I am interested in hearing wisdom from those on the high end of the Beer Karma spectrum about how best to use the metrics on my beer ratings to make sure my ratings are legit. I've been geeking-out a bit on whether my rDev is wacky... high ratings too high, and/or low ratings too low. I use the community's pDev as the range within which I generally expect my ratings to land. When my rating is well-outside of this range (either more favorable or more critical), I go back and start questioning whether i missed something good or bad about a brew that caused me to deviate. While this may help me to quality control my ratings, I fear it will lead to what data analysts refer to as "central tendency error"... where I start to rate everything right around average. My histogram will be a perfect bell-curve, but I won't allow myself permission to go way outside of the boundaries on occasion when I have a uniquely positive or negative reaction to a beer. One the other hand, I'll often go and drink a second bottle just to double check my opinion. And hey, if drinking a second beer is wrong, then I don't wanna be right!