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kojevergas

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More roasted barley! More roasted barley! More roasted barley! Mar 5, 2015

    1. kojevergas
      kojevergas
      More roasted barley! More roasted barley! More roasted barley!
    2. kojevergas
      kojevergas
      Why do I frequently note the altitude of the region I have my beer in in my reviews? It's not pretension; altitude affects head retention.
    3. kojevergas
      kojevergas
      An imperial IPA will *never* turn into a barleywine. It will turn into a shitty old stale imperial IPA. Where does this nonsense come from?
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    I've tried to maintain consistency in my ratings, but I just plain can't because of constant changes to the way both ratings are handled and attribute weights are measured. This is out of my control and isn't my fault. As a result, even my basic Top 50 ratings are skewed, though the only A+ ratings I've given to date are indeed (in order):

    Kaggen Stormaktsporter
    Westvleteren 12
    Rochefort 8
    Heady Topper

    For what it's worth, I tried.

    ***

    As of 05/18/15, my median rating is 3.14. I have a tendency to buy beers I think I will like - which probably drives my average upward.

    My reviews were started in the "old" rating system (with +/- on the letter grades, and the old definitions of letter grades), and though the system was altered in December 2011, I still review in a manner consistent with both the "old way" and the "new way" so that my reviews are fair and consistent. Basically, I review like any other reviewer, only I type the letter rating from the old system at the end of my review after seeing which number the site spits out.

    At the time of the change, it was noted in the forums that:
    --the letter scores were meant to be a "visual layer" anyway*
    --changing the way each category is weighted doesn't in any way invalidate the rating system.*

    *Not my words.

    If you're interested, here's the breakdown of the old system:

    A+ world class > or = 4.51 must try
    A outstanding > or = 4.26
    A- excellent > or = 4.01
    B+ very good > or = 3.76 try it
    B good > or = 3.51
    B- worthy > or = 3.26
    C+ decent > or = 3.01 worth a try
    C mediocre > or = 2.76
    C- not worthy > or = 2.51
    D+ avoid > or = 2.26 not recommended
    D > or = 2.01
    D- > or = 1.76
    F < 1.76

    Note also that my letter ratings do not correspond to the American education system; a C is not a poor score; it is by definition an Average score. I gave Sam Adams a C, and I quite like it. If you love beer, an average beer is still a good beer.

    I also avoid drainpouring beer at all costs; I love beer - and as a beer lover, I think it's a dick move to pour a beer down the drain just because it's subpar. That said, I couldn't finish a Budweiser Chelada if you paid me.

    Homebrewer (Mainly partial mash)

    Favourite Breweries:
    Mikkeller
    Westvleteren (Doesn't disappoint)
    De Struise
    Russian River
    Allagash
    Deschutes
    Guinness
    Alaskan

    TRADERS:
    I trade beer to try new ones. Unlike many of you, I have no interest in trading beer merely to maximize the perceived value of my cellar. I drink beer that I trade for; I don't keep it around to trade for something more rare. Therefore, I have no interest in trading for multiple bottles of the same beer, nor do I want to trade for anything I've already had.

    In person trades are always ideal. I live in Austin, Texas during the year and spend Thanksgiving and late December in my hometown, Castle Rock, CO.

    I'm a sucker for Mikkeller. My favourite style is probably Irish Dry Stout, though there's nothing better than a world-class quadrupel.

    Trade History

    danedelman
    crewfan16 (In-person)
    baybassboy (In-person)
    Duff27 (x7)
    blakelive784 (In-person; x5)
    schlimenhaumer (x3)
    murrhey
    SurlyTheDuff
    tcman128
    NickHerrmann
    ICCULIS
    Michaellcoates
    soonerchamps
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