Some agree with you, I personally ranked the Narke beers significantly lower than what their overall rankings ended up being. Because there is no defined whale criteria, whales exist on because of perception of their desirability. The ranking methodology therefore was to rank them based on your perception of them as a whale. As it's completely subjective, you can't really get it wrong, and all we ended up doing was averaging a lot of peoples' subjective opinions to try to get a general overview of what beers people consider are whales. None of us agree with the list either, but it was a fun exercise to try to get a look at an overall picture of whales.