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Your rDev

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by tobelerone, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poobah (1,070) New Jersey Dec 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    Wondering how those tickers amongst us come out in their rDev numbers. I looked at mine and precisely half of my 616 reviews were either positive or neutral. I thought I was being overly critical or was on a bad run but I guess it's all evening out. How about you?
  2. draheim

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

    239/407 either positive or neutral. I'm clearly responsible for my share of ratings inflation.
  3. corby112

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

    1162/1934 are in the negative. I thought that I was a more positive reviewer.
  4. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    around 560/860 are negative for me. most beers have pretty inflated ratings so i look at this like a good thing
    Nomstep and aasher like this.
  5. nrs207

    nrs207 Advocate (715) Pennsylvania Sep 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    I don't have a whole lot of reviews, but most are negative. I think the ratings are a bit inflated as a whole.
  6. tone77

    tone77 Champion (750) Pennsylvania May 20, 2009 Beer Trader

    My reviews came out pretty even. Out of 1,277 reviews:
    639 positive
    9 neutral
    629 negative
  7. hardy008

    hardy008 Champion (780) Minnesota Jan 12, 2008 Subscriber

    Out of 745 reviews:
    341 positive
    8 with zero rdev
    396 negative
  8. harrymel

    harrymel Advocate (650) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    157 - positive (17.5%)
    20 - zeros (2.2%)
    715 - negative (80%)

    I've been told I'm a dick.
  9. Hophead717

    Hophead717 Advocate (565) Massachusetts Oct 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    Only 25 out of 86 reviews are positive for me. Ratings are certainly inflated.
  10. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Advocate (540) New Jersey Jan 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    How are you guys checking this btw, I can't seem to find it.
  11. Never actually posted a review, just keep notes on my phone. I also like to think I'm a pretty "positive" reviewer
  12. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,285) Michigan May 5, 2010 Beer Trader

    out of 798 reviews, I hit 0% rDev at 563. Damn I must enjoy beer too much or something ;)

    Actually, when I first started reviewing I was much more positive about what I was drinking, and now I am much less lenient with the scoring. I usually think about the percentage now that it is a factor instead of letter grades (for example I might like the aromas/appearance etc, but will adjust a bit with the overall section)

    In other cases, my scoring went way up. Like when I revisited Belgians I had when I had no fricking palate to appreciate them.
  13. elgiacomo

    elgiacomo Savant (470) Georgia Jun 28, 2007

    Out of 593 reviews:
    - 339 Negative
    - 248 Positive
    - 6 Neutral
  14. 117 positive
    3 neutral
    344 negative
  15. corby112

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

    Go to the home page, click on your beers, click on rdev. It will arrange your reviews from highest positive to lowest negative rdev.
  16. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Advocate (540) New Jersey Jan 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    thx, I thought maybe there was some type of a counter or something didn't think everyone was going through them and doing it this way.
  17. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,260) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Beer Trader

    Roughly, 68% of my reviews came out below the median. I'm a grumpy beer drinker, what can I say?
    Kyrojack likes this.
  18. corby112

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

    No problem. I think most of us are just nerding out and counting them all!
  19. Holland

    Holland Advocate (535) Illinois Apr 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Out of 278 total reviews:

    119 positive rdev
    9 zero
    160 negative

    I expected to be either balanced or slightly positive. Even looking it up by date, I have fairly consistently been slightly negative.
  20. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poobah (1,070) New Jersey Dec 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    You don't have to count them individually. Just arrange them by clicking rDev and look at the numbers that sort them at the bottom or top (1-50/51-100. etc.). That's how I did it; I saw that I hit negative numbers between 301-350, then just counted from there.
  21. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012


    279 positive
    5 even
    110 negative

    BUT I mainly now only choose good or better beers when buying to control my budget, so that may explain my positivity.
    russpowell likes this.
  22. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (405) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    Many more negatives than positives here. People on BA (apparently those not in this thread) love to review beer high, or we all hate beer.
  23. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poobah (1,070) New Jersey Dec 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    I would think that the more beer one reviews, the less negative reviews you'll have, as you'll get smarter about what you buy and avoid lousy beer much of the time. That said I was offered Peroni, Yuengling, and Heineken Light this weekend at BBQ's and reviewed them all.
  24. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (680) Illinois Jan 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    71/110 neutral or positive. I like beer too much :(
  25. But we're talking about deviations from the average here. Better beers won't necessarily have higher rdevs. If anything, it should be more likely that your review will be negative for the highly rated ones since there is more room to underscore than overscore.
  26. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poobah (1,070) New Jersey Dec 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yes good point. That occurred to me after I posted but I'm a bit slow on the uptake this morning. I attribute that to not drinking last night.
  27. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Yeah, that makes total sense, hmmm.....I am guessing I overrate beers in general then.
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  28. GoGators

    GoGators Champion (875) New Jersey Aug 5, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    As mentioned it's hard to look at just the pluses and minuses, as its really the overall number that matters. I have not reviewed alot of beers but have negatives for both Duet and Parabola, both of which I loved. The negative is less than 1% on both. I would think BA should consider it neutral if you are within a plus or minus 5% range.
    devilben02 likes this.
  29. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    Back when I was reviewing I figured that if I was within one Standard Deviation (I guess it's called pDev here) I was pretty much on the mark, and it happened quite a bit. There were bound to be outliers either way, of course, but those were where the community inexplicably got it wrong ;).
  30. Out of 1541 reviews:

    799 positive
    65 even (most of these I'm the only review, TICK TICK TICK)
    677 negative

    Not TOO bad...
  31. ThisWangsChung

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

    45 positive
    4 neutral
    107 negative

    Then again, I review pretty low (I think a 3.5 is quite good and a 4 is great, for example)
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  32. beertunes

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

    Then again, I review pretty low (I think a 3.5 is quite good and a 4 is great, for example) I agree with this.

    592/1482 Neutral or positive. I've got a lot of beers where I'm the only review. I also tend to grade lower in general than most reviewers it seems. I've had the same beers with other BA's, and we've had the same thoughts and liked the beer about the same, but in the reviews, they'll give it +/- 4 and I'll give it a +/- 3.5.
  33. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    252 neg. rdev
    165 pos. rdev

    Surprising, as I don't normally post reviews to beers I am certain I will never revisit. Thought it would be about the reverse of this.
  34. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (920) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    483 positive (37%)
    19 no rDev (2%
    755 negative (61%)

    Guess I'm grumpy & I'm OK with that. I'm amazed at what some very mediocre beer get for grades around here, but then again, I don't really care.
  35. Tucquan

    Tucquan Advocate (635) Pennsylvania Oct 11, 2007

    275 positive
    35 neutral
    386 negative

    I would've guessed I was more positive than negative but I now see that I am not.
  36. 723 positive
    58 nuetral
    867 negative
  37. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    50 positive
    3 neutral
    170 negative

    +27.7% for triple bock lol
    Two neutrals have one review, and the third is parabola.
  38. 218 of 391 positive or neutral.
  39. SHODriver

    SHODriver Advocate (625) Louisiana Aug 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    for beers I like I seem to be more favorable, for the ones I can tolerate I review to style guides and personal opinion and for the ones that I really don't like I'm not very nice. I try not to stray too much from rDev though unless I feel the beer deserves it. if it was blind it would be interesting to see how the rdev changes. especially for beers low on reviews where those first couple can really set other people's perceptions. I used to not grab beers without seeing the BA average if it wasn't about 85 or higher I would pass unless I was lacking alternatives.
  40. Prospero

    Prospero Champion (785) Colorado Jul 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    15 positive
    1 neutral
    12 negative

    I guess I'm par for the course.