KC Area Breweries - Untappd Ratings

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KC Area Breweries - Untappd Ratings

Post by keezer » September 30th, 2019, 5:36 pm

This is interesting. It's simply the current list of open KC area breweries (including Lawrence) sorted by the current brewery rating on Untappd.

Note that the average is 3.71 and median is 3.70.

4.19 BKS
4.01 Alma Mader
3.92 City Barrel
3.91 Fringe
3.90 Diametric (New Axiom)
3.90 Servaes
3.89 Crane
3.98 Windshift
3.87 Rochester
3.97 Grains & Taps
3.84 Sandhills
3.82 Apex
3.81 Limitless
3.81 Torn Label
3.79 3 Halves
3.77 Boulevard
3.76 Lawrence Beer Co
3.71 East Forty
3.71 Martin City
3.70 Cinder Block
3.70 Double Shift
3.70 KC Bier
3.70 Fields & Ivy
3.68 Red Crow
3.68 Strange Days
3.65 Free State
3.64 3 Trails
3.64 Emperial
3.64 Transport
3.62 Border
3.62 Casual Animal
3.61 Callsign
3.60 Brew Lab
3.60 Stockyards
3.60 Yankee Tank
3.59 Smoke
3.59 Black Stag
3.58 Big Rip
3.50 23 Street
3.48 Green Room
3.47 Calibration
3.25 Weston
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Re: KC Area Breweries - Untappd Ratings

Post by EricH » September 30th, 2019, 6:55 pm

Just to check, are these aggregate beer scores, or place scores?

I wonder if they use the raw average or have it weighted somehow like they do on Ratebeer.

Either way, what I would expect is that, over time, or at least once the newer places have been reviewed 100+ times, the breweries at the top will end up scoring somewhere around the middle, and the breweries in the middle will end up more towards the top.

Also, that's definitely not even close to my list, though I must admit there are several breweries I have not visited yet, in fact there are now quite a few more that I have not visited compared to ones that I have.

In case anyone is wondering (which I know you are not, this is just for my own edification), the ones that I have been to are:

City Barrel
Limitless
Torn Label
Boulevard (duh)
Martin City
Cinder Block
Double Shift
KC Bier
Red Crow (old location)
Strange Days
Free State
Emperial
Border
Brew Lab
Big Rip
23rd St.
Green Room
Weston

Damn, not even half... I bet its going to take me a reeeaaallly long time to get to all of those. Truthfully, more likely is that that's just not going to happen. We've officially gone from "hey, we need more breweries" to "okay, we're all good now", IMO anyway.
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Deux Rochefort, c'est moins.
Trois Rochefort, faut pas le faire."

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Re: KC Area Breweries - Untappd Ratings

Post by keezer » September 30th, 2019, 7:49 pm

They are aggregate beer ratings. For example: https://untappd.com/AlmaMaderBrewing

Ratings calculation info:
https://help.untappd.com/support/soluti ... n-untappd-

It's worth noting that minimums apply for ratings to be displayed.

I've been to almost all of them. Without naming names, I'll say that I definitely do not agree with many of the aggregate ratings. In general I take any crowd sourced ratings with a grain of salt. Hype and group think plays too much of a role. With some exceptions, I agree with where the breweries fall in terms of being above or below the median.

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Re: KC Area Breweries - Untappd Ratings

Post by keezer » September 30th, 2019, 7:54 pm

I just realized that I forgot 3 Halves. I've have added it.

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Re: KC Area Breweries - Untappd Ratings

Post by nightfly_dp » September 30th, 2019, 11:22 pm

Shameful, I've only been to 7 of these. It will be a challenge getting to those that open at happy hour, but I need to work on those open on Friday middays on my next hooky day.

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Re: KC Area Breweries - Untappd Ratings

Post by schumed » October 1st, 2019, 8:09 am

Interesting list and having visited almost all of them (except some of the newer Lawrence breweries) I think this list is pretty accurate. Only thing that seems way out of place is Stockyards.

I think some of the smaller breweries at the top get the benefit of doing small batches , high turnover, and attract the "ticker" untapp users. The big boys get dragged down based on volume and i would expect that. Bottom part of the list is pretty accurate other than Big Rip - I think their first year probably dug them a pretty deep hole to get out of. If you haven't been back there in the last year or so its way better.

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Re: KC Area Breweries - Untappd Ratings

Post by schumed » October 1st, 2019, 8:58 am

You forgot Windshift at 3.98

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Re: KC Area Breweries - Untappd Ratings

Post by schumed » October 1st, 2019, 10:17 am

Grains and Taps 3.98

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Re: KC Area Breweries - Untappd Ratings

Post by JRBoulevard_KC » October 1st, 2019, 11:15 am

I knew it was you that had to have done this, Keezer. Ha!

Saw Schu posted this in BTKC, and realized it had been way too long since posting here. Cheers all, and nice post.
This was very interesting to see, and very cool for what it is. Awesome job.

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Re: KC Area Breweries - Untappd Ratings

Post by keezer » October 2nd, 2019, 7:03 am

Thanks for mentioning the BTKC repost Jason.

Some interesting conversation over there. It seems many of the industry folks don't like Untappd due to inconsistent user behavior and knowledge. Unappd could adjust their ratings system to compensate for that, though.

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