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Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Intensely hoppy American IPA, brewed as the light-colored counterpart to Weez (both beers incorporate the exact same kettle and dry hopping schedule). Another One has a very clean malt palate, leaving little but hoppy resins on the tongue, and finishes dry and crisp.

Hops – Warrior, Cascade, Citra, Simcoe

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Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass and lots of lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of mango and pineapple are present in the nose along with notes of grapefruit and hints of pine resin.
T: The taste is nearly identical to the smell; the only difference is that he grapefruit flavors are a bit stronger. There is just about a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is an excellent representation of the style. Even though it uses the same hops as Weez, it's a lot better because the lighter malt profile really allows the different hop aromas and flavors to shine through.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. Given the child-related themes of the other Maine beers, I kind of thought that this one's name was right in line. I guess it's actually more beer-related than that - mea culpa.

This beer pours a rather cloudy, pale golden yellow hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some pervasive steampunk/chainlink lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds off.

It smells of sharp grapefruit, lemon, and underripe orange rind, a certain chalky flintiness, a touch of cat piss, dry pine needles, crackery (think bare saltines) pale malt, and further underdeveloped tropical fruit notes. The taste is still redolent of gritty grapefruit, orange, and lemon-lime pith, with a now stronger bready, somewhat yeasty, and still crackery pale malt backbone - i.e. not a competitor, more of a sanity check - a consistent stoniness, and leafy, piney, and kind of acrid floral hops.

The bubbles are pretty tight and edgy for the most part, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and hard to describe as smooth - the hops generally scratching out that particular aspiration. It finishes dry, dry, dry - that gritty stoniness re-appearing to bolster the still heady citrus, pine, and floral bittering hops.

Yes, this is unbalanced, yes, the malt is merely a blip on the hop bill's radar, and yes, I freaking love it! Somehow, this isn't all that much of a tongue-scraping instance of such hop-forward offerings - despite the bitter, fruity, and floral characters, there's a lulling, moderating attractiveness beyond it all. Note, I didn't say 'malt', mostly because I'm just not altogether certain that's what it is.

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Photo of emerge077
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 03 24 14.

Slightly dull and hazy golden orange color, occasional visible carb trails, creamy head that lasts a good while, leaving behind sheets of lace in the glass.

Aroma is mainly floral with some trace citrusy grapefruit elements.

Taste has a nice hop punch, equally balanced with bready pale malt. Lingering grapefruit and a slight tropical mango note that gets lost underneath a firm grassy bitterness that lingers. Light to medium bodied, easy drinking. It's good, as all Maine beers are, but not the standout from the pack that Mo and Lunch are.

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Photo of jlindros
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 09/03/13. (same as Weez)

Despite a gentle pour it yields a huge fluffy 2 finger head that's almost as large add the pour of beer, fades slowly with lots of nice lacing, a bit hazy golden yellow color with nice bubbles streaming up.

Nose nice fresh hops, quite floral with hints of grassy, then musty hop resin, fresh tropical fruit, nice citrus, little tangerine and grapefruit pith, mild peach like stone fruit too, and even a hint of melon, light orange rind, faint hint of grainy malt and wheat.

Taste is nice too, lots of fresh hops again, little floral, nice resin, light musty, lots of tropical fruit with mild passion fruit and grapefruit pith, mild citrus little tangerine and rind bitterness, nice fruity juicy flavor like some fruit, it has an Amarillo hop character I think. Under that is a mild wheat character, little toasty and grainy malt, hint banana, but more like a kicked up gumball head. The hops turn spicy and quite bitter as it moves towards the dry finish, quite bitter grapefruit pith lingering, bit more wheat, juicy fruit hops too.

Mouth us med bod, nice fluffy carb.

Overall quite interesting, but quite as good as lunch but a different beast that is quite nice, great hops, light wheat base to juxtapose it, juicy abd drinkable with a great bitterness.

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

On-tap 8/1/2014 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a nice blend of citrus, floral hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a fruity citrus and caramel sweetness. Then a strong hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is on the thin side for the style but it works quite well for this beer and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good IPA to pound down for a long time.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 06/11/2013

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium to dark golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some pale orange + apricot highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that very slowly reduces to a medium sized finger tall cap towards the center of the beer with a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical fruit hops (I detect some mango and pineapple along with hint of peach) along with moderate aromas of citrus/tangerine/orange hops and just a hint of pine hops.

T: Compared with the smell, the overall flavor of this beer is less intense. Upfront there are some light flavors of biscuit malts with very light amounts of sweetness which is followed by some slightly heavier than moderate flavors of hops - tropical/pineapple/mango/peach and citrus/tangerine. Light hints of a spicy yeast and a light amount of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Faint hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Even though this beer has a modest ABV (7.0 %), it drinks like a session IPA in that it is really easy to drink. Very enjoyable with wonderful hop aromas and pleasant albeit a little light flavors. Pretty well balanced between the malt sweetness and hop bitterness.

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Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slighty hazy golden-yellow pour, with a half inch or so of foamy white head that displayed good retention and lacing. Hops dominated the nose, earthy and pithy. Very well-rounded taste, citrus pith, pine needles, earthy undertones, with a distant bready malt base. Nothing new or exciting here, just a solid IPA overall. Crisp, dry mouthfeel, medium body, easy drinkability, with a lasting but manageable bitterness. Another nice one from MBC.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

enjoyed from the 500ml with tenderbranson69 poured chilled in a tulip.

The color is lightly hazed golden with 3 fingers of eggshell head which retains well, wavy lace clings with a average sized bead. The smell is dank, fruity...juicy citrus and with lots of herbal aroma with a mild pine accent. The feel is great almost perfect with moderate bitterness and light astringency with resinous hop texture and moderately high carbonation level with a very dry yet still a bit sweetness in the finish with low alcohol influence.

The taste is great with tons of hop flavor, juicy and dank with moderate tropical elements with a nice citrus taste, lemon, and a lime-like flavor with a clementine type mild sweetness with an almost pineapple like acidity yet pretty light malt, the Hops are the star of this ale. Overall I can't think of many I would rather have - a true hop nectar and I would recommend this to anyone, not just fans of hoppy beers.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled March 25, 2014. Opened April 3, 2014.

A - A stunning IPA. Thick, foamy towering white head with outrageous lace and retention. Light haze on a wheat gold body.

S - Bright citrus, pine, white bread, and wood with an edge of cilantro.

T - Mellow. Almost a pale ale to Maine's Lunch IPA. Net sweet and malt forward; bread crust, biscuit, and a touch of toffee. Bitter greens and black pepper finish.

M - Soft medium body with nice carbonation.

O - Smooth and sessionable. Drinks a lot like the session IPA's that are currently in vogue; quite an accomplishment at 7%.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle poured into a Manchester United British pint glass. Bottled 6/11/13, so it's getting old.

Appearance - I use these British pints specifically for 500 mL IPAs. Enough space for a sizable head and all the beer, or so I thought. Light orange body. The head sneaks up and overflows the glass before I'm done pouring. Huge pillow of foam. Recedes at the edges leaving a mesa of creamy foam swaying on the surface. Great retention and thick rings of lace. Beautiful beer, except the bit on my counter.

Smell - It really isn't the strongest hop aroma, but it's very nice. Lemony hops with lingering tropical fruits. Slight traces of pale malt and a bit of an herbal note.

Taste - Much more bent toward the tropical fruits. Sweet juicy mango and pineapple flavor. Cracker-like malt flavor. Never sweet. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe medium light. Just seems light because I'm gulping it down. A skosh less than medium carbonation.

Overall - As always, it's a winner from Maine. Delicious IPA.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks eagles22 for gifting me with this. 500ml bottle poured into a tulip. The brew appears a hazy pale yellow color with a big billowing white cap. Fluffy retention leaving patchy lace as it fades.

The smell includes notes of herbs and pine with citrus zest, fruit and floral appeal to almost tropical aspects as it breathes. The taste is bitter and pine with a bit of wheat. Some sulfur and earthy yeast finish with grassiness across the finish.

This is a light bodied brew with modest level of carbonation. It is clean crisp and dry finishing brew. Quite nice and worth checking out. I appreciate the cleanliness of this brew and its simplicity but it doesnt carry any wow factor that would make me want to see it out again.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.65/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dark straw color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. Smells of earthy pine and citrus with a faint sweet bready malt to back it up. The flavor is lemony grapefruit with a resinous bite to it. Light bready malt barely peaks out to show any balance. Medium to thin body with a moderate level of carbonation and a resinous watery mouthfeel. There's not much body here and its a hint on the astringent side. I could drink it, but I'd rather reach for a lunch or peeper.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

A super creamy white head, nearly microscopic forming head bubbles with a big four to three finger tall size. Head has big retention and leaves a ring puck island in the top. Body color is a classic opaque and peach orange, with the odd small white carbonation bubble coming up. Rings of lace coat the glass while drinking.

For the nose, lush mild tropical notes of orange, tangerine, and citrus abound with a soft sweet sense. Unlike Weez the malts don't interrupt. A slight bit of earth and pine as well, with some dank quality, but the citrus angle really seems to bloom on this beer.

Palate brings a good portion of the hop profile on the nose to the tastebuds. Soft somewhat juicy tropics and citrus fruit, a mellow earth pine but with not so much the dankness coming or even hinting. Slightly wet palate in feel but the flavors do manage to come out. Pine, earth, and juice with a soft malt backbone but the hops dominating.

A great solid IPA from these guys, I think I enjoy this more than Weez for what it is, but overall a real solid brew.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, caramel-yellow coloring with a tall, frothy, chunky, bright white head of a solid inch and a half. Aromas are abundant, and you can smell this thing right off the initial pour. Wow. Very pungent with resiny hops profiles, with mango and tart citrus highlights balancing. Richly sweet and very well blended. Flavors are roasted initially, with tropical fruit sweetness forming a backbone to support a toasty, slightly char highlight and peppery, bitter hops. Hops are first and foremost in this bad boy, but there is a subtle biscuit profile throughout the brew, as well. Smooth and robust, with a dry edge from the carbonation and hops level. The aftertaste is a bitter sweet blend, with grapefruit and mango providing the sweetness to the roasted, toasted, and bitter hops. The finish is bitter and tangy at the same time, slightly drying, with a citrus linger. Solid IPA.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by myself last night.

Pours a bright yellow, with some orange-ish tinges, a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells quite tropical and fruity, a big dose of citrusy hops, a little bit of pine.

The taste is very similar- big hints of grapefruit, some orange, peach, and mango, with a little bit of pine. It's your standard issue big citrus blast IPA. That doesn't mean it's not delicious, though.

This one has a fairly light body, almost cloud-like in feeling, with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very drinkable.

Another winner from MBC, they really know their way around a hop.

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Photo of Gavage
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy yellowish orange color. Big 2" head lasts a long time. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: loads of citrus and some earthy hop bitterness rises from the glass into the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, some grapefruit, mango, some soft pine tones, and an earthy tone arriving late. Bitterness is moderate and balances out the citrus flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste as the flavors linger on the tongue.

Overall: superb flavor profile and a nice refreshing quality. Very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of tempest
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed a bottle at Astoria Bier & Cheese, 11 days after the bottling date. Mmm, fresh beer. Reminds me of brand new Sculpin IPA and Other Half IPA, a couple favorites. There's a great balance of drier, spicy hops flavors and juicier mango and pine. The body is relatively light, but just big enough to support those awesome hops.

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Photo of dar482
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It pours out in a hazy yellow gold color.

The aroma is just super hoppy and fresh. There’s floral, pineapple, tropical fruit, tons of sweet citrus. Its just a vibrant and big aroma.

The flavor follows on the aroma with not as much of a pronounced and obvious fruit. Clearly the Cirta is there with a light herbacious bitterness on the back.

The malt and tons of carbonation do this beer really well. I had this super fresh, only 2-3 weeks old and it really is a treat.

This is the beer to have, over Lunch. Hype goes to this one! This is a Citra bomb!

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A beautifully balanced IPA with a nice piney and herbal bitterness, some graininess, and a dry finish. It pours a little cloudy, like many of their beers, but that doesn't really affect anything. A nice white head as well that sticks around. Tastes very fresh and clean, and perhaps a tiny bit grainier than I usually like, but it's also dryer than many IPAs and that makes the grain less obtrusive. Everything works here. Excellent beer.

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Photo of plaid75
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy light brass hue with a one and a half finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a medley of grapefruit, tropical fruit and white pepper.

The taste was likewise layered with complimentary hop varietals, yielding balmy citrus and pineapple. A late bite cleaned up the flavor and a grainy malt supported it all very well.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a superior IPA.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, golden body with two finger head and lace ring down glass as I drank. Aroma is citric hops with touch of sweetness, whether it be grape or other fruit or touch of malt. Smooth, light bodied, real citric driven hoppy taste with balance from some fruit sweetness (malts kept minimal) and overall just a simple but well brewed IPA that is just great to relax with.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle received in trade with Rejtable - thanks!

Appearance - Slightly hazy gold colour with an average size off white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, resin, apricots, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and resiny hops. There is also some apricots, lemon, and grapefruit.

Overall - Wow, up there scent wise with Heady/GhandiBot/Pliny or any of the IPAs from HF. Just needs a touch more sweetness/body to be truly amazing. Still a very very good beer that is worth seeking out. My first beer from this brewer and I am looking forward to trying others from their lineup.

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Photo of corby112
3.49/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 09-03-13

Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color with golden yellow edges and a two finger frothy, off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. The glass is left completely coated with soapy lacing. Great looking beer!

Dank floral hop aroma with earthy pine and resinous oils countered by sweet tropical/citrus fruit notes and a pale malt backbone. Grassy and earthy with pine sap, spruce tip and dank buds followed by grapefruit, pineapple, mango and orange peel sweetness. Subtle pale malt presence with bread, biscuit and cracker.

On the fuller end of medium with a slightly creamy texture and some tight carbonation. There's a very prominent dry, bitter hop presence that lingers over the sweeter notes, pale malt and boozy heat into a dry finish. Unfortunately, the hop profile isn't as strong or complex as the nose suggests. Lots of resinous, earthy bitterness up front but it falls off mid-palate and there's a lack of citrus/tropical fruit sweetness balancing things out. The malt presence is stronger than expected with strong biscuit and graham cracker flavor. This beer is only 7% but there's a lot of alcohol in the finish. Not really any heat, but there's a lot of boozy sweetness.

Overall, this was a decent beer but the hop flavor is a bit weak and one dimensional. There's also something slightly off about the mouthfeel. It looks and smells really good but the flavor doesn't like up to expectation.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into tulip 12/4/14

A hazy bright yellow, lots of sediment and little yeast chunks, two fingers of foam sits around for a few sips leaving a couple thick rings

S lemon, tangerine, apricot, a little grass and yeast, pine, floral notes, I wouldn't guess they use the same hops as Weez but shes smelling pretty

T lemons more focused towards peel, not as much pine and grass, faint booze, just a faint hint of dry cereal, slightly different from the nose but equally as good

M lighter side of medium bodied, creams up quickly, not as bitter as expected, a little slick after the fact with some pine and vitamin c chewable on the finish

O no complaints with this one, I could easily drink another, not a palate wrecker but plenty of hops in a drinkable IPA

I'm loving this new addition to Alberta, Maine Brewing has gone 3 for 3 in my books

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a cloudy straw color. Big, doughy head. The head retains mightily. Lots of lacing left from the rising-bread cap.

S-Wow. A tropical punch bowl of pureed fruits. Pineapple, melon, mango and peach. Lighter notes of clementine and grass. Piney too. With a soft bready maltiness.

T-The flavor is interesting. A medley of tropical fruits tossed into a blender. Peach, pineapple and oranges all in one hop smoothie. Biscuit malt comes out more here. The flavor is deceptively bitter. This is right in my IPA wheelhouse; juicy, tropical fruit everywhere.

M-Soft bubbles. Dry and the bitterness is set perfectly. Very drinkable with a nice, chewy body.

O/D-Another hoppy Maine Beer gem. Not sure where it sits compared to their other great beers. I love all the highly hopped MBC brews and this one fits right into the lineup and isn't overshadowed.

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