My Beer Pix

A visual tribute to beer and the people who love it.

Transgression Culture…

..chocolate cinnamon macaroon imperial stout. A rich and delish 11.5% stout from Foreign Objects Beer Company.

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Wave Jammer

Citrusy hop flavors with mild bitterness and somewhat dry finish. All that and 8.1% ABV

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Hop Clarity

A delish west-coast IPA from Atascadro’s Wild Fields, and co-founder Ryan Fields. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch and a few beers, and was fortunate to grab the last 2 cans of these so we could sip while at Pismo Beach.

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Faceplant

In my mind a whole new meaning to the word faceplant. 7% ABV IPA made with Opshaug Kveik yeast strain and “balanced with Nelson hops” from Berryessa Brewing. Not bad, but not really getting what I thought I would based on the description. Not hazy, not citrusy, it is quite crisp and even refreshing, but […]

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Training Bines

The Alvarado Street version is quite yummy. Thanks to all the super-collaboators and hop farmers. Five more versions to try it from.

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Neltronion Enforcer

Hmm… like they were trying to make a west coast IPA, but they forgot to add the hops to the boil. No bitterness.

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Universal Secret

Whoa, like the can version better than the draft version I had some weeks ago. Dank and resinous, with notes of Marijuana at first that dissipates, lingering finish, but less bitterness than expected.

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Do Us Part

I suppose as in….until death. DDH IPA with notes of tangerine with nice hop bitterness. 8.4% ABV from Anchorage Brewing.

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All Hops, No Brakes!

… makes homework so much better. Dank nose with citrusy flavors and 7% ABV..quite good. From Three Weavers.

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Chubby Unicorn Sparkle…

…for her and a Maiden West IPA for me. Edible sparkles in her fruity and sweet milkshake IPA. By the time she was at the bottom of her cup it looked like she had been panning for gold.

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Mirror Flexin’

A tasty 8% ABV double IPA from Casa Agria. A piney and resinous nose with much less bitterness than expected, but also not juicy or sweet… it’s more balanced. Earthy hop flavors linger a bit on the finish.

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3 Fountains Oude Geuze

Since returning from the “Geuze Cruise” BeerCycling ride I’ve really been craving a good Geuze (Dutch), or Gueuze (French), or even a Gooze (Lost Abbey). The mix of tart and funky with a bright clean finish is quite refreshing.

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Pure Project Tasters

L to R, Ethereal Plane, Flames of Eden, Electric Daisy, Curcular Paradigm, Citrus Sipper beer slushy. All decent, but Curcular Paradigm, the 13% ABV BBA imperial stout with coconut and maple was outstanding.

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All Good Days

Yummy. Citrus up front and through, with more juicy finish than most WCIPAs. All the rest is on the pic.. ‘cept 6.7% ABV.

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Gueuze Tilquin

I’ve been craving a good Gueuze since returning from the Beercycling ride in Belgium.

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I see the “Light at the End of the Tunnel” now…

…someone please tell me it’s not a train. It’s not…. it’s a delish 6.8% ABV IPA from Equilibrium Brewing. Great hop nose, juicy up front, smooth mouth-feel, mild bitterness that lingers enough to encourage another sip… then poof… it’s gone.

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That’s What’s Up

Yummy Imperial IPA from Moonraker. Great hop flavors, lighter body, crisp clean finish, but oddly… very little bitterness. The 8.5% ABV went straight to my noggin.

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Secret Safari

A decent 5% ABV pale ale. Nose was quite floral up front but dissipated quickly. Medium body, pleasant bitterness with clean crisp finish.

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Psychic Advisor

A delish 8.6% ABV DIPA made in the west-coast style, from SLO’s There Does Not Exist. The nose is sweet with notes of citrus, melon and pineapple. Flavor does not disappoint, with lingering dry finish… just enough to encourage another sip.

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Blond Hop

8% strong ale.  Quite nice.  Malty with somewhat fruity notes.

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Tilquin Lambic

Holy mackerel! Oh so good! Four of the nine bottles we shared at Gueuzeria Tilquin.

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Temperance IPA

At L’Ermitage Saint-Gilles. L to R Saison Lambic Fruits des Bois, Temperance and DIPATOUT. Not a bad one in the bunch!

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Community Guidelines

A nice treat after a day of working around the house. Quite tasty DDH west coast style IPA from North Park Beer Co.

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Hop-Fu!

Been lovin North Park’s Hop-Fu! recently. I feel it is replenishing missing or depleted.. minerals maybe, or components, of my initial make-up.

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Phuture III

10% TDH Hazy TIPA collaboration from North Park, Pure Project and Harland.  Snif, snif….tropical notes of melon and guava on the nose….sip, sip..nice hop flavors…sip, sip… and little noticeable bitterness… finishes…sip, sip… somewhat dry. Hey…who drank all my beer?

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Ghost Town IPA

Nice citrusy nose. Flavors of citrus peel/ zest with a dry finish.

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Last can of…

….Stratacaster. Not sure how old it is. It poured a little chunky but held up well. Dank nose, good hop flavors.

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Brain Cloud

Quite happy with the Bottle Logic hazy IPA. Juicy citrus nose which follows through nicely on the flavor, with little bitterness.

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Holiday Punch

From Ventura’s Topa Topa Brewing, a hazy IPA brewed with cranberry and pomegranate purees and finished with hibiscus flowers in the bright tank. It reminds me of a beer I had at a Brewbies event since year back. Ok, but unfortunately for me it’s 3 months old and likely not the same beer it was.

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Electrocution IPA

Live music Backstage Amplified Ale Works. Don’t tell your Mom!

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Madewest Hazy IPA

Juicy, citrus forward hop nose which follows through on taste. Nice mouth-feel and alow hop bitterness. All that wrapped up in a 7% ABV solution.

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Younger for Breakfast

Had plans to play catch-up on so work stuff…but 10:30am tapping of Pliny the Younger a few blocks away…so a slight detour.

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The World

First tomorrow, next The World. Triple Dry Hop The World, that is. Whoa, that’s darn good. After the WC-IPA it’s almost desserty. Juicy nose, flavors following through nicely bursting with citrus and pineapple, with a sweet finish and almost no bitterness.

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Tomorrow

Piney and resinous, bright with nice bitterness and clean dry finish. Just the way a west-coast IPA should be. 7.7% ABV, from Second Chance Beer.

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Big Drip

An 8.2% double IPA from Great Notion. It sounded flat when I opened the can; no “pstss” sound. Poured slowly at first and no foam, so poured more aggressively which produced a nice head. Ahh…dated 20 Oct 21, so a bit old. Piney and resinous nose, sweet and malty with nice hop flavors and subdued […]

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Cellermaker Mo’ Nelson

Hazy-ish IPA made with Mosaic and Nelson hops…yum. West-coast style hop flavors but with less bitterness but maintaining the dryer finish. Quite happy with it.

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Good ‘N Fresh

A tasty 6% ABV west coast IPA from the fine folks at Alvarado Street Brewery. Citrusy and resinous, with crisp dry finish.

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Chief Greens

Whoa…quite good. No date on the can, but label says fresh frozen hops. So I’m assuming recently made beer with fresh frozen hops. That’s what I got out of it anyway. Grassy- citrusy nose, light body with plenty of hop flavors and bitterness with clean dry finish.

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Mason’s Hipster Vacation

Yummy for my tummy. Citrus forward juicyness up front, good hop bitterness in the middle and clean finish. Quite happy with it. Already tossed the can, but I recall ABV being low, like 5-6%, so maybe more pale ale-ish, and being from Maine.

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Pure Project 10.5% Triple IPA

Found a nice surprise in the back of the beer drawer. No date so not sure how old. A bit on the sweeter side but still a nice hop finish.

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Disco Wolf

Juicy nose, with notes of citrus and melon. Nice balance of flavors. Not quite sweet with nice hop flavor and pleasant bitterness which quickly disapates….all wrapped up in an 8 5% ABV solution.

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Among Many

Some Green Cheek Beer to go. IPA in the hazy style. Juicy and soft mouth-feel, with nice hop notes including some lingering bitterness.

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Sky Kraken and Dayfall..

…complementary beverages at the hotel bar with her hotel status. Guess we’re not quite done. Not sure what to do with the $24 of hotel credit which expires tonight.

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Realness

Monkish 8.1% ABV DDH DIPA with Galaxy and Amarillo. Juicy up front with drier finish.

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Green Cheek Tasters

In the set starting at 12 o’clock is Keep em Comin, #2, clockwise Cocohut, New Adventures, and Ain’t Gettin any Deader. The single is Nelson. Quite tasty. They opened another location taking over the old Barley Forge space in Costa Mesa.

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Aether Flow

By taste alone I would not have guessed 15% ABV. Deceptively smooth, though you can smell the ETOH when the glass approaches your face…or in this case my face. Not to bitter or sweet. It’s been in the drawer for a bit and flavor crystals developed while in line to be enjoyed. One of Pure […]

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Esoteric Knowledge

8.4% murky double IPA. Juicy up front with somewhat dry finish. Yummy

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Star God

Delish…but with a canning date in September, it’s so last year. From There Does Not Exist.

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Don de Dieu

A 9% belgian-style imperial wheat ale from Unibroue. It’s been sone time since we had and wanted to revisit. Quite nice. Sweet malts and either belgian yeast esters or spices on the nose. Sweet malt flavors but seems more light bodied than the ABV implies. Dangerously easy to sip.

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Maudite

And then there’s Maude….I mean Maudite. I recall the Maude TV show theme song but not the actual show. Probably came on past my bedtime. I recall thinking Maude having a deep husky voice which seemed man-ish. Some weird stuff floating around my noggin. The beer is better as it warms and opens up a […]

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Mordroc’s Castle

It’s a cyder. It’s a beer. It’s a byder. A bit tart. A bit sweet. A drier finish. Seems watery, as if a cider was poured over ice and then the ice melted.

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Celebration fresh hop IPA from Sierra Nevada

Celebration 2021

Celebration fresh hopped IPA from Sierra Nevada. Perfect for the holidays. My first time having it from the can rather than glass or tap. Very tasty.

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Cocoa Loco Mexican Stout

A delicious 8% ABV stout from The Se7enth Tap Brewing Project in Shreveport, LA. A nose of sweet roasted malts. Flavor follows through nicely with noted of dark chocolate. I didn’t get the spice which can sometimes accompany the style, but the beverage didn’t last long enough to warm up.

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Triple Play

All the crap you could get from the pic..30 IBU, 10% ABV, triple IPA from Strike Brewing. Not bad, but a bit too sweet for me.

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Champango

Not sure it qualifies as a beer. Sweet and bubbly…and 6.5% ABV. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed for me.

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Gravity does not Exist

Like floating in the pool.. A collaboration IPA from SLO breweries Liquid Gravity and There Does Not Exist, made in the double version of the hazy style. Juicy and sweet citrus forward. Soft mouth-feel and mild bitterness. If only the pool could offer all that.

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Wyatt Burp

With a collaboration beer from Moonraker and Alvarado Street you can expect good things. To exceed already above average expectations was not expected but damn sure was appreciated. Delish.

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Esoteric Knowledge

Murky-ish. Double-ish. IPA-ish. Hoppy-ish. Citrus-ish. Piney-ish. Delicious-ish. Pure Project.

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Infinite Eclipse

Bright, crisp and clean 7% ABV IPA from There Does Not Exist. Yep, that’ll do.

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Forced Flair DIPA

Darn good! Juicy with pleasant lingering bitterness. Guess I should not have been to surprised being a collaboration from Toppling Goliath and Weldwerks.

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Pure Project Tasters

Stopped by for a bottle pick-up and couldn’t easily leave with a few tasters. Hell…if I added one more taster I get one for free. Jeez. Twist my arm. Oh? Perezoso is not considered a taster? It’s just not my day. From L to R..Presents of Mind, Envision, #ISO, Forgotten Brilliance and Enchiridion. Plus a […]

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Riot Punch

A sweet nose with notes of mango and pineapple. Flavor follows through nicely, sweet with long finish reminicent of grapefruit peel. All that and 8.5% ABV. Hot damn!

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Dual Citizen

Apparently we’ve had Dual Citizen a few years back when we visited the brewery. Whoda Thunk? It does have a pillowy-soft mouth thing going on..as stated in the back of the can. Based on the nose I expected it to be more sweet. Hops have grassy notes with a tinge of citrus peel bitterness that […]

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Yeah Dawg

Sweet citrusy nose that follows thru on the taste, with a bitterness that reminds me of grapefruit peel, and finishes on the sweet side. All that and 8.1% ABV.

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Beau Reach

A delish 7% IPA from Moonraker Brewing. Fruit forward juicy nose, soft mouth feel with great hop flavors I can feel in my sinuses, and low bitterness.

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Abstract Consciousness

Resinous and citrus forward nose. Good hop flavors with long finish. Yep, that’ll do.

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Tres Cervesarias!

Earthy-citrus forward nose, light body, moderate to light bitterness…DH hazy pale ale from the minds of Case Agria Specialty Ales, Seaward Brewing and Tarantula Hill. Worked for me.

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Wet Hop Citra Visions

Citrus and piney hop nose, light body with pleasant bitterness with crisp clean finish. All that and only 5.5%.

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Healing Habitats

Alvarado Street Brewery. Hazy IPA. 7% ABV. Floral. Citrus. Mild bitterness the lingers just enough to entice you to take another sip….and poof, it’s gone.

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Nectaron Strata Crush

6.2% ABV NE pale ale from Moonraker Brewing. Juicy nose of sweet orange and tangerine. Happy to find the flavor not sweet, but still juicy. Soft mouth-feel, mild, if any, bitterness. Quite pleased with it.

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The Shaning

A 9.1% double IPA from Santa Rosa’s Hen House Brewing Co. The nose a bouquet of tropical fruits. Flavors follow through nicely, softer mouth-feel…damn..finished it. Maybe some black pepper bitterness on the finish, otherwise nice and juicy. Enjoyed quite a bit.

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Post Bike Ride Beverages

For her, Slushian Gothic, a collaboration slushy-sour beverage from 450 North Brewing and Troon Brewing, fruity, tart and sweet with no ABV indicated…hmm. For me Spinal Sap, a wet hop DDH imperial IPA in the west-coast style from Moonraker Brewing. Resinous with crisp finish and pleasant lingering bitterness wrapped up in an 8% ABV solution.

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Farmhouse Slang Batch 004

Funky brett nose with notes of citrus fruit.  Flavor is light body with nice hop flavors, pleasent bitterness and slightly tart. Finish is crisp and clean.  Quite enjoyable. It held up very well for 2018.

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The Holy Hermit

I feel enlightened. Citra and Amarillo hopped hazy imperial IPA from Moonraker Brewing, clocking in at a respectable 8.5% ABV and 70 IBU… what’s not to like? The resinous and boozy IPA paired well with the chipotle mushroom tacos.

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Space Monkey Mafia…

…cold IPA from Moonraker Brewing. 7.8% ABV. Oddly pours with very little carbonation and leaves minimal foam head that dissipates quickly to some bubble around the perimeter of the glass. Nose is resinous and piney. The hop flavors are green and grassy, but lack the west-coast style hop bitterness I expected based on the nose. […]

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Tropical in Nature

Hazy IPA with fruit added, from Shreveport’s Great Raft Brewing. Fruity but not overly sweet, mild bitterness and 6% ABV, what’s not to like?

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Strange Magic

Super juicy IPA from start to finish, from Moonraker Brewing. Strong nose of tangerine, pineapple, orange. Juicy hop flavors, but not as sweet as the nose implies…but in a good way. Mild bitterness and 7% ABV. Quite good.

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Star God

A delish 6.4% ABV hazy IPA from There Does Not Exist. Juicy hop flavors with virtually no bitterness.

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South County IPA

Piney and resinous hop bomb in the west coast style. 7% ABV. Crisp dry finish with lingering bittnerness reminiscent of citrus/grapefruit peel. From Left Coast Brewing in collaboration with fellow San Clemente breweries, Artifex and Pizza Port San Clemente.

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It’s a Celebration…

.fresh hop IPA…good times! Well..as much fun as one can have making carcass water. Very much like batch this year. Maybe it’s the can.

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Snailiens TIPA

9.5% TIPA made in the hazy style from Burley Oak Brewing in collaboration with Tripping Animals Brewing.

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Animation IPA

After a long-awaited return we made it back to #backstreetbrewery in #vista. Having a very hop-driven Animation IPA

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The Hermit

Yup…that’ll do. Smells fruit forward and earthy/piney hops which follow through nicely on the taste. No bitterness…but somehow get the hops sensation in my olfactory system.

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Chuuurch!

Piney and resinous with dry finish and lingering hop bitterness… just the way it’s supposed to be.

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Here Lies…

OoOOoo…spooky. Seemed appropriate for the evening. A delish IIPA made in the hazy style from Moonraker Brewing. A sweet nose of dank hops and tropical fruits which follows through nicely with the flavor. Sweet with soft mouth-feel and low bitterness.

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