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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch AleRogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
13 Ingredients:
Rogue Farms Pumpkins, Great Western 2-Row, Carawheat, Weyermann Carafe Malts, Rogue Micro Hopyard Rebel Hops, Ginger, Cloves, Vanilla bean, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, Free range coastal water and Pacman Yeast.

25 IBU
75 AA
25º Lovibond

Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-19-2011

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange bodied with some creamy head and lace. Spicy aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. A better than average pumpkin ale.LCBO score.Good cinammon, cloves, star anise, pepper, vanilla. Good drinkability. I like that there is ore spice than pumpkin vegetable flavour.

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Photo of scratch69
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Clear coppery- brown with two fingers worth of a lingering, light tan foamy head. There is a lot of sticky lacing.

Smell- Clove , nutmeg, allspice, and caramel malts.

Taste- Pumpkin pie flavor with a strong spice presence, especially the nutmeg and clove.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a generous amount of carbonation. Very, very smooth and creamy.

Overall- Very enjoyable, this is one of the better pumpkin beers that I have tried. Maybe Rogue needs to turn down the spice a tad but it is still a good beer.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz served in an Allagash cervoise

A - Pours a dark reddish copper color with an egg cream head. Darker than most pumpkin beers.

S - Dried spiced, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, sweet pumpkin, brown sugar, nutty yeast

T - Sweet and creamy pumpkin pie flavor, good bill of spice, allspice and cardamom being the most prominent, the cinnamon is faint. Pecans, cream, there's a clean character in there as well. The spice runs long into the finish

M - Moderate carbonation, thick feel, medium full body,

Very good for the style. It's full flavored with plenty of pumpkin and rides the edge of too spicy while maintaining a steady sweetness. Like this one alot.

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Photo of RickS95
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark for the style as it pours a dark brown with some coppery red mixed in. Not hazy, but still dark enough to be opaque. The head is a finger and a half thick of very contrasting white bubbles. The two contrasting colors work well.

Not so much pumpkin as it is pumpkiny spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, caramel malt. Killer smell.

Like the smell, it's all about the pumpkin spices and not so much about the pumpkin. The scents are good, but they come across the taste buds as aggressive. It's certainly not a bad taste, just very strong in the spice area, particularly in the swallow. Again, all the tastes are good, just extremely in your face.

It's a bit spicy, even though the spices are pleasant. Very aggressive on the palate, almost too much. There's a hint of sweet from the malt, but the spices take over immediately and don't slow til well into the finish. No real hop presence because of the spicy feel.

Overall it's a good beer, just a bit in your face. Looks and smells greats, then takes a step back. A bit of mellowing would likely help.

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Photo of Oakenator
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours browinsh yellow. Unfiltered with a good amount of head that lingers around the rim but little to no lacing left on the glass. Smell reveals pumpkin, nutmeg and a heavy dose of brown sugar. Taste is similar with maybe a bit of cinammon. Spices are forward present and linger well onto the backend. Very good beer for the season.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- The beer pours medium brown in color, with red hues when held to the light. The head is tan with moderate retention. Lacing is minimal.

S- Lots of spice up front. Getting a lot of nutmeg, clove and all spice. The nose is all in all very aromatic yet one dimensional.

T- Again the spices hit strong upfront. The pallet is bombarded with nutmeg and clove. The hops profile keeps it some what balanced with a slight piney bitterness.

M- Medium body in mouth feel with medium carbonation.

O- This is a slightly above average pumpkin ale, kind of a spice bomb. Its flavorful and festive but not very well balanced. Could use a little work.

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Photo of biegaman
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Most pumpkin ales have a bright, cheery pumpkin orange colour, but Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch looks like roasted pumpkin (which it is brewed with). Dark as though it were left in the oven a few minutes too long, the beer is nonetheless super sleek, with sparkling clarity and glossy mahogany highlights. Even its head appears off-coloured and has a dusty tinge.

Pumpkin Patch smells of mulled cider and toffee-apple - is there a better, more comforting fall-time treat? If I could turn liquid to wax with a touch of my finger I would use this bottle as an incense candle. My house would smell amazing. As usual it is he who shouts the loudest that wins and, in this case, that's cinnamon (though clove and nutmeg help make the perfumed experience truly 'surround-sound').

Trying to single out each individual spice in a pumpkin ale is like trying to tune-in to a single instrument in a philharmonic. Not only is it difficult but it also misses the point: like a well balanced orchestra, how the different components compliment and accentuate one another is ultimately what matters most. Pumpkin Patch has a tight group of spices that taken altogether is delightfully fine, fresh and beautifully scented.

The 2012 vintage lists cinnamon, orange peel, clove, and nutmeg as accessories to the roasted pumpkin. Not listed on the ingredients list but tasted are handfuls of pecans, toffee brittle, toast, apple cider and the slightest brush of lemon juice. As for pumpkin itself, squash is definitely CEO but doesn't micromanage and allows the clove and citrus to punctuate the finish.

Most impressively, the beer has an almost custard-thick texture. No flour or pumpkin puree in the house? This is all the filling you need for a pie! The only problem are those pesky bubbles, which come on a little strong and push the sweet-spicy flavours through at an unfortunately hurried pace (especially since the recipe steers clear of the excessive spiciness that plagues some of its pumpkin ale peers).

Chatoe Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch features a sweet-savory-spicy combo that evokes the most solacing of fall-time comforts. It's the beer equivalent of coming home to Mom's cooking. "Greens" feel free to use this ale as proof of the benefits of using locally farmed ingredients. While this would undoubtedly pair with a number of autumn delicacies, a bottle this size makes for a satisfying treat in its own right.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chilled bomber into two shaker pints, no visible bottling date. 2012 (orange bottle) release.

Look- darker than expected, hazy brown with orange highlights. Opaque. Two fingers of toasted coconut head, decent retention, sparse lacing.

Smell- Aromatic, brown sugar, pumpkin/squash, cinnamon, mace, fairly sweet. Something vaguely fruity, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Candied grapefruit? Nice.

Taste- Similar to the aroma, straightforward but nice. Brown sugar, roasted pumpkin, vanilla, autumn spice. A touch of darker roast towards the middle, toasted biscuit. finishes with cinnamon and mace, aftertaste is light, whipped pumpkin pie filling.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, smooth carbonation. Full but not too heavy or syrupy, creamy feel.

Overall- Just what I was expecting, a well executed pumpkin ale with layered caramel, spice, and roasted pumpkin. Well done, certainly better than the average pumpkin beer. The price tag's a bit hefty at $10/bomber, but I'd certainly try it on tap.

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Photo of TerryW
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy chestnut colour with a moderate head that makes its way down to just a thin ring. Minimal spotty lace.

Aroma is just a whiff of spice, earthiness, alcohol. A touch of sweet malt, too

Lots of caramel malt to taste. Undertstated spice (thank goodness). Earthiness from pumpkin. Dark fruit. And alcohol. Mouthfeel is quite soft, a little bit of creaminess keeps iit from being thin bodied.

An evenhanded approach to a pumpkin brew, quite drinkable. Not overly spiced. A little too boozy for a 6% brew, though. Alcohol just a little too present.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small particles of sediment are seen floating around after the pour. Smell is of toasted malt, biscuit, earthy pumpkin, and some spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a toasty and spice finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of srhoadsy
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled into a snifter.

Pours a medium brown with an inch of airy tan head that quickly recedes and leaves little to no surface layer or lacing.

Aromas of pumpkin, spice and carmel malts.

Taste follows through from the aromas. Spice, carmel, vanilla and pumpkin and a nutty background.

Body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. It does have a nutty aftertaste that lingers, that I personally didn't care for.

Overall a good representation of the style. Nothing really sticks out, but nothing is overdone either, which can be a problem with some pumpkin beers.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy dark amber colour, finger of head with solid retention and no real lacing.

S - Heavily spiced, with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves coming through alongside a light earthy pumpkin scent.

T - Much like the nose, but the spicing is pleasant rather than overpowering. The earthy pumpkin comes through on the finish with a touch of leafy greens, vanilla, and buttery caramels.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly and finishes wet.

O - Overall a tasty pumpkin ale that is surprisingly well balanced, and doesn't overwhelm the palette with spicing. Easily sessioned and well worth trying out if you're a pumpkin ale fan.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No freshness date on the bottle. ABV is listed at 6% rather than 5.6% (may be the result of LCBO lab testing).

Beer is an orange-brown colour with a moderately sized off-white head. Head dissipates quickly.

Nose contains cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, nutmeg. The expected pumpkin ale scents. Good.

Like the nose, the first thing I get is cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. The pumpkin is right behind. The orange peel comes through a bit as well. Spices are dominant, but not overwhelming. Quite a nice pumpkin ale.

Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation, chewy.

Overall, a good pumpkin ale. Nothing revolutionary but tasty.

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Photo of sommersb
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 12-05-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 750ml orange painted bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

A: Brown/orange beer with hazy clarity. The head is 2 fingers high, tan, with good lacing and a fair amount of retention.

S: Big pumpkin aromas, with pumpkin pie spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and clove. Smells overall are sweet and malty, with not much hop aroma.

T: Taste is sweet and spicy with a lot of pumpkin flavor. Also has a vanilla note. Sweet but not cloying.

M: Medium in body and in carbonation, the finish is malty sweet and has lots of pumpkin pie spice notes.

O: Very good pumpkin ale -- it packs a lot of flavor in for a lower-ABV brew.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Orange-ish brown with a 1/2-finger head that quickly settles.
S: Distinct pumpkin smell along with the full range of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon/ginger/nutmeg/clove), each distinct. And I'll be damned if the evaporated milk, egg and pie shell aren't there too. This really does show every one of the aromas of each ingredient of a pumpkin pie, of which I've made dozens. Great job, Rogue!
T: The spices are a bit heavy in the overall balance. But the authentic tasting pumpkin is there and it's pleasant overall.
M: Again a bit heavy with a spicy kick and I'd prefer it to be a little more creamy (feels a bit thin) but in general I can't complain.
O: I really like the bottle and the amount of detail it explains as to how/where it's made and it's composition. I LOVE the nose. Though the flavors/mouthfeel are a bit unbalanced towards the spicy side and I wish it looked nicer, overall one of the better pumpkin beers I've had this year though, all things considered.

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Photo of stakem
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml orange paint covered bottle into a snifter. Wow the packaging here sure is a standout when sitting on the shelf. I hope other brewers dont follow this format and turn the beer isles into a crayola box. The brew pours a clouded amber brown color. A finger of creamy off-white head appears across the top and fades to a thin ring. 

The nose smells of cinnamon and fruity to citrus hops mixed with something like ginger zest. There is an earthen element running throughout the profile like the expected minorly vegetative inclusion of punpkin. Some caramel to toffee grain is alsp present before the onset of solvent alcohol.

The flavor is full of biscuit sort of grain quality and earthy to vegetative pumpkin flesh. There is some accenting cinnamon spice and fruity tinges that creep into more of a veggie aspect towards the back. As more sips are taken, some caramel to vanilla sweetness comes out and the aftertaste includes a minor nutmeg flavoring.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth and easy drinking. Overall it is a pretty average pumpkin offering. I probably would not buy this again despite it's eye catching appeal on the shelf.

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Photo of peensteen
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy deep amber/orange colour, ring of off white head, little lace as well. Smell is spicy with lots of distinct pumpkin flesh, caramel, nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon with a bit of a hop kick here as well. Taste is lots of pumpkin spice up front, cinnamon, clove, mid palate sweetness, followed by a delicious and welcomed caramel malty flavour that sort of cuts through the pumpkin spice. Lightly carbonated, medium body, good weight. Quite the nice pumpkin beer even at a point when I was growing tired of pumpkin beers, flavourful and quite drinkable but due to pice point and bottle size I don't think me and this beer will be crossing paths again.

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Photo of korguy123
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 release. Orange bottle.

Slightly hazy brown pour with slight red highlights. Half finger soapy off white head. Lacing is minimal.

Pumpkin right up front, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and brown sugar. I don't get the orange as advertised on the bottle. I also don't see the point in it.

Pumpkin and cinnamon. The orange actually comes through and with the cloves actually works. Brown sugar and vanilla with slight digestive cookies.

Light body, medium to low carbonation.

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Photo of mintjellie
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy burnt orange colour with red highlights. Pale beige head is large and tightly formed, but not very retentive. Patchy lace. Malty brown sugar aroma with pumpkin, orange zest, and spice notes. Toasted malt up-front followed closely by a vegetal note from the pumpkin puree and a melange of spices. Nutmeg and cinnamon are more prominent than clove. A nutty character persists throughout. Almost medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a soft, gentle mouthfeel. The pumpkin and spice character is strong enough to be easily noticed, but restrained enough to allow the base malt character of the beer to shine through. There is some sweetness to it, but not a whole lot. It certainly isn't Pumking. An extremely well balanced take on a style that many find either overpowering or underflavored. This one finds the middle ground.

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Photo of Ego
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

nice orange bomber...

2 fingers of head on a careful pour, slightly off white head populated by micro bubbles that produce some really nice lacing on down the glass, carbonation is at a good clip keeping the head well fed and buoyant on the surface, clean orange hue is consistent throughout the glass, nice looking brew !

you can smell this one at arms length, sort of a roasty earth tone with that semi sweet fruit note that smacks of pumpkin, notes of pumpkin spice float on the overall aroma here, damn, I should have had this with thanksgiving dinner ! absolutely delicious smell, I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin flavors in general (in pie form etc) but this just is devilishly inviting, the aroma is consistent and balanced, nothing is out of place here, the freshness is apparent, outstanding.

taste etc...
the mouth feel is really nice, the carbonation carries this perfectly, although the carbonation is there there is a 'flat' taste in there somewhere for me, I get the spice notes in the aftertaste but the initial offering is a bit strange to me, kind of a dirty sugary-ness if that makes sense, almost a bit cloying at times, you can sense the ABV just a hint at the end which mixes nicely with the spice notes (cinnamon, nutmeg). you are left with the spice/hop afterglow which really does remind me of some pumpkin desserts.

still not loving the style but this was a valiant effort and you can taste it, not for me but worth trying as it really does have some stellar points

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: A slightly darker amber with a touch of brown, heavy tiny bubbles on the body when placed upon light. Head slightly off-white with a light light orange tint that rose to just under a finger's length.

Smell: You know what this brew is ridiculously strong when it comes to scent, hardcore pumpkin feel complimented with nutmeg, I have had many "pumpkins" but this one is sticking to me.

Taste: Robust feel with so much going on here with cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin. Lightly sweet makes me wish I had this with cheesecake. It feels like brown sugar was definitely an element that was part of this brew, regardless it's dark sweet feel is

Mouth: Not as sticky as some of my favorite pumpkins but does the job, very smooth with loose texture that resembles a lighter carbonation but it more medium if anything.

Overall: I think these beer goes up in the honor of pumpkins, it isn't as strong as some of the better ones but it is ridiculously full of flavor. I would mark this maybe as my number four when it comes to pumpkins which says A LOT, drink up and respect...Salud!

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Photo of troyboy4life
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's pumpkin, it's beer, it's sex in your mouth. This is one of the best pumpkin beers I've had. Need I say more? It's not too much of a beer trying to be a pumpkin, it's not too much a pumpkin trying to be a beer. It's what I want in a pumpking beer.

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Photo of billnet
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber colored with a moderate amount of carbonation. Aromas of malty pumpkin and spice. Taste is where this beer shines. Pumpkin, cinnamon, all-spice flavors very balanced. Mouthfeel is just right not too heavy not too light. One of the best pumpkin ales. Rogue got this right!

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark clear burnt caramel, nice looking big  frothy head.
Smells of mulled spiced cider with some cinnamon and pumpkin, yeast and sweet bread.  
Tastes ok since the pumpkin flavor has a sweetness to it, nutmeg lives here for sure, then gives way to the malt and then a tinny taste, a dry end to this. I'm not a great fan of ale profiles like this one has...However as far as the few pumpkin beers I've tried, this one still would be among the top. Medium carbonation and smooth enough; sips well for this type, a creaminess despite its thinness.
I'd say trying this is a must try if you dig seasonals and of course pumpkin in beer. Thanksgiving is today for this tasting and i couldnt think of a better time to sample this style. Everything for my liking was fine about this brew and despite the metallic impression i had at first; this sure is tasting good as it warms. Well made. I'd enjoy pumpkin flavored beers even more as a big thick imperial stout.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark orange-amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that slowly died down but never completely faded away, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of pumpkins in the nose along with some hints of sweetness and pumpkin pie spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has stronger flavors across the board.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked this beer because the taste was all about the pumpkins and had a bit of sweetness to make things more palatable and some hints of spices to add complexity.

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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
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