Originally Posted by jonmohno
true.so true. I feel pale ales are more bitter than ipa's! its all about the balance. 100 ibus? no problem. ha well.. dont know if i tried this yet
I feel the same way. I think when the hop levels get really high, it seems to balance the bitterness. Might have something to do with the oils.
IBU's are meant to measure the amount of isomerized alpha-acids(bitterness), not hop flavor and aroma. A beer may be perceived as way hoppy, but not necessarily "bitter".