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:
#34,843
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
1,276
pDev:
20.16%
Bros Score:
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72
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Beerboe
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of LeeEvolved
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Marvicsin
2.76/5  rDev -24.8%
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 -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chucker17
2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of msaucedo
2.81/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BdM
2.85/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kdivers
2.85/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Greatczar
2.86/5  rDev -22.1%
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 -21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of radius129
2.87/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NateMac13
2.89/5  rDev -21.3%
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 -20.2%
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 -19.6%
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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2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bonercityUSA
2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
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 -19.3%
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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Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,276 ratings