I think "ticker" implies something more and different than what the OP is talking about. I too want to try as many beers as possible and usually don't have the same one twice because, like the OP, I typically only have one per night because I feel my palate and judgment get compromised after that, and then I want to move on. But the reason I do it is because I'm in love beer and I want to explore and discover what all can be done via the brewer's art. I want to know what the next one is like. I don't care what the number winds up being and I don't pay attention to it. I do reviews because I want to remember what each was like so I can sum it up in my own head, so I can refer back later if I can't remember whether I've had it, so I can make recommendations to friends, so I can contribute to the community here in the same way I take from it, and so I can learn and zero in on the elements of beers I like best and look for more like those. I think that ticking is ultimately more about the number. Like those Dutch guys on ratebeer who taste something like 200 beers in a weekend? Come on, that's nuts. After your 60th blond ale of the day, can you really tell me you remember what #24 was like or whether you liked #18 or whether, reading your own notes for #12 and #49, you can actually remember what they were like? They sit at the beer festivals with laptops and go assembly line style with little samples. And that old English guy pours beer into old water bottles at the pub and takes them home and keeps them in his closet just so he can eventually drink them and count them. If that's what they enjoy doing as a hobby, that's great, but I feel like it's about the number, not the beer. I think if you are into trying lots of beers because you love beer, that makes you an enthusiast, an... advocate one might say. Ticking seems more like a mechanical OCD compulsion that's focused on numbers. The thing being ticked could be anything. The fact that it's beer seems incidental.