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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Reviews: 628
Hads: 3,382
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 24.21%
Wants: 291
Gots: 662 | FT: 12
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ManekiNeko on 02-06-2004

Blend two Dogfish Head favorites, add maple syrup and carbonate the mixture naturally. What do you get? 75 Minute IPA.

The carbon dioxide trapped during bottle conditioning gives 75 Minute IPA a soft and velvety mouthfeel. Dry-hopped with whole-leaf Cascades, this complex IPA has been known to inspire pilgrimages to our brewpub.
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Photo of Roguer
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Huge pale head from a turbulent pour. Lively orange-copper brew with tons of carbonation; almost opaque. Great head retention, and nice lacing.

Typical IPA: bright and hoppy. Floral, maybe a little citrus, and some mild malt background (caramel, grain, honey). Less metallic than 60 minute; less malty than 90 minute.

First dose is malts, lighter on the maple syrup; not quite caramel, but very smooth and honey-like. Hops come in secondary, bright and floral, with a hint of undefined citrus and pine. Third wave is again malts, with more of a hint of the maple syrup. Slight astringency. Extremely well-balanced and smooth.

Very smooth mouthfeel; medium, almost medium-full. Syrupy feel without coming across as an overripe DIPA. Not super lively in the mouth; no carbonation sting, and absolutely no sense of ABV at all. Very mild (and dry) hop oil coating of the mouth, which leaves a slightly flat and earthy aftertaste, but also freshens up the palate, asking for a new sip.

This is an excellent, excellent beer. I may like it better than either 60 or 90 minute. The maple syrup is extremely subdued, but that's probably a good thing. The overall beer is phenomenally drinkable, and superbly balanced.

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Photo of DonDirkA
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose is sweet, almost like molasses. The hops really arent that evident. There are some hints of piney hops though. The taste is definitely IPA. Sweet, sticky pine with slight notes of citrus which followed by a syrupy sweetness and quickly swarmed by a 90 Minute-esque hoppy/malt balance. This is just as awesome as I had hoped. I need many more.

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Photo of Tripphop
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No cask 75 in Va, just blended at the tap by the local bartender. Pours a nice amber color with a frothy head which dissipates quickly. Smells sweet like the 90 with a nice piney hop from the fresh 60. Taste is full bodied with a great hop complexity shifting from piney, resiny, citrusy, and floral hops. Definitely an 85.

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Photo of jsanford
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask at the DFH Brewpub as part of a flight.

Poured a slightly hazy brilliant orange with a dense, creamy ivory head that settles to a pillowy cap, leaving lots of sticky lacing. Nice aromas of sweet caramel malt and pungent pine resin and grapefruit hops. Typical DFH IPA aromas, but very fresh. Getting just a whisper of maple syrup from the bottle conditioning. Taste is...60 Minute meets 90 Minute (duh). Sweet caramel malt, pine and grapefruit hops, and a touch of the signature DFH yeast. Expertly combined the drinkability of 60 with the hops of 90. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a medium body and solidly crisp carbonation. Just a great beer that combined 2 old favorites, can't wait to see this in bottles!

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Photo of Amalak
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had out of a gravity dispense cask at d.b.a. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It has a rusty color with some head and is slightly opaque. It has a nice hoppy scent wit ha fruity mix.

It has a very smooth hoppy taste at first followed by a bit of sourness. It says there's maple mixed in, which probably gives it its strong sweetness. It also says that it's a blend of the 60 and 90 minute IPAs...so there no wonder why I love this beer.

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Photo of Cmack15
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: light copper color no head

Aroma: very citrus and sweet, reminded me of a fresh grapefruit

Taste: sweet and citrus but the sweet was a fruit taste not from the malt. The taste was so good and unique I really liked the taste

Mouth Feel: I had this on cask so not much carbonation and no head but real easy to sip.

Wow I loved this beer very yummy. I could make this a session beer even tho it has 7.5% abv


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Photo of DaverCS
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange in color with bits of sediment floating in the glass (consuming not super fresh however). 2 fingers of white head and tons of lacing.

Aroma presents with crisp grapefruit, rather tame but still present tropical fruit notes, some pine, a malt sweetness, and an almost strawberry-like aroma.

Taste is definitely malt forward. The sweetness balances the hops nicely. The maple syrup is very hard to differentiate from the generic malt sweetness though. Great carbonation on the beer, with only a kiss of non-lingering bitterness at the finish. More of the grapefruit comes forward mid-sip with a nice bright citrusy-ness intertwined.

Overall, this is a nicely balanced beer. Definitely a different pace from the classic West-Coast hop bomb, but still a nice beer to drink. I see this pairing well with many different dishes; in particular, I see a nice rare-cooked roast beef sandwich working nicely. It gets a 88.5/100.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange-amber out of the bottle that I purchased at Wegmans in Geneseo, NY. Great label, by the way. A 2 inch head forms, with significant lacing.

Aroma is of piney hops, sweet malt, and some pineapple.

The taste is awesome, love it. 75 Minute is my favorite of the various minutes in this series. A crisp hop bite brings flavors of grapefruit and pine, with some sweetness brought on by the maple syrup in the middle. The maple also brings a nice earthiness that plays of the sweet malt flavors- caramel, mainly, well. A large group of different flavors that play nicely together.

Full, creamy mouthfeel brought on by the well-done bottle conditioning. The maple seems to be the culprit in making the mouthfeel so nice.

A well executed blend here.

I've had the simpler cask version at the brewpub in Rehoboth. This is a much simpler form of the beer- simply a mix of 60 and 90 dry hopped in the "Johnny Cask," with maple syrup. The bottle version is a different brew- mixing the recipes for 60 and 90, but not actually blending the beer, then bottle conditioning with maple syrup. The cask version is excellent, the maple is a bit more pronounced, and the mouthfeel is dynamite, soft and lightly carbonated. It's less hoppy than the bottle version, though.

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Photo of Yoda22
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a mostly clear light orange with many many fingers of foamy white head with good lacing.

S- Nice piney hop presence balanced with sweet smell from the maple syrup I assume. Not quite as awesome smelling as the 60 minute imo but very nice and balanced.

T- Mmmm, balance balance balance for sure. Your mouth is like, oooh hops, no wait malt, wait there's the hops again. Oh never mind, sweet caramel malty finish. Me want more!

M- They got this just right, love the feel. Medium body and medium carbonation, just right.

O- Well i'm definitely a fan. I think 60 > 75 > 90 and i'll be trying and reviewing a 120 soon! 75 Minute is greatly balanced and very delicious. A little more nose and i'd put it up there with 60 minute.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Updated review.
Have had numerous times before, both bottled and on tap. Excellent beer on all fronts (4.25).
But last night we stopped by DFH Rehoboth to treat some out of town family, and found they had 75 on cask. Every once in a while the stars align, and it happened for us. 75 Min was born to be served via cask. Started off our night, and It was outstanding. All the special flavors characteristic of the 75 min blend just exploded in a sensual creamy decadent sipper. We drank a lot of DFH afterwards last night and had a great time, but agreed we could have gone the whole night just kickin back sippin off the 75 cask. Well done!

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish Head Brewery - 75 Minute IPA

Look - Pours a slightly hazy and bubbly copperish amber with a massive bubbly head that leaves behind sticky lacing.

Smell - Aroma is roasted malts and musty maple syrup with a faint hop profile. Poured into their own IPA glass for enhanced aroma I found this to be slightly lacking here. Not the end of the world but I tried to move on from here forgetting what I had experienced.

Taste - Roasted malts identical to the 60 Minute IPA are at the front, followed by a hint of the maple paired with a smooth blast of hops. Bravo!

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is only slightly sweet but evened out nicely by bitter hops. Super drinkable, sounds strange but I would say it is both sticky and dry at the same time.

Overall - I was pleasantly surprised by this brew, though I am a fan of most of Sam's creations. This brew is subtle enough for all to enjoy, hop heads could probably even get behind this one.

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Photo of delta490
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- poured a bright amber. Clear with no carbonation. Short-lived head is bright white and lasts a while.

S- subtle but good. Grapefruit/citrus hop dominates.

T- the taste is a great blend of the hops citrus and the strong malt backbone.

M- a bit hit of bitterness dominates upfront then is smoothed out by the malt.

O- an outstanding blend of the 60 and 90 minute.

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Photo of zoso1967
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served up a slightly hazy copper amber with parchment head. Great head retention and average lacing. Aroma is of citrusy American hops and caramel malt with a touch of earthiness. Mmm, I love 60, I love 90 and I love cask beer. This is a match made in heaven. Grapefruit, floral hops and nice biscuit malt combine with caramel and brown sugar notes in a super smooth glass of IPA heaven. It is really interesting how the two beers combined create something totally different. Maltier than 60, but seemingly has more hop presence than 90. Superbly balanced. As mentioned before the mouthfeel is wonderfully smooth with subdued carbonation. Medium bodied, but served up on cask I could suck these down all night. Highly recommended.

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Photo of aglose45
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Dogfish Head Brewings at Eats in Rehobeth. Blended from the tap (3/4 60 Minute, 1/4 90 Minute).

A: Beautiful golden, copper when lifted to the light, color. Head was gone when the beer arrived at my table. Left decent lacing on the glass.

S: Pine with a fresh citrus scent, maybe lemon. Allergies were acting up. Second pint ordered I picked up a hint of grapefruit as well.

T: Pine up front being taken over by fresh lemon and grapefruit. There is a nice spicy character early on as well. A hint of caramel on the end, just enough to balance the bitter bite up front. The freshness of this beer is obvious, and amazing. This is the best of both worlds! (60 & 90) During my second pint I also picked up a bit of grapefruit.

M: Good carbonation, light bodied, and there is a minimal stickiness/oiliness from the hops.

D: This is, hands down, one of my favorite I.P.A.'s.

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Photo of ZeroSignal
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 poured into a DFH Snifter

A - Wow - Billowing creamy-white head that lasts...I'm getting impatient waiting for it to recede! All good things I guess... Slightly hazy amber-gold color. Head leaves a sticky lace.

S - A bit of resin and a host of citrus - orange, grapefruit, tropical...very nice.

T&M - Hops are the feature here - Malt? Yeah, it makes a brief appearance in a slightly toasty way. Maple syrup? Well, maybe the maple is lost on me, but there is a hint of sweet trying to battle through this hop profile. The citrus and piney resin seem perfectly balanced, and hit me on different parts of my tongue. The hops are dominant, but not overpowering. Medium body with just a hint of sweet left on the back of the tongue.

O - Great look, great smell, great taste and great feel - an excellent offering from DFH, and me being depressed that only one bottle was to be had.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*Huge* thick white foamy head. The cleanliness of the white head is almost eerie... Brew is brilliantly clear orange with some browns and yellows. One of the best looking brews I've ever seen.

Whoa. I can smell this from two feet away!!! Very maple. Smells very well hopped, nice orange, pineapple, lemon, and pine scents. No off scents. A perfect scent.

Surprisingly light on the tongue! Very airy and wet. Citrus is not dominate like I had assumed it would be. Maple is also light and well placed. Perfect light carbonation, matches the style amazingly. There's a funky bitterness on the back end of the aftertaste, but it doesn't take too much away. Lots of vanilla too. I would like to be a little more flavor prominence, but over all very nice.

I'm not a huge DFH fan, but this brew puts them back on my map. I hope they continue to roll out brews like this. 75-minute is one of the best, most enjoyable brews I've had in sometime. Highly recommended for a "lighter" IPA.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Slight haze to this copper and brass colored beer. Good head and residual foam. Add to that the sticky lacing. Decent bubbling.

Mild sweet aroma mixes wel with the medium hoppy citrus and pine aromas. Then add some well toasted biscuity malt aromas. Smells like an awesome IPA.

You can taste the maple syrup right away well blended the toasty, biscuity, bread crusty malts.
The bitter finish is earthy and citric malts that cleanse the palate of the sweet start. Well balanced and flavorful IPA right here.

Palate is a bit sticky, but I like it. The sweet and bitter flavors linger nicely. Good sipping and enjoyable beer I will buy again.

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Photo of jsulko
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into tulip glass

Pours a darkish gold color with quite a bit of carbonation. Head is foamy and white.

Smell is grapefruity with a hint of sweetness.

Taste starts as a typical hoppy citrus IPA but finishes with the maple sweetness.

Finish is almost foamy and is slightly creamy.

A very intersting IPA. Not your typical everyday drinker but one to seek out.

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Photo of atone315
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, bottled on date of 12/04/15....at least that's what I think it says. Crappy ink on a glass bottle neck usually results in smudges and I have my doubts this was bottled a week ago. Oh well, I will still enjoy it. Beer pours a beautiful, hazy, deep dark gold with a 1" frothy, snowy head....all into DFH's signature glass (not the butt-plug). So far, so good. Aroma is all hops, love it. I feel like I can faintly smell the maple syrup, I wonder if I would pick that up tasting this blind? Doubtful, but part of the drinking experience. The taste of this beer is awesome. It's a very drinkable 90 Minute. Like, VERY DRINKABLE. After 2 or 3 90 MIN, I usually cash out (same goes for my tongue). After every sip of this brew, I wanted more. I finished the whole bottle and could've easily taken on another. Mouthfeel is slightly oily, pretty much spot on for a beer of this type. If anything, I would like it to be a touch thinner. Overall, love this beer and will continue to buy it in the future.

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Photo of sprat1960
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Copper to orange in color. Hazy; opaque. Lots of medium bubbles when poured. HUGE 3+ finger slightly tan creamy head that slowly dies down leaving an uneven coating of foam on the surface of the beer and lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Perfect!

Smell: Mild hoppy aroma combined with slight smell sweet smell of the maple syrup. Nice.

Taste: Smooth mildly sweet start with slight taste of the maple, ends with a mild delicious hoppy flavor. Complex and unique. Definite ipa taste; but smoother than the typical ipa with a nice sweet touch.

Feel: Medium body. Smooth, velvety mouth feel. Mild carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Perfect.

Overall: Fantastic beer. Unique flavor. Smooth. I would love to drink this again!

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Photo of drewsif22
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a craft bottle into a pint glass.

A - On pour, there formed a great head. The amount of lacing is excellent. The color is a nice amber hue.

S - Not terribly strong, but certainly notes of citrus from the hops. Slight amount of caramel, just as 90 minute, and maybe even some of the maple syrup that it's brewed with. Certainly sweet smelling.

T - Kind of strikes that perfect balance between the 60 and 90 minute. Definitely not boozy. Has an extra hint of sweetness that I credit to the maple syrup that's added to it. The citrusy hops are prevalent. Just like 60 and 90, though, this IPA is more balanced between hops and malt.

M - Maybe one of its best qualities. I like the extra carbonation that's put in this, as it makes it smoother and gives it more head. This makes its body feel a bit more full, which is kind of nice for an IPA.

O - Excellent. If you like 60 or 90 (or both), it's definitely worth trying. If you're looking for an IPA that's more on the malty side, this is also a good option.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm basically going to agree with everyone else on this one. Had it at the Falls Church DFH Alehouse, basically cause I'd tried everything else and the prospect of mixing two of my favorite IPAs (60 & 90) seemed like a good bet. And it was. Basically it tastes and smells exactly like you would expect, based on the idea. Delicious fruity hops and a solid malt backbone. Obviously, not as syrupy as the 90, but medium to full bodied and tasty. Seriously could drink this one forever.

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Photo of BeerMaverick
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - About 5 inches of frothy white head...ya I'll wait until that settles down a bit... orange/golden brew with some opacity. Pretty intimidating for a single IPA.

S - Lots of floral esters with some lighter fruity notes such as peach, lemon, and apple. The hop presence is definitely there, but in a distinct way... there isn't a lot of bitterness, but the hops utilized are more citrusy and floral.

T - Now that there's about 2 inches of head left... very citrusy. There is definitely hop bitterness, but again it isn't overwhelming. The lighter fruits that I mentioned are even more dominant here. Either the hops used in this beer aren't intended to give off an overly bitter flavor or the malts balance the bitterness out... not sure of the answer. Very tasty though.

M - The lemon zest lasts the longest for me. Definitely a medium-bodied beer that does a fantastic job of hiding the alcohol.

O - This beer definitely has the DFH signature "funk" about it, but it's not what you would expect (a hybrid of 60 & 90 minute). By far my favorite of their IPA/DIPA series (120 minute not included...I still don't believe that beer is a DIPA...).

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Photo of Doc_Hops
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautifully cloudy light orange that glows brightly as I hold it to the light. The head is booming rising all the way to the top of the glass and leaving some great lacing.

S- Tons of hop aroma right away leading into some orangey citrus notes. A little bit of yeasty notes as well.

T- Very well rounded here. A bit sweet from the start, I'm guessing from the maple syrup and then a great bit of hop bite on the back end. The bitterness is good, and there's a continuing orangey feel, but the balanced complexity is what is leaving a wonderful lasting impression.

M- So smooth! There's hop bitterness but not a ton of hop bite. Very effervescent/ well carbonated from the bottle conditioning.

O- I love this beer. It's up there as one of my favorites. It's very well balanced, velvety smooth, sweet, bitter, bubbly, and awesome. I could drink it everyday... and if i had the ability to, I probably would.

Serving type: 750ml bottle poured into my brand new DFH IPA glass that I got today! Thanks for reading.

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Photo of franksnbeans
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Alehouse 75 according to the menu at The Dogfishead Alehouse in Gaithersburg, but we all know what it is. The 90 min and 60 min blended for a delicious brew. Appears a golden amber with a touch of red. More head than any of my other dogfish pours and lacing that stuck throughout. Much more subdued nose than I expected. Hints of citrus, floral and of course some piney hops. Taste packed a punch and made up for any lack of scent. Very citrusy with grapefruit rind and a nice bite from hops. Nothing overpowers on its own but all the flavors present themself at once making for strength in numbers flavor. Finishes a tad dry and bitter, perfect carbonation and deliciously crisp, much to my delight. Drinkability is scary. Next time Im bringing the whole gang for happy hour and making a night off of three dollar pints of 75 mins. Wish I could snag a growler somehow but Im working on it ;-)

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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