Site Heady Topper #1 on BA

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  1. joeebbs

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Searched to see if this has been posted yet (or maybe this is really old news) but I just saw that Heady Topper is now #1 most popular on this website.
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  2. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    This is because of the Hads/Wants merge, not because of anything else, just be aware.
  3. joeebbs

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I also thought it might have to do with the Westy XII bricks being released and the score going down. Westy is down to #6 now.
  4. jadoinvaoidfnva

    jadoinvaoidfnva Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2012 Massachusetts

    It also got 6 reviews with a score of 5 (including the 4.98) in the past 24 hours....
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  5. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    I'm pretty sure it was #3 before the merge, so the hads/wants thing didn't change Heady's place much.
  6. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,426) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    I guess I better (finally!) get some of this, too many good beers not enough time or money! :grinning:
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  7. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    3 to 1 in the the top 5 is a big jump lol
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  8. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    ... what? the entire point of this thread is noting that Heady is now #1. all my post was saying is that the reason Heady is now #1 is because of the Hads/Wants merge. like you yourself noted, Heady was #3 before, and #1 after. that is all.
  9. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (968) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    i dont like the merge. the scores should be based on people who take the time to make a proper review. i liekd havign the different scores to glance at
  10. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    before the hads/wants merge, Westy was #2 still. but yeah, I imagine the bricks impacted the Hads pretty considerably.
  11. nulledge

    nulledge Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2008 Florida

    Actually, comparing the rankings to a scrape I did a few months ago shows huge movement within all of the lists. It also looks like we're seeing some ratings creep, in that all the ratings for 'Hads' on average were higher than the full reviews. The lowest rated beer in the top 100 a few months ago was rated 4.34, now the lowest rating is 4.42. A 4.42 on the old list would have been good for spot #50.
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  12. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

  13. dunix

    dunix Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2011 Vermont

    As it should be.
  14. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    I'm always surprised how much people care about the rankings on here.
  15. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,482) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Yep, people drinking and reviewing a just-brewed beer that is meant to be aged is bound to bring down the score. Let's get everyone to drink really old Heady Topper so it too is being consumed when not at its best.
  16. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Aspirant (259) Feb 14, 2011 California
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    I'm always surprised when someone would click on a thread clearly about the ranking of a particular beer just to say that they are surprised by it
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  17. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Aspirant (259) Feb 14, 2011 California
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    Because to me it's crazy that someone would come on a beer ranking website and talk about the rankings of beer. WILD.
  18. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,400) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    better get some of this before the ranking system changes again and this one falls off the list entirely!
  19. luisfrancisco

    luisfrancisco Aspirant (218) Dec 1, 2009 Mexico
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    I am always surprised when people get surprised by what surprises other people on this site. That stuff shouldn't surprise anyone anymore. I shouldn't even get surprised at all.
  20. whiskey

    whiskey Aspirant (282) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    I am not surprised by this statement at all.
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  21. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Vermont
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    WTF, you mean that I am not on Rate Beer.

    Way to go Mr Kimmich!!!!!!
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  22. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    I was surprised to see you have 75 hads with 51 of them being reviews.
  23. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,426) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Shit, I better go today! :wink:
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  24. Scalzo

    Scalzo Aspirant (245) Feb 27, 2012 Illinois
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  25. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    Funny you mention that, I accidentally deleted a bunch of them a while ago. I was trying to use them to track my tasting notes for a while but it was easier to just use Untappd. I write reviews pretty sparingly but I don't care about how it affects the score, I like reading reviews. FWIW I don't like the new combined scores, the full reviews should have .25 increments now so there's parity between reviews and hads :grinning:
  26. celfan

    celfan Disciple (327) Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    I'm surprised that people actually waste their time counting how many of their local beers are in the list

    Vermont has 9 beers in the top 51
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  27. jacksback

    jacksback Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2011 Massachusetts

    nothing suprises me anymore.
  28. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Anyone else just go through all their Hads and delete them? I used that just for thoughtless tracking, and I am assuming that I wasn't the only one....those Top Beers now mean less than they ever did before.
  29. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    No life matters.
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  30. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    The rankings are only a small part of BA. Its not a "beer ranking website", rather its a forum for discussions regarding all things beer related while also allowing users to review, rate, and track beers. They also include rankings and lists based on review scores. There's a lot to BA besides Top Beers List.
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  31. JulianC

    JulianC Aspirant (205) Mar 9, 2012 Illinois
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    Great beer, but no way #7... geez really guys?
  32. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays Devotee (414) Feb 28, 2010 Delaware
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    I just went through and dropped a bunch of my 5 hads down a bit. Knowing now that hads effect the overall score of the beer, I can't see giving something like Heady or Zombie Dust a 5. Great beers, but are they on the same level as Rare and Younger? Not IMHO.
  33. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    my hads have been a mess since they were initially integrated with only whole number scores. i ended up giving a bunch of things 5s instead of 4s bc that was the only option, but now i really need to go through and change them bc everything has been lumped together.
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  34. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Heady Ain't No Alpine.
  35. Scalzo

    Scalzo Aspirant (245) Feb 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Agreed, and im a huge fan of the beer. I buy at least a case every month.

    There has to be more than 6 beers that deserve to be rated higher than Zombie lol
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  36. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 Initiate (0) May 16, 2012 Florida

    The way I see it, is if any brewery were to brew a beer that they didn't want the consumer to drink until years down the line...They would just hold onto it with their own aging program until they felt it was satisfactory enough. Don't get me wrong, Westy I'm sure is good fresh as well, and improves over time(never sought after it), but to compare your example of old Heady in which a majority of people here would have enough sense not to tick it, and obviously The Alchemist wouldn't sell old heady, seems to be a bit of an unfair comparison...

    ...But I totally understand what you're trying to say.
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  37. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (2,928) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    Only a blind man or woman could give Heady a perfect score. Amazing beer, but not perfect to look at.
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  38. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Even ignoring the price & rarity, if I had unlimited supplies of those beers, I'd drink a lot more HT and ZD than Rare. So, I'm personally comfortable with them being more highly rated.
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  39. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,468) Aug 23, 1996 California

    "Drink from the can." :wink:
  40. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Crusader (703) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona
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    I think my quick rating of my "hads" is still an accurate rating of what I think overall of the beer...but I do also agree now that it means less. I'm still not going to let someone tell me what the world's best beer is, that's all a personal preference anyways (as we all know).

    When I see a beer on the shelf that I've never had or seen, the first thing I do is bust out my cell phone and check BA. I go through and read the actual reviews to see what people are writing but the score is generally a good guideline.
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