Indra Kunindra
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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From:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Stout - Foreign / Export
Ranked #67
ABV:
7%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,804
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 20.16%
Ratings:
1,298
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 22, 2022
Added:
Jun 07, 2011
Wants:
  73
Gots:
  282
SCORE
83
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Notes: Indra Kunindra is a burst of madras curry, cumin, cayenne, coconut, and kaffir lime leaf. Enjoy!

Our India-style Export Stout is a unique collaboration with award-winning home brewer Alex Tweet. Released in limited quantities, this explosion of South Asian flavors is reason enough to kneel down and thank the heavens. And further proof of San Diego's status as a brewer's playground, and a beer lover's utopia.
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4.4 by Mistress-o-IPAs from California on Jan 22, 2022
 
3.01 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 29, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Joshhops

Best beer if you like stouts and want to to turn things up a bit. I mixed this beer with a bit of the habanero for a dash of added flavor and spike. I love me some pepper beers and stouts. The combination was just what my tongue was craving.

Jul 27, 2021
 
4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Aug 18, 2020
 
3 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 16, 2020
 
3.53 by Justinprintz from New Jersey on Feb 20, 2020
 
4.1 by jstern from California on Feb 10, 2020
 
3.75 by Kolb from Montana on Dec 29, 2019
 
1.32 by DISKORD from South Carolina on Dec 19, 2019
 
2.87 by PatrickCT from Connecticut on Jun 19, 2019
 
3.83 by Curt3 from New Jersey on May 15, 2019
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3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Fun beer with Eastern spices. It’s more of a novelty than something fun to drink every day, and one will do you. Spicy cayenne heat, lime, coconut, cumin. Absolutely fascinating novelty. I’m glad it exists to try. Do a small pour just for fun and experimentation because it’s fascinating. Like a curry beer.

Apr 16, 2019
 
3.66 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2019
 
3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Mar 10, 2019
 
4 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Feb 02, 2019
 
1.5 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania on Jan 06, 2019
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2.2/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2
by cuy50 from Virginia

This beer was a mistake and should never have been made

Nov 15, 2018
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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by dazedman from Virginia

Just not my thing.

Oct 25, 2018
 
2.21 by Diura from New York on Oct 20, 2018
 
3.43 by WickedBeer from Alabama on Oct 19, 2018
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2.18/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2
by meatyard from Florida

Overpowering cayenne that lingers for a long time. Bare hint of coconut and the other ingredients except for the curry. Why brewers use so much heat is beyond me. Drainpour

Sep 26, 2018
 
2.77 by flek from Massachusetts on Aug 11, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by zeff80 from Missouri

22oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of curry and cayenne with some roasty stout notes. Wow! Curry heat up front with some sweet coconut and chocolate. Nice subtle roasted taste.

Jul 24, 2018
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3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by CaptainHate from Ohio

22 ounce bottle was a gift from a friend moving away dated 12/13/2015. Poured into a pint bottle produced a full dark tan head over a dark brown body. Smell was of an oddly spiced cola aroma, not unpleasant. I'd like to taste this fresh because I think, other than the cayenne, the spices have faded. There's definitely a cayenne burn and I can probably taste the cumin and faded coconut, but I wish it was more distinctive.

It's not bad by any means but probably better fresh

Jun 09, 2018
 
2.55 by beerrat from Virginia on May 15, 2018
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4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

A- Pours a chocolate brown with a very nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has abundant curry and cayenne pepper hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a resounding curry and cayenne pepper flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-One of my favorites on this trip to Ballast Point because of the explosion of flavors

May 14, 2018
 
3.38 by Half-full from Illinois on Apr 22, 2018
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4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by leaddog from Canada (AB)

Appearance - Pours a jet black brown with two fingers of creamy tan head.

Smell - cumin, curry powder, cayenne pepper, roasted malts, coconut, earthy and leafy hops, and earthy yeast.

Taste - Cumin, curry powder, and blast of cayenne upfront followed by the roasted malts, coconut. The hops and earthy yeast round out the brew. A lot of flavour going on here.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes smooth with the spices lingering especially with the fiery cayenne.

Overall - A flavourful and different take on this style by incorporating South Asian spices (cumin, curry, and cayenne). Some may find this combination a little savoury but for me I like the variance from the traditional foreign/extra stout. Worth a go if you are more on the adventurous palate side of the spectrum.

Apr 08, 2018
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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

22oz bottle - lots of relatively exotic stuff apparently made it into this particular offering. Let's see if they stuck around, shall we?

This beer pours a fairly solid black, with subtle red cola basal edges, and four fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly brown head, which leaves absolutely nothing in the way of lace anywhere near the glass as it slowly sinks away. Silly peppers.

It smells of well, Indian curry over coconut Basmati rice (so the cumin and cayenne get kind of short shift, at the moment), bready and doughy caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, faint generic citrus notes, and very little else. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, a touch of free-range ashiness, some zingy cayenne pepper heat, well-mixed curry spice, more bewildered-seeming chocolate notes, sugary coconut flakes, and some plain, indistinct citrus peel.

The carbonation is average in its workaday frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, once one becomes acclimatized to that heady curry spiciness, of course. It finishes off-dry, the base stout asserting itself against the lingering, if moderated heat.

Overall - yup, this comes across as if you made a nice Rogan Josh (my preference, is all), and then dumped in a few bombers of dense export stout, to let reduce until just a bit watery. I'm saying this as a good thing, as although I've already had a big dinner, I'm now craving a little bit of takeout from the Little India area near where I live right now.

Feb 12, 2018
 
4 by Asics from Washington on Feb 10, 2018
 
4.03 by Commandophile from Illinois on Feb 02, 2018
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
by Beerboe from Missouri

I got this beer in a clearance sale for $3 - wouldn't have bought it otherwise. I was very hesitant to buy it, with good reason. I do like Indian food though, so I thought it might pair well with some of that. Upon opening it I was met with some unusual smells for a beer. I poured it and experienced a large thin foamy head. I took a sip and knew this wasn't an easy-drinker even though Porters are one of my favorite styles. I couldn't drink much and recapped it until the next day when I could cook some Indian food to go with it.
That day arrived and I had some spicy eggplant with green pepper and red onion, hopefully spicy enough to stand up to it. Well, the beer was still foamy and pretty damn spicy, but drinkable.. DO NOT attempt to drink this without spicy food.
Would I buy another at any price? Hell no.

Feb 02, 2018
 
3.67 by paresis from Massachusetts on Jan 20, 2018
 
3.96 by Sweenz from Alabama on Jan 17, 2018
 
3.6 by einman from Minnesota on Jan 12, 2018
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewerburgundy from Virginia

In tulip at the Danville, VA brewery.

Indra doubled down on the darkness. There’s a pretty good light tan head.

The lime leaves are front and center, but the aromas run the curry gambit; cumin, pepper, and all that other earthy stuff. I think it might even be coconut curry.

Dark chocolate, coconut, lime leaf, cumin, curry powder, vanilla.

Cold, thin, and bubbly stout. Earthy finish redolent with various aftertastes.

I love this stout. Maybe it’s because I love curry and I love stout. They meld well.

Dec 22, 2017
 
2.81 by msaucedo from California on Nov 12, 2017
 
3.52 by Khaack from New York on Oct 30, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bbtkd from South Dakota

Ballast Point Indra Kunindra, 7% ABV, 50 IBU. Pours thick and black, with a two finger tan head that left no lacing. Nose is curry and other complimenting spices, taste follows plus pepper heat and a moderate bitter close. And something tangy, maybe lime. OK mouthfeel, overall excellent. I've wanted to try this for quite a while since I like curry - and like some curry dishes, it smells better than it tastes.

Sep 04, 2017
 
3.75 by onlymurderers from Illinois on Aug 13, 2017
Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 1298 ratings