Stone RuinTen Triple IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone RuinTen Triple IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We first released this decidedly indelicate beer in 2012, as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our belovedly bitter Stone Ruination IPA. Stone RuinTen IPA uses the same recklessly hoppy recipe as the 2012 release; only the name has changed, as we plan to unleash this belligerently delicious hop monster upon the public annually from now on. We packed a whopping five pounds of hops into each barrel, and cranked up the ABV to stand up to the hop onslaught. The results are glorious, and we know you'll rejoice in tasting this audacious gem of hoppy splendor once again. You're welcome.

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Photo of russpowell
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent amber with 2 fingers of beige head. Decent lacing & head retention

S: Grapefruit & grapefruit pith, plus boozeyness

T: Grapefruit pineyness, woodiness, dryness & a touch of caramel up front. Some breadyness, much pineyness, & a boatload of grapefruit, plus a truckload of pineapple, plus orange peel as this warms. Finishes piney, mucho grapefruitty & cakey

MF: Big bodied, slightly carbonated, sticky, warming, great balance

Great DIPA, would love to see this more often, a hophead's delight; drinks fantastic for being such a massive & flavorful beer

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Photo of dcotom
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Nice burst of pine sap aroma on opening. Pours a beautiful clear amber color, long- lasting off-white head that leaves lots of spotty lacing. Aromas and flavors of pine, citrus peel, caramel. Bitter dry finish, with a little lingering pine resin and orange zest. Very well balanced. Be careful - the alcohol is well hidden, with the pine and citrus dominating. An outstanding brew, as I would expect from Stone.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep orange in color almost mahogany. 1 finger of head. Moderate-high carbonation.

Aroma is very dank, sweet malts, and a burst citrus. Some onion/garlic notes.

Taste is huge! In the beginning is the light citrus notes, that is quickly followed by a major dankness. The taste is Then followed by sweet malts and a kiss of honey. Then some tropical fruits come into play (mango and juicy peach). The finish is of floral hops and a huge punch of bitterness. An alcohol heat and slight spice rounds out the beer into the aftertaste.

This is a strong beer with tons of hops. It drys out the mouth and kills the palate, but that is basically the goal of this beer. I would pair it with spicy Menudo. It gets a 88/100.

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Photo of PaulyB83
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%

Served on tap in a 10oz. snifter.

A-Pours a deep copper, good clarity, small white head.

S- Big tropical notes of mango and pineapple, citrus, big dank pine. Light alcohol notes as it warmed. All the aromas are at level 10.

T- Similar to aroma, with a big long bitterness, notes of mango and pineapple and dank pine. Alcohol as it warm but not at any level to make it harsh.

M- On the heavy side of medium, pretty drinkable for such a full flavored high abv beer.

O- Really like this beer. Supposedly has 50/50 Citra and Centennial but I have to say the Citra really seems to steal the show, not that I'm complaining. A really big beer that is also surprisingly smooth to me. This beer is right up there with some of the most aromatic IPAs that I've had.

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Photo of djjacobsen
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

excited to score a bottle of this one. It goes very heavy of the hops, of course, Citra and Centennial dominate the nose along with citrus and very, very light pine. The taste was fairly frustrating as the nose gets overpowered by the 10.8 ABV. Definately better than standard ruination, but fails to have that wow factor that we search for in the ultimate beer. enjoyable for a hop-head but this will faintly be remembered for nothing more than an over-the-top anniversary release.

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Photo of stonermouse
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet.

Pours amber, very clear. There's steady foam at the top throughout the full hour I took to finish this.

The aroma is solid, especially when cold for some reason. You can pick up some serious booze in the smell, as well as some sweet fruitiness. You can definitely tell it's going to be a bomb.

The taste is quite a wallop as advertised. Sweeter than I expected, but the sweetness is overwhelmed by booze and hops. Wicked depth of flavor here, just layers upon layers. Slightly fruity sweet up front, and as each sip finishes (and especially as the brew warms) a ton of earth and spice come through. Solid dose of garlic in the finish, which is more pleasant than it may sound. A bit hot, showing every bit of the 10.5%.

Mouthfeel is tremendous. This brew is dense but not syrupy, and lends a fantastic palette to the deep flavors that reside within.

Very nice beer. Drink it ten times, I imagine you'd get ten different impressions, as there's so much to experience here.

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Photo of dheacck11
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a deep, rich amber orange with some golden glow. Scant white head with moderate lacing.

Nose is big and lovely. Hints of orange, grapefruit, hibiscus, papaya, guava. Really delightful.

Taste is grapefruit, massive grapefruit up front, followed by a massive blast of bitter, sticky hoppiness. Acid from the grapefruit lingers and melds nicely with the hops.

Feel is right on medium. No real thick coating sensation many DIPAs provide. Too bad, was hoping for a bit more body.

Great brew, glad I got to pick it up on its limited run. Balanced really nicely and shows off the hop character substantially. Definitely feel the alcohol though. This is potent. Personally like the Enjoy By series a bit better from what I have had for my personal tastes, but this is a wonderful beer overall.

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Photo of Rutager
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a hazy orange-amber with almost two fingers of thick and sticky looking off-white head that leaves some nice bands of lace.

Smell. Pine sap, grapefruits, peaches, slightly herby and grassy. Just a little bit of caramel, toasted malts and booze

Taste. Oh man! Massive thick piney hops and whole grapefruits, some oranges and tropical fruits, a little toasted malt and caramel coming through which is impressive considering the barrage of hops that it has to overcome.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, low carbonation, just a little bit of booze warmth.

Overall. This is one big IPA that's very drinkable considering the boatload of hops and malt that must have gone into it. I'd hate to know the calories in this glass!!

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Photo of GinjaSlice
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Great looking dark orange and very clear. Only complaint is rather small and quickly leaving thin white head and decent lacing.
S: One of the best smelling beers. Tons of hops, tons of citrus, and a pine backbone.
T: Not as good as expected. Starts with a sweet malt on the tongue. Mid you get some nice taste of citrus. Then a huge amount of hops and bitterness hit. WIth a lingering sticky bitter after taste. You breathe hops for a minute or two after. For its abv I only get a slight taste in alcohol but def, a sippers beer.
M: Good carbonation maybe a little light since no head, but has a very sticky end to it.

O: A hop bomb, with some crazy bitterness and abv. A must try but not my favorite.

ReReview: Just had this on tap and was amazing. The taste was so different from what I remember. It had a lot of malt backbone to it and was delicious. I'm up more original taste score from a 4 to a 4.5

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Photo of gatornation
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from 22 oz bomber

A-pours a hazy glowing orange color with fluffy white head nice lacing looks fresh
S-was pne and citrus hops with a sweet soapy grassy smell
T- very hops forward with loads of resinous pine hops followed by more tropical infused hops,sweet malt and lemon grass
M- dry with crisp hops ABV so well hidden you can drink the whole bomber fast really nice hp presence
O- delicious wish this was the regular ruination would love to see this one in 4-paks

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Photo of ThePaintedGrey
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Pinocchio's Pizza in Media, PA. Reviewing from notes jotted on a napkin, because I am THAT guy.

A: I partly expected this to be a little more murky, but I was presented with a glass full of a pristine honey-tinted amber hue topped off by an impressive amount of off-white lacing that left obscene lacing down the glass, which is an expected trademark of stupidly hop-heavy ales. Not what I predicted, but lovely to say the least.

S: As expected, an overwhelming hop aroma that emits some complex fruitiness. Grapefruit leading the way with oranges, lemons, apricots, hints of peach, and pineapple partnering in. A light touch of grass or pine, and little to no malt.

T: Red grapefruit upfront, with some orange peel and fresh apricot. Underneath the juicy characteristics is a very Earthy profile: dank grass and pine that is pungent enough to scare off unworthy drinkers. Malts are understated, but present and add a faint candy-like sweetness. Alcohol? Where?

M: Medium-to-full body, seeming more full than medium. Super smooth, with a dash of creaminess that teases the mouth and begs for the next gulp. Incredible drinkability for something nearing 11% ABV. There's absolutly ZERO alcohol presence.

O: Surprise, surprise, surprise... Stone has done it again. An absolutely magnificent beer. An ode to the glory of the hops and definitely not for the faint of heart. RuinTen is a beast that demands respect and earns it with relative ease in just a few sips. A mandatory must-try for hopheads. I'm dying to try this bottled, as well.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle that I picked up at Stone a few days ago, no bottled on date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy copper orange color, topped with an inch of off-white head, good retention and sticky lacing.

S- Huge hop aroma, grapefruit, pine, very fruity and tropical, also getting some sweet malt.

T- Absolutely devastating hops, big fruity, tropical flavor, bitter grapefruit rind, balanced pretty well by an almost equally aggressive big sweet, caramel malt and some moderate booziness.

M- Full-bodied, thick, smooth feel, has a nice dry finish. Alcohol is actually impressively masked.

O- A vicious monster of a DIPA, all the flavors are huge, drinkability is actually impressively high for such a big beer, this is a great celebration of what Stone is all about, making aggressive, bold beers, this is really great stuff.

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Photo of dfillius
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy amber-gold liquid. 1 finger fo head with good retention. Ring and fuzz of head left throughout. Nearly ideal.
S: Tropical fruit, man candy. Pineapple, mango, some pine. A tad one-dimensional.
T: Hop bite with some sweetness thrown in. All hops after a while. Pine, fir needle, savory dankness. For the hopheads out there! Almost like Hog Heaven (from what I remember) but less thick.
M: Chewy, devastatingly bitter. Definitely a palate wrecker. Dry finish with no heat at all! At 10.8% ABV, that is amazing.
O: I am glad to have the full bomber. I will buy again. Stone IPAs - I love 'em! Worth every penny. Note, when I did have a second one 3 weeks later, the hops had degraded a bit and it was hotter and not as enjoyable. Pliny effect.

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Photo of Auracom
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Josh, thanks much! 7-8 oz. poured into a Stone Old Guardian glass.

A - Very clear golden coloring, 2.5 fingers of a super fluffy eggshell head. Crazy thick lacing.

S - Pine cones and sap, floral notes, heavily dank and weedy. Very little malt bill backing as far as I can tell.

T - Enormous hop varietals here. About as much purely thick, viscous pine flavor I've ever come across. Underneath grapefruit pulp and menthol. Malt grains come in lightly at the back with a touch of honey and bread, but let's face it - this bitch is unabashedly hoppy.

M - Medium body, appropriate carbonation, semi-dry finish. Long lingering bitter coating.

D - Boom goes the dynamite? Completely unbalanced and goes for broke. Totally enjoyable.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Bottle into some pint glasses, split with oglmcdgl.

Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IIPA is a nice looking golden color with some slight bronze tint to it. A nice frothy white foam that builds and leaves some gunk on the glass. Smell is pretty bright and heavenly laden with crisp citrus, orange, grapefuit, other citra brought scents. Some resinous pine with some bubblegum backing. The pale malt is there yet is not detracting. At six weeks in, this is a stellar version of an all ready hopped up DIPA. Bright citrus, orange, papaya, grapefruit. The bubblegum is sweet, the malt brings forth sugars balancing stuff out yet not killing the buzz. Bitter, yes, malt backing, yes, delicious, yes. The body is a step above medium ,resinous, piney and large. Carb is there pricking the tounge. I wish it did not take 6-7 weeks to get over here, but even with a bit of age this is one I would go back to, if I could find another bottle.

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Photo of Bauzen
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, golden amber color... There's some fruit and pine on the nose, very hoppy, but a hint of spice that makes it unique.

Flavor wise, its hoppy and fruity, almost on the sweet side for an IPA. It's certainly not as bright and over-the-top, but it has a pleasant kick to it. It's the spice that I can't put my finger on that makes it interesting. The finish is heavy, and ends with that same note of spicy hops.

Overall, it's a great meal replacement. If RuinTen truly is a single-time offering from Stone - I'll be sad when it's gone. While it's not a ground-breaking IPA, it's a intriguing alternative to my usual rotation.

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Photo of inandon
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So I decide to compare a regular ruination to the ten year anniversary.

Let's start with the pour.
Original is a warm amber orange in color beer. The ten is much dark orange and even foggier.
Like comparing apple juice to a cider. Later on I noticed that the regular ruination kept a head longer then the 10th anniversary.

Both have a very distinct grapefruit and herbal aroma
The ten yr has a lot more citrus. Like lemon and orange.

Original is very bitter and sharp with a clean finish.
The ten yr is not as bitter. Dont get me wrong, it is still bitter but it seems to have flavors similar to an oaked ale with the citrusNess of ruination.

If you enjoy the regular ruination then I feel that you will like this one.

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Photo of Bubba83
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My first beer review in a while, got a little bit motivated when this one came out to review it.

Appearance is surprisingly dark for an Imperial IPA. It's like a dark orange, nearly amber color, and doesn't glow much when held up to the light like most IPAs. The head is bright white and about one finger width in height. Clarity is good. An appealing looking beer, it just doesn't have that spectacular glow that I look forward to in an IPA.

This beer smells nice. It's got a heavy bread aroma with some toffee/caramel there along with a smattering of spicy/citrusy hops. The aroma overall is a little less overwhelming than I expected based on their dry hopping claim, but it smells really good, just not that pungent.

Tastes quite awesome. A nice toasty fresh bread up front with the toffee and caramel as well provide a pretty huge malt base for the hops to interact with. Some citrus notes come next, orangey, lemony... That flavor kind of morphs into a piney resiny crescendo and the finish is some spicyness with some slight phenols.

Mouthfeel is fantastic, it coats my mouth well, has a pretty thick feel for an IIPA and it's perfectly carbonated, at a level just below prickly.

This beer drinks very well for a nearly 11% beer. Its drinkability is impressive and reminds me a little bit of Pliny the Younger's drinkability. There are some slight reminders of that alcohol in the finish however. One of the better beers I've had from the bottle in the last year and I'm definitely glad Stone dropped this one on the market. It's a lot better than regular Ruination in my opinion. The malt backbone is so big and plays such a role in the flavor you could actually argue this is sort of a mix of east coast and west coast IIPA put together in one beer. Regardless of how you classify it, damn tasty.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a golden orange with a one-finger off-white head. Light sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of citrus (orange, pineapple, & grapefruit) and floral hops.

T - The flavor starts with big juicy citrus with lots of orange and pineapple upfront.
The citrus fades into lots of big piney hops. A nice amount of malt sweetness olds everything together.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is an outstanding DIPA. Lots of big flavors that are very well balanced. An awesome beer.

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Photo of brewskis
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright, sunset orange color with an off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick ring of lacing. Smells of lots of pineapple and grapefruit, grass, tons of floral, mango, papaya, resin. Not getting much malt and maybe a hint of booze. Taste starts with grapefruit and floral notes. The middle brings lots of sweetness, as well as some breadiness; however, this just barely mellows out the hops. The finish is very big, but still complex. Tons of tropical fruit notes like mango, papaya, and pineapple. Definitely used citra hops in this. Big resin notes and accompanying bitterness. Some earthiness and grassiness. Not much malt to speak of, as the abrasive bitterness covers up the breadiness. The hefty sweetness is necessary to somewhat calm the finishing flavors. Decent amount of booziness along with a warming sensation. Full body with an oily and slick mouthfeel. Just punches you in the face with abrasive, bitter hops. Not for everyone, but I definitely dig it.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a mini mason jar at the Rose & Crown.

A: Good head, good lace, clear gold.

S: huge hops. Grapefruit and pine. Perfect West Coast IPA.

T: Delicious. One of the best IPAs I've tasted, and probably my favorite Stone. Abrasively bitter, interestingly floral, and heavy on the grapefruit. Liquid lupulin. Lingering aftertaste. Hell yeah.

M: A bit thin for the ABV.

O: Marvelous. Highly recommended. Would have again. Top notch double IPA. Go to.

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Photo of colts9016
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I finally decided to try this behemoth of a beer. A Triple IPA was just insane. Got the beer on tap in a tulip style glass. The beer poured dark mahogany color with reddish tints. The head is off white with good retention. The head left a sizable amount of lacing on the glass. The beer is near opaque and has some carbonation bubbles.

The nose is strong grapefruit, pine, floral, grass, perfume, caramel, toasted malt, bread yeast and booze.

The taste is pine, floral, lemons, grapefruit, oranges, floral, grass perfume caramel, bready, biscuits, booze, and yeast.

The mouthfeel of the beer is bitter, carbonated, crisp, slightly chewy, and the finish lingers.

The onslaught of hops is mind boggling. The hops is strong but not overwhelming. The malt backbone is very firm and hold up to the hops assault. This is one monster of a beer, very good, very well made, and very tasty. I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of patpbr
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into a snifer from a 22oz bottle. Orange amber color and a small head and nice lacing.
S - Loaded with hops. Grapefruit , Citrus, Pine
T - Like the smell this is all hops. The taste is strong of grapefruit, Tropical fruit, Citrus, a little pine. Spicy. Good malt profile on the backbone to balance. A bitter biter for sure.
M - Medium body, a little creamy It takes over the palette. the ABV is defiantly noted.
O - This is one hop attack of an IPA and really enjoyable.

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Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Went over to a friends house one night.There where four of us and we went to costco and much to my pleasant surprise was a four pack of stone brews.The regular ipa,ruination,arrogant bastard and the ruin 10.They let me have the Ruin 10 because it was the only one i had not tried.What a great brew.I have to say I like Ruination alittle better but this is no slouch.With a ABV of 10.80 in a 22oz Bomber it got the job done.Very nice Hoppy flavor with a nice smell.If you are lucky enough to find those four packs grab 2 before they run out.You just can`t go wrong with Stone and this is no exception.Keep on Rockin the better beers.Motley Drunk out.

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Photo of Smurf2055
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with three finger white head and nice retention.

Smell gushes with fresh hop flavor while pouring. Well balanced, juicy citrus, grapefruit and floral, without any of the malt sweetness usually found in an IIPA.

Taste is resinous hops, juicy grapefruit, peaches, and grassy/earthy notes as well. Coats the palate with hoppieness and just a spritz of alcohol.

Fantastic IPA!

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Stone RuinTen Triple IPA from Stone Brewing
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