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Old 11-15-2011, 02:11 PM   #11
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I have Pintley on my iPhone(they use a 5 star rating system), and I find that my tastes are usually a full star different then the national avg; either better or worse.

My solution, was to ignore Pintley's "national avg" and keep track of my own tastings. Thats my advice to the OP.

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Old 11-15-2011, 02:16 PM   #12
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Just like wine, or any craft for that matter.

There are snobs that take pleasure making it look like they know more than you, and there are people who are passionate about the craft and want to find (and enjoy) the subtle differences between good & great. (and we all get the benefits of that with excellent and available craft beer)

Do what you like, brew what you like. Don't be a tool.

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Old 11-15-2011, 02:20 PM   #13
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Just like wine, or any craft for that matter.

There are snobs that take pleasure making it look like they know more than you, and there are people who are passionate about the craft and want to find (and enjoy) the subtle differences between good & great. (and we all get the benefits of that with excellent and available craft beer)

Do what you like, brew what you like. Don't be a tool.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:50 PM   #14
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What gets me is some reviewers review beers I've never heard of or seen. Others I've seen & wonder about,which is cool. But if you watch some reviewers long enough,you'll find them saying basically the same thing about nearly every beer they taste. Or they agree with certain site's reviews when grading them. I don't think I've seen one yet that said,"man,this brew sucks!".
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:14 PM   #15
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I personally make tasting notes and my own silly online reviews simply to improve my palate and make myself more aware of what I'm tasting so that I can enjoy what I'm drinking even more. That said, I only do that while I'm drinking at home and feel like taking the time to do it, I don't wax poetic about the hop profile of a beer when I'm out at a bar or anything.

As others have said, there's plenty of different aspects to the 'beer appreciation' hobby and people aren't required to like all of them. Some people brew their own beer and others choose a beer based on how easy they are to down in a beer bong, to each their own.

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:37 PM   #16
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For me, I don't see how someone who appreciates a beer's aroma, appearance, and flavors takes away from someone else's 'thoughtless relaxation'.
Thanks for the link! I actually appreciate a beer's aroma, appearance, and flavored immensely; just don't understand the desire to shamelessly share that on the 'ol web. I appreciate developing my own understanding of a brew, without being biased by someone else's opinion. Cheers!
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:37 PM   #17
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IEve beers that fall short of 100+ IBU and/or 10% abv are fun too .
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:42 PM   #18
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I also think it's great that beer is finally being taken as serious as wine in many ways.
I truly appreciate your perspective. I also appreciate the fact beer hasn't been (an shouldn't be) taken as seriously as wine. It's what I love about the beer culture. Personal opinion that I'm sure many will disagree with.

I'd still drink with anyone
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:45 PM   #19
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Just like wine, or any craft for that matter.

There are snobs that take pleasure making it look like they know more than you, and there are people who are passionate about the craft and want to find (and enjoy) the subtle differences between good & great. (and we all get the benefits of that with excellent and available craft beer)

Do what you like, brew what you like. Don't be a tool.
Fine, be passionate, but do it at home. No one wants to hear a bjcp breakdown of every beer style while the rest of us are trying to watch a game at the bar.

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:46 PM   #20
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Fine, be passionate, but do it at home. No one wants to hear a bjcp breakdown of every beer style while the rest of us are trying to watch a game at the bar.

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