An App That Maps The Entire Universe Of Beer
Ever sampled a beer you loved at a bar, only to return home and forget the name of it? Never let that happen again with this handy new app for iPad, due out in July. "Beer Mapper" allows you to see the complex relationships between all beer styles, enabling you to understand more about what you're drinking and make more informed beer decisions.
To understand the depth of the infographics in this post, you have to start by swallowing a somewhat odd concept: Jamieson has developed analytical algorithms that actually reason through space. Just like you might place a point on a 2-D or 3-D grid, Jamieson actually arranges traits of a beer--from very specific text descriptions he’s scraped from reviews, like “grapefruity” or “piney,” to very hard, scientific measurements of maltiness and bitterness--into six simultaneous dimensions.
Photo by Kevin Jamieson