted hard pretzels.

A: Pours a one finger head of light tan colour, nice cream and thickness, and very good retention, especially considering the high ABV. Body colour is a solid nontransparent opaque black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Dark malts, caramel, artificial lime, and earthy spices. An average strength aroma. Appealing albeit strange for the style.

T: Dark malts, earthy notes, caramel, light curry, and a bit of lime. Has a little light heat. Not particularly well balanced, but it's certainly experimental and bold. I get some spiciness in the burp. It's interesting, but far from ideal. Build is strange. No chocolate, yeast, or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth, wet, a bit overcarbonated. Too thick for its lack of diverse flavours. Lacks the depth needed to justify such a thick consistency. Fairly good palate presence. A bit creamy - a nice touch.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable for its well-hidden high ABV, but nevertheless disappointing. I expect more from Ballast Point. I doubt I'd get it again, but it's a nice little export stout. The spice is very well handled.

High B-

kojevergas, Jan 07, 2013
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Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.