Indra Kunindra | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Indra KunindraIndra Kunindra
BA SCORE
58.2%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 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:
#31,297
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
1,263
Liked:
735
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
20.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
280
Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,263 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
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 -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StoutHunter
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
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 +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vonSchulze
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YalovaIA
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BanjoStew
4.87/5  rDev +32.7%
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 +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of myteam24
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diddy4l
4.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tracker83
1.98/5  rDev -46%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4-11-16 - On tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room in the Little Italy section of San Diego. 8 oz. pour into a tall tulip glass. Spectacular cumin and curry aromas! Dark brown color with no head. No residue cling. Clean fresh mouthfeel. Cayenne pepper spice is just the right amount. Very interesting "curry stout". Glad I had this one.

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Photo of seantelecine
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Poloplaya
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thgreatrandini
2.11/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

It is exactly as it claims to be. Works on a plate...not in a stout.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
1.9/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
1.42/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Photo of Dur921
1.52/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jzlyo
2.64/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Aroma is complex Indian spices and Jasmin/cumin. The flavor is complex Indian spices, dark malts, fruit and a mix of acidity and spicy heat in the finish.

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Photo of KBlodorn
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 58.2% out of 100 with 1,263 ratings
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