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How many (-) Rdevs in a row

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by FosterJM, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    Good Morning/Afternoon all,

    I'm at the airport headed to Dallas and just typed my reviews from last night and noticed that I have 15 red Rdevs in a row now. My tastes have changed, palate evolved or just didnt like them. Either way, just curious what your longest streak was.

  2. Goblinmunkey7

    Goblinmunkey7 Advocate (575) Massachusetts Dec 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    Last September I ran through 18 -rDevs, and have a few streaks of 12 as well. In most cases I've liked most of the beer reviewed, but trying to review to a C average makes for some hilarious deviations.
  3. NoLeafClover44

    NoLeafClover44 Advocate (580) Delaware Feb 24, 2011 Beer Trader

    That sucks man. Have you considered the possibility that the bad taste in your mouth from watching your football team is making you enjoy beer less? ;) Srolling through quickly, I think my longest streak was 6, with several 4 and 5 streaks as well. Pretty much the same for green.
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  4. tewaris

    tewaris Advocate (605) Minnesota Jul 14, 2009

    I have hit 50 at least but once in a while something that wows me more than it wows others comes along and that streak is broken.

    Edit: I am weird. The ones to have broken my red streaks in the most noticeable way:
    Triple Bock
    Cave Creek Chili
    Ghost Face Killah
    ... you get the picture.
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  5. Thorpe429

    Thorpe429 Champion (930) Illinois Aug 18, 2008 Beer Trader

    I'm sure I've had extremely long streaks, but just looking at my last 200, I have a streak of 22 negative rDevs, which is part of a streak of 40/41 negative rDevs. Within the last 200, I also have a streak of 29/30 negative rDevs. Overall, 157 out of my last 200 reviews/hads have negative rDevs.
  6. JM03

    JM03 Savant (315) Ohio Nov 12, 2010

    My longest negative streak is 9. I have 3 others instances where I had 8. That doesn't count anything recently though because I haven't really been updating anything on BA. Mainly use Untappd for hads now.
  7. jmarsh123

    jmarsh123 Advocate (610) Indiana Mar 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Mine is 10 although if 1 person ranks Duke's Cold Nose Brown above a 3.75 that number goes to 16 as a 0 rDev in the middle of 7 & 8 negatives is holding it down.
  8. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (880) Michigan Mar 20, 2012


    Marooned on Hog Island
    Short's The Woodmaster
    Double Simcoe (...I had a moderately "old" one unfortunately)
    Hell or High Watermelon
    Bell's Rye Stout
    Arcadia Nut Brown
    Shiner Oktoberfest
    Lagunita's Cappuccino Stout
    Great Lakes Eliot Ness
  9. kingcrowing

    kingcrowing Advocate (570) Vermont Mar 24, 2009

    Over 9000.
  10. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Haha... This would be funnier to me if SF had pulled off the upset a couple of weeks ago :(
  11. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    I have nothing but negative rDevs. It's irrefutable proof that I have a superior palate.

    (Serious answer: 6.)
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  12. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Advocate (520) Idaho Dec 7, 2010

    Damn dude. From the red in your reviews it looks like you flat out don't like beer, but I can tell you're not bashing simply based on your scores. Its just weird to see that much red in that column!
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  13. 8-in-a-row twice, and 7-in-a-row a whopping 9 times.

    On the other end, I've had 10-in-a-row (+)rDevs
  14. tewaris

    tewaris Advocate (605) Minnesota Jul 14, 2009

    Haha, trust me, I like beer very much. I try to rate to 'Average = 3.0' and having had many many awesome beers, for which I thank my trading and tasting buddies, the "average" shifts.
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  15. FalconA

    FalconA Savant (355) Massachusetts Aug 10, 2011

    There is only one man with irrefutable proof of his palate's superiority, and it's not you. His unprecedented streak was unfortunately broken by a +100% on Imperiale.
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  16. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    I don't have a ton of reviews (78), and my rDevs seem split fifty/fifty. One streak of 7 negatives and am currently working a four bagger. What surprised me some is the range of +20.7 to -38.6.
  17. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Champion (790) District of Columbia Aug 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    You should be worried if your pallate and taste are at the mean!
  18. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    Several streaks of 5 is the most. That's about right. I'd say 5 out of every 6 beers are overrated.
  19. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (855) Washington Apr 27, 2006


    I Hate Beer!
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  20. semibaked

    semibaked Champion (830) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    I am sure Arbitrator holds the record. :)
  21. Goblinmunkey7

    Goblinmunkey7 Advocate (575) Massachusetts Dec 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    Arbitrator is my review inspiration. C is average. A lot of beer is average. We have to accept this. With his help, we can!
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  22. atoulouk

    atoulouk Savant (445) Indiana Apr 25, 2011 Beer Trader

    6 is the longest, and 9/10.
  23. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Well, it's either him or kojevergas.
  24. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,400) Washington Sep 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    I just looked at my first 6 pages and the longest was 12. There were several runs in the area of 7-10 as well.
  25. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (855) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    In all seriousness, without even looking it's gotta be harrymel that holds the record.
  26. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Champion (790) District of Columbia Aug 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    A couple of runs of seven (-)Rdevs. No more than about 4 (+) in a row. Ranging from a +63 to a -54. I try to grade to a C and to the style under review (i.e. not let the sexiness or ABV of the style inflate or deflate my grade).
  27. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Advocate (570) Illinois Sep 1, 2008 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I love your avatar. Whitesnake made some great videos back in the day, especially the ones with that chick.
  28. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    i thought it was Northyorksammy
  29. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

    3 separate times I ran 5 -rDevs in a row. I jump up and down usually. I have a tendency to often 'like' what isn't universally appreciated, and 'disliking' what is universally liked. It's a character flaw by some opinions, not following all the time. Other things like music has a similar pattern for me. That said, it's fun to swing against it sometimes...and yes, sometimes I swim right along! Just depends. Cheers!
  30. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    This happens to me all the time now. I just looked and without even going back more than 2 pages I had a string of 22 negatives which was broken by Rye Smoking Wood (makes sense considering I really enjoy smoked beers and the reviews for this one are all over the place). There were some great beers in there too (FB Pineapple Berliner, TH Handfarm), but I guess I'm rating lower than the norm these days.
  31. Quite a few. I noticed that this is happening more and more now that we have the 0.25 ratings. I feel like I am better able to give an accurate score to a beer's 5 items now that I don't have to round up or down to the nearest 0.50 rating.
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  32. 400+ reviews
    my longest streak is 7. im an optimistic reviewer.
  33. corby112

    corby112 Poobah (1,105) Pennsylvania Nov 19, 2008 Beer Trader

    I'm not sure what my longest streak is but of my last 50 reviews, six are in the green, one is in the black(I just added it) and 43 are in the red.
  34. corby112

    corby112 Poobah (1,105) Pennsylvania Nov 19, 2008 Beer Trader

    I think your right on point with this. I feel that before this change some of my reviews were inflated because I generously bumped certain category grades up to say a 4 because I thought that 3.5 was too low.
  35. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    Nah. Most of them are less than ten! I do tend to call 'em like I see 'em (I guess that is taste 'em).