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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with madras curry, caynne pepper, cumin, toasted coconut, and kaffir lime leaf, Indra Kunindra is a 9% ABV stout brewed in collaboration with homebrewer Alex Tweet. It was brewed for Holiday Wine Cellarís 46th Anniversary Homebrewers Competition. First batch at 9%, others at 7%.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (988) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Iím going to skip the introductory flourishes and just get straight into it - this smells incredible. It smells like everything the tropics could be, refined into a lovely perfume, with all the spices and fruits and liquors that make the Carribbean such a hot destination. Coconut, cumin, all-spice, shea butter, black pepper, vanilla and any number of other exotic aromas that make this smell genuinely like a 5-star seaside restaurant with a spice market next door. Really, this is an incredible aroma. The flavor is there too, reminescent of jerk chicken, coconut, a mild chipotle or chili spiciness and overall a gourmet experience in a bottle. Exotic, tropical, and all the flavors of the equator, Iíve never had anything like this, and it changes and wriggles and transforms as it warms. Ballast Point strikes again, and makes a beer that truly fits the sunny San Diego environs.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (987) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at a random bottle share. Pours a medium brown with light brown, khaki head. Aroma is of sunscreen and curry. Taste is all over the place in almost the best possible way. Curry, coconut, vanilla and then a low heat sneaks up on you. Some noted this was over powering but I loved this stuff. Best drinking stout I can imagine based on what I like. Would love to get this one again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
Tap flight at the brewery. Still black pour. Light beige ring for a head. Aroma is shocking: yellow and green curry, cola, and fresh green herbs. Taste is curry root beer with some heat on the end. Holy crap...it works...in a weird way. Iím craving Thai food now. Curry yumminess. Surprisingly good albeit gimmicky.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Chocolaty curry, cayenne heat with citrus undertones. Very unique. Thanks Justin!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - AUG 5, 2012
On tap at Ballast. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma has some chocolate but itís hard to find underneath all the curry and pepper. Medium body and bright carbonation. I love curry but this was too much for me. I was waiting for the complexity of the coconut and other spices but couldnít taste them. Finish is hot and not well balanced.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours black with a small fading tan head. Smells strongly of the mentioned Indian spices: curry, cayenne, and cumin. Taste is spicy, coconut, line, and cayenne. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point Indra Kunindra finishes with a lingering cayenne heat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dogfish120love (912) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a lighter brown head. Prominent notes of curry and coconut. Hints of thyme and chocolate. Iíve never had a beer quite like this. Bonus points for uniqueness alone.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (908) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Pours dark with a light full head. You definitely get the curry and cumin in the aroma. Not an aroma you would expect from you beer, very unique. You get the cumin taste upfront but the pepper does hit you in the tailend and lasts in the aftertaste. Interesting beer for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle share taster. Dark amber. No cap. Aroma of curry and chocolate. Taste is a balance of bitter and sweet. Sharp throat heat and dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (882) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar 15 months ago ($7.99). I had bought a number of bottles but finally rating my last (aged) bottle now. Pours quite black with some dark brown highlights at the edges and two fingers of creamy brown foam. Aroma is like nothing Iíve come across in any beer with the spice from and center: earthy cumin, dry masala curry powder, fresh kaffir lime leaf (more of a Thai thing than Indian), and some coconut along with dark roasted malts. Seriously, this reminds me of walking through the spice market in Jodhpur, India when I was there a dozen years ago. Flavor starts with some dark chocolate notes but the spice soon makes itself very known with lots of cayenne, curry, and cumin and lesser notes of the coconut (kaffir lime not really in the flavor). Some heat leading into the dry-ish finish. The heat and tang from the spice leads to an unusual but not unpleasant mouthfeel. I recently had a draft sample at Ballast Point and have to say that this aged bottle actually tones down the spice a little bit and brings out more of the "stout" characteristics (chocolate most notably). This might actually pair well with less spicy-hot Indian food...for truly spicy-hot stuff, an IPA would probably work better. Itís interesting to see that most raters here either quite like this beer or hate it. Itís certainly an interesting experiment. Since Iím a big fan of Indian food and the cuisine of my native Louisiana (thanks for the cayenne up in here!), I fall firmly into the "like" group. Iíve liked this beer since it first came out and glad to finally rate it...a really interesting and fun experiment unlike any other beer out there. (169, 766)


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