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IPA - Good People Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

288 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%


Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
64 IBU

Copper in color with herbal and earthy hops being most prevalent. Light caramel flavors balance out this unique ale. Hop lovers will enjoy this unfiltered, dry-hopped IPA.

(Beer added by: Bonhoeffer on 09-03-2008)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to drabmuh for sending me this one!

Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a 2 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a craggy head on top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest and herbal hops along with some alcohol aromas. Taste is of citrus zest, grapefruit, and a malty finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip that quickly fades. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with only a slight crispness and a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good IPA but I am enjoying the taste more than the aroma.

Serving type: can

04-04-2012 04:14:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color capped by a two-fingered head that leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Toffee dominates the aroma, with herbal and grassy hops in the background

Taste: Biscuity, up front, with a growing toffee sweetness; by mid-palate, the piney, resinious hops add another dimension, though the malt grows sweeter in the process; vegetal flavors, including chives, linger in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a bad IPA and I will say that the flavor profile is distinctive - just not what I am seeking when I feel like an IPA

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 01:29:16 | More by brentk56
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours from the its aluminum container a delicately hazed, golden-orange body with a sizable, whitish, sudsy head.

Smell: Pale malts, with middling bready, grainy characteristics and a sweet-scented element to it a bit like caramel or toffee. Lightly floral, adequately citrusy hops, with some grassy hints to it all.

Taste: Bready pale malts, somewhat grainy in taste, with a caramelized sugar sweetness. Floral, lightly grassy, citrusy hops (lemon, orange) with a moderate degree of bitterness delivered.

Mouthfeel: This one falls just shy of medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: Not bad. It has some nice flavors and an easy-going body to keep things mobile.

Serving type: can

06-22-2013 19:43:53 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Came to the table in a standard pint a slight hazed deep burnt orange with a nice looking one finger creamy/frothy head that nver really leaves,I really liked the creamy texture of the head.Aromas were of herbal and grassy hops along with somewhat sweet bready malts,not a big citric resiny bomb.Flavors are alot like the nose with grassy and leafy hops giving off their flavor profile but not in your face,a camel maltiness hits quite hard as well.Not a big hopped up IPA but there is nice herbal hop notes.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2013 21:27:13 | More by oberon
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can provided by GPHarris in a trade, drank on National Beer Day 2011. Bring on the government shut down, I'll use my unplanned paid vacation for brewing awesome beers. Another state, another IPA review. Beer served in a Good people shaker pint glass because I am capable of doing such things (thanks Gabe).

Beer is amber with a HUGE head, this beer may be over carbonated. Head has retention, leaving stiff peaks in this monster head for at least 20 minutes. Beer is mostly clear and heavily carbonated.

Aroma is piny and earthy, malt comes through too. Could be a little more aggressive in the nose but it smells fine.

Beer is thick and the carbonation doesn't do much to thin it out, the finish is not dry. The bitterness is moderate and decent, mostly piny hops on the midpalate and some lead off sweetness. Overall a decent little AIPA, I'd have it again, on draft especially. I'd like to see some freshness dates on these too.

Serving type: can

04-08-2011 03:42:32 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this can.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is strong and is made up of bready malt with some orange citrus notes. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of bitter oranges with some grass and pine notes mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: can

05-20-2011 02:14:33 | More by Mora2000
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was sent to me by Bulbman, so a big thanks to him for grabbing this one for me. The beer poured out as a nice copper color with a subtle haziness to it. The head is cream colored with a pretty good retention and sticky lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer at first gave off some big citrus notes reminding me of oranges. The taste is more earthy, it's got a pretty good malt and hop balance to it. The mouthfeel is decent, good carbonation to it with an almost medium body. Overall this beer is pretty nice, I'm looking forward to trying the imperial IPA sometime.

Serving type: can

01-27-2013 00:40:16 | More by Knapp85
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I finally get to try something from Good People.

Clouded amber brown with a thick head that leaves a lot of lacing. Hops galore on the flavor profile. Chewy piney hops with salty resin tones. Thick and meaty. Smooth feel with a bit of a biting carbonation. I like it.

Serving type: can

11-09-2013 05:40:35 | More by RblWthACoz
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a hazy golden color with good carbonation and a nice white cap.

S: Grains, citrus and some tropical fruit

T: Has a light grapefruit, orange peel upfront followed by a grassy and hop bitterness that dominates the rest of the beer. Bready malts, hints of caramel.

M: Easy drinking but the flavor lacks as the hops take over and the mouthfeel is a bit thin

O: Good to average but not one I would go seeking by any means.

Serving type: can

07-24-2011 03:06:58 | More by barleywinefiend
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy orange body with a lumpy butter cream heat that last and sticks to the glass. There is a big carbonation of bubbles that pop off the bottom and push to the surface.

S- The green slightly dank citrus hops are juicy with a woody character coming through as it opens. There are some caramel malt smells coming through as the beer opens in the finish.

T- The big green citrus orange hops have a gentle sweetness to it with the hops grown all the way to the finish. There is a nice pungency hop flavor that lingers with just a bit of bitterness, and some biscuit malt hints come through in the after taste aswell. As the beer warms there is a fresh pale malt flavor with some chalk notes under the hops.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a tight fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This is a big full bodied IPA that has nice depth and some good malt support pushing through as the beer opens. It is very drinkable and thanks to coldchill for sending this to me.

Serving type: can

01-09-2013 17:31:25 | More by rhoadsrage
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to PALEMJ1 for sending this.

Pours a dark burnt orange color with golden apricot edges and a 2.5 finger yellowish, off-white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Really good retention with large chunks of soapy lacing left behind. Nice looking IPA.

Earthy, grassy aroma with resinous pine and oily hops countered by a subtle citrus character and sweet malt presence. Floral and slightly onion-y with some grass, pine needle and soil followed by some grapefruit and orange peel. Sweet malt backbone with caramel toffee and biscuit. Very earthy with soil/dirt and a stronger onion like quality than I expected.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a dry, bitter hop presence that lingers over the sweeter notes and malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Dank and earthy with lots of grass, dank buds, pine needle and spruce tip followed by subtle grapefruit and citrus peel before finishing with a sweet malt backbone. The onion character is again noticeable, but it's nowhere near as strong as it was in the nose. Very dank and bitter with a decent amount of malt sweetness for balance. Hints of biscuit, cracker, toffee, caramel and booze toward the finish. Nicely balanced IPA but could use a bit more of a tropical/citrus fruit presence to round things out.

Serving type: can

05-04-2013 05:59:52 | More by corby112
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can gifted from co-worker and his wife. Thanks E & N!.

Poured into a stein, formed a 3/4" orangey beige head over the cloudy orangey amber brew. Head fizzes away at a reasonable pace, with leggy but minimal lace. Aroma is pretty intense citrus and pine.

Taste is sweet to start, juicy citrus in the middle, pine bitter bite through the close, with lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and drinkability is great. Happy with this first offering tried from Good People.

Serving type: can

10-05-2012 21:49:23 | More by ppoitras
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good person sent me some Good People in CANs in support of The CANQuest (TM)! It stands to remind me that I need to renew my FTH membership. Dang it, I had meant to review this right after their Brown Ale and then the Kvass Kick got in the way. My apologies for a lack of CANtinuity.

From the CAN: "Legally brewed since 2008". Ha!

This was also a foamer following the Crack, but nowhere near the scale of the Brown Ale. It settled rather quickly revealing yet another craft CAN that was nearly brim-full. The Glug produced two-plus fingers' worth of thick, tawny head with great retention. Color was a very hazy orangish-amber. A CANditioned beer, perhaps? Nose was redolent with pine hops, like standing in a pine grove and inhaling deeply. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was full, not quite thick nor as abrasive as their brown, with a really pine-y hops presence on the tongue. Any time that I CAN have an AIPA in a CAN, I feel like a rock star! This was plenty good, maybe a little heavy on the hops, but I like that sort of thing. Finish lingered with a big pine flavor, which I CANtempated as I looked at all of the nice, sticky lacing. This would definitely be cooler-worthy, IMHO.

Serving type: can

03-24-2011 00:17:14 | More by woodychandler
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can gifted by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer is orange / amber hued. with a thick, cumulus cloud head. The head has lasting retention and coats the pint glass in lacing.

The aroma brings pine and hops, with a bit of malt, earth, and alcohol as well.

The flavor is pretty decent, and fairly balanced between hops and malts, with hops slightly in the lead. Plenty of pine in there as well, with a lasting piny bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. I do wish the beer was a bit bolder in terms of pine, floral, and/or citrus flavors, with less of a malt bill.

The feel is medium bodied, and more robust than is customary for a 6% IPA. Carbonation level is fine.

Overall, a solid brew, but nothing extraordinary.

Serving type: can

04-19-2011 02:10:53 | More by Huhzubendah
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy amber with an excellent head and some very nice lacing. Very tightly beaded and off-white. Smells citrusy and grassy, with some grainy malt. Fairly soft in the nose, but quite pleasant. A bit more assertive in the mouth, with some added layers of bitter citrus peel and a touch of pine, but ultimately quite soft and a bit grainy. It all works, though, and this is quite a tasty beer. Much better than the canned brown in my opinion. I have to say, all the best beers I've had from Alabama so far are IPAs- a trend?

Serving type: can

07-27-2011 21:13:37 | More by Georgiabeer
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A big shout out to woodychandler for providing this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy orange/brownish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of piney hops, a bit of citrus. Taste is plenty hoppy, a bit to much so for my liking, not much in the way of balance. Feels medium bodied and bitter in the mouth. Overall not a bad beer, but a bit hop heavy for me.

Serving type: can

03-31-2011 14:22:59 | More by tone77
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into a Duvel tulip.

A: Two fingers of pillowy tan foam preside over a hazy red-orange body. Great retention and sticky lace. The body's a bit too dark and cloudy for the style, but overall pretty attractive.

S: Citrus hops are the first thing to peek over the tulip's rim, followed shortly by caramel malt and even more fruitiness - I swear I get a hint of strawberry. Weird. Some grassy and herbal hop notes show up as well. Different, but nice.

T: Grapefruit and grass provide the hoppiness, but are slightly overwhelmed by a high degree of caramel malt sweetness. Slight booze on the finish, which surprises me. Still tasty, but not as good as I was hoping.

M: Medium body, high carbonation. Soft.

O: I was disappointed in this beer, having had nothing but great experiences with Good People brews up to this point. Each can of this that I opened tasted weirder, fruitier, and sweeter than the last, and none of them possessed even a hint of the crispness that I expect from a 6% IPA. Good people can be better.

Cheers!

Serving type: can

05-19-2011 17:27:47 | More by woosterbill
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received in trade from GPHarris, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a deep shade of tarnished gold with a huge frothy alabaster head that recedes slowly and leaves chunky lace in its wake. Smells of citrus and a hint of pine, slightly earthy and a weird hint of menthol. Biscuit and toffee provide the malt backbone. Taste is citrus and earthy with an earthy herbal edge to it. Sweet caramel and biscuit play against the hops nicely without being asked. Medium body and level of carbonation, resinous sweet mouthfeel. Decent IPA, certainly not world class, but certainly easy enough to enjoy.

Serving type: can

08-18-2011 01:12:48 | More by johnnnniee
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Brent

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at a BBQ place. Light bodied without being watery and a very nice, fresh hops flavor with distinct citrus notes. A little light on the hopping to qualify as an IPA for me - more of a well-hopped pale ale, but overall a very enjoyable brew. Well crafted.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2009 13:59:29 | More by Brent
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Flying Saucer in Nashville.

A - Hazy medium orange with one finger of thick, foamy dirty cream coloured head.

S - Grapefruit, pine, orange peel and a slight honey malt sweetness

T - Good bitterness up front. Pine, orange zest, grapefruit and herbal notes.

M - Medium body. Sticky. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2013 12:02:21 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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oline73

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a finger of fluffy, off white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. The head sticks around pretty well.

Smell: Sweet malt with a nice hop punch up front. Citrus peel bitterness along with a citrus juice note. I'm getting some mild apricot.

Taste: A strong citrus peel hop bitterness with a good amount of malt sweetness to balance things out. The finish is very bitter. Overall I would say that this one is a bit one dimensional.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this beer was good but not very exciting. I might have another one, but I wouldn't search it out.

Serving type: can

10-24-2012 00:31:26 | More by oline73
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Freshly delivered to Oregon from ABBA (that's Alabama's Best Beer Advocate), unclejedi. And by 'freshly delivered', I mean this was literally left on my chilly doorstep less than half an hour ago. No better time than the present to crack my first from Good People. 12 oz. can to a standard pint glass.

'Legally Brewed Since 2008' reads the ring around the top of the can...

A: Ludicrous head- a full three fingers, going on four. I'm not talking 'shook up' fizzy foam either; this is dense, long-lasting ivory-colored rockiness that holds like sturdy seafoam. Could float a cap on this one easily... if I had a cap handy. Darn can (which, by the way does NOT float on the foam... I tried). Hazy caramel orange, with surprisingly few bubbles rising; warm and inviting regardless. That thick head leads to big clumpy lace. Based on first glance, I'm in love.

S: Got more from the aroma early, but after a minute or so the scent was mostly toasted and lightly spicy grain. Vague lemony/lemongrass-y, - heck its even got 'cut grass' in there - but a hoppiness that borders on 'tinny'. Good strength, though, and pleasant enough.

T: Right away, there's a notable pithy citrus and dry, grassy bread. I mean, VERY dry, grassy bread. Leafy green bitters, too - arugula is the best descriptor I can come up with. Despite more bitterness than I thought I'd want upfront, there's enough balancing sweetness to offset the potentially palate-killing hops.

M: Mellower carbonation leads to smoother feel. medium body with a spicy, drier finish. Sticking hop oils lend a juiciness and brandish a peppery, almost chalky, bitterness to conclude. A little more balance is needed for my liking and there's a suddenness to the 7%+ alcohol content after a certain point.

O: Quite the likable IPA... wasn't sure about the bitterness at times (and still am not in the lingering aftertaste...). Not sure I'd want to drink this all the time (not quite my 'type' of IPA), but it's plenty flavorful and is worth a recommendation.

Serving type: can

12-08-2011 06:10:34 | More by msubulldog25
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #52 (May 2011):

Hazed-over dirty peach color; some sticky head on the glass. Big piney and citric hop nose, grapefruit sting and orange blossoms with a dried grass, tannin-like maltiness. Very smooth, stodgy medium body. Lots of pale biscuit or cracker-like malt flavors build a decent base for the quite prominent hop character to bounce off of. Hop resin flavor pushes past the bitterness. Mild warmth from the alcohol; dried stone fruit and apple meat. Hop flavor goes a bit herbal but still holds on to a citric rind taste. Yeast and graininess show up again in the semidry finish. A worthy stab at the style, and a crowded style it is. As the benchmark is set high, this one reaches it with some stretching.

Serving type: can

07-28-2011 14:27:30 | More by BeerAdvocate
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a very large foamy head, tan in color. Great retention with the foam dissolving very slowly, but not as much lacing as I was expecting based on the head formation.

S: Tons of orange and orange peel right away. A little bit of pine and some heavy caramelized malt.

T: More orange, but not as much as the aroma. A little bit of grapefruit and some pine, but they are cut by a bunch of caramelized malt which brings with it a lot of sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: Overall, it was ok. If the beer had tasted like aroma I would have been a bit happier, but not a bad showing. The flavor profile was a bit malty imo.

Serving type: can

07-12-2011 18:05:34 | More by mdaschaf
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am trying the IPA after trying the Brown Ale...so I dont know if the taste is being affected at all...nevertheless....The appearance is great....from a can...no less. The clear nice copper color with frothy white head that is lacing quite nice. The smell good spice and apricot citrus. The taste is bitter from teh citrus grapefruit/apricot tones. There is some malt present but it is not balancing all that well. The mouthfeel is affected byut the bad balance and I would not receommend this. Brown is better than IPA.

Serving type: can

10-02-2011 22:36:26 | More by WoodBrew
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IPA from Good People Brewing Company
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