Juicy Bits
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #240
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
96
Ranked #861
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 6.02%
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
413
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WeldWerks Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
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96
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Notes: New England Style IPA brewed with Citra, Mosiac, and El Dorado hops.
Reviews: 101 | Ratings: 413 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a one finger creamy white head. Heavy soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is orange, mango and papaya.

T - The taste is orange, peach, pineapple, grapefruit and a light piney finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

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Photo of argock
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

05/06/20 stamp on bottom lip of can
Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Very hazy tangerine juice with 1-finger of off-white frothy head with decent retention and solid lacing.

S: Pineapple, guava, tangerine, and lemongrass herbal hop notes are strongest in a very complex fruity hop nose.

T: Flavor is a bit more edgy aggressively hoppy with more herbal and a slight vegetative bite and bitterness which I like. The fruit notes meet the hype with tangerine, peach, orange, pineapple, and guava with some more herbal lemongrass in the background. Medium bitterness with big fruity esters.

M: Soft and juice-like with medium body and low carbonation.

O: Lives up the reputation - great hazy NEIPA in all areas. Very tough to beat the balance of intensity, softness, and complexity.

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argock from Virginia, May 26, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

canned 5.5.20, opened 5.23.20

can poured into a teku, hazy orange liquid with bubbles of carbonation, crowned by a two finger off white foam cap, good retention, settles to a frothy ring, few lacings.

aroma is citrus, orange, tangerine, hint of melon, hint of tropics

taste is juicy orange citrus, pulp free! hint of pine, orange rind

medium sudsing, very gentle hop nibble

good beer

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WunderLlama from Massachusetts, May 24, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a Russian River Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours hazy golden amber with a frothy eggshell white head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Citrus, ripe tropical and orchard fruit, a little melon, a touch of pine, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Zesty citrus, orange, lemon, and lime, some spicy pine, tropical and orchard fruit, pineapple, apricot, papaya, passion fruit, peach, pear, mango, and watermelon, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, somewhat soft on the palate, moderately lively carbonation, and just a touch of hop burn warmth.

O: Great citrus pop up front, nice tropical fruit salad side, but well balanced with enough IBUs to keep the El Dorado in check. Really glad a can of this fell into my lap to try.

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RyanK252 from California, May 24, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was looking forward to having this one. The look was a cloudy orange like a glass of orange juice. Very nice aroma. Lots of orange and pineapple and a bit of berries. Very nice taste, borders on being too sweet but has a touch of bitterness at the end. Has a a soft mouthfeel

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Photo of ichorNet
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

WeldWerks is a brewery I've heard plenty about but have apparently never had... even though I, for some reason, distinctly remember having this some time in the past year or so. I feel like I would've reviewed it, but can't find my review anywhere, so perhaps I dreamt it. Interestingly enough, this beer uses the same hop bill (Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado) as another beer I just reviewed (Matchbox Lambo by Grimm, a small IPA version of Lambo Door, one of my favorite DIPAs), so I should have an easier time talking about it. Enough rambling, let's do this.

Juicy Bits pours a hazy (but not opaque) orange/goldenrod color with a thin, retentive head of bone-white foam that lasts and lasts. Good legs and nice structure overall... lace is a bit drippy instead of being super consistent or overtly amazing, but it'll do.

The nose is a nice, big, juicy hit of citrusy and tropical hops, as expected, right off the bat. Very saturated and pronounced, with strong overtones of orange, pineapple, and tangerine with light backing notes of mango and ripe guava. The Citra seems very pronounced here, with a little bit of the odd "berry" like note of Mosaic helping out. I don't think it congeals as well together as some other people do, but it's mighty fine in any case, and certainly does a good job with the hops in question.

Flavor profile is a little better, mostly due to its heft and the way it carries itself. Juicy Bits has a nice aroma, but the flavor is a different beast. A bit maltier and more balanced, with a deftly creamy and, well, juicy feel bringing with it lots of berry, mango, pineapple, and orchard fruit flavors along with a touch of pine and bitter resin in the finish to round it all out, this is where the beer shines. Since the taste of a beer itself is the most important part of judging it, this definitely makes the cut, but I wish it has slightly more juiciness and didn't finish so abruptly. The feel, as such, is a bit lacking; kind of heavy for a sub-7% NEIPA and without some of the crispness and hop bursting intensity I've had at higher ABVs with similar beers.

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ichorNet from Massachusetts, May 21, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, dated 04.14.2020, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a bright orange color, copper and amber hues, hazy and cloudy with a foamy white head, moderate retention and very nice lacing. The aroma is pleasant, lots of orange juice, soft stone fruits, floral, lightly sweet yeast, doughy pale grain, some earthy bitterness emerges as well. The flavors are very good, lots of tropical fruit, orange, pineapple, mango, melon, grassy and green dank hops, floral bouquet pops as it warms with light pale dough. The mouthfeel is good, coating, lively, crisp medium body that finishes easily with a lightly dry bite.

Verdict: A nice NEIPA from WeldWerks. It's juicy, fresh, flavorful and has a nice contrast between sweet and bitter flavors.

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kevanb from Illinois, May 09, 2020
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. White head. Nice retention. Lace. Hazy golden sunset orange.

Lightly flavored NE ipa. Melon and honeydew. Orange peel and orange citrus. Mango and tangerine. Solid, but I want more depth. Very drinkable with the lighter body/flavor.

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mothman from Minnesota, May 07, 2020
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4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can from Lúpulo, roughly 3 wksold.
Appearance: hazy orange juice, fluffy white head, lace.
Smell: stonefruit, papayas, sweet lemonade.
Taste: Pretty sweet. Mostly tropical fruit juice. Little mild citrus bittering at the finish.
Mouthfeel: juicy. Pleasant weak citrus bite. Just enough to round out the tropical sweetness. No alcohol presence.
Overall: tropical juice masterpiece. Pretty impressed. This is a hazy that is bordering on the really good to world class.

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bret27 from California, May 04, 2020
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4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy, milky orange juice with a thin, creamy, white head.
Wonderful smell of fresh, citrus hop. Soft fruit of melon, apricot and grapefruit.
Taste follows nose. Bursting fresh citrus hop juice, slight dankness and pepper in the finish. We have heard this combo done before, but this is nearly perfect balance.
Incredibly smooth, creamy mouthfeel like you want in a great NEIPA.
Overall, one of the best straight up NEIPA I have had in a while.

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Photo of dcscientist
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the original version that has spawned a bunch of spinoffs, and it's their best-selling beer, and I get it. It's a lot like pretty much every other New England IPA, but this one surely is a notch above most of them. Very smooth, very citrusy, and very cloudy. Tastes like a glass of orange juice with a bit of hops. No wonder everyone loves this beer.

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dcscientist from Colorado, Mar 06, 2020
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4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 02/19/20 (10 days old) into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

L: Pours moderately hazy orange golden with two fingers of medium-density white frothy head with good retention and left mixed ringed/spotted lacing.

S: Pleasant tropical nose, berries, tangerine, pineapple, and guava. Underlying floral and subtle dank attributes gain intensity as it warms.

T: Follows the nose but with more citrus prominence, and not quite as dynamic. Finishes with mild bitterness and moderate acidity, acidity lingers on the palate.

F: Low-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, tongue tingles from the acidity, full on the tongue and swallow.

O: Super solid brew that could be world-class for my palate and preferences if the taste was more dynamic, less acidity, and fluffier feel. But it's still a great brew, and excited to see their cans in Norcal.

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jakecattleco from California, Feb 29, 2020
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4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sweet, orange-citrus, and tropical hoppy nose on this one! Taste follows with juicy, but soft and subtle, tropical citrus bitter bite. This has outstanding depth and great chewy mouthfeel...I mean, world class for a single! Great!

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lucius10 from California, Feb 13, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 11/20/19.

Pours cloudy gold with plenty of white fluff. Retention and lacing are great. Orange juice and a bit of peach in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Orange with grapefruit pith on the palate with zero malt and a firm bitterness. Finishes with lingering tropical citrus and a pithy dryness.

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brewandbbq from New Hampshire, Jan 28, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From tasting notes 12/15/19

Appearance - Pours hazy and light orange in color with a white, thin head that displays fair retention before dying to a thin, broken layer of suds. Lacing consists of broken webbing, lines and small spotting.

Smell - Very aromatic, with a prominent tropical juiciness. Mango, pineapple and orange.

Taste - Follows the nose. Mango, pineapple and orange juiciness. Soft, bready malt undertone. Quick to the finish, leaving a bit of pineapple lingering in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with low-to-moderate carbonation. Smooth drinker, but thins out in the finish.

Overall - Juicy hazy, but it doesn't finish strongly.

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TheSixthRing from California, Jan 22, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that left lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the collar and a layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of gooseberries are present in the nose along with notes of orange citrus.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of gooseberries along with notes of stone fruit and hints of orange citrus. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This New England-style IPA is very juicy and quite complex with all of its flavors.

Serving type: can

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metter98 from New York, Jan 18, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 10/10/2019. Pours very hazy deep golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice/pulp, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, red apple, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big mandarin orange juice/pulp, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, red apple, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice/pulp, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, red apple, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky/resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.7%. Overall this is a fantastic NEIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Great soft feel, and not aggressive. Fantastic Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy hops; with a nice sized wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding spot on style example. Loved the hop profile as expected.

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superspak from Michigan, Dec 24, 2019
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4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden colored and very hazy. There’s an inch of creamy, frothy beige to off white on top. Light to moderate lacing. I smell citrus, mandarin orange, lemon, and lime. I taste a wallop of citrus rind and mandarin orange. There’s also melon, pineapple, and grapefruit flavor. The mouth is dense and resinous.

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Franziskaner from Missouri, Dec 14, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass. Purchased at Malloy's in Lisle, IL. Pours a slightly unusual, black-and-tan sort arrangement where the beer at the bottom of the glass is more translucent than the top. Top portion is more hazy than pulpy NEIPA. Taste hits many of the juicy, citrus/mango/pineapple notes but retains a backend bitterness. Very strong effort, maybe the best NEIPA I've had from west of Iowa (Toppling Goliath being the only I've had that's west of the Mississippi), but not exceptional.

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Stooven from Illinois, Dec 10, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a somewhat cloudy honey color with a one finger head; spotty streaks of lace with webs underneath

Smell: Tangerine tones dominate with a rather dank aspect

Taste: Tangerine tones forward with mango and hint of blueberry; dank bitterness, in the middle, with the juicy flavors intermingling with the bitterness into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice balance between the juicy and bitter elements here

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brentk56 from North Carolina, Dec 06, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 10/10/2019 poured into craft master glass.

A - ample foam and lacing, orange haze matches the can label
S - full of citrus and hops
T - fruity/juicy up front giving way to hops, not without some bitterness on the finish
M - light and smooth, soft, a bit thin for my taste
O - very easy to drink and very pleasant.

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Pinz412 from Pennsylvania, Nov 27, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Saw this a lot on the what Beer Are You drinking now thread and wanted to give it a try. Can’t see through it at all. Foamy, mild lacing. Smell is straight up hops-it’s got juiciness, slight bitterness, citrus, guava, and mango. A little malt presence. Taste is citrusy, juicy, slightly tart tanginess with flavors of orange, mango, guava. Just a hint of bitterness. Feel is light to medium bodied, slightly mouth watering, minimal alcohol presence. I like it-it’s juicy but not overwhelmingly juicy, citrusy, or sweet. The mildness of the juiciness is probably the best thing about it.

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mschrei from Illinois, Nov 21, 2019
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4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Franfab for this
16 oz can, dated 9/19/19, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden orange with a two finger white head.

S- Juicy, citrus, oranges, mangoes, tropical fruits, stone fruits, slightly earthy.

T- Citrus, oranges, tropical fruits, some melons, touch of stone fruits, earthy finish, slightly bitter.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A very nice NEIPA, easy to drink. One of the better uses of el dorado hops in a NEIPA.

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larryi86 from Delaware, Nov 14, 2019
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4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz canned on 10-10-19 (opened on 11-7-19), first beer since 10-23-19.
3/4" pillowy white head, decent retention down to 1/4" and holding. Orange gold body, opaque/hazy style. Full lacing wall.
Pineapple, orange, berry first. Guava, mango and other cool, clean tropical notes second. Creamy base.
Orange and mango are prominent, has a creamy "orange Julius" effect. Some blueberry and lemon, reminds me of some muffins my wife makes - blueberry/lemon with a glaze on them...tasty.
Soft mouthfeel, medium to full body. Low carbonation and low bitterness. Medium length finish. Spot on in the feel department for an NEIPA.
Very good.

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4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice New England style IPA with nice citrus fruity flavors and depth. No date printed on can. Pours a slightly hazy orange-yellow color with some nice fluffy white head and small rings of lingering lacing. Smells of some nice orange citrus, also some melon, lemon, grapefruit, malt, vanilla and floral notes. Taste follows the nose, with a really good hit of fresh orange that was probably one of the best examples of pure orange I’ve tasted in recent memory. Good depth and balance. Smooth, mild, sticky mouthfeel with good carbonation. A very mild IPA - not one of the best I’ve had recently, but certainly very enjoyable.

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beersampler6 from Michigan, Nov 05, 2019
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