Kibana 4.1 talking to multiple elastic nodes

Is there another alternative out there for kibana beyond ??

Guessing the other option is to put multiple kibana hosts behind a load balancer each pointing to a ndoe in the es cluster?

Yes, the other options are to use a proxy or a load balancer to distribute the requests between multiple Elasticsearch nodes.

Btw, I filed a ticket to improve the Kibana deployment docs, feel free to add to it: