How Does Location Influence Beer Ratings [Link]

June 19, 2013 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

I love BeerGraphs because it is about two of my favorite things: Beer and data visualization. This latest post digs into the Untappd location data:

We use the geolocation data to calculate the distance between the beer rater and the brewery where the beer was produced and then store that number in our database. To my surprise, ratings that were made at or within 10 miles of the brewery received slightly below-average scores (3.17). Once you get more than 10 miles away from the brewery, the average rating jumps up to 3.26. This level is roughly maintained up to a distance of 500 miles from the brewery, after which it sees a sharp decline all the way to 3.04 (750-1250 miles from the brewery). Lastly, check-ins more than 2000 miles from the brewery actually had the highest rating of any distance group (3.29).

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