Beer-in-Hand Data Science
The main question this analysis is meant to tackle is: are beer styles actually indicative of shared attributes of the beers within that style? Or are style boundaries more or less arbitrary? Is an IPA an IPA because it’s really distinguishable as such from other beers, or is it an IPA because that’s what it says on the label? I took two approaches to answer this question: unsupervised clustering and supervised prediction.