Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ding Ding.... I have a winner. I favorite dipa to date

appearance: golden, amber, reddish

smell: loaded and more loaded hops and citrus aroma

taste: this beer is loaded with hops. very solid double with heavy grapefruit flavor.

mouthfeel: good carbonation and drinks thin

drinkability: very easy and smooth. Loved it and great price.

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Photo of mothman
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Stupid into NBGG

As I cracked open this bottle, I could already smell the amazing hop and citrus come through, it actually made my mouth water.

Color is a clear bright orange/gold. Pours a 1 finger slightly yellow off white head. The head is very thick! Very thin amount of lace at first, but once it warms up a tad, the lacing is amazing. It is a wall of lace!!! Gorgeous! It had great retention. With the great head retention, it makes this beer mighty fine looking. 4.5

Aroma: Huge on the floral and pine hops. Wow. Grapefruit citrus, orange peel, and pinapples. Very bready/biscuity malts.

Taste: Hops, hops, and more hops! Pine and floral hops shine through best. A touch of booze, but nothing bad. Some citrus notes, big on grapefruit. The orange peel is a little present, but not so much the pineapple. Again, the malts are very bready.

Mouthfeel: Very bitter. Leaves a well defined aftertaste of hops, leaving the mouth extremely dry. Medium bodied. Carbonation is medium, but it feels just right on the palate.

Overall, well I am on a somewhat empty stumach as compared to normal when I drink beer, but I am already feeling a buzz after going through about 12 oz of this beer. Yes that is kind of sad, but I was in the sun all day and am kind of dehydrated. Once it get through the rest of this bomber I may be well off for the night. It is good, but potent. I want to drink more and I will!

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Photo of mbrasi
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK so this brew is hopefully not one of them I'm going to stuff as many IBUs in this as a can and who cares how the flavor turns out, brews. Pours golden with a large white head. Aroma is hops as expected, mostly piny sticky hops which is the best kind imo. Some grapefruit and peach wich is nice. This brew is hoppy, a little more bitter than a PtE which I just had, but a solid malt flavor to keep it from being overbearing. This hop bomb deserves to be in the elite with the x2IPAs as they've managed to balance bitterness with flavor and some sweetness in there as well. Not quite as good as PtE but close. Good Job Lagunitas, this is easily the best I've had from this brewery.

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Photo of thryn
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brew is a beautiful coppery honey color with great clarity. An enthusiastic nearly white head settles to a finger and leaves a ton of lace from where it settled. Head sticks around for a good while as I drink it -- lacing is impressive.

Piney and floral hops, a bit of citrus. Some honey-sweetness in the nose.

Delicious hop flavor with a nice sweetness balancing it. I would swear this was brewed with a bit of honey if I didn't know otherwise -- impressive use of malt despite the hopped-up character. Bit of breadiness as well. The bitterness increases as it goes, and the hop character drifts from sweet and floral to a bitter and piney aftertaste that sends me right back to the glass for the up-front sweetness.

Medium body, carbonation is creamy and mild. if something doesn't have a dry finish, does it have a wet finish?

I want some good cheddar, but I'll live without it. I foresee no trouble finishing this bomber.

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Photo of carp420
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

big bottle ->duvel tulip

golden copper, big and foamy bubbly head that didn't last long but capped it well and laced fairly

huge ipa smell, lots of resiny pine and citrus, mainly grapefruit with a nice roasted malt backbone

taste is slick pine hops up front with a strong grapefruit hop flavor backing it up, some bisquity malt to round it out it isn't as balanced as it could be

nice feel although somewhat thin, not as much bite as there could be, but really smooth,

i'd love to drink one of these bombers on the regular, but that'd be it, not gonna drink this all day or i'd be done pretty quick

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Photo of marvin213
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big foamy head is small bubbles--a big plus in my experience. The bubblies begin to dissipate quite quickly, though a full cover remains even after the pour has settled. Lacing residuals leave their mark where the foam hath faded. When I looked at the beer immediately post-pour sitting on the kitchen countertop, I thought it was light; here in the living room I think it's on the browner side. In line with my skin tone analogies, it's got a decent yet unevenly tanned body.

The smell is citrusy, grapefruit hop goodness. It conjures picturesque images of California beaches, complete with coconut oils blowing in the breeze. The carbonation seems to bring each refreshing smell into my nose subtlely--like bubble by bubble. Maybe I smell some grassy pine playground in the background. Each time I waft for new aroma, the smell is consistently impressive. It's like oranges and pineapple fruity. This beer smells like it's good for you.

The taste is fruity, and sweetly delicious with an unmistakable presence of enamel-pulling hop. I love that juxtaposition. This is the balance I'm looking for: lip-licking Vitamin C-type flavor palatable enough for a Southern belle, compacted with a hoppy bitterness that makes teeth and taste mesh in savory sensation. Put more simply, it's well-balanced, citrusy hop bomb. I've never deemed a beer worthy of an "exceptional" taste distinction, but this is one with which I consider it quite carefully. If I knit-pick for negatives, it's a little light for a DIPA. It's like a West Coast Hopslam without that rip-roaring double-digit ABV. With genuinely no disrespect, I consider it like a Hop Layup...but that's kinda stoopid.

The mouthfeel is terrific. The acids, the hops--it's like music in my mouth. I've already alluded to this balance but it's like the longer you allow the beverage to settle and sit, the more you confirm this is indeed a harmonious mixture. Though its light and tangy qualities defy most of the DIPAs I've experienced, this is a special (and legitimate) hop monster worthy of its name [see other reviews for failing and misleading "Hop" monikers].

This one really deserves some credit for its drinkability. Thankfully the distribution is solid enough here in the Carolinas for this to be my craft beer summer go-to. It's a light and refreshing DIPA! Are you kidding me? Eight percent ABV makes this the most sessionable hop bomb I've ever encountered. At $4.95 after its 3,000 mile road trip to my specialty shop, I'm tempted to do $30 sixers every time (it's really more like $30/12 since they're 22oz bombers)! Labeling Hop Stoopid exceptionally drinkable is a real no-brainer. HA!

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Photo of OldSchoolGamer
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have to admit, I am not the biggest Lagunitas fan. I find most of their year-round brews to be quite unremarkable. However, their newer beers are popping up and they are changing my opinion of the company. Heres my review of Hop Stoopid:

A: Pours a very nice golden color. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Pretty clear with a nice white, frothy head. Lacing is left with each sip.

S: Smell is very complex. Lots of pine, grass, citrus. Not an overpowering aroma, but very pleasant.

T: First off, this is quite a bitter beer. Like and IPA should be. Flavor has got quite a bit of hop complexity. Lots of pine, citrus, mango, grass, earthy hops, and a touch of bready malt. Very hop centered brew. Finish is a little sudden, which is a bit of a letdown. Doesn't linger as much as I would like. Excellent nontheless.

M: Actually pretty light in the mouth. Pretty bitter and dry finish. Good carbonation. Would have liked a bigger body, but is still very good.

D: As I mentioned above, the body is pretty light, which to me, adds to the drinkability. 8%ABV is a little high, but compared to a lot of IPAs out there, its pretty middle of the road. I am putting down the bomber pretty quickly.

Overall, I think this beer is great. Not the best IPA I have had, but easily in my top 10 IPAs. Lagunitas hit a grand slam with this one. I actually enjoy this beer alot more than 'the big guns' like Hopslam and Dreadnaught. This is more 'in your face' and not as balanced as the two I just mentioned. Excellent beer and highly recommeded.

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Photo of djmichaelk
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bought from BevMo in Salinas in June 2009.

A - Nice two-finger head recedes to show some solid lacing on the glass.

S - No surprise here... HOPS in all caps and bold - grapefruit, citrus, a little pine. Outstanding nose, best I've smelled since PTE. I could keep my face in the glass all day long.

T - Again, true to the name, hops, hops, HOPS. Not a whole lot of malt, almost entirely hops, so make sure it's fresh. But as long as my palate is fresh this is a fantastic taste.

M - A bit light, but that just makes this a great summer beer, suitable for the heat.

D - Like I said, great for the heat. Light, refreshing, hoppy as hell. The ABV is up there, sort of, but not too excessive. I could drink this all day and all night (and I have).

Overall - this is one of my very favorite beers. People compare this to PTE and Ruination, and I feel like it's squarely in the middle. Considering the availability, cost, and taste, this should be near the top of anyone's list for a go-to beer. It's the kind of beer that keeps my faith, and keeps me coming back to craft beers again and again. I love it.

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Photo of mirish72
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had tried this earlier this spring and couldn't find it anywhere after that. My local just happened to get a surprise case and I think I ended up buying a good bit of it.

There is nothing that really stands out about this beer, other than how drinkable it is. It is really crisp and obviously very hoppy. The most amazing thing is the value of this beer. For $5 a bomber you really get your money's worth. I have been pretty impressed with all o the Lagunitas I have sampled and ths is no exception. Great taste and great value.

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Photo of Jmoore50
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of this one was good. My buddy was drinking hopslam at the same time I was drinking this and we compared the two. It looks just like hopslam, with that orange straw color, but this one was filled with less sediment and cloud. It did come to a head the was respectable, and it stayed for a while.

The smell was really nice, with a honey spice hops smell. This was nice, really nice especially since the brew did not meet my incredibly high expectations.

The taste was really good with a hops characteristic that was followed by many hints of the citrus honey from the hops. There was also a mild malt feel that added a fuller characteristic to the brew.

The brew went down nice, and bounced around the tongue fairly well. I was just hoping great things for this good brew. Overall good, not going to repeat unless on tap or special circumstance.


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Photo of TequilaSauer
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a collector's Boilermaker glass (Boilermaker is a 15K run in upstate New York).

Amber color, thinner in consistency than one might expect from a DIPA. The head retention is medium with the head being loose and light.

Smells of strawberry, women's perfume, and citrus soda (Mountain Dew, Sprite, you get the idea). I like it. It's sweet and fragrant.

Lots of hops upfront with grapefruit joining in shortly thereafter. The grapefruit arrives late and leaves early with more hops and vegetal flavors on the back end. The finish is short and leaves a little to be desired.

It's a very drinkable DIPA. It's tasty, thin, and doesn't dominate your senses. And at 5 bucks for a bomber, this is worth going back to often. A very good DIPA at a great price. People stack this up there with HopSlam, Pliny, Ruination, etc and it's not even close. But it's solid, nonetheless.

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Photo of charlatan
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber colour with a generous head. The nose is great with grapefruit, a little pine resin and just a hint of brown sugar. After a big initial grapefruit hit with an early piney element which quickly wanes there is a more subtle almost minty herbal bitterness which comes through. Not particularly sophisticated or complex but well above passable. More please!

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Photo of rudylaw
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber consumed on the balcony.

Clear amber color with a two finger One finger white head. Plenty of lacing.

Grapefruit and lime hit the nose. Plenty of hops as well... duh.

This is a sweet one! Citrusy hops, honey and a good warming feeling accompanies a dry finish. No chance could I have more than one bomber at 8%.

This just hit me as being OK. I've had a dozen IPAs better than this, but a $4.50 price tag makes it more appealing.

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Photo of arizcards
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle at Sprouts back in May.

Beer poured golden orange with a thick white head that is leaving nice rings behind as i sip this. Nose is quite nice, citrusy hops are huge and fresh. Taste is good, decent amount of malts blend fairly well with a huge amount of piney-citrusy hops that are leaving an oil slick behind. Mouthfeel is full and very smooth - quite satisfying. Drinkability is good. This is a very nice beer with a nice price. Recommended to hop heads!

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Photo of Seanibus
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Delicious, if thunderingly unsubtle.

Pours a lively golden with a vast fluffy head and great lacing. The aroma is absolutely gigantic, piles and piles of floral and citrusy hops, though not as powerfully grapefruity as has become fashionable lately. The hops have a bit more pine, a little lemon. But still vast. The flavor follows along precisely, all hops all the time, rolling waves of flower, pine, and citrus. The alcohol is muted and the grain is largely lost behind the wall of hops. The one weak poitn is the mouthfeel - it is excessively sticky and resiny, leaving a sticky sweetness around the lips, which is great for a soda but a little weird in a beer.

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Photo of Casey10
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this beer from Gordon's Liqour store in Waltham, MA

A- typical west coast look orange bronze.

S - smell of pine and citus notes.

T- Hazy pine not bad for a IPA

M - Heavy carbination with a strong carbination.

D - I would not have a problem drinking a lot of these.

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Photo of chicagobeerriot
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass. Pours deep gold with only a slight veil. Resiliant head that gives off a strong pine smell with a little grapefruit underneath. The beer displays truth in advertising: The flavor initially is a pure pine bomb with only a slight malt sweetness to provide balance. After the hops put on their prolonged one-note show of rich bitterness, the complexity emerges. The finish takes on your taste buds from all sides, giving your throat a dry smack with a bit of citrus sweetness on the tongue. If you don't enjoy a big hop show, give this one a pass. I usually prefer a little more malt balance in a DIPA, but I like this one. If you enjoy a beer that mixes brute force with just a bit of grace, Hop Stoopid is well worth your time. Pair with sweet & sour pork or a sweeter Thai dish such as pad see ew.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle notes- poured from 22 oz bomber. Label notes 102 I.B.U.s at 8%.

A- pours like any other DIPA. Little head that disappears after 5 mins.

S- Amazing. Smells like fresh new growth on a pine tree. It's a smell that's appealing- you sniff, only to want to sniff it some more.

T- Pine notes. Extreme crispness. Absolutely f'in delicious. One of the best DIPAs I've tasted. Reminds me of 90 Min Dogfish mixed with Sierra Nevada. Imparts a great notion of 'freshness'.

M- feels crisp. Very, very good.

D- You'd only want one of these, but you'll enjoy it the whole way down. I'm Hop Stoopid; Lagunitas is Hop Brilliant. Amazing stuff. If you like hops, you HAVE to try this beer.

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Photo of jdubjacket
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had yet another long day at work today and thought I would crack this open. Poured 22 ounces into a British pint glass. Pours a copper, amber color, with a decent head and some lacing. Smell is slighly alcoholic and citrusy. Taste is hoppy, citrusy, slightly bready with a subtle, but surely appreciated malty backbone. Moderate carbonation in the mouthfeel. Overall, a great IPA.

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Photo of farrago
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thin foam spreads across the surface, interspersed throughout are large bubbles, otherwise a tightly knit layer of eggshell white, wide streaks of lacing. Very light haze to the metallic zinc orange hue, glows warmly, the rims retain more orange than yellow. The nose is undoubtedly hoppy but in no way lacks for honey molasses, caramel tones, this in turn sweetens the orange, pink grapefruit citrus as well as the floral dew, the peach, apricot, apple fruit cruises below the radar, really nothing exaggerated nor "stoopid" about this array of scents. Full-bodied, fluffy carbonation lacks precision but fills up the mouth with breadth. Honeyed bread, caramel, molasses meet up with a certain mineral water freshness to staunch excess sweetness. The hoppiness here is strong but nothing unusual, just loads up on the grains, grasses and thick yeasts. Some ginger and pine but, overall, doesn't look to bite real hard. Carbonation continues to swirl through the finish.

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Photo of markskar
4.97/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz. bomber, courtesy of my brother Matt in CT. Thanks once again bro! Another fine selection (and one in which you probably didn't know I've been looking for). I've heard a lot of hype on this brew for a long time here on BA and elsewhere, and I'm please to say that this one lived up to its reputation.

Decanted carefully, pours crystal clear orange, almost gold. Not much of a head to it, but excellent carbonation and nice lacing. If it had a bit more of a head on it I'd give it a perfect 5.

Grapefruit citrus aroma hit me as soon as I cracked the bottle, and is just perfect as I sip on it. I could sit here sniffing this stuff all night, but it tastes too damn good! Flavor is similarly citrusy, but has a more diverse variety than just grapefruit. I'm getting sweet lemonade, pineapple-orange. Just lovely! A damn near perfect DIPA in my book.

Mouthfeel is crisp and appropriately dry, making this an extremely refreshing and drinkable libation. I would keep my fridge stocked with this brew constantly if it were available in NH.

Lagunitas (Lah-goo-KNEE-tuss -- I've been saying it wrong ever since I first heard the name): Please please start distributing to New Hampshire!

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Photo of LauraAlberts
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz Bomber poured into glass.

Appearance: nice dark amber - solid head retention down the glass.

Smell: Hops, Honey, Grapefruit

Taste: Citrus - Honey - Apricot - Grapefruit - Tomato - Ginger - Mustard Seed.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied - nice and soft tannins

Drinkability: Very drinkable - easy session Double IPA - I recommend this for the IPA drinker that likes the citrusy - lighter fruit - apricot IPA's - not tons of dark malts in this one - although there is a hinting innuendo of dark chocolate malt on this finish. This is a great.

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Photo of Florida9
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Yellow gold in color. Clear. 1 finger of head results in lots of lacing. The head practically sheets down the sides of the glass.

S: Citrus and orange-blossom floral aroma. Almost like sweet candy.

T: Hop flavor explosion. Orange and citrus with an appreciable, but not over the top, bitterness and finishing with a slight (fusel) spiciness. The flavors are bright and fragrant, giving the impression of being a very "fresh" beer.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Slight bitterness, but certainly not the astringency one would be expecting from a beer that is over 100 IBUs.

D: Another great beer. Hops are center stage, but they're not over done, resulting in a beer that's easy to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of Gtreid
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber poured into my Short's Imperial Pint Glass.

A: Very clear, burnt amber color. One finger of eggshell white head appears and receeds to a thin rim. Spotty lace lines the glass.

A: Sweet honey, sugar cane, and hop juice. Orange peel, grapefruit, mango, and maybe a hint of lime round out the citrus hop aroma.

T: Very sweet. Some crystal malt give this some balance, but the sweet citrusy hops overpower this one. The alcohol, although not huge, gives it a nice warmth on the back end.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation and the sugar give this a sticky mouthfeel.

D and overall impression: The sweetness of this brew limits the drinkability. That being said, I think this is a fine beer. Good ABV at 7.7%, better than Maximus, but not on the level of some of the world class DIPA's. Skal.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale clear orange with a white head that dissipated quickly. Some lacing.

Big pine and grapefruit aromas with a bit of toasted malt. Very nice.

Very up front in the hop department, with a big pine blast, but not the overkill you get from some others. The malt fights through and the sweet/citric bitter flavors balance nicely.

Not as full bodied as I expected, actually a bit thin, and this lends to drinkability. They did something right with this one, because the bomber disappeared very quick. Not the best IPA that I've had (wasn't even the besst of the evening), but worth grabbing by far. Good beer for hop-heads.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 7,611 ratings.
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