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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by tobelerone, Jun 12, 2012.

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  1. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,016) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    out of 336 total:
    200 positive
    1 neutral
    135 negative

    I tend to be more of a lager lover and rate them higher than the rDev more often than not.
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  2. Dionysus777

    Dionysus777 Initiate (22) Sep 20, 2013 California

    Just posted a positive a review of a good brew and received a negative rDev...what's the point of posting on the board?...Might as well use this site as a reference only....?
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  3. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Meyvn (1,250) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    63 positive (24.23%)
    6 neutral (2.31%)
    191 negative (73.46%)
  4. TruePerception

    TruePerception Defender (636) Aug 30, 2013 California

    You know rDev is how much your score deviates from the average score, right? It's not a score on how well you rated the beer.
  5. vkv822

    vkv822 Meyvn (1,429) Nov 30, 2009 Oregon

    out of 737 review I have:

    276 positive
    8 neutral
    453 negative

    Which I feel is appropriate, as most scores are inflated in my opinion.
  6. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,008) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Out of 537:

    403 positive
    1 neutral (Summit Great Northern Porter)
    303 negative
  7. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,386) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    I don't know where to find that information but I always feel a little strange when my review is exactly the average score. =) On some I deviate quite a bit, and others not so much.
  8. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    550 positive
    23 neutral
    400 or so negative
  9. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,530) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Out of my 673 Beers....

    28 of them I rated at least 10% higher
    246 I rated at least 10% lower
  10. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,176) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Supporter Beer Trader

    Of the 1973 I've had so far:
    45 Neutral(there are quite a few that I've added and am the only reviewer of)
    648 -

    I've found that I'm a very generous rater when it comes to appearance and mouthfeel and that could explain why my +numbers far outnumber my - count.
  11. Cresant

    Cresant Poo-Bah (1,746) Apr 25, 2006 Kentucky
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    So negative :slight_frown:
    of 968 review -
    14 neutral
    639 -
  12. Rekrule

    Rekrule Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    527 of 689 are Negative to neutral. That's about how I felt my ratings fell before checking.
  13. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,020) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Don't know why it was so hard for me to figure that out without needing help. :confused: I just woke up though.
  14. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Sounds about right. I tend to agree 100% with very few people on most topics. Well, brewers, odds are I'm gonna dig your beers more than most folks do.

    Now would a LIKES to POSTS ratio be an acceptable thread? Probably would get the ax.:wink:
  15. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,020) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    All right, I think my hangup was that I wanted to only count reviews, not Hads. So, out of 913 ratings:

    641 Positive
    9 Neutral
    263 Negative

    I knew my ratings mostly swing toward the positive because I just love beer and try to find meaning and good qualities in even the more "subpar" offerings by a brewery. What I find interesting is, when the negative curve begins, it's a lot of widely renowned beers that are in the beginning: Pliny (-0.2%), Sexual Chocolate (-0.2%), Rum barrel Hunahpu (-0.7%), FBS (-1.3%) which tells me that I'm more critical of hyped beers but I give the underdogs more leeway. Interesting how perception can slightly change our rating patterns. The most hilarious thing is my biggest positive Rdev is no longer Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon at +38.7% but now Bud Light Chelada at +47.9% even though I only gave it a 2.5!
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  16. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    454 positive
    15 neutral
    293 negative

    Pretty much what I thought it would be. Actually maybe thought I would have more positives.
  17. Hanglow

    Hanglow Defender (679) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)


    Seems about right considering I think people rate higher than they should :wink:
  18. xShoWTeKx

    xShoWTeKx Devotee (404) Jan 21, 2013 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I am apparently a very positive person because only 24 of 130 were negative.......
  19. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,469) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    507 total:
    • 259 (+)
    • 11 (neutral)
    • 237 (-)
    So I'm apparently a pretty balanced rater, at least with respect to the rest of the community.
  20. tourdot

    tourdot Zealot (533) Mar 3, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    320 total:

    111 +
    5 neutral
    204 -
  21. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (2,306) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I have 278 positive, 13 neutral and 236 negative.

    I don't necessarily think the above ratio really translates unless we also disclose our mean score, which for me is a 3.84.
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  22. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    why does it matter?
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  23. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (6,184) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    1195 +
    72 =
    926 -
    Total: 2193
  24. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Zealot (511) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    214 +
    7 =
    180 -
    401 total

    Pretty even between positive and negative. Quite a few were only 2% deviation or less one way or the other, which basically tells me that I'm on point with the average for those beers. 1-2% isn't very significant.
  25. muddyh2oblues

    muddyh2oblues Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Illinois

    131 +
    2 =
    87 -
  26. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (7,644) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
    Beer Trader

    2200-ish +
    900-ish -

    I'm easy like Sunday Morning:grinning: I try to avoid beers & breweries I think I will dislike...

    My last 100 reviews/hads
  27. dt_gbpackersfan

    dt_gbpackersfan Disciple (368) Dec 6, 2012 Missouri

    108 + (39.3%)
    3 = (1.1%)
    164 - (59.6%)
  28. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,220) Aug 25, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    ....out of 518 beers...

    106 below the rDev (20%)
    14 even with rDev (3%)
    398 above the rDev (77%)

    Guess that makes me a beer optimist, eh?
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  29. CochonKing

    CochonKing Aspirant (224) Dec 7, 2013 New York

    It's all opinion based anyway. No palate is the same, so no one can be objectively judge a beer the same as someone else. I'd say its a good thing your standards are high.
  30. TruePerception

    TruePerception Defender (636) Aug 30, 2013 California

    I'll bite.

    108 negative (good number!)
    2 neutral
    46 positive
  31. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Devotee (491) May 7, 2013 Maine
    Beer Trader

    221 reviews with 61 below the average and everyone lately above the average so I must be more positive with age?
  32. mudbug

    mudbug Zealot (599) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Depends on why you review in the first place. Tickers are pokemon card players, I would expect them to be more negative, they will drink any swill to make a tick. ( I suspect the vast majority of them have self esteem issues ) I on the other hand (for the most part, unless something is awful beyond belief and I review as a warning to mankind ) only review beers I like. Therefore my rDev will be overwhelmingly positive, along with my disposition and overall view of life. Cheers!
  33. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,227) Aug 15, 2010 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I'm glad to see this thread be revived as I missed it the first time around. I actually chuckled when I saw the thread title because I figured my numbers would be quite atypical. I give average beers an average rating, and I hope people look at my overall score for a beer instead of at my rdev. I'm not contrarian, and I do my best to disallow others' ratings from influencing my own.

    Out of 2620 reviews posted:

    214 Positive rdev (~8.1%)
    102 Neutral rdev (~3.8%)
    2304 Negative rdev (~87.9%)
  34. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    187 out of 487 positive or neutral. Actually surprised by how critical I am, because I rarely find a beer I don't like.
  35. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    187 out of 487 positive or neutral. Actually surprised by how critical I am, because I rarely find a beer I don't like.
  36. markdrinksbeer

    markdrinksbeer Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2013 Massachusetts

    19 positive
    1 neutral
    9 negative

    1 negative

    Most positive rdev:
    Fischer Amber
    Rated 3.5 (rDev 20.3%)

    Most negative rdev:
    Harpoon Chocolate Stout
    Rated 3 (rDev -16.6%)
  37. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,319) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Out of 1131 reviews.

    442 positive
    9 neutral
    680 negative
  38. tsauce2

    tsauce2 Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2011 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    397 beers
    247 positive
    12 neutral
    138 negaitve
    rDev High - 64.4%
    rDev Low - (60.3)%
  39. TruePerception

    TruePerception Defender (636) Aug 30, 2013 California

    Not counting the one that's obvious trolling:

    My most positive rDev is St. Louis Premium PĂȘche with +38.3%
    My most negative rDev is The Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado with -58.3%

    My spot ons (since I have so few) are:

    Redhook Longhammer IPA
    Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale
    Zywiec Porter
  40. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,787) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    460 Ratings:

    229 Positive
    7 Neutral
    224 Negative
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