Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +16.4%
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.
07-21-2011 23:27:55 | More by notchucknorris
3.53/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
04-21-2012 01:44:16 | More by arizcards
4/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
02-14-2012 15:08:52 | More by sholland119
3.85/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
11-17-2013 20:42:51 | More by macrosmatic
4/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
11-04-2011 13:39:25 | More by inlimbo77
4.08/5 rDev +9.7%
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.
12-22-2012 14:33:11 | More by micromaniac129
3.43/5 rDev -7.8%
Poured into a mug.
Brewed with curry spice, coconut, kaffir lime leaf, cayenne and cumin. Made with a homebrewer for the Holiday Wine Cellar's 46th anniversary.
Ebony, with lighter brown highlights. A craggy, rocky-road head is an inch tall.
Lime and curry spice in the nose. They weren't messing around with the spices. Hint of toasted coconut and milk chocolate.
Dude. This is weird. Packed with as much curry as and Indian restaurant, and the juice of two or three limes. A hint of toasty bitterness in the back. Wish there was more stout to balance. A spoonful of coconut curry on every bite. What hops are on here interact with the food, adding citrusy bite.
Cayenne pepper adds the perfect amount of heat, working with the warming sensation of the alcohol. Light body, a fair amount of fizz.
So odd. More like food than beer. Not unenjoyable, but it's like Indian food: you damn well better be in the mood.
11-22-2012 04:36:54 | More by Phelps
3.9/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
01-15-2012 23:52:20 | More by brewandbbq
3.48/5 rDev -6.5%
A - Pours a very dark brown/black with a light head.
S - Chilled it smells like a smoked porter. As it warms, the cumin & curry aromas come out nicely. Would be great with Thai or Indian food.
T - Initially it tastes like a spicy smoked porter. The cayenne pepper show up in the finish. As it warms, the curry becomes more aggressive (in a good way). The cumin and cayenne also becomes more noticeable. I'm not a fan of peppery flavors in beer, but this isn't too bad here. My wife and friend can taste the lime leaf, but my taste buds can't find it.
M - Average mouthfeel. Nice carbonation. The cayenne burn lingers around too long for my liking.
O - This is good as a one off beer release. A nice experiment. If it was a regular release, I wouldn't buy it more than once. I'm glad I tried it, and it was interesting and decent, but I wouldn't try it again. Take out the cayenne and this might be a completely different story.
10-03-2011 00:06:37 | More by djaeon
Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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