On September 19th we made some significant updates to the rating system. I won't rehash the thread, but rather let you know that @Mike and I purposely refrained from replying to allow everyone to provide their uninterrupted feedback and discussions amongst other users. Your Feedback Was Heard After a follow-up call this morning, Mike and I have applied the following updates: BA Score It's now simply the beer, brewer, or place's 1-5 average across all ratings. No points, percentiles, or letter grades. Just the raw average, like it was back in the old-school BA days. A BA Score (average) is given to anything with more than one rating to provide more data, however, the threshold and algorithm for our top lists remains unchanged. Liked Is Gone As is any redundant data under beer or place stats except for the number of ratings that appears under the BA Score for quick reference. It's much cleaner now. As for the percentage of users who rated the item with a 3.75 or higher, we realized that that was basically us still trying to force a threshold of what's good. Instead, we're going to present the raw data, tell a more complete story, and allow you to decide if a beer or place is something that you might like or not. Histograms Have been added to all beer and place pages. You can now geek out over the rating distribution for the dataset and get a much better overview of where ratings land and your rating lands in comparison. It's something we've always wanted to do, and your feedback pushed us to do it now. Big props for Mike for banging this out like a ninja! They're not perfect, and we'll be working on improving them. That's it for now, and you can learn more about our ratings here: https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/beeradvocate-ratings-explained.184726/ Thanks again to everyone who gave us their constructive feedback to work with. Seriously. You're all awesome. And we hope that you're as stoked as we are about these updates. Cheers!