RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 Cellar’s 46th Anniversary Homebrewers Competition. First batch at 9%, others at 7%.

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4.4
shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4/22/2015 (draught at Marty’s Hops & Vines in Cincinnati, Ohio): What’s this? A CURRY beer?! Hell yeah! This beer is absolutely fantastic. Aroma is mostly curry with a bit of coconut as well. The flavor is very dynamic and changes from drink to drink and as the temperature of the beer goes up. Lots of curry at first and it stays throughout, but the coconut and lime definitely show more on subsequent tastes and when warmer. The cayenne adds a bit of heat that builds, but doesn’t go over the top. Everything about this beer is right on point! I LOVE IT! I have a bottle of it that I’m looking forward to trying as well. Amazing beer!

4.4
McNeillR (2315) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
I think I was too scared to rate the original Sev brought back from her "working jolliday" nearly two years ago. Apparently they’ve a few spares.
The nose is one the most ridiculously "on the nose" noses of Ratebeer nosdom. The coconut is always there, but there’s brushes of the lime leaf and then sweaty spice. It literally makes me hungry. My stomach did a wee loop-de-loop. Initial taste is...sorry back to the nose, there’s some blackcurrant notes and odd choc after the first few numbing sips. Rich, mutilated maltiness and a big roast. The spiciness, light drying nutty cumin sifting through. Lean and gritty curry buzz - spicy tang through and through. Yeeeesh. I’ve no idea how they managed to marinade this down to the hungry, active warmth going on here. I’m losing the plot here. If you find a bottle of this, slay it down - for the experience alone.

Bottle, Cornelius, Swilcan Bridge Tasting

4.4
Beachmaster (558) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a medium khaki head. Minimal lacing. Nose is chili and curry spice, and the taste follows the nose. Very different, and very good.

4.4
MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Indra Kunindra is a bizarre beer and a remarkable achievement. Foreign Stouts have a history in India. Once upon a time, some clever Brits brewed stronger versions of Stouts (in order to withstand the months at sea) and shipped them to various parts of the world. The resulting new style became especially well-liked in India. Knowing that, I get the concept of incorporating distinctly Indian spices into a Foreign Stout, but from a tasting perspective, it sounds completely insane. It looks like your average Stout but you can see flecks floating around. That’s the first clue as to how heavily-spiced it is. You can taste and smell everything that’s been thrown in: curry, cayenne, cumin, coconut, and kaffir lime leaf. It tastes like some of the best coconut curry you’ve ever had, and it’s a black beer. Any traces of hops or booze have been totally obliterated by all the tasty spice. There’s heat here, but it’s not from booze. That burn is coming from the huge doses of cayenne, cumin, and curry. It’s hard to imagine this being done any better than it is.

4.3
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Appearance: Pours black with a ring of tan around the edge.

Aroma: Curry powder, fresh squeezed lime, lime essence and hidden roast.

Taste: Curry, lime, dark chocolate. Cayenne pops out after the first sip and coats down to the throat.

Mouthfeel: Spicy, full bodied, super creamy.

Overall: Amazing amazing! I was doing backflips for it. I hope Ballast Point considers this for AT LEAST a once a year release.

4.3
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Phone rate at Tiger!Tiger! Many pours over the last couple weeks. Black with beige head. Dark chocolate and coconut dominate, lime and roasted malt, mod amount of earthy spice. Flavor is still pretty tropical with the coconut lime notes, fairly earthy with bitterness at a 3, spicy heat at a 2-3. Alcohol well masked, alcohol too. Medium body, low mod carbonation. I didn’t love the first glass. 2-3-4 and five I loved it.

4.3
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Awesome stuff right here. A Chocoaltey curry in a glass. Sounds weird but it tastes fucking amazing.

4.3
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2012
On tap at the ginger man. Pours a very dark brown smell is a sweet spice but can’t place the type of spice. Incredible aroma. Taste is very earthly with a little clove and cinnamon. There is a distinct burn on the palate which is unique and awesome. Not something I want more than a few sips of, but the few sips I took were terrific. I am rating it on the taste after a few sips. Not a whole glass, which would be too much

4.3
dogfish120love (1331) - 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. I’ve never had a beer quite like this. Bonus points for uniqueness alone.

4.3
jcartamdg (3445) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Pours black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of curry, coconut and vanilla. Taste is lime, curry, pepper and coconut. Nice heat that creeps in at the finish. Wow this is so complex. Smooth and fairly easy to drink however the heat intensifies as you drink


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