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
Ratings:
1,252
Reviews:
300
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
19.84%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
278
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 1,252 |  Reviews: 300
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of illeagle05
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of LeeEvolved
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of eulerthegrape
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of thepenguin
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Marvicsin
2.76/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Too strong on the spice for my taste.

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Photo of ffshore545
2.77/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chucker17
2.78/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BdM
2.85/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kdivers
2.85/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Greatczar
2.86/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It smells great but the curry taste is just too overwhelming for me. I like Indian food, I like stouts, so I thought I'd like a curry stout. I was wrong.

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Photo of tedho21
2.87/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of radius129
2.87/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NateMac13
2.89/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Seems like a finely crafted beer that just my taste buds don't agree with.

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Photo of fuberwil
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a fan of spiced beers, took a sip and ended up pouring the rest down the drain. It does have a complex flavor of spices but it is almost too much to handle when drinking. It felt like I was drinking Indian food. I am sure that was something they were trying to emulate, but it just didn't taste right to me.

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Photo of gemig
2.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It tastes more like Indian food than beer. It's interesting, but not something you should order/buy if you want beer.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
2.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bonercityUSA
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a decent enough stout when I poured it, smells like roasted dark malts, chocolate... and Curry. Lots and lots of curry. When I tasted it, the curry was so overwhelming my brain couldn't process many other flavors. I got chocolate and dark malts up front, but then the curry spice completely took over. Seemed like a lighter body with higher carbonation than an average stout, but the spices in this one were just too much for me. Seems like I was drinking an Indian dish, very strange...

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Photo of SteveJeremy
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hard beer to drink because of how much is going on; not sure if I'd call this a stout, but a very elaborate pale ale. Spices disguise any semblance of lime and coconut, and this is a clear sipper if nothing else.

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Photo of Beermasterjarrett
2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 into pint drank right before best after 5/13' reviewed from memory

Looks good, like all the stout beers I've had from B.P. Good head from an aggressive poor, burnt red on the rim.

Whoo!! In my face spice and cocoanut, really fun curry and lime brings a whole exotic flavor profile. I'm really diggn this.

Damn. This is pretty nice until my throat catches fire.

Good carb. Slick and creamy. With a little too much heat, IMO.

I really enjoy all the dark offerings I've had the pleasure to enjoy from Ballast, this one not so much. I think I'm just not a spicy/hot beer fan. Atleast not yet.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Whoa Nelly! I was intrigued by this beer, with the curry notes in the aroma, and the hint of coconut milk, and then I actually tasted it- like a plateful of curry- strong curry. So strongly flavored that the curry just dominates everything. I thought this might be pleasant with food, but really, it's so highly spiced that I can't see it complementing anything other than white rice. Now mind you, the flavors aren't bad, or artificial, just a bit too much. It's certainly interesting, and could actually be a very good beer if it were reined in a bit.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.99/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, nearly black with a large tan head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: sweet coconut and chilii pepper, curry powder, dark chocolate, coffee

T: sweet lime and oily coconut up front, all of a sudden upon swallowing an awful cayene pepper and dirty curry powder flavor overpowers all others

M: medium to full body, slightly slick

O: the beer is ok except for the taste, that part is rough

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Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,252 ratings.
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