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Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This mouthwateringly delicious IPA gets its flavor from a heavy helping of Citra and Mosaic hops. Don't worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.

60 IBU

Added by ccrida on 12-31-2009

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pale amber body with some transparency. Foamy light tan head that lingers around and leaves some lacing.

S- Big, juicy tropical hops with lots of citrus. Some bready caramel malt comes through too.

T- Big tropical hops come through with enough malt coming through to balance out some of the bitterness from the hops.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, very drinkable.

O- Very nice IPA with a great hop profile. Very impressive.

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Photo of GeorgeH
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured in 16oz pilsner glass

A-Nice amber/copper color, with a slight hint of red. Less than 1/2" head. Some thin, light lacing

S-Blast of citrus, mostly grapefruit, some tangerine

T-Slightly dry up front, with bitterness kicking in at the end, and lingering for quite some time with a slight hint of the alcohol being present. The first few sips I took, I thought it was sweet, but not so much after that. I think the bitterness has taken over my tongue, but I still taste the grapefruit very strong. Very nice.

M-Dry, bitter

O-Very nice beer. Smooth, nice carbonation. I really enjoy the grapefruit and bitterness of this beer.

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Photo of Philousa
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark copper, bordering on amber, with a half finger white head. Lacing is nice, towards the heavy side. I first get a lot of citrus and fruit out of the aroma while it's cold: lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, and apricot or other such pit fruit. I even get some blueberry. As it warms I get a whole lot of wheat bread with its crust. The hop smell turns to sweaty feet aroma when it's warmer, something I get consistently out of mosaic hops. The wheat bread only carries over to the flavor in a limited capacity, the malt being light on the palate. The hop aroma does carry over well to the flavor: the citrus is pretty prevalent. There is even some sweetness akin to lemon flavor. The bitterness is mild and comes on slow. I find this very interesting since it's so different from other IPAs. I almost miss the intense bitterness from a Columbus or Warrior hop varietal. The feel is appropriate, a little on the watery side with a slightly dry finish.

This is a very interesting beer. The sweet malt goes well with the hop profile, but I miss some pine flavor. It's great for what it is, but it isn't exactly what I want in an IPA.

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Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber bought at Pinocchio's in Media, PA, because I can't get it here in NJ.
Poured into a Sam Adams 'perfect pint' glass.

AP: Dark burnt amber and rusty brown colour, looks chewy for a 6% IPA. Nice foamy 1" white head that dwindled down to a 1/2" with decent lacing.
AR: Oh, this smells heavenly. Fresh Squeezed is a good name for it as there's what smells like fresh squeezed juice in this (in a hoppy way, that is). There's pine in the aroma, but the big players here are tropical fruits: pineapple, mango, guava. Also some citrus notes like orange and tangerine. I also detect caramel and biscuit malts. I hope the flavours match the aroma.
T: Ah, yes, the flavours do match the aroma. However, I also get a little Sauvignon Blanc-like notes of gooseberry and melon to go with the aforementioned tropical fruits and citrus. The malt flavours have a more toasted bread/grain aspect to them, which works. This is a damn fine tasty beer. There is a little grapefruit bite at the finish. The flavours blend harmoniously together, nothing dominates or overpowers. This is really well done.
M: Moderate carbonation, decent body for a 6% brew. I love how the juicy hops stay moist on your palate afterwards.
OV: I'm glad I picked this one up and may grab another on a return trip. Damn, if they shipped this here to NJ in 4pk or 6pks I would be very happy. I'm not complaining about a 22oz, though. Beautiful aromas, great flavour to match and a finish that leaves you smacking your lips and ready for the next sip. This is my first Deschutes beer and I hope it hasn't spoiled me too much on what else to expect from them.

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Photo of Lothore
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a deep orangey hue with an ample off white head that leaves heavy lacing as it fades.

S- hop bomb. Resiny, citrus, bread

T- strong citrus notes up front - grapefruit, orange an tangerine. Fades to a robust, bready middle and a bitter back end

M- medium bodied with medium-high carbonation.

D- overall an outstanding ipa that leaves your tongue in a hop coma

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured two and half fingers of head on a rusty red colored body. It looks splendid.
The aroma is outstanding: bright orange and pineapple with honey and pine in the background.
The taste is both unique and great. It has a fairly low bitterness level but that lets the pine and lemon flavors show through.
It has a nice fizziness with a medium body.
Great profile overall. A super easy drinker too.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to tulip. Best before 10/08/13.

A - Medium amber colour with a half finger of taupe colored head.

S - Mango, pineapple, passion fruit, tangerine and sweet caramel.

T - Moederate bitterness fro the style with a fairly substantial caramel malt backbone providing balance. Pineapple, mango, peach and passion fruit flavours are all present.

M - Medium body. Creamy and oily. Light carbonation.

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Photo of mothman
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

White head. Leaves a ton of lace. Color is a copper amber.

Flavors are juicy hops and fruit flavors. Tons of pineapple and mango citrus. Oranges and grapefruit. Floral, citrusy hops. Light bready malts. This is one of the ipas from Deschutes that isn't overly malty! Yay!

Mouthfeel: A bit bitter and a little sticky. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall, by far one of Deschutues better hoppy beers. I'd actually drink this one again. Solid offering.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber with best by date of 10/8/13.

A: Pours a slightly hazed dark orange with a solid 1-inch off-white head which leaves rings and spots of lace.

N: Juicy passion fruit, citrus rind and pulp, herbal and slightly dank.

T: Citrus and pine cone resins with a sweetish malt balance. Was expecting more.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Dry and bitter finish.

O: Excited to try this; however, I was not blown away, but did enjoy.

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Photo of maximum12
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A new Deschutes beer shows up in Minnesota? Count me in. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife to break up my seventy-two hours of sobriety.

Pours out clean, sans goop or sediment, leaning to the orange side of amber, active carbonation. Nose is one of the finest an IPA can boast: a canopy of tropical fruit juked with citrus, mango, pineapple, & resinous sap. Damn, I hope it tastes just like that.

Fresh Squeezed IPA doesn't taste as good as it smells, alas. The tropical fruit basket, juiced (though with wicker & plastic removed) is on point, but much more muted on the tongue than up the nose. Pale malts are prominent, though I don't know if there are actually any in here, along with malty sweetness. Bitterness is scarcely glimpsed through the foliage; is it there? There's a bit of must on the finish that detracts from my beery enjoyment some. One nice glass of this will be just fine.

Overall this is a beer that kicked my nose's ass, then settled down in pleasing mediocrity. Good beer that disappointed; if it matched up with the aroma, this could have been an all-time great.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear amber orange, two finger head with good lacing.

S-Nice blend of hops and malt. Citrus, grass, pine and the dank smell that is citra hops.

T-Good balance. Lots of citrus and earthy tones. Mild bitterness, A sweet but hoppy finish.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonation with a nice hop bite.

O-Citra and mosaic hops are amazing. This beer is not the best made with either, but still a wonderful IPA.

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Photo of Sarlacc83
3.42/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle.

A: Reddish brown copper with a thin scattered head. Some really nice legs on this one.

N: Some citrus, mostly grapefruit. Some sweet caramelized onions. Biscuit and honey. Could really use a lot more out of this, but what’s there is very pleasant.

T: Nicely bittered with a good tropical base and some biscuit. Very little earth or pine. It lives up to its name in that it does seem like someone freshly squeezed orange juice. Very clean.

M: Moderately dry, resinous, and medium bodied.

O: A very drinkable IPA, but other than having a lot in common with fruit juice, it doesn’t really hit many of my buttons. Will be pretty easy to take down the entire bottle.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best by 10/8/13.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and lots of fresh, juicy citrus fruit and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus fruit and orange juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a very nice citrus hop smell and some tasty flavors to back it up.

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Photo of BeerIndustry22111
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark amber with decent carbonation being released from the laser etching. Good head with equally pleasant lacing.

S- Very fruit forward. Tropical fruits. Passion fruit, guava, pineapple, peach, mango. Sweetness. Excellent aroma.

T- Fruit forward. Tropical fruits that match the nose. Its like sitting on a beach next to a massive fruit basket. Hops poke through just enough to show their bitter. Balanced with a strong malty sweetness. The malts and the hops battle, going from hoppy to sweet to hoppy. Finish with a blooming flavor of hop and fruity sweetness.

M- Thick, lays heavy on the palate for 6%ABV.

O- I really enjoyed this beer. Even though the body is rather thick, it is a great summer beer. Not in the sessionable sense, but in it's refreshing nature. If anyone has a problem with this beer it is probably the sweetness. All the fruit combines with the malt and makes it a little sweet.

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Photo of cvm4
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear copper bodied with an eggshell head.

S - Citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, mango... Fruity hops abound!

T - Juicy fruity hops up front with a somewhat bitter kick on the ending. The malty backbone is there but not too overdone.

M - Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation and a wet finish.

O - Just a joy to drink and it's a plus that the abv is only 6%. The more the merrier!

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Photo of nataku00
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a clear copper with two fingers of loose off white head. Head dissipates after a little while, leaving a few lines of lacing. A few bubbles stream up quickly but not super carbonated.

Smells like grapefruit and orange juice, light pine and herbal hops, with a good amount of caramel.

Taste follows the nose, fresh grapefruit and orange juice with a bit of citrus peel, pine and marijuana hop bitterness. Some sweeter caramel malt and light yeast fruit ester mid tongue. Fairly clean finish with only a light citrus peel bitterness lingering.

Light body and mildly carbonated but very easy to drink. Mostly hop flavor with a light malt backbone that makes it nice on a warm day.

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Photo of lsummers
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper orange, darker than I was expecting. One finger frothy head. Looks delicious.

Smell is straight away fruity hops. Citrus, orange juice, grapefruit, and pineaple along with that sweet caramel malt note. From the smell I can definitely tell this will be very citric, somewhat sweet, viscous, and highly hop forward. When I go in for the taste the first thing that hits me is how nicely balanced it is. Since more malty sweet ipa's are my favorites, this one hits the spot. You can definitely tell this is dry hopped, with it's fresh hop notes. Lots of fruit juices coming through along with that same sweet, buttery, cracker and toffee malt note. Bitterness isn't as strong as I would have thought from the smell. Very well rounded with the pineapple, mango, orange juice notes, touch of that cordial cherry juice mixed in. Mouthfeel is solid. It's fairly round and dry with a hint at a viscous hop resin. Again, dry hopped notes abound, yet somehow well balanced. Nicely done.

Overall, this is a fantastic ipa that features some nice citric, fruit juice notes and great malt sweetness. While sweeter ipa's aren't a favorite of all, this one might change your opinion.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a clear amber/copper color with a thick off-white head. Great lacing on the glass as you drink.
S: Citric hop goodness, pineapple, tropical fruit, toffee and hints of vanilla with a light roasted grain aroma.
T: Fresh grassy and citrusy hop flavor with an additional pineapple and tropical fruit flavor that balances nicely with the smooth light roast of barley. Some sweet caramel in the malt gives the beer a chance to give up some bitterness for awhile. Finish is very smooth and balanced for the style.
M: Medium body with a smooth light carbonation. Alcohol well hidden.
O: Very pleasing on every sip. This is a good showcase of hops but very balanced with some flavorful light roasted barley additions in the grain bill. I could drink a lot of this beer and want to share with others too!

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Photo of Spikester
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours red amber with a good two fingers of cream colored head that really has some staying power. Lacing is dense curtain of bubbles.
Smell is fruit city! Tropical fruits, mango, guava, finish with a touch of pink grapefruit.
Taste is very mush like the smell and a freshness that is impressive. Nice medium hop bitterness tries to match the fruits and just does. I have a hunch this should be consumed fresh for best results. My bottle had a best by date of 10-08-13.
Mouthfeel is excellent and carbonation is just enough. Medium bodied. Finish is medium, not too dry.
Overall a fine PTE substitute. Not saying better or equal just fine to satisfy the no PTE available blues! If this were available in six packs or short cases I would stock up for sure. I would keep it under refrigeration for best results. Nice job Deschutes!
Update: 03/26/2014.:
This beer just showed up in six packs today. It was only available in bombers last fall season or on tap. It is priced $2 to $3 dollars more per six than the regular brews. I paid 10 bucks at Trader Joes.
Slightly hazy golden amber with three plus fingers of light cream colored head that stays around at least ten minutes and leaves a good amount of lace.
Smell is very fresh hop goodness. Citrus fruit and pine resins. Plenty of sweet bready malt also.
Taste is very fresh fruity hops with a kiss of pine resin. The malt support is huge and bready. Drinks almost like a rich APA.
The mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is just right. This beer has a smooth dry lightly bitter finish. Overall this is a very tasty beer. My bottle says best by 6/07/14. Lists an abv. of 6.4% .

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Photo of vkv822
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz : SN IPA Glass
best by: 10/08/14

Pours a fairly clear, coppery, burnt orange color with a thick, foamy off white head and great lacing.

Big juicy citrus hops upfront. Some resinous notes as well towards the finish.

Sweet, fruity, citric hops.

Medium body, fizzy foamy carbonation.

A well done IPA, the nose was really inviting, and while the taste was enjoyable, it just wasn't quite as impressive as the nose.

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Photo of mudbug
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From the freshness dated bomber that I purchased at the local supermarket for 4.99 (Sweet deal) into a standard pint glass results in a clear amber body topped with a substantial off white head that turns into a sticky foam cap with loads of laceing.
The Aroma is reminiscent of a stroll through a tropical fruit store. I'm getting guava, pineapple, mango, oranges,flowers like jasmine.
Taste is all about the juicy sweet fruit here, the malt only gives the impression of sugar. There is just a hint of hoppy bitter that attempts to strike a balance, but who cares? This is a non-dry, sticky, fruit-hop, extravaganza.
So nice to find an IPA that explores the other side of extreme hopping rather than tongue scraping bitterness (nothing wrong with that either)
A welcome change-up in the IPA world and a very well crafted statement about the possibilities within the style. Bravo!

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Photo of xnicknj
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into pint

Softly hazed copper pour with amber hues. Crop of beige head bubbles up on top, leaving rings of lacing on the glass while drinking.

Intensely juicy, fruity scents in the nose with mango, pineapple, tangerine, passionfruit and more. Sweet and hoppy, a dash of warmth and caramel malt.

One-two punch of fruit and hops, with the tropical bonanza seemingly overriding the bitterness of the hops. Pineapple, mango, passion fruit and citrus juicy crush the taste buds, living up to the 'Fresh Squeezed' monacre. Soft, doughy malt backbone wrapped in a lacing of caramel leads into the juicy, sweet finish.

Medium body, nicely carbonated, sticky and lasting on the tongue. If you're into fruit-forward IPAs, this is an absolute killer. Perhaps a bit sweet, but this was one of the more expressive hoppy beers I've had in a while.

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Photo of falloutsnow
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Best by 2013-10-08
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Fresh Squeezed is an excellent IPA from Deschutes, using citra and mosaic hops to an intensely fruity, enjoyable blend. Focusing more on fruit than bitterness, the brewery has an excellent summer IPA, or one that would work well during the depths of winter as a reminder of a more lush season.

Beer pours a 1.5cm tall head of beige to light tan-colored, small to medium-sized bubbles. Retention is average, the foam lasting about a minute, in descent to a thin film of bubbles capping the beer throughout the session. Lacing is quite good, a dense matrix of medium-sized dots mixed with a few large blotches and washes of foam that cling to the glass. The beer's body is a dark caramel brown color, bordering on mahogany, light bringing out a dark golden brown hue. Carbonation is visible through the somewhat hazy body (30-40% opaque), moderate in both number and activity.

Probably one of the better-smelling, hop-heavy beers I've tried lately. Really dank, pleasant fruitiness with a mix of tropical (passion fruit, guava, mango), citrus (sweet orange), and ale yeast esters (apple and strawberry), with enough of a caramel malt backbone to be noticeable and stand through.

Front of palate finds plenty of malt sweetness with a slight caramel edge, which is nearly drowned out by fruity sweetness that includes passion fruit, sweet orange, strawberry, guava, and mango. Mid-palate of sweet orange, passion fruit, guava, mango, strawberry, with bitterness that is soothed by a modest pale malt sweetness along with the intense, bright fruitiness. Back of palate picks up medium-intensity bitterness with a wall of fruitiness (passion fruit, mango, orange) and light caramelized sugar flavors. Aftertaste of medium-high intensity bitterness that's subdued by the lingering passion fruit, guava, and mango, with a subtle malt sweetness that binds it all together.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium to medium-low intensity, resulting in a smooth, lightly foamy mouthfeel that suits the beer quite well. Closes quite dry, with fairly notable stickiness clinging to the palate.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
3.69/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber, best by 10/08/13.

A: Light amber body with lots of clarity. No haze. Retention is very nice.

S: Candy, caramel malt, citrus.

T: I was expecting a hop bomb, but there's quite a bit of malt in here. Citrus notes with lots of sweetness from the malt. Not a ton of bitterness.

M: Light mouthfeel for an IPA. Good carbonation. Creamy.

O: So far I've not been too impressed with the hoppy bomber beers from Deschutes, like the Hop Henge. But I think it's because I prefer dry, hoppier IPAs. That being said, this is a solid beer that I'm sure a lot of people will enjoy.

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Photo of heymikew
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very solid effort from Deschutes! A beautiful amber brew with a perfect head. Creamy mouthfeel and a very complex flavor profile: Sweet and bready malt influence. The Citra and Mosaic hops form a great combination adding juicy tropical fruit. This one's a keeper.

The lower (for an IPA) alcohol is a definite plus.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.
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