Enjoy! Should be good.
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Doing a hop stand does contribute bitterness as well correct? I have been doing more pale ales so this is something I definitely need to try soon
Depends on the temp you add the hops at. If you add at flameout, yes you'll extract noticeable bitterness. If you account for this, it's not an issue. Maybe consider a flameout stand as roughly a 20 minute addition. But I prefer to cool to 185F or less and then add the hops for a stand. You extract much less bitterness at this temp and below, but you'll get better flavor and aroma character, which gets driven off at higher temperatures. Give it a try !
Sounds like contamination to me. Since you pasteurized the pineapple, I don't think that was the source. Could be from the dry hops though. I've had that happen before. Perfectly good beer, then dry hop it, and suddenly it's contaminated. Maybe coincidence. Maybe not.
I am having a hard time imagining this beer. T-58 yeast in a witbier would make it spicy phenolic, pineapple would add sweet tropical fruit, then habanero? What else is in there? Willamette hops?
I had a bottle of the Ranger IPA a couple months ago--it was OK, nothing to rave about. Maybe Belgian-y yeast? 2.99 is not bad for an IPA bomber, but I'd rather have Stone IPA for $11/6 or Great Lakes Commodore Perry at $9/6.