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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:
#32,296
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
1,265
pDev:
20.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
280
Trade:
10
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,265 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of ScaryEd
1.34/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Pours a dark brown color with a 1-finger khaki head. Has tons of floaters swirling around the glass.

The aroma is all cumin with just a touch of coconut. Not horrible, per se, but not something I enjoy smelling in a beer.

Oh god the flavor. There's an incredibly subtle note of sweet coconut up front here, which is good, until getting slapped in the face by a curry and vomit pancake. If I don't swallow, I can taste the lime and cumin a bit, but then my reflexes kick in and I force this disgusting bile down my gullet and get assaulted by cayenne peppers. My throat is burning. Why does this exist?

The feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is chalky and dry, with no respite from the fires of hell that are the cayenne peppers.

Overall, I literally hate this beer. None of the flavors work and it's just far too spicy. If I want Indian food, I'll order Indian food.

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Photo of Burt
2.59/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of archero
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmoore32
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Taste: bold India curry spices with coconut sweet, herbal tea notes and peppery heat.
Complex herbal lime and curry nose.
Black, opaque, with a thick tan head, some lace. Medium/full body. Like drinking an Indian buffet.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, off white head that lasted an average amount of time. No lacing to speak of.

S: A strong, spicy aroma of pepper, cumin, chocolate, and coconut.

T: Definitely a bold spicy flavor here: Cayenne pepper, a bit of malt, cumin, chocolate, coconut, a bit of coffee, and some curry as well. Lots of Indian spices will definitely put some people off. It's incredibly hot - especially in the finish, but it's oddly likable.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth, but ultimately hot finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not surprisingly, this is a polarizing beer. It's definitely not for everyone, but if you're adventurous, give it a shot.

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Photo of Beerbirdnerd
2.35/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CGreinadelsol
4.84/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

My new favorite. Love all the rich flavors.

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Photo of Studfarm69
4.49/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of elvisdoc
1/5  rDev -72.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Absolutely the worst beer I have ever tasted in over twenty years of drinking craft beer. Complete drain pour. Cumin with subtle hints of diarrhea. Terrible. Wish I could give negative rating.

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Photo of evilmoose
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pdcleff
2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Way too peppery for my taste

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

Photo of jpd026
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.25

Should have read the fine print instead of just assuming this was a hoppy stout.... It's deff really good if you're in the mood for a very present cayane and cumin flavor but if you're not.... Well you won't hate it

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Photo of DT25
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Intense, if not a little too abrasive for my tastes...but I respect the brewers' intentions. The curry flavor and cayenne dominate up front and linger in the aftertaste. The coconut sweetness and a little lime zest come through before fading behind the heat. Mouth feel is a little thin for a stout. Overall, very unique. Not a beer I'd want a lot of in one sitting, but certainly worth a try.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.51/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a deep black color whit a medium head. The aroma presents bubblegum, lemongrass, cumin, as well as lots of floral and perfumey smells I cannot quite identify. The flavor also starts with bubblegum as well as banana laffy taffy, cumin, cardamom, greeen curry spices, and again some off floral notes. The mouthfeel is fairly thin and bright. Overall this is a beer that is a crazy as advertised, unique in flavor profile, it offers things no other beer has for me.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a thin beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains very strong spices, some roasted malts and some coffee, but pretty much all minty, peppery, herbal spices.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a quick burst of coffee and some chocolate that initially leads you to think that the spice might not be quite as strong as you smelled. No sooner you finish that thought… here it comes… an onslaught of peppery, herbal, minty spices, even some heat (Is that curry?). As dominant as the spices are, the coffee, chocolate and lactose flavors keep flashing in. The malt character is hearty and the hops presence is mild but I don’t think there’s enough malt or hops available to balance the spices in this beer. The after-taste is (yeah, you guessed it) very spicy and slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is very sticky.

O: I’ll give credit for the beer being flavorful and quite complex, does not go down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a very uniquely intense beer overall.

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Photo of Reinmogard
4.86/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PaulBenjamin
2.2/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow....all I can say is wow. I'm rating this beer for brewer intentions.....not personal taste. The beer poured an opaque black with ecru head that did not leave much lace. The scent was a cacaphony of spices...cumin, pepper and other stuff. The taste was spicy and reminded me of masala. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's definitely worth a try. It's on par with the rogue siracha.

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Photo of trdtercel92
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,265 ratings
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