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Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 37
Gots: 73 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ste5venla, Feb 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

IdrinkGas, Dec 19, 2012
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4.04/5  rDev +8.9%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Dope
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with a big fizzy medium brown head. Fades somewhat quickly, leaving just a smattering of lacing behind. Zero head retention, can't even revive it with a swirl. Looks to be almost completely flat.

S: What a unique aroma. Toasted coconut is quite apparent. Lots of spices that I can't really place. A little bit of heat burns the noise (chile pepper?).

T: Heavy coconut up front. Some roasted malt with a touch of char and chocolate. Very spicy in the middle. Chile pepper heat, nice wave of it right after the middle and into the finish. More spices and more coconut mixes in with the burning. Long lingering simmering heat that adds up. Having said that, it's nothing over the top, just lasts forever. Swear I get a hint of lime in that lingering aftertaste as well.

M: Medium bodied but feels heavier due to very low carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: Definitely one of the most unique flavor combinations in a beer that I've ever had. Usually experiments like this fail miserably but this one turned out while well. Roasted malt tends to go well with chile pepper heat and the coconut brings a nice toasty aspect. Lots of spices everywhere that are hard to describe but contribute to the spicy/hot aspects of this beer. Nice balance of flavors to boot.

Dope, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

LoveStout, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

crobinso, Apr 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

millerbuffoon, Mar 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

smithj4, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ehammond1 for the bottleshare

Look: Black and totally opaque with a 1/2 inch tan head with just ok retention

Smell: Cumin and coconut

Taste: Minty, cumin, spicy curry and just a little touch of lime and vanilla. Interesting

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation with just a bit of heat

Overall: Interesting is the only way I can describe this beer. If you like indian food you will like this beer but it seems to me to be a bit of a strech for a beer.

DarthKostrizer, Oct 25, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

muskiesman, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Chaney
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stoked to try this!

Served in a Port City snifter.

A: Poured black as night and with no head whatsoever. Lots of particles floating around in the beer though. Curious.

S: Holy crap this is a curry bomb! Along with the cumin, coconut, and Kaffir lime, to say this is "India-style" is an understatement.

T: Not for all tastes, for sure. If you hate these spices, this won't be your thing. It's amazing that you can taste each and every one of these spices. Crazy, crazy, crazy.

M: Just enough carbonation to be dangerous, and I really dug the milkiness added by the coconut. That especially rounded out the finish... while the cumin burns the back of your throat!

O: Come one peeps, you know you love this beer! The most unique brew of 2013 so far. I'd have it again.

Chaney, Jun 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

WDJersey, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of jsanford
4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

SadMachine, Nov 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

brez8791, Nov 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

TX-Badger, Jun 07, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

donkeyrunner, Oct 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Falcone, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

2dogbrew, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

duff247, Feb 25, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer is definitely not in my wheelhouse. I am not a hug fan of curry but I was willing to give this beer a try. I wanted to like it by could not get past the curry. I wish it was more my style, I would recommended it to to the fans of curry out there. They probably can get past the curry flavor that I can't. If you don't like curry don't try this but if you are open minded enough, might be worth a try.

Smarty_Pints, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Sparky44, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

VeganUndead, Aug 29, 2013
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JamLand, Sep 15, 2013
Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.