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Your rDev

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

  1. bubseymour

    bubseymour Advocate (625) Maryland Oct 30, 2010

    out of 336 total:
    200 positive
    1 neutral
    135 negative

    I tend to be more of a lager lover and rate them higher than the rDev more often than not.
     
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  2. Just posted a positive a review of a good brew and received a negative rDev...what's the point of posting on the board?...Might as well use this site as a reference only....?
     
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  3. 63 positive (24.23%)
    6 neutral (2.31%)
    191 negative (73.46%)
     
  4. You know rDev is how much your score deviates from the average score, right? It's not a score on how well you rated the beer.
     
  5. vkv822

    vkv822 Advocate (600) Oregon Nov 30, 2009

    out of 737 review I have:

    276 positive
    8 neutral
    453 negative

    Which I feel is appropriate, as most scores are inflated in my opinion.
     
  6. Out of 537:

    403 positive
    1 neutral (Summit Great Northern Porter)
    303 negative
     
  7. utopiajane

    utopiajane Champion (860) New York Jun 11, 2013

    I don't know where to find that information but I always feel a little strange when my review is exactly the average score. =) On some I deviate quite a bit, and others not so much.
     
  8. 550 positive
    23 neutral
    400 or so negative
     
  9. fredmugs

    fredmugs Champion (845) Indiana Aug 11, 2012

    Out of my 673 Beers....

    28 of them I rated at least 10% higher
    246 I rated at least 10% lower
     
  10. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,135) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Of the 1973 I've had so far:
    45 Neutral(there are quite a few that I've added and am the only reviewer of)
    648 -
    1280+

    I've found that I'm a very generous rater when it comes to appearance and mouthfeel and that could explain why my +numbers far outnumber my - count.
     
  11. Cresant

    Cresant Advocate (555) Kentucky Apr 25, 2006

    So negative :(
    of 968 review -
    315+
    14 neutral
    639 -
     
  12. 527 of 689 are Negative to neutral. That's about how I felt my ratings fell before checking.
     
  13. Don't know why it was so hard for me to figure that out without needing help. :confused: I just woke up though.
     
  14. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (620) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    +130/3/-95
    Sounds about right. I tend to agree 100% with very few people on most topics. Well, brewers, odds are I'm gonna dig your beers more than most folks do.

    Now would a LIKES to POSTS ratio be an acceptable thread? Probably would get the ax.;)
     
  15. All right, I think my hangup was that I wanted to only count reviews, not Hads. So, out of 913 ratings:

    641 Positive
    9 Neutral
    263 Negative

    I knew my ratings mostly swing toward the positive because I just love beer and try to find meaning and good qualities in even the more "subpar" offerings by a brewery. What I find interesting is, when the negative curve begins, it's a lot of widely renowned beers that are in the beginning: Pliny (-0.2%), Sexual Chocolate (-0.2%), Rum barrel Hunahpu (-0.7%), FBS (-1.3%) which tells me that I'm more critical of hyped beers but I give the underdogs more leeway. Interesting how perception can slightly change our rating patterns. The most hilarious thing is my biggest positive Rdev is no longer Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon at +38.7% but now Bud Light Chelada at +47.9% even though I only gave it a 2.5!
     
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  16. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (710) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    454 positive
    15 neutral
    293 negative

    Pretty much what I thought it would be. Actually maybe thought I would have more positives.
     
  17. 31+
    2=
    80-

    Seems about right considering I think people rate higher than they should ;)
     
  18. I am apparently a very positive person because only 24 of 130 were negative.......
     
  19. 507 total:
    • 259 (+)
    • 11 (neutral)
    • 237 (-)
    So I'm apparently a pretty balanced rater, at least with respect to the rest of the community.
     
  20. tourdot

    tourdot Savant (425) Wisconsin Mar 3, 2012

    320 total:

    111 +
    5 neutral
    204 -
     
  21. 57md

    57md Advocate (510) Pennsylvania Aug 22, 2011

    I have 278 positive, 13 neutral and 236 negative.

    I don't necessarily think the above ratio really translates unless we also disclose our mean score, which for me is a 3.84.
     
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  22. azorie

    azorie Advocate (725) Florida Mar 18, 2006

    why does it matter?
     
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  23. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (950) North Carolina Dec 8, 2007 Staff Member

    1195 +
    72 =
    926 -
    Total: 2193
     
  24. 214 +
    7 =
    180 -
    401 total

    Pretty even between positive and negative. Quite a few were only 2% deviation or less one way or the other, which basically tells me that I'm on point with the average for those beers. 1-2% isn't very significant.
     
  25. muddyh2oblues

    muddyh2oblues Savant (465) Illinois Mar 13, 2010

    131 +
    2 =
    87 -
     
  26. russpowell

    russpowell Poobah (1,115) Oklahoma May 24, 2005

    2200-ish +
    90=
    900-ish -

    I'm easy like Sunday Morning:D I try to avoid beers & breweries I think I will dislike...

    My last 100 reviews/hads
    54+
    3=
    43-
     
  27. 108 + (39.3%)
    3 = (1.1%)
    164 - (59.6%)
     
  28. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Champion (910) New York Aug 25, 2010

    ....out of 518 beers...

    106 below the rDev (20%)
    14 even with rDev (3%)
    398 above the rDev (77%)

    Guess that makes me a beer optimist, eh?
     
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  29. It's all opinion based anyway. No palate is the same, so no one can be objectively judge a beer the same as someone else. I'd say its a good thing your standards are high.
     
  30. I'll bite.

    108 negative (good number!)
    2 neutral
    46 positive
     
  31. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Advocate (580) Maine May 7, 2013

    221 reviews with 61 below the average and everyone lately above the average so I must be more positive with age?
     
  32. mudbug

    mudbug Savant (490) Oregon Mar 27, 2009

    Depends on why you review in the first place. Tickers are pokemon card players, I would expect them to be more negative, they will drink any swill to make a tick. ( I suspect the vast majority of them have self esteem issues ) I on the other hand (for the most part, unless something is awful beyond belief and I review as a warning to mankind ) only review beers I like. Therefore my rDev will be overwhelmingly positive, along with my disposition and overall view of life. Cheers!
     
  33. kojevergas

    kojevergas Champion (895) Texas Aug 15, 2010

    I'm glad to see this thread be revived as I missed it the first time around. I actually chuckled when I saw the thread title because I figured my numbers would be quite atypical. I give average beers an average rating, and I hope people look at my overall score for a beer instead of at my rdev. I'm not contrarian, and I do my best to disallow others' ratings from influencing my own.

    Out of 2620 reviews posted:

    214 Positive rdev (~8.1%)
    102 Neutral rdev (~3.8%)
    2304 Negative rdev (~87.9%)
     
  34. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Advocate (690) Indiana Aug 13, 2009

    187 out of 487 positive or neutral. Actually surprised by how critical I am, because I rarely find a beer I don't like.
     
  35. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Advocate (690) Indiana Aug 13, 2009

    187 out of 487 positive or neutral. Actually surprised by how critical I am, because I rarely find a beer I don't like.
     
  36. Beer:
    19 positive
    1 neutral
    9 negative

    Places:
    1 negative


    Most positive rdev:
    Fischer Amber
    Rated 3.5 (rDev 20.3%)


    Most negative rdev:
    Harpoon Chocolate Stout
    Rated 3 (rDev -16.6%)
     
  37. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (780) Florida Feb 1, 2012

    Out of 1131 reviews.

    442 positive
    9 neutral
    680 negative
     
  38. tsauce2

    tsauce2 Savant (440) Indiana Oct 12, 2011

    397 beers
    247 positive
    12 neutral
    138 negaitve
    rDev High - 64.4%
    rDev Low - (60.3)%
     
  39. Not counting the one that's obvious trolling:

    My most positive rDev is St. Louis Premium PĂȘche with +38.3%
    My most negative rDev is The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado with -58.3%

    My spot ons (since I have so few) are:

    Redhook Longhammer IPA
    Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale
    Zywiec Porter
     
  40. 460 Ratings:

    229 Positive
    7 Neutral
    224 Negative
     

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