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:
1,262
Reviews:
305
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
19.84%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
280
For Trade:
10
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.54/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I fail to see the humor in this one. It looks fine, though, with the usual touch of foam on the dark brown brew poured in a Duvel glass.

The odor hits you before you get the glass to your lips. And that's the best feature of this stuff. Coconut and curry. The taste is just an intensified curry with blow torch of heat to take care of any taste buds remaining functional. The initial foam subsides quickly to an oily sheen in the glass, with zero lacing. The slight prickly carbonation on the tongue morphs into a bitter burn. On top of everything, the hoppy bitterness adds to the pain. Acidic finish.

I realize there plenty of coffee and raspberry flavored beers in the Stout categories, but why isn't this a Herbed/Spiced beer? You could only rate the spice flavors, which are totally heavy-handed, not the fleeting beeriness. From the 22 oz bottle.

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2.54/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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2.59/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of d5001986
2.63/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber poured into Spiegelau tulip.

I was drawn in by all the bizarre additives, but should have known better. The smell is all curry and cumin. Taste is much the same, but the cayenne heat is present as well. Not much stout flavor, just lots of spice. Overall a regrettable purchase.

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2.64/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

One of the weirdest most disgusting beers i've ever had. Drain pour.

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Photo of jzlyo
2.64/5  rDev -30.2%
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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2.64/5  rDev -30.2%

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

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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2.74/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of DeeRayT
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tastes like a curry.weird

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,262 ratings.
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