Indra Kunindra | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Indra KunindraIndra Kunindra
BA SCORE
3.67/5
Good
1,268 Ratings
Indra KunindraIndra Kunindra
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:
#33,030
Reviews:
307
Ratings:
1,268
pDev:
20.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
280
Trade:
10
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,268 |  Reviews: 307
Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This has to be one of the most unique stouts I have ever had, and the flavors oddly work well the stout flavor profile. I have tried other "curry" beers, and they were just disgusting, but this stout actually tastes good, in an interesting way. But if you're not a fan of curry or Indian food, then this beer is definitely not for you.

The curry and cumin flavors are quite prominent, but meld well with nuttiness of the stout. I also get quite a bit of heat from the cayenne. The coconut flavor is subtle.

 511 characters

Photo of bobstockwell
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Strange beer. Ordered at Peppercorns on a whim. As a stout it had a pretty lightweight texture and mouthfeel. But speaking of mouth, this beer has some heat. Peppers, Cumin, Curried heat mixed up with Coconut,Mango sweetness, Not a great beer, not a bad beer.....tastes like it said..an Indian meal, but hard to imagine without trying

 339 characters

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown body, nut-brown dense head that fades to a thin ring, and, to my amazement, what looks like pieces of orange gelatin. I quite like it, but present it to me when I'm in a worse mood and I might say it's disgusting. They lucked out. A+

S: Whoa! First thing is sweet mango/coconut, closely followed by an Indian man's sweat, followed by cumin and other exotic spices.

T: WHOA. The mango is joined by substantial (for a beer) spice, like cayenne or red pepper. Cumin follows, curry is present, the coconut rides in with the meek roasted malt on the finish, still under the shadow of the peppers which provide a pleasant burn on the finish.

F: Medium body, prickly carbonation, slick.

O: This is a very wild ride. Lures the drinker in with sweet fruit, then assaults them with cumin and curry. I find it delicious, if extravagant. It seems silly to get this picky with such an over the top beer, but I honestly found the cumin to be overdone. Otherwise, brilliant. Drastically warped from its base style, but for the better. Adventurous souls will be greatly rewarded!

 1,082 characters

Photo of Smconnor
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of futiledevices
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bobv
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sweemzander
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSlem
4.52/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beercatbrew
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheFightingMongooses
4.9/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dcotom
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22-ounce bomber into TeKu. Dark coffee color with deep brown highlights, substantial fluffy light tan head that hangs around for a couple of minutes. The label description perfectly describes the aroma and taste. Coconut and curry predominate on the nose as well as the palate, with a hint of kaffir lime and a little heat from the cayenne pepper and some hop bitterness on the finish. Although there is nothing subtle about the spiciness, which tends to overshadow the character of the beer itself, it delivers on its promise. If you like Indian and Thai cuisine, give this one a try.

 597 characters

Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of waddellc2
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of madelfonatree
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased 3/30/2015 enjoyed 10/31/2015 in a Hopslam tulip/snifter.

Look - Black thick body. Cold first pour yielded a finger of fine bubbled head. Warm pour not as much head. Settles to a ring. Blotchy lacing.

Smell - Chocolate. Pepper. Spice. Coffee.

Taste - Cummin. Curry. Pepper. Chocolate. Coffee. Coconut. Complex but not my taste.

Feel - Burns with spice, not alcohol. Thick.

Overall - Different. I like spice but not Indian spice. Won't buy again. I even gave it 7 months to mellow.

 497 characters

Photo of Domvan
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of fermentedbarley
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Ssmith999
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Very interesting. Not something I'd get often, but would get again. Many flavors that complement each other well. If you don't love curry, prolly not a wise choice.

 164 characters

Photo of Redgoatman
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoleBriety
4.49/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,268 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.