New to BA, and it seems I find myself spending a lot of time debating my ratings in my head before I rate any beer to see if it makes sense on a 1-5 scale. I'd like to know how other BAers are ranking their beers in comparison to me. I'm sure this is probably a reoccurring thread around here, but since I'm new, I haven't seen it. Spare me, if so. For me... 4< is a beer that I really enjoy and will search out on a regular basis and keep in my rotation, or are must gets if it's seasonal. Then, of course, I rate them up to 5 on how much I get a mouth boner drinking it. 3-4 is a beer that I thought was good and would buy again, but nothing stands out to me where I have to have it or crave it on occasions. 2-3 is a beer that I tolerate and will finish a sixer that I bought of it, but won't be buying it again and will pretty much only drink it when there is nothing else available. 1-2 is a beer that flat out sucks, and I offer up to any and every jerk-off that comes to the house in order to just get it out of my fridge. I've only rated a couple of beers 1s, though, and can't find any way to really distinguish a scale of suck up from 1, so I don't think I've ever used 1.25, 1.5, or 1.75. Is this pretty much standard protocol?