Your most underrated/overrated beers, according to rDev

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  1. pagriley

    pagriley Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2014 Illinois

    Agreed. I do wish the top 250 had a few filters you could apply. I would love to see something like the following filters:
    - only include ratings that also have a review
    - Filter by location (country, state, etc...)
    - Filter by date (reviews in the last year, last 6 months, ever, etc...)
    - Filter by beer style

    Something like this would be really cool
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  2. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,146) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    I agree. That is why the top AAL's I capped out at 4.3 and can't give the best anywhere close to what a 5 beer tastes like. I've got hundred of beers from many other styles rated much higher.
  3. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,146) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    I think the best feature for helping a person to rate a beer most accurately is the following:
    1) you type in the name of the beer your drinking into BA website
    2) somehow there is a feature where if you are doing a rating/review, no average score or bros. score pops up and the reviews of past people are hidden (so no peer pressure or group think influence or bias towards your review)
    3) after you type in the beer name, on right side of screen will be a list of all of your previous same style beers you've rated will show in your rank order and value from best at the top to worst at the bottom
    4) after you save your review you can then read other past reviews and then edit if you feel necessary

    Being able to see where your beer should be scored based on other beers in the same style you've had is what I end up doing anyway, to make sure I score it correctly so it would save me alot of time. Most others I know do the same to make sure they rank their beers how they feel they should be.
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  4. Wer34truh

    Wer34truh Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2014 Minnesota

    My two most underrated beers according to rDev are both beers which I am not particularly excited about, but respect for what they are - which differentiates me from most members here. Those being Labatt Prohibition Series Apple Harvest Ale and (*sigh*) Boxer Ice. I rated both in the mid 3's which gave them an astronomical rDev.

    My most overrated beers are San Miguel and Brooklyn Lager. While I like a lot of the beers I've had from Brooklyn Brewery, I never understood the fuzz about their lager which I avoid like the plague. I've never had San Miguel from the tap, and realize that my impression of it might be skewed. But boy do I have awful memories of it. Just an awful combination of a watery and distasteful flavor.
  5. OrestesMethuon

    OrestesMethuon Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2010 Montana

    I think I start from a slightly different ratings premise than many (the relative success of a beer's executing its stated intention is a very important criterion for me, for instance, even if it isn't my favorite style/trajectory/flavor-profile), so I have a pretty fair number of rDevs > +/-10%, but the two tops are:

    Red Horse Malt Liquor: +39.9%
    New Holland White Hatter: -30.2%
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  6. pagriley

    pagriley Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2014 Illinois

    That is a great idea. Would work extremely well. Only problem for me is I tend to have read reviews and checked ratings before I buy, so I am already biased before I even pick it up at the store!
    Still - your solution would be very effective
  7. Vogey77

    Vogey77 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2013 Massachusetts

    + Coors Light, prefer it to the other macros
    - Yuengling Summer Wheat, hated everything about this beer
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  8. ChestSplitter

    ChestSplitter Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2011 Mississippi

    Belhaven Scottish Ale +18.1%

    Sierra Nevada Celebration -35.4%
  9. stonermouse

    stonermouse Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    I actually would prefer that Lambics, etc get compared to Impy Stouts, inasmuch as they are all "beer." Let the best "styles" win, so to speak. But I certainly get your point. Styles are useful in determining whether one just might like the beer about to hit their lips.
  10. philerman

    philerman Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Over: Neshaminy Blitzkrieg Hops at 29.8%
    Under: Rhinelander Boatswain DIPA at 19% (this was a drain pour)
  11. insearchofhops

    insearchofhops Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2014 Massachusetts

    +15.3 Ska Modus Hoperandi
    -64.4 Stone Punishment
  12. waitwhatamidrinking

    waitwhatamidrinking Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2014 Illinois

    + Flossmoor Barrel-Aged Big Poppa
    - Stone Double Bastard.

    I'm gonna chalk up that double bastard rating to being not long after my first taste of speedway stout. Or maybe I just hate triple IPAs.
  13. IPAGeorge

    IPAGeorge Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Illinois

    Pipeworks Marilime Law +17.9%
    18th Street The Local 8 -24.3%
  14. joe12pk

    joe12pk Disciple (307) Mar 20, 2014 Michigan

    Nothing wrong with following the guidelines. I'm glad my doctor does.
  15. mig100

    mig100 Meyvn (1,266) Aug 3, 2014 Texas

    As far as you know! lol
  16. tmbgnicu

    tmbgnicu Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Highest- CC Hopped on the High Seas- Calypso, which I had super fresh and was a tropical delight to me. +26.4%
    Lowest- Coors Light, no explanation needed. -50.4%
  17. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,032) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Over the top...
    Sierra Nevada's Terra Incognita +30.3 :grinning: - I'm sticking by my contention that, aside from how much I really liked the beer, being labeled an American wild ale probably mislead people (it struck me as more of an Imperial brown) and skewed its reception

    Under the table...
    Ommegang's Aphrodite -59.9 :grimacing: - this goes back a few years to when I was averse to sours, and this was recommended to me by despite my stated aversion - I'd probably rate it differently now, but unless I return to it, this pink ale remains my deepest below the rDev
  18. are_doubleyou

    are_doubleyou Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2014 Illinois

    I do the same thing and I hate seeing something like chile beer that is negatively rated because people didn't like the spice.

    My highest positive deviation has remained the same: Avery's Kaiser. I had a 4 year old bottle to kick off Oktoberfest this year and it was amazing.

    My highest negative deviation has changed: Bent River Jingle Java. I bought a six-pack because a bartender told me they blew a keg in one night and it was amazing. I still have two sitting in my cellar that I'm waiting to give away. The beer is packed with artificial flavoring and I hate it. It's appalling to me that people love this beer.
  19. joe12pk

    joe12pk Disciple (307) Mar 20, 2014 Michigan

    Natural Ice +99.4

    Victory Prima Pils -75.2 (I think it must have gone bad)
  20. Bshaw22

    Bshaw22 Champion (806) Aug 29, 2013 Wisconsin

    This is a great thread!
    Black Husky Imperial Stout + 14.5
    Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin -46 (this beer is just terrible!!! Maybe I had a bad bottle)
  21. corm44

    corm44 Aspirant (217) Aug 28, 2014 New York

    Mother's Milk Widow Jane Bourbon Barrel Aged by Keegan Ales (+30.5%) (I'm biased though, Keegan Ales is brewed in my hometown and Widow Jane Bourbon uses water from the next town over)

    Lagunita Sucks (-19.5%) (yet to be impressed by a beer from Lagunitas)
  22. georgiaboy8686

    georgiaboy8686 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2013 Maryland

    Detour Double IPA from Uinta + 25.7
    Koko Brown from Kona Brewing - 58.7
  23. Shawnxa3

    Shawnxa3 Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Florida

    Wynwood Miami IPA (+12%)

    Left Hand Milk Stout (-24.6%)
    Although I love stouts, I found Left Hand Milk Stout too milky. As if I was drinking milk with the smallest hint of beer. I want to enjoy a beer not a milk
  24. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Devotee (412) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois

    Pipeworks nelson sauvin +10.4
    Ale Asyleum hopalicious -11.3
  25. Skwalk47

    Skwalk47 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2010 Massachusetts

    Victory Swing Session Saison +20.1
    Boulevard Saison Brett -21.2

    I really like sour/funky beers and I tend to rate Boulevard highly but that one didnt do it for me...
  26. Hoppsbabo

    Hoppsbabo Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2012 England

    St. Peter's India Pale Ale + 26.1%
    Saison Dupont - 12%
  27. undeadozzy

    undeadozzy Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Shipyard Applehead +39.7%
    Bud Light Platinum -29.9%
  28. elkabong

    elkabong Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    it's also assuming that everyone has the same understanding of what a beer "should" taste like. or what a style "should" taste/look/feel like.


    it is a limited circle of people that believe their interpretation/understanding is the absolute correct one that everyone else should inherently agree to.

    more likely you're going to have 10 guys in a room with 10 different opinions.
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  29. WVUbrew

    WVUbrew Disciple (360) Oct 12, 2013 North Carolina

    Natty Light +64.7%
    Rogue Farms GYO Pumpkin patch -47.6%
  30. elkabong

    elkabong Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    looks like the highest rating for O'so Sikaru is 3.5

    i rated it 4.25 but that's not showing up for some reason
  31. Homers_Beer_Odyssey

    Homers_Beer_Odyssey Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2014 New York

    Thomas Creek Up the Creek +30.7 (try it, an d improve its wrong score!)
    Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail -13.7
  32. michaelsmith11

    michaelsmith11 Savant (919) Sep 20, 2012 Illinois

    Pipers Scotch-Style Ale - Sprecher Brewing Company +21.1
    Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company -57.4
  33. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    I just thought of something else. What's your highest rated beer with a negative rDev? Mine is FBS at -2.7%.
  34. GarrettFM

    GarrettFM Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2013 Illinois

    Yup, that Nelson Sauvin stuff was killer.
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  35. GarrettFM

    GarrettFM Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2013 Illinois

    I like it. Mine is BCBS at -0.7%.
  36. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Sierra Nevada Vienna Lager +19
    Toppling Goliath David -9.9
  37. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Zealot (567) Sep 30, 2014 Illinois

    AleSmith Speedway Stout, which I rated a 4.36, at an apparent -0.7% rDev.
  38. DrJay

    DrJay Initiate (0) May 29, 2004 Texas

    Steelback Premium Draught +55
    Chapeau Exotic -57.4

    Cool idea. Mine is The Abyss, rated at 4.5 with an rDev of -0.2%.
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