Imagine if an app could learn your taste in beer the way Netflix learns your taste in movies. It's coming. Drink it all in.
Beer Mapper is a project by engineering student Kevin Jamieson. The app, when it becomes available, will work a lot like a Hot or Not for beer: It shows you two options and you pick the one you prefer. After you've gone through and picked beers for a while, you'll be able to view a heat map that's supposedly representative of the beers you might like the most.
How does it work? First, Jamieson created a database of beverages for the project by pulling reviews from the 50 most commonly discussed brews on Ratebeer.com. After crunching the reviews, he was able to create a "map" of beers, which is a solid representation of the similarities and differences between beers. From there, all the app needs is for you to input on various kinds so that it can extrapolate your taste. [Kevin Jamieson via CoCreate]