what does IBU stand for?

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rival178

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What does IBU stand for, and how does it affect the beer?

Matt

P.S. sorry for the lame question, but I'm very new here.
 

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International Bitterness Unit. Higher numbers means more bitterness in you beer.
 

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Rival, ignore them. It stands for "Iaceo Bibo Usus," meaning "Lying down due to drinking is a good skill to have."

Yes, it is a rough translation, but it works.
 
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