Indra Kunindra | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Indra KunindraIndra Kunindra
BA SCORE
3.67/5
1,263 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:
#31,826
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
1,263
pDev:
20.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
280
Trade:
10
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,263 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of Ryancthomas7
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerlover
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: pours slick black with a quarter inch medium khaki head looks delish until I look at the bottom of the glass unfortunately there are some kind chunks that have sunk to the bottom, not sure if it's lime rind or some of the spices clumped together but it's not appealing.
S: wow....amazing!! every ingredient listed is definitely apparent in the aroma, the lime is most pronounced as you pour it but after its warmed a bit the curry and cumin come out quit a bit follow by the cayenne finally the coconut being the most minimum
T: Again, wow! spot on! all flavors blend together gloriously, the cayenne hits in the end of the after taste along side the lime, the spices of the curry and cumin hit mid-palate with a hint of lime, the coconut is lacking unfortunately. Also looking for a little roasted malt to balance and bring it all together, if this had been given more time to mellow it'd be even more amazing.
F: could definitely be less carbonated, I'd say it's a medium to medium high carbonated stout. I'm sure time would help this too.
O.A. amazing stout, unlike anything I've ever seen before. Needs more time in the bottle been in my fridge for 2 months, should have waited 2 to 3 more, but as always curiousity got the best of me!

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Photo of GMan310
2/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

did not enjoy at all. its the most bizarre beer i have ever had

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brbrocc
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weaselface89
2.74/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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

This is so bizarre. I absolutely love it. Indian spices mostly overwhelm the smell and flavor. It's simple: if you like Indian food and you like stouts, you will almost certainly like this. If this beer sounds gross to you, save your money, it's probably not going to change your mind.

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Photo of redfox405
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rack0flamb
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sgbrown78
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pstam87
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark muddy dirty color with no head. Smells of dark roasted malts, curry, cumin and lime. Taste is very curry heavy with a hint of lime. It also has a slightly sweet taste. Very strong cayenne pepper in the aftertaste that hits you in the back of the throat and the more you drink the stronger it gets. There is also a hint of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. Very light body with high carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer, it has a strong cumin, cayenne pepper and lime taste, but i wished it had more of a coconut presence and less cayenne pepper.

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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 sgregory
1.32/5  rDev -64%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Photo of Yancey82
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Definitely alot going on here. It could have gone wrong but it did not. The cayenne is nice. So is the coconut. The curry threw me off a little but not enough to take away from a great beer.

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Photo of Hallertau
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Very dark brown with a 1.5 finger light tan head. Aromas of cumin, curry and lime along with the base stout. I really picked out the lime in the nose. Taste is tons of curry and cumin along with the sweet coconut and stout. Lime is not very detectable on the palate. The cayenne is there, but I did not notice much of it until I was on the second half of the glass and the beer was beginning to warm. Medium feel that had the right amount of carbonation. Interesting and unique beer that is perfect to share and a one and done. Good, but nothing to drink again.

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Photo of Johnct
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Drink this beer between a few friends and you'll enjoy it. On the nose, coconut. Coconut and normal stout notes. Taste is straight coconut with lots of curry. Cayenne provides a bite, it's a chile beer. Aftertaste of chile lingers (but not too much). What a strange creation

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Photo of legalag11
4.46/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ronin926
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of charlzm
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rxthree
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kgrichards
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful pour with light cream froth. Paired outstanding with sea salt, peppercorn and cumin seasoned steak, asparagus and loaded potato.

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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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