THE 2013 BEER REPORT: INTRODUCTION & UNTAPPD RATING BY ALCOHOL BY VOLUME
The arrival of a new year here at Hartnett headquarters can mean only one thing: Obsessive detailing of my 2013 1.6-liter six-speed automatic Kia Rio 5-door’s mileage performance beer consumption.
This year’s debut edition of Poor Hartnett’s Almanack of Annual Beer Reporting, Domestic Cat Migration Forecasts, Liniment Formulae & Gerard Manley Hopkins Fan Fiction is possible thanks to Untappd, where I checked into 259 distinct beers a total of 430 times in 2013.
Above is a scatter plot of my Untappd ratings for individual beers, on a zero to five-point scale, by their alcohol by volume, or ABV. I gave perfect five-star ratings to 11 beers, which I checked into a total of 29 times. My average rating was 3.87.

THE 2013 BEER REPORT: INTRODUCTION & UNTAPPD RATING BY ALCOHOL BY VOLUME

The arrival of a new year here at Hartnett headquarters can mean only one thing: Obsessive detailing of my 2013 1.6-liter six-speed automatic Kia Rio 5-door’s mileage performance beer consumption.

This year’s debut edition of Poor Hartnett’s Almanack of Annual Beer Reporting, Domestic Cat Migration Forecasts, Liniment Formulae & Gerard Manley Hopkins Fan Fiction is possible thanks to Untappd, where I checked into 259 distinct beers a total of 430 times in 2013.

Above is a scatter plot of my Untappd ratings for individual beers, on a zero to five-point scale, by their alcohol by volume, or ABVI gave perfect five-star ratings to 11 beers, which I checked into a total of 29 times. My average rating was 3.87.

THE 2013 BEER REPORT: CITY OF ORIGIN
I drank beers brewed in 50 cities in the conterminous states. In some cases, such as San Diego and Atlanta, the totals include beers from different breweries in the same city. Not included in this map are 22 beers from 10 other countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Scotland, and Vietnam.

THE 2013 BEER REPORT: CITY OF ORIGIN

I drank beers brewed in 50 cities in the conterminous states. In some cases, such as San Diego and Atlanta, the totals include beers from different breweries in the same city. Not included in this map are 22 beers from 10 other countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Scotland, and Vietnam.

THE 2013 BEER REPORT: MOST COMMON STYLES, BREWERIES, AND BEERS

My most common beer styles. Do you detect a pattern? Write your answer on a postcard. Throw the postcard away. Your answer was incorrect.

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My most common breweries. Do you detect a pattern? Write your answer on a postcard. Throw the postcard away. Your answer was incorrect.

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My most common distinct beers. Do you detect a pattern? Write your answer on a postcard. Throw the postcard away. Your answer was incorrect. You are not good at beer pattern detection.

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THE 2013 BEER REPORT: AVERAGE RATING BY STYLE AND BREWERY

My top 10 styles by average rating. Do you detect a pattern? Write your answer on a postcard. Throw the postcard away. Your answer was incorrect.

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My top 10 breweries by average rating. Do you detect a pattern? Write your answer on a postcard. Throw the postcard away. Your answer was incorrect.

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THE 2013 MILEAGE REPORT: INTRODUCTION & DAILY MILES PER GALLON FROM MID-2001 THROUGH 2013
The arrival of a new year here at Hartnett headquarters can mean only one thing: Obsessive detailing of my 2001 1.8T manual transmission Volkswagen Jetta’s 2013 1.6-liter six-speed automatic Kia Rio 5-door’s mileage performance.
This is a very important event for the world. Indeed, many have said, and untold millions silently agree, that the new year has not truly begun until the publication of this very report.
Repeatedly.
This year’s edition of Poor Hartnett’s Almanack of Annual Mileage Reporting, Bird Migration Forecasts, Liniment Formulae & Homeric Fan Fiction marks both the Kia’s first full calendar year, and the first complete year in which my wife and I shared a single vehicle.
Above is a graph of daily miles per gallon from mid-2001 through the end of 2013. The red bits in this graph and the others below is the Kia, which we bought in August 2012.
Per tank, the Kia’s onboard fuel economy computer overestimated mileage by a minimum of 3.3 percent and a maximum of 10.2 percent. The average overestimate was 6.5 percent, with a median of 6.6 percent.

THE 2013 MILEAGE REPORT: INTRODUCTION & DAILY MILES PER GALLON FROM MID-2001 THROUGH 2013

The arrival of a new year here at Hartnett headquarters can mean only one thing: Obsessive detailing of my 2001 1.8T manual transmission Volkswagen Jetta’s 2013 1.6-liter six-speed automatic Kia Rio 5-door’s mileage performance.

This is a very important event for the world. Indeed, many have said, and untold millions silently agree, that the new year has not truly begun until the publication of this very report.

Repeatedly.

This year’s edition of Poor Hartnett’s Almanack of Annual Mileage Reporting, Bird Migration Forecasts, Liniment Formulae & Homeric Fan Fiction marks both the Kia’s first full calendar year, and the first complete year in which my wife and I shared a single vehicle.

Above is a graph of daily miles per gallon from mid-2001 through the end of 2013. The red bits in this graph and the others below is the Kia, which we bought in August 2012.

Per tank, the Kia’s onboard fuel economy computer overestimated mileage by a minimum of 3.3 percent and a maximum of 10.2 percent. The average overestimate was 6.5 percent, with a median of 6.6 percent.

THE 2013 MILEAGE REPORT: AVERAGE MILES PER GALLON
Overall MPG in 2013 was 27.991, all but unchanged from 2012. The most efficient individual tank was 37.862 MPG, which the car’s computer overestimated at 39.3, or 3.8 percent. The least efficient tank was 22.715 MPG, which the car overestimated at 23.9, or 5.2 percent.

THE 2013 MILEAGE REPORT: AVERAGE MILES PER GALLON

Overall MPG in 2013 was 27.991, all but unchanged from 2012. The most efficient individual tank was 37.862 MPG, which the car’s computer overestimated at 39.3, or 3.8 percent. The least efficient tank was 22.715 MPG, which the car overestimated at 23.9, or 5.2 percent.