Site Good BA rating, poor Bros rating

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  1. Stevicus

    Stevicus Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2009 California

    I have noticed up to about a year or two ago, there was a lot ot top rated beers they had not had, so maybe the "pool" still really was not that deep. I remember seeing the twitter feed on them finally getting a Founders care package. More(or less) input can definitely skew numbers like these. As stated earlier, there are also A LOT of Bros reviews that were ported in from reviews in the magazine from 2006 or whatever. Maybe we all need to go back and re-assess some of our reviews, said the guy who has no reviews.
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  2. WadeBridgman

    WadeBridgman Aspirant (278) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    I was really curious about their scores... For example Crooked Tree IPA gets an 89 from BA but a one-hundo from the Bros? Zombie Dust gets a 90 from the Bros (I more or less agree with that one) and they gave Parabola a 95 which I thought would have been higher... To each his own I suppose, whether the creator of BeerAdvocate or not.
  3. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Zealot (532) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    The bros are two guys who have their own opinions on beers? Probably explains why their personal opinions differ from the herd mentality on some beers.
  4. deschutes_fan

    deschutes_fan Disciple (389) Sep 24, 2013 California
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  5. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    The thought ever cross your mind that he's RATING TO STYLE? I'm not agreeing with the score, but there's always a select few beers that define a certian beer style... You can't count on the demographic here to do so...just sayin'
  6. Hendry

    Hendry Crusader (738) Mar 8, 2013 Vermont

    Kern River Just Outstanding IPA got panned by the Bros: 94 BA rating and they gave it an 83?
  7. Hoppsbabo

    Hoppsbabo Crusader (796) Jan 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    I love that stuff. What surprises me is the story about it being one of the rarest beers in the world when I saw it all over the place in Japan.
  8. deschutes_fan

    deschutes_fan Disciple (389) Sep 24, 2013 California
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    The reviews being from 2001/2002 time do make you wonder how far that score would change with a 2014 review, considering how much beer and barrel-aged beer has evolved since then
  9. gmendez1122

    gmendez1122 Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Illinois

    will i get my own thread for all the beers that i rated that werent close the the average rating?
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  10. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Aspirant (255) Feb 14, 2011 California
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    I think that some people like some beer more than others. And also sometimes some people like beers less than others. The world is quite mad!
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  11. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Aspirant (255) Feb 14, 2011 California
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    What I do find interesting is that the way they talk about beer is now the norm. You read their reviews from 10 or 12 years ago while the majority of people thought that beers such as Newcastle were something new and exciting, they were discussing beer in a similar fashion to the way many of us discuss it now. They were ahead of the curve and continue to run the best website about beer that I know of
  12. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,093) Aug 15, 2010 Colorado
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    I'm in line ahead of you, buddy!
  13. Hoppsbabo

    Hoppsbabo Crusader (796) Jan 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Certainly not the most complex beer but I think it's quality. Plus I'm a sucker for that syrup-like flavour profile.
  14. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    I completely agree with Bros on Sucks. A 97 score is ridiculous IMO.
  15. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Disciple (340) Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    That was the one which popped into my mind when I read the thread title because I was just checking that category a few days ago and noticed it--and I agree with the Bros 100%,

    That of course is one of those bias confirmation things, which I can go comp,etely the other way on with, say, Two-hearted..where the Bros low rating doesn't sway me in the least.. It's like, "huh, no accounting for taste" when that happens, vs "see! I knew it!" when they go my way.

    EDIT: just checked Two-Hearted and there's just one Bros review, Jason's 4.1/92 ...
    #95 southdenverhoo, Apr 20, 2014
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  16. WadeBridgman

    WadeBridgman Aspirant (278) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    I think you missed the point of my post, please refer back to it if you have any questions :rolling_eyes:
  17. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    BREAKING: We have our own palates and we're not zombies; meaning we don't drink beer aimlessly and try to ensure our opinions are in line with others.

    (PS - I do like some brains from time to time though; especially with some organic Sriracha, but only hand-crafted by Thai monks. Can't speak for @Jason on this; that whole not being a zombie thing. Oh, and where's the thread on "poor BA rating, good Bros rating"? Really, what were some of you fucking thinking!)
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