Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Comment Personal Greatest +/- rDev and highest/lowest rating

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by gillagorilla, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. StubFaceJoe

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Posts:
    792
    Likes Received:
    1,756
    Location:
    Colorado
    I think he's an accidental troll. Just doesn't get it but really likes to chime in.
     
    CMUbrew and Cvescalante like this.
  2. Cvescalante

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Posts:
    570
    Likes Received:
    511
    Location:
    Texas
    Highest- NB Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek: +23.2% @4.25
    Lowest- Southern Star Black Crap.. (Crack**): -39.6% @2.5

    The New Belgium beer was my first Kriek, so I had nothing to compare it to in it's style, and I enjoyed it thoroughly, so I rated accordingly.

    As far as Black Crack goes, I rated it according to style as well. 2.5 is right in the middle as far as the 1-5 scale goes, so I figured I was being generous. This IS the most lame representation of a barrel aged imperial stout that I have ever had. I've had barrel aged Wake Up Dead as well, if that puts it into perspective for you.. It's rating is clearly a representation of Texas pride.
     
  3. drrone

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Posts:
    242
    Likes Received:
    3,398
    Location:
    Utah
    Ratings - Peche Mortel 5, DFH Raison D'Etre 3.5 (Just did not like this beer, I only drank half)
    rDev - Peche Mortel+13.5%, Odell Mercenary DIPA -13.8(Normally, I do like this beer too, it must have been old)

    I have many beers stashed and that I haven't reviewed yet. I am expecting there to be new highs and lows afterwards.
     
  4. MatthewPlus

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2013
    Posts:
    194
    Likes Received:
    533
    Location:
    Florida
    +16.8 for Swamp Head Batch 300, which i scored a 4.46
    -a whopping 61.1 for Florida Avenue IPA, which is a poor excuse for a beer, and i scored 1.28

    This is silly.
     
  5. gillagorilla

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Posts:
    2,188
    Likes Received:
    3,886
    Location:
    Maryland
    I just beat my negative rDev with my review of DuClaw's Sweet Baby Jesus, which ties my lowest rating of 2.18 (Sobrehumano Palena'ole by Maui w/ Jolly Pumpkin), but has an rDev of -44%. Sorry DuClaw.
     
  6. Lare453

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Posts:
    1,454
    Likes Received:
    1,750
    Location:
    Florida
    +37% for chapeau exotic. I love pineapple.

    -62% southern tier crime brûlée. Fucking disgusting.
     
  7. Premo88

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Posts:
    1,629
    Likes Received:
    12,567
    Location:
    Texas
    highest rDev: Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale -- +20.5% (4.93 rating)
    lowest rDev: Southern Star's Old Potentate -- -26.6% (2.73 rating)

    highest rating: Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale -- 4.93
    lowest rating: Miller High Life -- 2.05
     
  8. CMUbrew

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Posts:
    322
    Likes Received:
    681
    Location:
    Michigan
    Highest rating: FBS 4.55
    Greatest +rDev: Sam Adams Double Agent IPL +11.8%

    Lowest rating: Busch Light 1.43 (likely a pretty old can)
    Greatest -rDev: Tuborg Pure Gold -48.9% (probable massive infection)
     
  9. BigJim5021

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Posts:
    498
    Likes Received:
    798
    Location:
    Indiana
    I gave Stone IPA a 5 back in '08 and that coincidentally gave me my highest rDev of 17.1%. I honestly wouldn't consider it a 5 anymore but since I don't really review beers anymore (just hads nowadays) I haven't bothered editing my old ass reviews.

    My biggest negative rDev is -58% for Heavy Seas Hang Ten. It was a bottle of pure garbage. The shittiest attempt I've ever had from an American brewery attempting a German style. To this day I count the Heavy Seas line amongst my least favorite in craft beer. And yet, the 1.6 that I scored it wasn't my lowest overall. That distinction goes to Cave Creek Chili Beer, which I scored a 1.3. An abomination, that one is.
     
  10. BrettHead

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Posts:
    3,300
    Likes Received:
    3,304
    Location:
    Nebraska
    3. He is a troll
     
    GuitarIPA likes this.
  11. tectactoe

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Posts:
    1,376
    Likes Received:
    5,116
    Location:
    Michigan
    Highest Rating (tie):
    Fou' Foune (4.9) +6.5%
    Zombie Dust (4.9) +5.6%

    Lowest Rating:
    Before-After (1.2) -51.0%

    Highest rDev:
    Shorts Plum Rye Bock (4.1) +14.8%

    Lowest rDev:
    Before-After (1.2) -51.0%
     
  12. SadMachine

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    Posts:
    487
    Likes Received:
    656
    Location:
    New Jersey
    My highest is +23.4% on Old '99 Barleywine by Barley Creek. This one might not really count though since there are only 17 reviews and the pDev is 32.89%! lol!
    Lowest is -31.5% on National Bohemian Beer by Pabst Brewing, but that also has a low(ish) number of reviews at 208 and has a high pDev as well at 24.32%...
     
  13. Boilerfood

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Posts:
    278
    Likes Received:
    223
    Location:
    Indiana
    Highest rDev:
    Three Floyds SoBro (4.25) +26.1%

    Lowest rDev:
    J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask) (1.75) -57.8%

    While I normally feel like I overrate beers, I have a much greater variance in -rDev
     
  14. foxyaardvark27

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Posts:
    18
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Washington

    Before-After is truly vile. Probably my worst beer too outside of malt liquor offerings.
     
  15. 77black_ships

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    Posts:
    947
    Likes Received:
    1,100
    Location:
    Belgium
    Wild Thing +44.3 %
    Great sour, great thing about it was because no one was buying, I used to buy a lot of discount bottles.

    Belle-Vue Extra Framboise (2.9 %) -61.7 %
    Appaling, nasty artificial sweeteners is all that I could taste here

    Also noteworthy:

    Tripel Van De Garre – 28.8 %
    Americans hyping a below average tripel. There is a bar near me that sells it under a different name, no one cares about it.
    That brewery makes a lot of nearly identical beers & no one cares about them.
     
  16. Rekrule

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Posts:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    3,317
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Highest rdev: +26.3 Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout
    Lowest rdev: -73.8 CBC Bitchin' Bitter
     
  17. GuitarIPA

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Posts:
    401
    Likes Received:
    1,570
    Location:
    Connecticut
    High: GF Palate Wrecker +19%
    Low: Palm Speciale -39%
     
    #57 GuitarIPA, Jan 13, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2014
    markgugs likes this.
  18. markgugs

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Posts:
    3,006
    Likes Received:
    11,155
    Location:
    New Jersey
    apparently, in 2008 I really, REALLY loved Brooklyn Monster Ale

    High: Brooklyn Monster Ale (LOL) +26.7%
    Low: Dick's Grand Cru -31.9% - and I'd like to go on record as stating that this may not be low enough. what a terrible, terrible beer

    good thread idea
     
    JMS1512 likes this.
  19. PittBeerGirl

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Posts:
    254
    Likes Received:
    613
    Location:
    Ohio
    High: Wittekerke Rose (3.95) +53.7% - I've had this on tap and I think its pretty good-similar to the "red Hoe" Framboise and Hoegaarden mixture

    Low: Short's Pandemonium Pale Ale -58.6% disgusting drain pour
    HOTD Matt -55.5% I wasn't into this beer at all
    Lowest review -rdev Abita Purple Haze 1.5 -53.6%


    Its pretty ironic how my highest and lowest rdevs are both raspberry wheat beers
     
  20. 57md

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Posts:
    905
    Likes Received:
    932
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Highest rating = FBS 4.97
    Lowest rating = Corona Extra 1.73

    Largest +rDev = SA Chocolate Bock (4.3) +18.1%
    Largest -rDev = Jolly Pumpkin Maracabio Especial (2.6) -34.8%
     
  21. Lochnessmonster

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2013
    Posts:
    118
    Likes Received:
    141
    Location:
    Florida
    High: Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale +74.8% (Yeah it's by Michelob, but damn if it doesn't have some delicious Madagascan vanilla flavor in there)

    Low: Corona Light -47.1% (Really?? On this site? I'd expect this at my local Don Pablo's, but not here)
     
  22. JMS1512

    Subscriber

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Posts:
    1,195
    Likes Received:
    3,735
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Your low: Very pithy. Loved your reaction, and no, I've not had it.
     
  23. kabritz

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2013
    Posts:
    52
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Quebec (Canada)
    High: Rickard's Red +30.3%. This is purely sentimental value.
    Low: Duchesse de Bourgogne -75.2%. Maybe I had a bad one but the sourness was intolerable and I couldn't find the sweetness that everyone says counterbalances it.
     
  24. LambicPentameter

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Posts:
    3,169
    Likes Received:
    7,673
    Location:
    Michigan
    Highest rating: Tank 7 at 4.81
    Highest rDev: Yola's Artisan Ale at +39.7% (4.29 rating)

    Lowest rating: Wheat Monkey at 2.00
    Lowest rDev: also Wheat Monkey at -37.1%
     
  25. WheelsPSU

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Posts:
    103
    Likes Received:
    168
    Location:
    New York
    High - DFH Miles Davis' Bitches Brew +13.1%
    Low - Abita Lemon Wheat -36.9% - wouldn't recommend this beer to anyone. It's just plain bad.
     
  26. BMMillsy

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Posts:
    629
    Likes Received:
    1,174
    Location:
    Florida
    Strangely enough, highest rDev is Humidor IPA. Lowest is for Heineken (just a tick, not a full review).
     
  27. DrinkSlurm

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Posts:
    449
    Likes Received:
    1,231
    Location:
    New York
    +41.2 for Sam Adams Triple Bock - I only rated it a 4.1 but I guess most people don't really like it...I thought it was good.
    -55.3 Stillwater Of Love and Regret - to this day I stand by that! Really did not like that brew at all. I rated it a 1.7 (2nd worst rated beer I have to date)...bud light (my worst rated brew) got a 1.4.
     
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe