Jun 15, 2015

Ballast Point Indra Kunindra

I’m not going to lie — this wasn’t an easy beer to drink. In fact, the wife didn’t even make it past the aroma. But the thing is, after a few sips of Ballast Point’s Indra Kunindra, I sort of started to like it… eventually draining the the bomber.

This 7% ABV export stout isn’t your standard example of the style. Indra Kunindra is packed with cayenne, curry and cumin while a touch of lime and hint of coconut mingle in the background. To say this beer is unique would be a gross understatement. This is not a beer for most people, but if you’re interesting in challenging your tastebuds — or perhaps pranking a friend — then look no further..


Pouring black in color the beer sits with a rocky stack of brown foam.

Ballast Point Indra Kunindra photo


Loads of curry, a pile of cumin, a touch of coconut, a solid roast and nose-tingling cayenne all combine for a nose that defines convention.


This beer is NUTS! The curry and cumin arrive on a surge of spices with a good bit of lime and peppery cayenne. Coconut is in the mix, as well, lingering lightly in the background. A decent roast malt persists throughout. This full bodied beer packs a potent punch of spicy heat with the curry/cayenne combination.


I’ll be honest in saying that I probably won’t purchase this one again. It’s intriguing and confusing and wildly unique — I’m glad I picked it up in that regard. But, it’s not a blend of flavors that one can take on a regular basis. If you’re in the mood of something completely off the wall, then I highly recommend Ballast Point’s Indra Kunindar. Otherwise, search out one of their tasty IPAs.

Rating: 3.25/5

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