For years, I've learned that acids taste sour and bases taste bitter. Recently, I've read in "The Beer Bible" and various beer sites that the hops in beer, which are acidic, cause beer to have a bitter taste.
So my question is, is it true that the acid in hops make beer bitter? And if true, does this mean that (Arrhenius) acids aren't necessarily sour tasting, but sometimes bitter?
Alternatively, is there some kind of chemical reaction between hops and beer that make beer more basic, hence the bitter taste?