When you drink beer is succession, do you drink up or down in ABV and BU's? I tend to prefer drinking down otherwise some of the finess seems to disappear(sp?). I can't go by BU's alone or ABV alone.
For instance, when drinking Founder's, if I really want to enjoy all their beers, I drink the Breakfast Stout 60 IBU's & 8.3%abv, Dirty Bastard 50 IBU's & 8.5%, Centennial IPA 65 IBU's & 7.2% then Pale Ale 35 IBU's & 5.4% abv. Otherwise one will overpower the other and I don't get the full flavor and aroma of the beer.
I haven't put Red's Rye in there yet and its one of my favorites, way better than their PA which is Not one of my favorites.