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by BRhoades
January 7th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best beers 2019 edition
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: Best beers 2019 edition

I'm going to toss out a few beers that made a big impact on me in 2019. Fieldwork Brewing Co. Pulp IPA. 100% Citra hopped. My favorite sub 7% IPA of the year. Incredibly built, soft, nuanced and complex. The citrus nose and flavor profile is mind boggling considering there is zero fruit additions. M...
by BRhoades
November 30th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

100% Mosaic addition to the line-up; 8.5% DIPA, but a shot of pine on the first sip before it dips into sweet, tropical fruit land. RAPID UNPLANNED DISASSEMBLY DIPA If the words “100% Mosaic DIPA” get you all hot and bothered, we have very little doubt that this beer is going to be your jam. Brewed...
by BRhoades
November 30th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Weird can from MT. Got irritated at first, as Blazing Worlds has always been an Amber (to the best of my knowledge). In fact, the label UNDER this label... is an amber ale label. This has a second label that reads “Dank Nelson IPA.” Fairly regular IPA, although I do love Nelson hops. Curious as to ...
by BRhoades
November 30th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

We see a lot of MT, I’m batting ~ .500 with them. I’m not a huge fan of what I see on the store shelves. Have tried Ghost Mountain a couple of times now and it’s not my jam. Telesto is o.k., but really enjoyed Space Ways. We’ll see what’s in the care package in 90 mins :) I agree re: Telesto and Gh...
by BRhoades
November 29th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Weird can from MT. Got irritated at first, as Blazing Worlds has always been an Amber (to the best of my knowledge). In fact, the label UNDER this label... is an amber ale label. This has a second label that reads “Dank Nelson IPA.” Fairly regular IPA, although I do love Nelson hops. Curious as to ...
by BRhoades
November 29th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/rSeLNxVl.jpg Liquid Flows, DDH DIPA, 8.5% ABV. Hopped entirely with Nelson Sauvin hops from Freestyle Farms in New Zealand. As an unabashed Nelson Sauvin whore my favorite beer Henry brews at Monkish is Broadcasting Live, a 100% Nelson hopped DIPA. He basically takes that and DD...
by BRhoades
November 29th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 10:54 am
We see a lot of MT, I’m batting ~ .500 with them.
Batting 500 [wow.gif] I'll give you 10 years 400 Million !

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
November 29th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 1:50 pm
And it’s here! Round 1: At Long Last - MT/Societe DIPA collab. No description on the can.
Andrew, that was hopped with lots of Nelson with Citra and Centennial. I look at this more as a hybrid west coast east coast beer. I liked it but was hoping for a real west coast IPA.

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
November 29th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 10:45 am
Nicely done, Mark!

@Bud - I’ve got a bunch of MT coming up from Portland today; might find one of those in there?
I hope you do Andrew !

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
November 29th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

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From last night. Modern Times Doom Hawk, 11% ABV. Amazing, tons of vanilla, coconut and fudge brownie batter. Viscous mouth.

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
November 22nd, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Brewery Buy-out Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1317

Re: The Brewery Buy-out Thread

It's really hard to make exceptional beer on an industrial scale. First, you need to find and train people that are passionate about beer so that you can produce something consistently. Then you need to figure out how to keep the accountants from f*ck up the beer. Then you need to find a nationwide...
by BRhoades
November 19th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to hit in the Tempe/Phoenix area?
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Breweries to hit in the Tempe/Phoenix area?

According to my sales guy whose parents live down there: Wrenhouse Goldwater Huss Brewing Beer Research Institute Twelve West Arizona Wilderness I'd add Helton to Ricks list, my list ironically was identical other than Helton, your sales guy is doing his job Rick [cheers.gif] , at Wren you may luck...
by BRhoades
November 11th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best San Diego Brews (to Visit)
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Best San Diego Brews (to Visit)

Thanks for all of the suggestions. Here is my top 10 from what tried over five days and some general observations. We tried to focus on beer we can't get back east, so we did not try any Stone, Ballast Point, Green Flash. 10. Eppig Festbier. We tried a decent number of German style beers, given tha...
by BRhoades
November 11th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/ePeNNe1l.jpg Fieldwork Brewing. Pulp. IPA 6.9% ABV. Hopped entirely with Citra hops. I totally lucked out last week when I walked into the Bottlecraft location in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego and found cans of this in the cooler. This IPA for some reason has avoide...
by BRhoades
November 6th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/raVZsBIl.jpg Pariah Brewing Co. LeBron Haze. DDH IPA 7.5% ABV. Hopped entirely with 100% Australian Galaxy hops. Probably the best can art and beer name of the year. And how appropriate that the Lakers are 6-1 out of the gate to pick this beer up while I was in San Diego yesterd...
by BRhoades
October 30th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/gGCnWIDl.jpg Modern Times Beer. Astral Prism. DIPA. Hopped with Nelson, Mosaic and Amarillo. 9% ABV. 19.2 oz Stove Pipe cans. This is my favorite hoppy beer from the October on-line/league special releases. I love this hop bill combo. The earthy vineous nose is from the heavy Ne...
by BRhoades
October 26th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/gGCnWIDl.jpg Modern Times Beer. Astral Prism. DIPA. Hopped with Nelson, Mosaic and Amarillo. 9% ABV. 19.2 oz Stove Pipe cans. This is my favorite hoppy beer from the October on-line/league special releases. I love this hop bill combo. The earthy vineous nose is from the heavy Ne...
by BRhoades
October 22nd, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Wow talk about a high end beer !
Replies: 19
Views: 1428

Re: Wow talk about a high end beer !

mark rudner wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 1:03 pm
not the first year released iirc
No they've been releasing this for well over a dozen years now. Ive had it on a few occasions and I really enjoyed it for what it is.

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
October 22nd, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best San Diego Brews (to Visit)
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Best San Diego Brews (to Visit)

I know there are a ton to choose from, but please share your top 3 to visit. Preference goes all over the board but I drink more IPA than other styles. Unique, local, and can only get it in SD are the next key criteria for picking the 3. Modern Times should be numero uno for your preferences, they ...
by BRhoades
October 16th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Lagunitas - their 2019 "One Hitter series" hazy IPA. It's actually pretty good, but more an unfiltered IPA than a full-on NEIPA.
Are you referring to Born Yesterday ? The fresh hop pale ale ? That is great stuff !

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
October 8th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?
Replies: 22
Views: 1594

Re: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?

Dennis Atick wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 9:33 am
They are killing it lately!

Good gawd [wow.gif]

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
October 2nd, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/9YqIHogl.jpg Sand Box Brewing Co.Fruit Box Series, Enigma. Fruited Sour Blonde Ale. Brewed with fresh Blackberry and Black Currant puree. 6% ABV. Tiny Sand Box Brewing out of Montclair Ca. is making waves in the " slushy " styled beers that Indiana's 450 North made famous. This ...
by BRhoades
October 2nd, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 9:26 am
Continue to enjoy the Fort George Crysknife (collab with Our Mutual Friend Brewing), which blows away all three variants of the 3 Way this year.

Melvin 2x4 is back on the shelves, coming in at 9.9% for a DIPA.
9.9 % DIPA [wow.gif] They used to call those triples champagne.gif

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
October 1st, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/1pf3nxol.jpg Modern Times Beer. Wave Sweeper DIPA, 8.3% ABV. Hopped entirely with Freestyle Farms Nelson Sauvin from NZ. My favorite hop varietal and one of my favorite breweries, what can be bad ? It's got that dank dirty earthy vineous nose. Flavors show massive goose berry, p...
by BRhoades
September 20th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Dennis Atick wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Question for Anyone (Bud)- How much do most Monkish cans cost at the brewery? Can't seem to find that info online.
Thanks.
Dennis, most are 20-24 per four pack depending on DDH'ing ABV etc.

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
September 18th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

2 from Modern Times: Blanc on Blanc on Blanc Wave Sweeper Wave Sweeper is 100% Nelson and I've been waiting for what feels like for-ev-er for this to come on tap. And it is DE-LISH!!! Wow, I didn't realize MT brews a 100% Nelson beer. Is Wave Sweeper widely available in LA (e.g., Total Wine, BevMo,...
by BRhoades
September 12th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/FyAlJKil.jpg RiiP Beer Co. Bob In The Fog DIPA. 9.4% ABV. Hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops. This is the NE style take on a long time RiiP west coast favorite Raider Bob. The Mosaic is evident in the expressive aromatics, there's a dank floral juiciness to the nose along with re...
by BRhoades
August 28th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/L8Dh72Al.jpg Modern Times Beer. Blanc On Blanc On Blanc. DIPA. 8.5 % ABV. Hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Hellertau Blanc hops with a big addition of Sauv Blanc wine must and New Zealand Sauv Blanc wine yeast. This is the second iteration of this recipe with the new "Blanc" additi...
by BRhoades
August 24th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 4467

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Mel Hill wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 4:29 pm
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Another hazy from Cerebral
Soft and yummy
I'd buy it for the can art !

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
August 24th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 4467

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Modern Times - "Space Ways" NEIPA ---- very happy to see this seasonal shelfie come back around! Nelson hops FTW! El Segundo - "White Dog" IPA ---- DDH w/Nelson. First time I've seen this in cans. Excellent. Brian, I picked up a 4 pack of this years Space Ways and I really like it, to me the body i...
by BRhoades
August 18th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Well, hell ... nice pull, Bud!! I'm having one of my Bloom & Blossom right now. It seems to have gone a little black licorice-y over the past week, which garners no complaints from me. Black Licorice ? thats a interesting flavor profile I've yet to encounter in a beer. I love this B&B, it is really...
by BRhoades
August 17th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/NClsz8ql.jpg Monkish Brewing Co. Broadcasting Live DIPA. 2019 Vintage. Hopped entirely with Nelson Sauvin hops. 8.5% ABV. So Monkish pulls a silent release last Tuesday night featuring this, my favorite Monkish beer. Last released in October 2018, this without a doubt is IMHO th...
by BRhoades
August 8th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 2168

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Lost Abbey is very much required! I hear Modern Time is good but you've probably been in Portland. Not sure I’ll make it up to Lost Abbey as I’ll be right in DT without a car. Not to mention I’ve never really been impressed with their beers, but will likely stop if we otherwise head up that way. Be...
by BRhoades
August 8th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 2168

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Ummmmmm... Pizza Port!!! They do many different beer styles, but they especially shine with their IPAs. It would be criminal for you to not visit them when you're in town. Great pull Brian, fresh Swami's is still one of my all time favorite WCIPA's. And their pizza is pretty damn good too, it's a r...
by BRhoades
August 5th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 2168

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Will be visiting SD for a few days later this month and trying to develop a list of 5-8 breweries to visit. Based on my initial research, likely visit the following breweries, but greatly appreciate any feedback/suggestions from those more familiar with SD brewery scene. I’m Like all types of beer,...
by BRhoades
August 5th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/XqIPpgOl.jpg Russian River and Karl Strauss Brewing. New California IPA. 6.5% ABV. Hopped with Pahto,Ekuanot, Amarillo and Idaho 7 hops. Utterly delicious crushable west coast IPA from these two veteran California breweries. It's piney with lots of bitter citrus pith and is hopp...
by BRhoades
August 4th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Modern Times MT6! - nothing like the MT5 I remembered, exceedingly tart. Good beer after the tart bite wears off, but a let down after the epic beer that was MT5. Modern Times Nova Colony - holy sourness. I did not enjoy, but Scott, Charlie, etc will likely think it’s their beer of the year. Alavar...
by BRhoades
August 3rd, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Modern Times MT6! - nothing like the MT5 I remembered, exceedingly tart. Good beer after the tart bite wears off, but a let down after the epic beer that was MT5. Modern Times Nova Colony - holy sourness. I did not enjoy, but Scott, Charlie, etc will likely think it’s their beer of the year. Alavar...
by BRhoades
August 2nd, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 4467

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

https://i.imgur.com/2CW8pDAl.jpg As I said in my previous post above regarding Tree House, no serious conversation about this style is legit without mentioning Monkish. This just happens to be Planets Gotta Roll, their 100% DDH Galaxy DIPA that is quite honestly otherworldly. This is one brewery th...
by BRhoades
August 2nd, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 4:16 pm
Glenn will be proud of me :)
Nice..........

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
August 2nd, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 4467

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

If anyone wants to try Revision beers, let me know. They're delivered weekly to my local shop in Las Vegas...happy to spread the love. Way to go Matt, now thats true beer advocacy at the highest level, stoked we get pretty good distro down here in So Cal. Hope all is well with you and the fam in yo...
by BRhoades
August 2nd, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 4467

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

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Cant have a real discussion about Hazy NE beers without these guys, this one has always been at the top of the food chain. Thanks Jorge !

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
August 2nd, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/qGyrSwwl.jpg Tree House Doubleganger DDH DIPA 8.2% ABV, No hop bill listed. The epitome of a world class NEDIPA. So incredibly delicate and soft with layers of citrus, tropical and stone fruits galore. Beautifully balanced. Thank you Señor Henriquez for the amazing TH beer packa...
by BRhoades
August 2nd, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 4467

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

We have been pounding Revision for 2 years as our local guy was a very early OR supporter of theirs. Disco Ninja was crazy fine. This is Three Magnets High Road out of Olympia, WA. Sweet mother of God it was fantastic. F63EB1C3-230E-4F32-8EF7-D4A100CDEAD3.jpeg That looks mighty fine Glenn, I can al...
by BRhoades
July 31st, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/Z5cjC71l.jpg Tree House Summer DIPA. 8.1% ABV. Hopped with Citra, Amarillo and Magnum hops. Showcases that beautiful softness that Tree House is known for from the nose through the palate. It smells like fresh squeezed orange juice and ripe papaya. It tastes like a citrus sorbet...
by BRhoades
July 22nd, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 6:47 pm
+1 on Bud's review of MT's Totally Open in Santa Barbara. Excellency of the highest order!

Bud,
Did you see MT has a 100% Nelson on-deck?!!?
flirtysmile champagne.gif I cannot wait !

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
July 22nd, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/JbAEchVl.jpg Modern Times Beer. Totally Open In Santa Barbara. 8% ABV DIPA. Hopped with Mosaic, Galaxy and Nelson hops. Part of the July on-line sale to celebrate the opening of Modern Times new Santa Barbara location. This is the fourth in the series of "Totally Open" beers tha...
by BRhoades
July 20th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 11:45 am
My cans will be lucky to see next weekend.
[wow.gif]

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
July 20th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 6:44 pm
... one more:
Totally Open in Santa Barbara

This is my favorite of the 3. Daaaayum!
I agree Brian, this is the best hoppy offering from the July on line sale. Fantastic stuff and should age out for a few weeks beautifully.

Cheers,

Bud
by BRhoades
July 12th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428839

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/P7vcZ4Ul.jpg Monkish Brewing Co. Planets Gotta Roll. 8.2% ABV DDH DIPA Hopped entirely with Galaxy hops. 2019 vintage. A fascinating argument amongst hop heads is that this could very well be the GOAT of Galaxy only hopped DIPAs and this vintage isn't going to change many minds,...

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