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:
277
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 1,252 |  Reviews: 300
Photo of churchillps
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Willyd81
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wakeuptothesun
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of larryarms847
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours rather thin and oily, dark brown with a solid finger and a half of light khaki foam.

Nutmeg, some pepper heat, cinnamon, clove, and subtle vanilla. A little too much spice and peppery heat.

A vanilla and coconut flavor becomes much more pronounced, the mix of spices is still very overpowering though.

Heavy-bodied, medium carbonation, roasty bitterness, spiced and peppery.

Overall, this was an interesting and unique brew to say the least, but seems like a jumbled mess to be honest.

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Photo of bgold86
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jooler
4.41/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great smell but spicy in the aftertaste

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Photo of npachl
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smell throws off the taste a bit, but damn this is a great beer. Coconut flavor really comes out when paired w/ spicy food.

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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuzzFee
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paxcameleon
4.52/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was a fantastic beer. When poured this beer came out a dark brown with slight reddish tints. The head was not terrifically stiff but fizzled down with a bit of time. The first smell was a strange sensation that can only be described as a bus filled with sweaty people meets a barnyard. Totally unappealing at first.
Then the taste, my god the taste. The structure of the beer was balanced, it's density analogous to the german dopplebocks or a mid weight brown ale, it's sweet notes did not hang on as syrupy, they simply washed across the palate like a tide across a beach. Biscuits, slight dried fruit notes, mixed in an indian spice of cumin, cardamom, curry . The initially off putting smell came back into the brew and pared into the flavors accentuating and bringing forward different notes within the medley of flavors. The warming of the glass brought forward different tastes, while usually the bitter qualities tend to come forward with this brew instead the malt qualities integrated into the spice better resulting in a mid-body well composed brew.
This beer, whether you like it or not, is true artistry and owning to it's uniqueness truly peerless.

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Photo of Scepter
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Limited Release INda Style Export Stout... Fantastic. Best beer in a long time.

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Photo of Tanktizzo
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Boomer4ES
4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevemorrison616
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TPiwaron
2.32/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Wasted money on this one. I respect Ballast Point a lot. It's a shame they churned out garbage like this.

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Photo of hilgart1
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PG2G
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells really unique. Good flavor. I like experimentation when it pays off, and I think it does here

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Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jtrigonis
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 510a
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
1/5  rDev -73.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Damn, that's just not right...

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Photo of BenAdvocate
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow! What an interesting beer! The coconut and spices work great together. Mouthfeel is creamy and it leaves your lips tingling.

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