Charlie's Good Tonight
SingleCut Beersmiths

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #906
ABV:
6%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,583
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 5.77%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
128
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Notes: AIN’T HE? Backing that up is a smooth easy drinking IPA that is all tropical citrus that is in the pocket anytime.

This 6% IPA has quickly become an SC standard – hazy and soft, but drier and more expressive than most NE IPAs. Built on a new favorite hop blend from Oregon and Washington, lots of dry pineapple, pomelo, limón, and a clean and crisp finish. We love IPA, even in the NYC summer heat- this is the answer to all our questions. AIN’T ‘E?
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a very hazy, bright yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, tropical fruits. Taste is oranges, pineapple, mild bitterness. Fees medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

Jun 07, 2020
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 6/25/19.

Pours cloudy gold with a short-lived head of white and minimal retention. Candied peach, pineapple and orange in the nose. Medium bodied with a thinnish mouthfeel. Grapefruit with pine on the palate with some light malt on the palate. Finishes with some decent bitterness and lingering citrus.

Sep 18, 2019
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a Weizen glass.

Appearance
Hazed-out, opaque blonde. Chunky yeast sediment throughout. 1 finger of creamy white head.

Nose
Papaya, guava, blueberry, peach, lychee, and candy sugar. Big aroma!

Taste
Papaya, peach skin, and dank. Floral and earthy. Slight guava and lychee. Candy sugar sweetness with touches of burnt biscuit. Finishes with overripe mango and a pithy grapefruit bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, juicy, semi-dry, and moderately bitter.

Overall
Pricey but totally worth it! Juicy, flavorful, and really scratches that New England itch.

Mar 12, 2019
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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks almost like a black and tan in the Spieglau IPA glass,except like mango on the top and lemonade on the bottom. Much lacing with creamy/foamy head-Smells like a fruit salad- Tastes like pineapple,berries, mango- Feels luxurious and smooth,nice carbonation,delicious malt bill. I really dig this "little" IPA- I guess 6% is still a single (I think)

Feb 19, 2019
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Jlabs from New York

3.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a pint glass via draft at Mudville 9 (NYC)

color is a faint yellow/orange

smell is light citrus and pine

taste follows the nose exactly

mouthfeel is light and medium carbonation

I usually love Singlecut IPA's, but this one sadly falls towards the bottom of the list..very bland and not much going one here

Jan 23, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear light golden pour with massive fluffy white head. Lasts forever... great lacing.

S: Tropical fruit juice and citrus. Pineapple and mango.

T/F: Light biscuity grains with a tropical Singlecut-style juicy hop profile. Citrus a little more mellow than some of their others which highlights the pineapple, tangerine, and guava. Floral notes... some sharp lemon. Aggressively carbonated... light bodied with a citrus finish.

O: Another delicious Singlecut IPA... and just different enough to be interesting. Crushable at 6% so love the drinkability.

Oct 08, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ended pouring into a tulip.
The appearance was a pulled dark yellow color with a small finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off fairly quick. Some light strings of lace seemed to speckled here and there around the glass.
The aroma snaps some pineapple into place around some grassy and light lemony notes.
The flavor was a sort of dried sweet hoppiness gently melting into some maltiness. Moderate pineapple to grassy aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good. Sly finish of a semi-bitter grip of hops hitting harshly on my tongue.
Overall, this was pretty good for the most part but there's so many New England styled beers these days, to me, well I think I could come back to.

Jul 21, 2018
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jykleo from New York

3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased Tap. Poured 16OX to 18OZ IPA glass.
Light colour , light hop smell and citrus.
Not bitter a lot nor citrus. As if light beer or session.
But great balance of complicated mixture.
Easy to drink and will buy again.

Jul 20, 2018
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metter98 from New York

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—lemons, limes, and oranges seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell, except there additional hints of underlying pale malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is quite easy to drink, especially with its lack of bitterness.

Serving type: can

Jul 05, 2018
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 6/11/18

Pours a hazy golden straw with a short, pillowy head; walls of lacing trickle down in its wake.

The aroma upfront gives off nice tropical notes in sync with delicate, malty biscuit; as the bouquet opens, I'm getting detailed bits of orange pulp, lime zest, pine resin, and pineapple.

Taste transitions smoothly to dank hops brightened by orange, unripened pineapple, smooth lime, lemon zest, and mint; this is nuanced, juicy, and subtly herbal, and it all comes together really nicely.

The mouthfeel carries a low-medium carbonation that feels just right, with enough softness from the DDH treatment to create something imminently juicy.

The double-dry hopping really brought the detail out in this one; juicy tropical flavors and even the occasional note of key lime pie finds its way into the mix. Great IPA from Singlecut that does everything really well and has some unique character to boot.

Jun 26, 2018
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Pubes_DDH_DIPA from Massachusetts

3.37/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Canned 6/11/18. I’m assuming this is a bad batch. Pours light with very little haze. Tastes like a singlecut but very thin. Pretty disappointing for a very strong brewery.

Jun 21, 2018
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up a while ago, finally getting around to it tonight. Listening to "Miss You" by The Rolling Stones as it seems to fit in pretty well with this beer. It seemed simple up front but this grew on me as it warmed up, needing a bunch of repeat sips in order for me to get it down. Fans of SingleCut may be let down by this but only because this didn't break any new ground but at the same time, there was plenty to enjoy about this; as was the case with nearly all of their other offerings!

If you've had their beers before, you know that most are dank and cloudy in appearance and that was the case with this one. Golden, muted, and topped with plenty of foam, this had a pleasing appearance as there was plenty of lacing left behind once I worked my way through this. Tons of cantaloupe, dry cheese, tropical notes, and yeast in the nose with all of those coming out more in the taste. Lychee, earthy citrus, grapefruit, lime zest, and passion fruit emerged in the taste as this got closer to room temperature with a good stone fruit juiciness to tie everything in together. A dank, earthy mouthfeel set in and lingered in the aftertaste once the liquid went down, which was easy given the low alcoholic content of this.

While not a session beer, it would be so easy to down another one of these in a sitting. I only had a can on hand but as usual, I was impressed with the end result of their efforts as well as the continuing rock theme that all of their beers carry. Dated 11/12 of last year with "HAVE A SEAT" written above it, it's so good that these guys are finally available here in my home state (where I bought this can). No doubt that SingleCut deserves a wider following, due in part to offerings such as this!

May 27, 2018
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spelingchampeon from Delaware

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BO 11-21-17
16oz Spiegelau IPA. Light orange, cloudy. Nice lacing, very slow.
Aroma is slightly dank, orange, melon, GF and pine. Hoppy. Taste is heavy on the tropical juicy side..orange/mango, and pine. The melon was no where to be found? MF was medium, frothy.. mid-level bitterness and carbonation.. quickly blanketed by the creaminess.

I'm not going to say I was let down by Charlie, it's a very good beer.. but I found the flavors muddled.

Jan 07, 2018
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mschrei from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a juice, cloudy orange/yellow.with not much foam. Smell is dank, citrusy, slightly bitter. Taste is juicy, slightly citrusy, slight bitterness. Smooth, mouth watering, interesting double dry hopped flavors. Pretty good.

Dec 22, 2017
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy orange/yellow with a good 1" head and sticky lacing.
S: Citrus, hops, pine, and floral.
T: Follows the nose, very citrus forward with a bite and nice mouthfeel. Very balanced and drinkable beer.
M: Medium
O: Very well done DDH IPA, flavors are on point, hoppy and bitter but at the right amounts. Perfect beer.
F: This gets a fresh factor of 4 weeks old.... FRESH

Dec 22, 2017
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Happy New Cut a Single in Minneapolis, MN Beer Sunday (Week 668)!

As usual, I have a planned theme for today. Here in PA, we get distro from seemingly everywhere & it is tough to keep up with all of the newest releases. It is even more spectacular that they are coming to us in CANs for the furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). Let the fun begin! 

From the CAN: "Please recycle * Keep America beautiful"; "Rulpsen says: 'Come visit the brewery!'"; "100% Brewed and CANned on premises by SingleCut Beersmiths"; "SingleCut Beersmiths is proud to maintain the Ameri[CAN] tradition of beer locally made from craft by zealots/lunatics who believe hard work, truth, pride and passion should always come before profit."; "Mastery knows no shortcut"; "Drink ASAP in a clean, wide mouthed glass * Store cold and upright * Unfiltered, pour carefully".

Having Crack!ed the CAN open, I CANmenced the gentlest Glug possible, but halfway into it, it became obvious that this was truly unfiltered and no amount of gentleness was going to make a difference. That is not to say that I suddenly inverted the CAN, however, just that I CANtinued to allow the CANtents to run unabated into my awaiting glass. It produced two fingers of foamy, rocky, bone-white head with good retention that left behind some nice lacing. Color was a cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7), kind of like freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose was both tropical & catty, like Simcoe the kitty had gotten loose among the mangoes, papayas & guavas. 8=O If I ever get a cat, its name will be Simcoe! Mouthfeel was medium, but it did not have that graininess that I dislike in these unfiltered NE-style AIPAs, which was good. I did not taste Simcoe in the mouth, however. Instead, it was almost sweet with a lot of tropical fruit flavors, ranging from pineapples & tangerines to the aforementioned mango, papaya, guava flavors. There was also a slight, earthy bitterness, but it was not Citra nor Cascade. Columbus, perhaps? I spent most of yesterday immersed in Stouts, so for this self-described, self-avowed hophead, this was a welcome return to my passion. Finish was dry & I would have said low in its IBUs until I looked at the CAN: "94 IBU's". 8=O Extremely drinkable & leaving no question as to why it is so highly rated on this site! Thanks you for coming to southcentral PA, you beersmiths, and I will try to look you up the next time that I am in town.

Dec 10, 2017
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Monkey-D-Luffy from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased cold - Can dated 11/21/17 "HAVE A SEAT" - Poured into an English Pub glass

L - Pours a hazy goldenrod color, with a very fine, loosely foamed 1 finger cream colored head. Dissipating quickly it leaves a thin veil on top and a shallow ring around the glass. Intricate spiderwebs of lacing as it goes down.

S - Redolent of cantaloupe, with a hodgepodge of pineapple, orange and mangoes.

T - The orange and mango are far more pronounced on the palate, with a muddied tropical citrus and melon backdrop. No discernible malt backbone on this one. Very light bitterness in the aftertaste.

F - Medium to full bodied incredibly fine and delicate carbonation.

O - This is a serious juice bomb, and the nose had totally seduced me before I even got to my first sip. The palate for this one was nice and complex but some aspects from the nose were less pronounced than I wanted them to be. I know any time I open a SingleCut brew I'm going to be impressed, and this beer was no exception.

Dec 04, 2017
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Charlie's Good Tonight - Singlecut
DDH IPA - 6% abv
Canned 11/21/17 (12 days ago)

L - 3-finger eggshell white head is dense and stubborn. After 2 minutes it has barely started to recede. Body is dirty orange.

S - oranges, some dirty/earthy hops, a little booze.

T - orange, grapefruit at first. Getting that earthy/dirty taste in the middle, mixed with noticeable alcohol. Quite bitter. Very little sweetness.

F - medium body and carb. Rather drying.

O - Not my favorite from Singlecut. The dirt taste detracts from the whole. But I enjoy the extreme bitterness this brew brings to the table.

Dec 03, 2017
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 11/21/17

Pours cloudy hazy opaque gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells like guava, strawberry, lychee, pineapple, passionfruit, exotic tropical fruit, starfruit, dragonfruit, mango, peach, nectarine, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, lime, caramelized bready crackery malt, with dank floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes slightly more restrained with some bitterness lingering over, some tropical guava, strawberry, pineapple, passionfruit, mango, peach, nectarine, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon pith, lime zest, caramelized bready crackery malt, with dank floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice double dry hopped IPA.

Dec 03, 2017
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mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can, dated 11/21/2017

Look is a murky yellow orange with a thin head. Pretty opaque.
Smells great, lots of pineapple and orange.
Tastes excellent. Tons hop flavor, pineapple and orange/grapefruit citrus and other tropical fruits, a bit of dank resin. Finishes bright, with some mild cracker malt underneath.
Good feel, smooth and medium-full. A little creamy with a pithy citrus rind bitterness.

Dang that's good! Another excellent IPA from SingleCut (no surprise there...).

Dec 02, 2017
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce cans from Singlecut are priced just slightly better than the previously-available 16.9 oz bottles from Singlecut, and the format is just better in general, so I picked up a single of this brew from my local Craft Beer Cellar earlier today. Not sure what sets this apart from other IPAs from Singlecut, but whatever. It's probably great!

Pours as a nearly-completely-opaque deep orange colored beer with a few fingers of tenacious head with awesome legs and tiered rings of lace forming as it dissipates. The surface seems slightly hazed over, but I can divine some shapes from its murky depths, so it must not be as intensely occulted as some other NEIPAs I've had recently.

The nose here is very strong on the rainbow sherbet-aspect, leading off with orange/vanilla-cream-like notes and fading into ripe honeydew melon, passion fruit and pineapple. This smells so decadent and intense, popping with bright grapefruit acidity, mango sweetness and blood orange complexity. Slightly catty, but with enough pineapple, guava and key lime to pop out, CGT seems to balance new-school hops quite well. I get a little bit of crackery malt here, but it certainly does take a decent backseat to the sweet, creamy and intensely dexterous hop elements going on here.

The flavor consists of a wash of bitter and slightly-tropical hops upfront moving into a mid-tongue feeling of roughshod malt and oily resins, finishing rather clean and piquant with bitterness pushing toward the back of the palate. Bitter orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, passion fruit and slight elements of guava and mango bring out a complex hop intensity here, while the crackery malt element provides a solid backbone for all of the hops to work together on the tongue. That said, the yeast character keeps this rather anonymous and neutered at the end of the day. I find it difficult to get excited about a hoppy beer when its intense flavors are covered by a blanket of yeasty neutrality, and this falls within that realm fairly accurately. Marrying intense aromatics, flavors and drinkability with cloudy yeast is quite tough, and Singlecut seems to still be struggling just a bit with that aspect of this style.

The feel here is pretty solid; where the yeast clouds the flavor profile a bit, it helps the drinkability and overall mouthfeel, lending some creaminess to the proceedings. Carbonation, as expected from this sub-style, is rather buoyant instead of aggressive and seeks to level with the palate instead of building up to much of anything. This kind of beer begins and ends with how its nose and flavor profile interact, and I'd say Singlecut does a decent-enough job of that. I mean, they're kind of like the NY version of Trillium in a lot of ways (multifarious, different-hop versions of the same essential base recipe, every now and then make a non-IPA, weird distro and hype that rarely matches actual desire/artistry, etc.), so yeah. If you like Singlecut's IPAs, this will be up your alley. For sure. I enjoyed it.

Dec 02, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap at deCiccios in Millwood NY

Typical NE IPA look, clouded with fine whispy lacing all over the glass

Grapefruit on the nose and loaded onto the palate, fresh and tasty...well worth a try

Oct 10, 2017
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Kendo from New York

4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the growler into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy light-golden with a half-finger of white head on top, which leaves behind good rings of foamy white lace.

S: Not a terribly strong nose; some tropical fruit (mainly pineapple) and mango.

T: Modest crackery malt foundation is followed by the tropical fruity hops. Pineapple juice and grapefruit pith is followed by bitter lemons and a touch of herbal hops. Finishes with nice lingering lemony bitterness.

M: Light carbonation; call it medium in heft, maybe a tad lighter.

O: Good stuff, as always, from Singlecut.

Aug 19, 2017
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On Tap at Foundry, Northampton, MA. Full notes taken on IPA day.

A- Draft reveals a hazy golden brew into my snifter with a fluffy white cap rising up to one finger high. Decent head retention and spotty lace mostly besides one stray sheet.

S- Mostly tropical and stone fruit nectar. Slight soft citrus like tangerines or clementine. Melon and bubble gum hint. Floral touch and basal crackery grain.

T- Becomes a bit more citrus forward but still focus on the juicy tropical stone fruits and melon. Mango, tangerine, grapefruit, floral and dank herbs. Mostly hops. Tiny yeast influence.

MF- Fluffy and creamy medium body with very high carbonation. Ends with medium bitterness. Silllllky smooth.

Melon and tropical fruit hops for the most part with a touch of citrus in there as well. SingleCut rolling out more and more good IPAs.

Aug 16, 2017
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Reef from South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crowler from The Beer King, Middletown, NY

Hazy golden copper with a finely carbonated finger of cream head. Head subsides to a full blanket and ring on the surface. Uniform curtain when glass is tilted.
Strong fruity hop aroma which lasts from pour to dregs. Grapefruit peel, tangerine, orange, apricot, light honey.
Taste is a more mellow combination of citrus and light resin, honey on the back of the tongue. Tangerine, grapefruit pith, lemon hard candy,light peach or apricot.
Smooth, light mouthfeel consistent carbonation. Lightly bitter, not astringent. Satisfying, but not filling.
Not extreme in any respect other than extremely satisfying.

Aug 12, 2017
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