Indra Kunindra | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by HopHead84 on 06-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,876
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
1,263
pDev:
20.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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71
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Ratings: 1,263 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of McThulhu
4.88/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For my money, it doesn't get much better than this. Deep dark brown color with robust head that really let's you breathe in that curry and coconut aroma. The curry hits your taste buds immediately, and sticks around when the heat from the cayenne kicks in. I don't detect the lime until the aftertaste, but it rounds out a terrific experience, and makes you want to go right back in for another sip. If you don't like curry, don't bother, you wouldn't understand the brilliance that is this beer.

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Photo of loving44
4.87/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of BanjoStew
4.87/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer last night. One of the most complex beers I've had. This is definitely a sipper. Very well balanced. Would recommend for anyone to try it

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Photo of Reinmogard
4.86/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.86/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Curry bomb. Love the heat on the back end, and the aroma is amazing.

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Photo of StevieJoe
4.85/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer recommended to me by my son.
Poured this into a glass and was amazed by the scents rolling out of the glass. Cumin and curry are right up front and strong. The cayenne pepper hits with a nice secondary flavor and leaves some lingering heat. Coconut, lime and there has to be other flavors too, all combine to complete to the overall appeal.
To repeat a few a few of the other reviews posted on this beer the flavors work together. It is not that often you can refer to a beer experiences as exciting. Still working on the rating scale but this one deserves to be at or near the top of any list.

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Photo of CGreinadelsol
4.84/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

My new favorite. Love all the rich flavors.

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Photo of Lotus_Queen
4.81/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Who would have thought? This beer is fantastically done. Very impressed.

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Photo of galuskan
4.78/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing complex beer. Would never imagine I'd enjoy this beer. A meal in a glass. Add chocolate and it becomes a dessert!

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.77/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sonofliberty2
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of Richardbeerlover
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Great beer. Definite taste of coconut curry and lime leaves.

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Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of irthesteve
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of travolta
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Appearance: Mild head retention, , nice lacing. Black with a light brown head.

Nose: Loads of cumin and curry, with a little pepper in the middle. Coconut smoothness.

Taste: Many Indian spices put together very nicely. Curry and spice at the end. Some very nice pepper hotness at the end. Blended perfectly. These are not easy spices to play around with. You get sweet, flavorful, spicy and bitter...in that order.

Notes: I reviewed this so highly because of the complexity and competence with which these spices were added.

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Photo of broken22
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,263 ratings
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