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Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 18.87%
Wants: 36
Gots: 72 | FT: 7
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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Photo of hopfacebrew
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Picked up a bomber while on vacation in Escondido. The stocker of the bottle shop said it had arrived just the day before, held out until now to try it.

Poured from bomber to pint glass. Pours a thick oily black color with a small 1 finger mocha head with decent retention and lacing throughout. Very unique nose: coconut, roasted malt, curry, hints of pepper and heat. The flavor follows suit with a huge coconut flavor that mellows out into a complex blend of curry, roast, pepper, cocoa, and a bit of lime. Very unique. Finishes smooth and creamy with a medium body and mild bitterness. Overall, this is quite a unique brew! It was a pleasure to have sampled it, I can easily say I've never had anything like it. I'd recommend it if for nothing else the unique flavor.

hopfacebrew, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of nanobrew
4/5  rDev +7.8%

nanobrew, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of pperez38
3/5  rDev -19.1%

pperez38, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of brewandbbq
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

22oz bottle.

Pours opaque black with a half inch head of beige. A few whisps on the surface and elongated dots of lacing throughout the glass.

Aromatics lead off with bakers chocolate, Kahlua, espresso, coconut, and spice.
Hints of curry, mint, and peppercorns follow through. Hawaiin Tropic suntan lotion drizzeled over Oreo cookies.

Full bodied with a snappy, prickly mouthfeel.

Charred malt, dark chocolate, coffee beans, and chili peppers start the palate. Coconut shavings, spicy curry, and white pepper follow through.

Finishes with a lingering throat burn, bitter chocolate, and coconut.

Interesting beer, but definately one to split a bottle with 2-3 people.

brewandbbq, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of MrHirschybar
4/5  rDev +7.8%

MrHirschybar, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of kornkid8600
4/5  rDev +7.8%

kornkid8600, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%

From 12/18/11 notes. This one was sent to me from Nuggamooch and shared with some friends. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of coconut, cumin, spices, roasted malts, and toasted malts. Some light chocolate as well. Very odd mix; doesn't really do it for me.

t - Tastes strongly of curry, coconut, lime, spices, cumin, pepper, roasted malts, toasted malts, and cream. Takes like taco cookies.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a very interesting stout. Wasn't necessarily bad, but a very weird and interesting mix that didn't do it for me. Some people really liked it as it tastes a lot like Thai style Coconut Curry, but that isn't what I really would want in a beer, and I think we all found it tough to drink 5 oz.'s. Not something I'd seek out again.

mdfb79, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -19.1%

nmann08, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of TXhomebrewer
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of starrdogg
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

starrdogg, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of jsanford
4.53/5  rDev +22.1%

22oz bottle poured into a Tulip Glass.

Pours a inky black with a creamy mocha-colored head that settles to a nice cap and leaves lots of streaky lacing. Fantastic nose of sweet malt, coconut, curry powder, and spices. So insane, perfectly captures a Thai curry. Taste is just as amazing, TONS of coconut, chocolate malt, curry powder, and spices with a hit of lime and a subtle chili pepper spiciness that build as the beer warms (and you drink more). Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with a medium-full body and good carbonation. Such an insane beer, and truly one of the most unique and memorable I've had!

jsanford, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of DovaliHops
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%

Pours a very dark brown-black with a medium tannish-brown head that disappears slowly. Scent is heavy with coconut and a plethora of spices that make my nose tingle. A lot of chocolate and a little bit of lime. Taste is initially dark chocolate with just a bit of anise. I get a lot of coconut. Just a hint of curry with a ton of cayenne and cumin. The cayenne lingers on the throat and tongue with tingly spiciness. A bit of alcohol as well. As it warms...the curry comes through more. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spicy, and tingly. Drinkability is fair. Overall, this is a unique beer, but all the spices can be a bit overwhelming. Tasty though.

DovaliHops, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +7.8%

GRG1313, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of alwaysanswerb
4/5  rDev +7.8%

alwaysanswerb, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of FlandersNed
5/5  rDev +34.8%

FlandersNed, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of SageO
5/5  rDev +34.8%

SageO, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Kshock
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Kshock, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of rand
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%

On tap at Small Bar, poured into pint glass

A: Black, opaque, dark brown head. Small patches of lacing stick to the glass.

S: Good lord, what a unique nose. Complete spice overload. Cumin and chili prominent, the brew gives off notes of licorice and curry and about half of your spice rack.

T: The curry plays a much bigger role than I the nose, and the brew gives off a lot of heat, but in balance. Cumin, paprika, nutmeg bounce around. Subtle notes of vanilla and unsweetened chocolate fall out, and a touch of hop astringency. Amazingly, everything works.

M: Medium comexioun, slightly creamy.

rand, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of marysparks18
5/5  rDev +34.8%

marysparks18, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of loving44
4.88/5  rDev +31.5%

One of the craziest and most delicious beers I have ever had.

A: dark black with light amber hues when held to light with a thin tan head.

S: lots of coconut, roasted chicory, cayenne, cumin, curry spice. Coconut dominates.

T: Amazing. This tasted like Thai green curry, lots of coconut, like spices coconut milk, curry, a touch of heat at the end. Everything in a perfect balance. No flavor dominating.

M: Thick and chewy, milky, a satisfying stout body.

Overall: I wasn't going to buy this beer because quite frankly, it sounded disgusting, but the clerk at Holiday Wine cellar talked me into it and man am I glad he did. A crazy idea that totally came together and just worked. I split this bomber with a friend and we were blown away. A unique, and highly recommended brew if you can find it.

loving44, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of urrachris
5/5  rDev +34.8%

urrachris, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of MasterMustace
5/5  rDev +34.8%

MasterMustace, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of AndresR
4/5  rDev +7.8%

AndresR, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +7.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of onefalsemove711
5/5  rDev +34.8%

onefalsemove711, Nov 14, 2011
Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.