Search function is horrible So the content of RateBeer is great and I use it often but the search function is so frustrating. Why can't it have predictive search when you type like everything else in the world! You have to type the name of the beer/brewery EXACTLY or the search fails. Developers look to Beer Advocate, Untappd, or basically every other app with a search function for how to do this right.
Great idea, horribly executed. I naively assumed this app might fix some of the frustrating search limitations of the website, unfortunately it just adds to them... Pretty much useless to me. Such a shame that such a great source of information is so horribly mismanaged. :(
Missing way too many features Always use the website because this app is missing way too many features: no avg rating of beers, can't see all the reviews/ratings, helpful tips too vague, can't see Friends, etc.
Poor connectivity availability The app can't connect 9.99999% of the time. Yeah nice features but they're useless on my Nexus 5 & 7. Gonna stick with the browser.
A good source for great info For research on the fly, often use right in front of the cooler. Would like to see more functionality, similar to what can be accessed through ratebeer website. I don't much have time for in depth reviews, so I "tick" as a reminder to what I've had along with opinion of the brew. Tick history can now be found within app, thanks to a committed developer team.
I use this all the time In conjunction with swiftkey im so much faster at rating, and being able to look up beers offline and keep them in offline page means i can have the beers i know are in pub all ready for use on arrival
- Fixed crash on tablets. Sorry!