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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Photo of pdcleff
2.7/5  rDev -28.6%
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 +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpd026
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
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 +3.4%
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 +19.3%
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 -5.3%
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 +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PaulBenjamin
2.2/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

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

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
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 +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
2/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 7.64/bomber ($ 0.347/oz) at Oppermann’s Cork N Ale, Saginaw, MI
Undated bomber at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter, allowed to warm to 50 degrees
Aroma – basically, curry
Head large (Five cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, rapidly diminishing to a three mm ring and no layer
Lacing - none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – curry, definitely curry, burns my mouth. Not really picking up any stout qualities. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate full, almost creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of digitalzombie
2.65/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StoutHunter
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Ballast Point's Indra Kunindra for $7.99 at The Lager Mill. I've had a couple Curry beers before and I thought this one would be worth a try, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a 22oz brown bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks good, it's got a good design and it's eye catching. It poured a dark brown color that didn't really let any light come through with two fingers worth of fluffy slightly darker tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, but I wish it had better head retention.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the coconut being the first to show up and it's the most noticeable with some cinnamon coming right after it and then come the rest of the spices with a little bit of cayenne and cumin coming through with some caramel malt and caramel like aromas with a good amount of sweet malts, it helps bring some balance and it fits right in with the coconut. This beer has a good aroma, it lives up to it's name, but it's hard to tell this is a stout just from the aroma.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the coconut still being the first to show up and it imparts the same nice and natural coconut aspects that I got in the aroma. Up next comes all the spices coming through at once, the cinnamon and cumin stick out the most, but the cayenne imparts a noticeable light burn in the back of mu throat. More caramel flavors coming through at the end with a little bitterness with a light burn from the pepper with some cinnamon and coconut flavors in the aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, it's got all the aspects that I would expect from a curry beer and they work well together.

M- A little smooth, a little warming, a little tingly, creamy, medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice, but i wish the warming heat was toned down just a little.

This is a pretty nice beer and a good example of the style, it had all the aspects that I look for and when it came to the balance it was pretty good for the most part. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, the tingly and warming heat made it so that just a glass or a half a glass would be the perfect amount for me. What I like the most about this beer is that it lived up to being called a curry beer and all the key flavors were there. What I like the least about this beer is the stout base didn't come through much and I wish the warming heat was a little toned down. I might buy this beer again when in the mood for a curry beer and I don't think I would turn one down. I would recommend it to anyone who likes curry beers. All in all I liked this beer, but it's pretty intense and I think you really have to like curry to enjoy this beer. It's not a favorite Ballast Point beer and it's one of the better curry beers I've had. Good job guys, this is a good Curry beer.

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Photo of IceAce
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vonSchulze
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YalovaIA
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BanjoStew
4.87/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer last night. One of the most complex beers I've had. This is definitely a sipper. Very well balanced. Would recommend for anyone to try it

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Photo of Rschimmell
4.69/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of myteam24
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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