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Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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84
good

691 Ratings
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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 37
Gots: 73 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Sparky44, Dec 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Stinger80OH, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of notchucknorris
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Scripps Ranch location

A: Black with a very thin dark brown head.

S: Good lord. Huge aromatic curry notes. To me it smelled like a Thai yellow curry. Coconut milk, cumin and spices. Amazing.

T: Lots of curry upfront with some coconut following. The finish brings a bit of roasted malts and powdered chocolate. I didn't think this beer was going to work, but somehow they pulled it off. Not sure I would want a full pint of this, but I'm glad I got to try it.

notchucknorris, Jul 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

duff247, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

kaelingirl, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Smarty_Pints
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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2/5  rDev -46.1%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
Photo of arizcards
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber at Holiday Wine Cellar President's Day weekend for $7.99.

Beer poured dark brown with a nice tan head.

Nose has hints of mocha, lime, and hot spices.

Taste initially is a base american stout, chocolate with a lingering heat that is pretty well crafted in.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall this is well crafted recipe in which the spices are blended in well and not too overbearing but they do take the forefront and leave the base stout taste in the back seat.

arizcards, Apr 21, 2012
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3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with just some fizzy bubbles rising. Looks like a glass of Pepsi.

Holy shit what a nose on this. Lime, coconut, curry are big big aromas. Some charred malt in there somewhere.

Odd spiced brew. I only truly got all the flavors by reviewing it. The choice of stout works as a vehicle to carry the rest of the flavors. Curry, lime, and essence of coconut. Then, huge cayenne burn, with a good charred malt bitter push. The spices and essence flavors move aside, and the cayenne and stout notes stay. Now it is a peppered stout. Finishes with a burn and an french roast coffee bitterness.

Fuller bodied with carbonation that, if you belch, brings a pepper burn back.

Interesting. One to share (as this is a bomber). Hard to finish, but not because you dislike it, but because it is just alot of spice.

OtherShoe2, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Fettpopps, May 31, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.1%

Chugs13, Nov 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

zonker17, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

JohnBender, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Zach136, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

2beerdogs, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

baybum, May 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With all the different spices used to make this brew what did I smell, oak barrels.
Only latter as it warmed did i pick up other aromatics. The most aromatic was coconut.
Next would be curry paste.
A light black or ruby brown color with a fast fading head.
Taste is spicy. With coconut and curry and hot cayenne.
I think the stout beer itself is a bit lost amongst the spices.
Drinks smooth and hot.
The best part was the aroma, quite fragrant.
This is a fun beer with a lot of things going on but I think it's too spicy in that it's not balanced well. If the spices were more in line with the stout malts so they each complimented each other, bam!, you got a winner.

micromaniac129, Dec 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Durandal_777, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Jame515, Sep 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

WanderingFool, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tipsy Crow, 11/8/11.

A-Pours a dark brown with a thin mocha head and good sticky lacing.

S-Chocolate malt, nice roast, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of spice.

T-Garam masala spiciness blends nicely with the sweet chocolate. Not for everyone but I love Indian food, so this is perfect.

M-Medium bodied, spices linger.

O-Interesting and different. I can't see ever ordering more than one though.

HV

sholland119, Feb 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jak, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown, almost opaque, with a thin tan head that fades quickly and no visible carbonation.

S: Wow, there's a lot going on here. Complex and unique. My first thought is Indian food - curry and lime - with some spicy peppers and black pepper, tobacco and musty leather notes like an old book, and just a bit of cacao. This smells a bit like you stuck your head into a spice cabinet. Fascinating, and I can't stop smelling it.

T: Starts with big curry and dark roasted malts - but the curry and spices dominate. Then there's a definite citrus lime flavor in the middle. Near the swallow, there's a cayenne pepper kick that lasts after the swallow and remains noticeable in the esophagus and on the lips. Interesting and tasty, but I'm not sure I could drink an entire bottle.

M: Full-bodied, low carbonation sensation, and low alcohol presence.

O: Well, this was exactly what it said was going to be. It was a different and challenging beer for me. Very interesting, and I think I would recommend it for someone looking to try something very different or as a change of pace. Certainly not an everyday drinker.

macrosmatic, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a Victory snifter. Special thanks to ren for this rare release. Cheers.

A: Pours a really dark black with little hues on edges. Not as thick as I was expecting. About a finger of tight tan bubbles. They fade quickly. Some sticky lacing.

S: Definitely get the cumin and cayenne smells along with the lime. I think the curry I behind that all. It's an extremely complex and inviting smell, if you like those spices that is (which I do).

T: Nice spicy bite on the tip of the tongue. You get the curry smells when you dig your nose in the glass. Lots of heat on the back end as it goes down your throat from the spices. The lime does show up in the mid tongue. This beer gets better with warming up a bit. The lime becomes less pronouced and the curry and other spices so up big.

M: It's actually medium to full bodied stout. Again, not as motor oil thick as I was expecting. Definitely coats the mouth though.

O: I am going to go with a solid B+ on this one. It's certainly DIFFERENT than other stouts out there, but I like where they went with it. Obviously, if you don't like those flavors this one could be offputting to you.

inlimbo77, Nov 04, 2011
Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 691 ratings.