Are you or have you been afraid to do beer reviews on here? I've been putting it off for weeks, because I'm nervous about how serious I think the reviews are. These days I see these reviews used to advertise beers in every liquor store I go to, so I take the idea of them very seriously, which has me questioning my ability to rate beers. I LOVE beer, just like everyone on here, but I'm nervous that my biases will skew results. I realize that there is some sort of statistical analysis used, so I can't screw things up too much, but I finally realized that it is weird that I put so much emphasis on this. I am mainly worried that I don't like hoppy beers, but I know that sooooo many people do, so I don't want to adversely affect a good beer because I have a predisposition against it. So has anybody else gone through this? Second question: If you have felt this way, did you avoid drinking certain beers so that you could get over your fear and review them? It's silly, but I've had a can of Heady Topper in my fridge for three weeks that I would not drink because I was not ready to review it. I finally made a Word document with the BA format on it so that I could do notes to review before I submitted it. I guess I'll get over it and try to be fair, but it makes me wonder if anybody else thinks that reviews are really this serious.