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    Who are you, where you from and what's your Top 5?

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    Do I get...

    one of those glasses for answering 1st?

    I am...

    here is my top 5

    5. Stone Smoked Porter
    4. Stone IPA
    3. Lagunitas Kill Ugly Radio
    2. Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
    and numero 1....Auburn Alehouse Old Prospector Barley Wine (I guess thats not really a beer but so frickin good?)

    All California Baby!

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    I'm from California, currently living in Nevada.
    I find it interesting that this topic got moved from General to the Recycle Bin and now has it's own forum...
    I like it though...



    1. New Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale.
    2.Sud Werks Davis Ca. All of their beers.
    3.Buffalo Bills, Pumkin Ale.
    4.Sierra Nevada, Pale Ale.
    5.Pyramid Ales.
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    Far from California.
    I like variety but this has been a sort of regular for a while now:
    1) http://www.karhu.fi/
    To enter the site you have to say you are over 18 (click "Kyllä")
    Then you can put another piece of wood in the fire (click "Heitä klapi").

    2) I might grab a Guinness once in a while

    etc.) , or something from smaller breweries around here, like Mallaskosken Kuohu or Laitilan Kukko.
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    Other side of the island, Upstate NY.

    1. Avery Majarajah Imperial IPA
    2. Anchor Liberty Ale
    3. Middle Ages Brewing Wailing Wench IPA (love the lable) http://middleagesbrewing.com/content/view/60/
    4. Duvel
    5. Anything else from Belgium, too tough to pick just one!
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    Beer Forum...GENIUS!

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    Favorites change quite often but these are the ones I always seem to gravitate to in no particular order:

    Lagunitas IPA
    Rogue Dead Guy Ale
    Bells Two Hearted Ale
    Highland Ale
    Avery IPA

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    Ok, I'll play...
    I'm a 24 y/o male origionally from Arkansas now transplanted in California, and I like beer.

    #1 Brown
    Rouge Hazlenut Brown
    #1 Stout
    St. Peter's Cream Stout
    #1 Wheat
    Pyramid Imperial Heffewizen
    #1 Fruity Beer
    O' Fallon Wheach
    #1 Seasonal Beer (Ale?)
    O' Fallon Pumpkin Ale


    I guess thats' 5, I can't rank them against one another though....
    Some advice:
    - If you are ever in St. Louis and you don't want Schlaffly or Budwiser take a drive west and go to O'Fallon for some really good beer.
    - If you ever see a bottle of St. Peter's that looks pretty good and fresh, give it a try you'll probably like it.
    - If you ever see a bottle of Pyramid Imperial hefewizen Buy it! You can either drink it or give me a call and I'll cover shipping and pay you double what you paid... Its that good.
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    I'm from West Colorado and I like beer.

    Stone IPA
    Dogfish IPA (60' or 90')
    Sierra Nevada IPA
    Red Truck IPA (Palisade)
    Homebrewed Porter or IPA



    Yeah...I like IPA's
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    22 years old from Las Vegas, Nevada. Not home to any good microbrews. My top 5:

    Left Hand Brewing Company Sawtooth Ale.
    New Belgium Fat Tire (so cliche)
    Flying Dog Pale Ale
    New Belgium Mothership Wit
    Stella Artois

    You can probably also tell I went to college in Colorado, so 4 of my top 5 are all from Colorado.
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    I'm 29 from Nebraska.

    5) Dark Side Vanilla Porter (Empyrean Brewing Company)

    4) Third Stone Brown (Empyrean Brewing Company)

    3) Dale's Pale Ale (Oskar Blues) http://www.oskarblues.com/brew/

    2) LunaSea ESB (Empyrean Brewing Company) http://www.telesis-inc.com/empyrean/beers.html

    1) 312 Urban Wheat (Goose Island) http://www.gooseisland.com/beers/beers.asp

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    36 from Ellensburg, WA. We have a decent local brewer, but there is much better out there.

    1. Stone Double Bastard
    2. Rogue Dead Guy Ale
    3. Big Sky Moose Drool
    4. Pike Kilt Lifter
    5. PBR
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    1. Speakeasy Double Daddy
    2. Laguintas Hairy Eye Ball
    3. Ruination
    4. Lagunitas Maximus
    5. Red Stripe

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    1. Troegs Pale Ale (American Pale Ale)
    2. New Belgium La Folie (Flemish Red Ale)
    3. Verhaeghe Duchesse de Bourgogne (Flemish Red Ale)
    4. Victory Storm King Stout (Russian Imperial Stout)
    5. Middle Ages Brewing Swallow Wit (Witbier)
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    mmm...beer.

    Houston but likely moving to Denver in 6 weeks.

    Top 5...tough call, but in no particular order:

    Cottonwood Pumpkin Ale (tastes like pumpkin pie)
    Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
    Odell Cuthroat Porter
    Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout
    Left Hand Milk Stout

    However, I find myself drinking Fat Tire and Shiner Bock the most...mostly due to availability/price.

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    top 5

    Originally from New Orleans, LA., now living in Morgantown, WV. 37 y.o. male.

    Wow, narrowing down to my top 5 was harder than I thought.

    *Honorable mention to Church Brewery in Pittsburgh. Several great beers.

    5. St. Arnolds Brown (Houston, TX)
    4. New Belgium 1554 (Ft Collins, CO)
    3. Abita Turbo Dog (Abita Springs, LA)
    2. Kwak (Belgium)
    1. Maredsous 8 Dubbel (Belgium)

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    Chris, San Jose/Mountain View
    1. Seabright Blur IPA
    2. Speakeasy Double Daddy IPA
    3. Red Stripe
    4. Zywiec, PL
    5. Tied House CPA (California Pale Ale)
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    TOP 5 Favorite Brews:
    1. Tilburgs Dutch Brown Ale
    2. Pumpkinhead Ale (Shipyard's seasonal brew)
    3. Old Speckled Hen
    4. Youngs Double Chocolate Stout
    5. Newcastle (the old stand by when nothing else above is available)
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    I'm from Denver and the beer I drink the most is the microbrew that's on sale at the local liquor store. That "brand" is a tad inconsistant. My top 5:
    1) Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout (long time favorite)
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/113/571/

    2) O'Dell's IPA (shooting up the charts like a rocket)
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/267/35626

    3) New Belgium Trippel Ale (another HIGH Alcohol content beer)
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/192/1054

    4) Paulaner Hefe (reminds me of good times in Munich beer gardens)
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/124/1256/

    5) Guiness Stout- my Irish blood occasionally rises up and demands Guiness.

    It's not in my top five but I'll give props to Dale's Pale Ale by Oskar Blues which has done away with the "is it better to go camping with good beers in bottles or bad beers in cans" quandry. Plus, they advertise a mountain bike brand right on the side of the can!

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    Baton Rouge, LA here

    I've had better than my current top 5 but my top 5 is what's currently available to me locally

    no particular order either, when I see any of them I buy them

    Abita Jockamo IPA (not super hoppy and bitter like many other IPAs)
    Pabst Blue Ribbon (only "cheap" bear I drink besides the occasional High Life)
    Hoffbrau Hefeweizen
    Dixie
    Red Hook Copper Hook
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    Curently from Seattle, WA

    1 - Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale (England)
    2 - Boddington's Pub Ale aka, the Cream of Manchester (England)
    3 - Blue Point Oatmeal Stout (Long Island)
    4 - Any Oktoberfest!
    5 - Newcastle...

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    Hinesburg, VT

    Newcastle Brown Ale
    Magic Hat Circus Boy
    Trout River Rainbow Red
    Rogue Mocha Porter (NEVER EVER had a bad Rogue Beer)
    Shed Mountain Ale
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    hmmm?
    Norcal...

    Lagunitas IPA
    Arrogant Bastard
    Lagunitas Maximus
    Bison Brewing Organic IPA
    Kennebunkport IPA
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    Adam,

    27 from St Louis MO, Love my beer, and love my bike

    5. ABT 12
    4. Schlafly (STL's other brewery) Pale ale
    3. Schlafly APA
    2. Acme IPA
    1. Boddington's pub ale

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    Quote Originally Posted by baycat
    Ryan San Francisco, CA

    2. Laguintas Hairy Eye Ball
    Yessssss!

    "I can almost smell the alcohol oozing from that post."

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    A global map of winds. Pretty cool.

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    Top 5?!

    That's tough. It depends on when you ask me. As of Friday, 2/15 at 12:45p:

    5. Hammerhead IPA (McMenamin's, OR)
    4. Bison Chocolate Stout (Berkeley, CA)
    3. Terminator Stout (McMenamin's, OR)
    2. Stone Ruination IPA (San Diego, CA)
    1. Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball (Marin, CA)

    Other notables:

    -anything made by Lagunitas is usually pretty damn good
    -Mt. Tam Pale Ale (MBC)
    -Boont Amber
    -Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    -Deschutes Obsidian Stout
    -whatever's on nitro tap at any of the McMenamin's brewpubs

    Hot Forum Francis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Santo
    That's tough. It depends on when you ask me. As of Friday, 2/15 at 12:45p:
    Know the feeling... my favorites change frequently.
    NorCal and sometimes a brewer of my own concoctions which range from rancid to really good.

    5. Lagunitas IPA
    4. Rogue Old Dead Guy
    3. Mt. St. Helena Palisades Pale
    2. Seabright Resolution Red
    1. Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
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    Brilliant! Washington, D.C. here and current favorites:

    1. Ayinger Ur-Weiss
    2. Franziskaner Dunkel Hefeweizen
    3. Rogue Dead Guy
    4. Old Dominion Hop Topper Ale
    5. Hmmm, the snobs might not approve but Sam Adams Winter Lager if on tap

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    I am from California. To choose just 5 beers is tough, but I will give it a go.

    #1 - Great Basin Brewery, Sparks NV - Ichthyosaur IPA - AKA "Icky"
    website = http://www.greatbasinbrewingco.com/ontap.html

    #2 - Lagunitas Brewery, Petaluma, CA - Brown Shugga -
    website = http://www.lagunitas.com/beers/index.html

    #3 - Anchor Steam, San Fransisco, CA - Old Foghorn Ale
    website = http://www.anchorbrewing.com/beers/oldfoghorn.htm

    #4 - Sierra Nevada, Chico, CA - Pale Ale
    website = http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/paleale.html

    #5 - Dogfish Head, Milton, DE - 120 Minute IPA
    website = http://www.dogfish.com/brewings/Occa...A/15/index.htm

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    From: Southern Ontario

    My top five rotates also,

    For the time being:

    1) Guiness (will always be on my list)
    2) Creemore Springs
    3) Mill Street Coffee Porter
    4) Amersterdam Natural Blonde
    5) Steam Whistle

    There are tons of micro's around, too many to mention. Never too many to sample though.

    I'm goin' home for a beer.

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    Louisville, Kentucky

    Singletrack Copper Ale - Boulder Beer. Tried it for the mountainbike theme - love the beer.
    Tire Bite Golden Ale - Flying Dog Brewery. Again - has a mountainbike theme - great beer.
    Quilmes - Quilmes (Argentina) - great with Cuban food.
    Guinness Draught - on tap at the pub or in cans at home - also great in a black and tan with Bass Ale.
    Kentucky Ale - made in Lexington KY.
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    Norcal. Hard to pick only 5 here too. How about breweries?

    1. Speakeasy. Double Daddy, Big Daddy IPA
    2. Stone. Ruination, Old Guardian, Double Bastard
    3. Lagunitas. Any from the Zappa series, Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale
    4. El Toro, Morgan Hill. Any of the Yo! Ales, Duece Imperial IPA, regular IPA, any of their barleywines
    5. Bear Republic. Racer 5, want to try Grandma's Homegrown Ale

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    I live in Ontario, Canada and I was legally allowed to drink when I turned 19!!

    Top 5
    1 - Moosehead
    2 - Rickards Pale Ale
    3 - Alexander Keiths
    4 - Molson Canadian
    5 - Fosters
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    Darn beer snobs. I like Heiniken, Bud lite and Pabst.

    We should have the Beer of the Week. Everybody try it and comment on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Darn beer snobs. I like Heiniken, Bud lite and Pabst.

    We should have the Beer of the Week. Everybody try it and comment on it.

    fc

    So long as its not any of those!

    Good idea though.

    Im from Fort Worth, Texas.

    1.Shiner Bock
    2. Shiner 98
    3. Dead Guys Ale
    4. St. Arnold Lawnmower (Don't know how that one worked its way in there either, haha)
    5. Sierra Nevada Big Foot.

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    1-Black Butte Porter
    2-Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    3-Sierra Nevada Porter
    4-Bass Ale
    5-Newcastle

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    Grew up in Chico, CA

    Now live in Austin, Texas

    1. Eye of the Hawk
    2. Sierra Nevada
    3. Full Sail IPA
    4. Victory Hop Devil
    5. Black Butte

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    Wow, page two and I've only heard of about 5 of the beers mentioned.

    In no particular order.....

    Schneider und Sohn Eidel Weisse Organic
    Schneider und Sohn Aventinus
    Temple Brewing Co. Saison
    Unibroue Don De Dieu
    Mountain Goat Organic IPA

    Damn. Can we make it top 10?
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    One thing I Love as much as riding is drinking DAMN GOOD BEER!!!

    5. Karl Strauss Stargazer IPA
    4.Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    3.Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard
    2.Karl Strauss Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen

    ..... and the best 1 of them all: Which ever ones are left in my fridge!!!!

    note: beers and number affiliation subject to change.

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    diet sams choice, diet dr pepper, original dr pepper with imperial cane sugar and a lime, gatorade enduro diluted, iced tea.

    beer numbs the body,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
    diet sams choice, diet dr pepper, original dr pepper with imperial cane sugar and a lime, gatorade enduro diluted, iced tea.

    beer numbs the body,
    lame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
    diet sams choice, diet dr pepper, original dr pepper with imperial cane sugar and a lime, gatorade enduro diluted, iced tea.

    beer numbs the body,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
    beer numbs the body,
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericmopar
    Pete, your not allowed to play word association game anymore...
    lol---yeah THAT IS pretty mind numbing.

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    François, there are too many kinds of beer to go down on five !
    It is a specialist's beverage, it is a specialized beverage !

    May I propose categories :
    - 5 favorite beers while watching sporting event
    - 5 favorite beers on a dry & warm summer evening, after a long afternoon hiking.
    - 5 favorite beers while replying to MTBR thread.
    - etc...

    IMHO :
    best beer after ride : any cool one . I fancy Heineken in those moments, too.
    best beer for a rugby game in Twickenham : Guinness
    best "chatting with my friends" beers :
    Triple Karmeliet (Bel)
    Trois Monts (Fra)
    Westmalle (Bel)
    Kasteel Bruen (Bel)
    Rochefort 10 (Bel)
    Chimay Bleue (Bel)
    Caracole (Bel)
    Mac Chouffe (Bel).

    I lack knowledge in German & Eastern countries productions, and overseas' also.

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    I am from the inland northwest in no particular order:

    New Belgium 1554
    Deschutes Bachelor ESB
    Deschutes Hop Trip (limited production)
    McEwan's Scotch Ale
    Xingu Black Beer (imported from Brazil)
    Arron
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    Ex pat from Australia

    Check it out the best Beer in the World http://www.tooheysnewworldrecord.com.au/tvc/

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    Seattle....

    Best beers:
    Lagunitas Kronik copper (the one with the censored label)
    Stone Arrogant Bastard
    Rogue St. Rogue red

    Best dark beer served at room temperature:
    rogue chocolate stout THE BEST BEER MADE TODAY!
    alaskan smoked porter
    stone smoked porter
    rogue mocha porter
    anchor porter

    I like porters... but they must be severd warm! Don't knock it till you try it.

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    Originally from Utah, transplanted at an early age to the St Louis area. Transplanted in late 2005 to Arizona (don’t plan on moving again) At the present moment my top five would be,

    New Belgium – 1554
    Michelob – Amber Bock
    New Belgium – Fat Tire
    Arrogant Bastard
    Guinness Stout

    Way back when, when I was just a young pup, fresh from school and a young soldier in the US Army, my choices would have been…

    Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Olympia
    Budweiser
    Busch
    Falstaff
    Stagg
    Red, White and Blue
    Miller

    Heck! Anything cheap back in the day would have been acceptable. Even better if it was free.
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    I made a trip to Ireland a few years back and discovered right away that the beer there is not the same as the export versions we get here in the US. If nothing else, Guinness apparently doesn't really travel all that well. It's much creamier and tastier over there. I'd never heard of Smithwick's (pronounced "Smiddick's" by the Irish) before that trip, but visited their brewery and was very pleased. Smithwick's has recently become available in the US and is quite good, though again it seemed better over there. So, for diplomacy's sake, and since there are so many more than five favorites I'd want to list stateside, when in Ireland my top five Irish brews are:

    1) Guinness Stout
    2) Smithwick's Red Ale
    3) Beamish Stout
    4) Murphy's Stout
    5) Carlsburg Lager (as brewed in Ireland by Beamish & Crawford)
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    beer choices are pretty limited here but i'll list what i can get:
    left hand milk stout
    sweetwater 420
    most anything from sam adams
    abita turbo dog (cool name also)
    mcguires stout (locally brewed but a horrible venue)

    theres a new beer bar that opened this weekend so i'll have more to choose from.
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    I'm from London, UK

    My favourite 5 are (in no particular order)

    Guinness Extra Cold
    San Miguel (Spanish Beer)
    Hoegaarden (Belgian White Beer)
    Stella Artois (Belgian Export Beer)
    Corona
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    Southern California here.

    My top 5 are:
    1) Flying Dog Ales Double Dog Double IPA(simply the best beer I have ever tasted)
    2) Stone Brewery 11th Anniverssary
    3) New Beligum 1554
    4) Bear Republic Black Beer Stout
    5) Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard
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    Rick from Norcal
    1. Guinness (Irish heritage)
    2. Chimay (red label) 2B Chimay (blue label)
    3. Lagunitas IPA
    4. Samual Smiths Outmeal Stout
    5. Pilsner Urquel (German heritage)

    I would have duplicated El Santo's list if I still lived in Eugene but I had to keep my list to beers I can actually get. I wish I could walk down to the High St. Brewery or 19 Ave. and get a jar of Hammerhead to go but I live in Los Gatos now with no culture.
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    My name is Kyle...I'm from seattle my top 5 are as follows


    5. Hakim Stout...Harar Brewing....ethiopa
    4. Midas Touch...Dogfish Head Brewery
    3.Serenghetti Wheat...Mack & Jack Brewery
    2. Hefeweisbeer Dunkel...Weihenstephaner
    1.THE HOBGOBLIN...Wychwood Brewery
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    As for my top 5...
    5: Fat Tire
    4: Oak Creek Amber (local)
    3: Guinness
    2: Dogfish IPA (90 min)
    1: Old Speckled Hen

    I can pretty much use this forum as a shopping list now..
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    Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues
    Bridgeport IPA
    Session Lager (from the Full Sail Crew)
    Gordon's from Oskar Blues
    Boulevard Wheat from Boulevard Brewery in KC
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    mergs, north jersey, vier-zwei

    1. magic hat feast of fools
    2. guinness extra stout, esp. if its from the brewery
    3. almost anything from alchemist, waterbury vt.
    4. tie: saranac oatmeal stout or caramel porter
    5. paulaner hefeweizen

    one of the most interesting beers ive ever had just for bonus points, magic hat braggot

    lol, that's 6. breakin the law... breakin the law....

    p.s. oh yeah... shed growlers, stowe vt.

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    hi

    im kint 29 from germany - yesss the beer country.

    first of all i like strong tastes like most of the european beers are - us (bud miller etc) or mexican (coronita, dos equis, sol) beer tastes like water in my mouth. nice refreshing are they good for parties though.


    personal top 5 :

    1. Rothaus - Tannenzäpfle

    this is absolutely and without any doubt the best beer in the world. it is brewed near where i grew up and i like it till today. it is fabulous. I cant imagine you can get it in the us - but when youve get the chance to grab a bottle - its worth every cent. i have to ad you might get the "rothaus pils" instead - same beer but in the .50 litre bottler. the name Zäpfle is only a marketing gag. hence me and my people claim to taste a difference...
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/464/1354


    2. pilsner urquell

    sorry RJG no german but an czech beer. brewed in Plzen,czech - the city where the term pilsener derives from. very good beer if not one of the best. comparabale to budweiser ( not the us bud - the real one from budweis, czech)but not that sweet - which i like too, as i do krusovice - all czech beers. may be hard to find in teh us though, but worth a try. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1/429


    3. Dortmunder kronen pils

    good beer. almost the beer reviewed here: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/726/2171


    thats it - i'll give the 4. all teh bears i like to drink when i get the chance to.
    4. beer at a special location, for a special occasion.

    becks, Sol, party beer
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/32/2435

    distelhäuser pils and landbier local beer when im at home, brewed 5 km away.
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/6807/24208

    allmost any kristallweizen - my personal favourite maisels kristallweizen is what you might know as bavarian beer - or hefeweizen - or weissbier. its slightly different in taste than normal weizen ( less yeast) or even hefeweissbier.
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/585/2822

    flensburger, jever very dry beer from the northern coast - i like them alot. (no girly beer) http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2854/6710

    harp strong ( irish) http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/209/8046, diebels altbier, http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2418/6061


    ps i like all my beer fresh from the barrell but will go with bottled too, if only those are available.

    enjoy.

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    Top 5? Are you kidding?
    I've got to do more research, much more research, ahhhh yes, much more research is in order.
    (edit 2-20-08)
    Pilsner = Pilsner Urquell
    Porter = Rogue porter
    Barleywine = Uinta barleywine
    Stout = Rogue Shakespear Stout
    Pale Ale = Deschutes Mirror Pond

    Man this is makin me way too thirsty, time for more research.
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    I live in Florida 8 months of the year, and 4 in New Hampsire. I'm pretty partial to the local brewers up north though. So, in no particular order:
    Magic Hat #9
    Long Trail Brewery Blackberry Wheat
    Harpoon IPA
    Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale
    Carl Strong's Oatmeal Stout

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    from Ontario, Canada, here.

    #1. MOLSON STOCK ALE


    #2. GUINNESS


    #3. MOLSON GOLDEN


    #4. RICKARDS RED


    #5. ALEXANDER KEITH's IPA

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    Here around Dayton Ohio, there is not too much to choose from. But hey i love me some cheap beer. So for those of you who do not like the cheap stuff skip this, it may make you ill!

    5. Miller Genuine Draft Light
    4. Red Stripe
    3. Labatt Blue Light
    2. Beast Light
    1. Miller Light

    Grew up on the cheap, still love the cheap. I will give honors to Stella Artois, wife has got me drinking some of it now. Cheers

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    Jon from North Carolina, raised in the Triad, spent a few years in the hills.

    Rather than pick just one beer from each brewer, I'll just list my favorite breweries in no particular order

    Heinzelmannchen (Sylva, NC)
    Highlands (Asheville, NC)
    Foothills (Winston-Salem, NC)
    Natty Greene's (Greensboro, NC)
    Duck Rabbit (Farmville, NC)

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    #1 Stone Brewing Double Bastard
    #2 Stone Brewing Arrogant Bastard
    #3 Sudwerks Helles Lager -
    very tasty as a rattler, 50/50 with lemonade
    #4 Marin Brewing Co IPA
    #5 Anything I brew at home

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    Bartender from Norcal here

    My 5 favorite beers in no particular order

    Weinhards Blue Boar Ale
    Asahi
    Blue Moon Belgian White
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    What ever is free!
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    From Phoenix where it's always hot so we always need plenty o' cold ones

    1. Kiltlifter (local, four peaks brewery)
    2. New Castle Brown Ale
    3. 8th St. Ale (local, four peaks brewery)
    4. Stella Artois
    5. Heineken Light (you're thinking WEAK CHOICE, but hey sometimes I need something very light and simple)
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    Beer in Seal Beach, CA

    1. Whatever is on cask at Beachwood BBQ!

    http://www.beachwoodbbq.com

    although there ARE 21 others to choose from
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    1. magic hat #9
    2. blue moon
    3. high life
    4. beer from a local brewer
    5. flying dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
    Check it out the best Beer in the World http://www.tooheysnewworldrecord.com.au/tvc/
    Sorry Bob - I wouldn't drink that pig swivel if someone paid me. I prefer beer that has .... what's that word? ....oh, 'flavour'

    Great Ad though.

    Here's 5 Aussie Microbrew Beers - including one from Barons, who are apparently making headway into the US market.

    5. Barons Lemon Myrtle Wit Bier (http://www.baronsbrewing.com/)
    4. Grand Ridge Yarra Valley Gold (http://www.grand-ridge.com.au/)
    3. 3 Ravens Blonde (http://www.3ravens.com.au/)
    2. Hargreaves Hill Pale Ale (http://www.hargreaveshill.com.au/)
    1. Mountain Goat Hightail Ale (http://goatbeer.com.au)

    N.B. honorable mention: Matilda Bay Rooftop Red Lager (http://www.matildabay.com/ourbeers/rooftop.html)

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    From NY/PA

    5) Dogfish Head 90 min IPA
    4) Allagash Gran Cru
    3) Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
    2) Ommegang Three Philosiphers
    1) DOGFISH HEAD WORLD WIDE STOUT.

    ---Also Ran---
    Southhampton Double White
    Any Capitan Lawrence (Pleasentville, NY)
    Any other Ommegang (Witte, Rare Vos, Abbey Double)
    Anchor Steam Holiday
    Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
    Vistory Storm King
    Dales Pale Ale
    Shiner Bock
    Allagash White
    Laguntas Censored (kronik)
    Laguntas Hairy Eye ball
    DFH 120 min IPA
    Delerium Tremmons
    Sam Adams Double Chocolate Stout
    Blue Point Toaster Lager
    Victory Prima Pils

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    Rhode Island:

    1. Harpoon IPA
    2. Newcastle
    3. Brooklyn Lager
    4. Guiness
    5. Anchor Steam

    Nothing too exciting but they hit the spot..
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    Southern Cali...OC

    Current top 5, not necessarily in this order:

    Deschutes, The Abyss
    Russian River, Santification
    Alesmith, IPA
    Meantime, IPA
    Craftsmen, 1903 Pre-Prohibition Lager

    Ask me next month and the list will have change...though I will probably always include the Alesmith IPA

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    Just tried "Probably the Best Beer in the World"

    Didn't work for me: sort of lame. Oh well, it was cold and wet and there was some taste.

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    From New Jersey

    1. Long Trail Ale (original)
    2. Long Trail Blackberry Wheat
    3. Bass Ale
    4. Murphy's Irish Stout
    5. Mississippi Mudd (can't find it anymore)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibexbikes
    I made a trip to Ireland a few years back and discovered right away that the beer there is not the same as the export versions we get here in the US. If nothing else, Guinness apparently doesn't really travel all that well. It's much creamier and tastier over there. I'd never heard of Smithwick's (pronounced "Smiddick's" by the Irish) before that trip, but visited their brewery and was very pleased. Smithwick's has recently become available in the US and is quite good, though again it seemed better over there. So, for diplomacy's sake, and since there are so many more than five favorites I'd want to list stateside, when in Ireland my top five Irish brews are:

    1) Guinness Stout
    2) Smithwick's Red Ale
    3) Beamish Stout
    4) Murphy's Stout
    5) Carlsburg Lager (as brewed in Ireland by Beamish & Crawford)
    Actually Guinness is 'imported' from Canada. Same recipe I guess, just brewed different enough to not be the same.

    JT - Illinois

    1. Guinness
    2. Bass
    3. Beamish
    4. Murphy's Stout
    5. Young's Double Chocolate Stout

    plus you can't really go wrong with anything from Leinekugal.
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    I be from Texas, yee-haw!

    1. Sierra Nevada Bigfoot babieeee!!
    2. Dogfishhead 120 minute IPA
    3. Victory Hop Wallop
    4. Stone's Arrogant Bastard
    5. Lagunita's IPA (the trusty go-to)
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    Just 5? That is a challenge! And, you can bet I'll be sampling many of the brews listed as soon as I can get my hands on them.

    For now, my favorites are:

    Sweetwater IPA
    Sweetwater Happy Endings
    Highland Ales
    Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
    Sweetwater Hummer

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    Dwayne - Cleveland, OH....Originally from Central PA

    1. Breckenridge 471 Small Batch Double IPA
    2. Victory Brewing Hop Wallup
    3. Ithaca Brewing Cascazilla
    4. Yeungling Black & Tan
    5. Guiness

    Those are 5 that I like right now

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    My name is Christian. Born and live in Bergen, Norway

    Top 5 Beer:

    Carlsberg (Denmark)
    Kill Kenny (British)
    Hansa Fatøl (Norway)
    Aas Pilsner (Norway)
    Pilsner Urquell (Czech)

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    From Wilmington, DE:

    Tough to choose 5, but:

    Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
    Victory Hop Devil
    Stone Arrogant Bastard
    Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
    Troegenator Double Bock
    (Honorable Mention: Twin Lakes Greenville Pale Ale)

    As you can see, love the hops.

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    Ben from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

    The 5 I'm diggin' right now are:
    1. Yeungling
    2. Amsterdam Blonde
    3. Erdinger WIesbiere
    4. Guinness stout
    5. Innes & Gunn

    These are in no particular order and will probably change by next weekend when I try something new. ALthough ALL beer is my favorite beer.

    well except for Coors light. that stuff is a waste of time.

    Like I always say.
    It's like sex in a canoe.......F&^%ing close to water.

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    I'm Neil
    My top 5 are
    1. Bud
    2. Bud light
    3. Bass
    4. Stella
    5. Guinness

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    I'm Danielle from Houston, TX
    My top 5
    1. Paulaner Hefe
    2. Franziskaner Hefe
    3. Shiner Hefe (can you see a pattern?)
    4. Stella Artois
    5. Shiner Bock

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    I live in Indiana and I'm a big beer drinker, I'm also rather selective. I'd rather not drink than drink crap.

    I really can't see narrowing this down to my Top 5. It's just impossible. Here are some of my favorites from my favorite styles.

    Imperial Stout: Bells Expedition Stout, North Coast Old Rasputin
    Stout: Rogue Shakespeare Stout, Bells Kalamazoo Stout
    IPA: Stone India Pale Ale, Bells Two Hearted Ale
    Double IPA: Bells Hopslam, Great Divide Hercules
    Belgian Strong Ale: Struise Pannepot, Rochefort Trappistes 8, Ommegang
    Barley Wine: Third Coast Old Ale, Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws
    American Strong Ale: Arrogant Bastard

    As you can see I am in love with Bells Brewing Co. I'm also mainly a fan of big flavors, though I do enjoy a simple pale ale or a good dunkel such as Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel.

    Belgian Strong and Imperial Stout are probably my favorite styles, and I love many more examples of all these styles. I've had well over 300 beers, and I love trying new stuff. I love beer.

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    top 5 beers, at least for today

    i'm the dude, man...thats what you call me

    currently in the poconos

    top 5 (in no particular order)

    leinenkugels sunset wheat
    dogfish head 90 minute IPA (i love the 120, but the 90 is much more drinkable)
    saranac caramel porter
    otter creek stovepipe porter
    samuel smith oatmeal stout

    *honorable mention to anything/everything i brew

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    Um well, okay

    39 - Charlotte NC

    Lets see, if its not one I've brewed myself, and I'm actually paying for it. Here are my current 5, but please note these are subject to change at any time and for any reason without warning.

    Hoegaarden
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Shiner Boch
    Highland Gaelic Ale
    Bells Special Double Cream Stout
    Homebrew is the only way to go.

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    High Country of AZ

    Prescott Brewing Company's Willow Wheat
    Four Peaks Brewing Kilt lifter
    Paulaner Hef
    Sam Adams Cream Stout
    Sam Adams Hef

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    Irie Pirate Ales

    I'll give you a "stretched" top ten from a San Diego beer guzzler; can't limit myself to a top five.

    1. Pliny the Elder/Pliny the Younger -- Russian River Brewing Company
    2. Sculpin IPA -- Ballast Point Brewing Company
    3. Obrien's IPA -- Alpine Brewing Company
    4. Duet IPA -- Alpine Brewing Company
    5. Nelson Rye IPA -- Alpine Brewing Company
    5.5 Exponential Hoppiness -- Alpine Brewing Company
    6. West Coast IPA -- Green Flash Brewing Company
    7. Maharaja DIPA -- Avery Brewing Company
    8. 90 minute -- Dogfish Head
    9. The Abyss -- Deschutes Brewing Company
    10. Hop 15 -- Port Brewing Company
    11. Poor Man's IPA -- Port Brewing Company
    12. Kill Ugly Radio -- Lagunitas Brewing Company
    13. Oaked Arrogant Bastard -- Stone Brewing Company
    14. Wipeout IPA -- Port Brewing Company
    15. Alesmith IPA -- Alesmith Brewing Company

    I could drink any of these beers all the time

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    XC rider/computer tech, 4th generation East Texan.

    5.) St. Arnolds LawnMower
    4.) Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    3.) Mississippi Mud Slow Brewed Black & Tan
    2.) Fat Tire
    1.) Rouge Dead Guy Ale

    ...for now.

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    no order.

    Dog Fish Head-90 min IPA
    Two Brothers- Hop juice IIPA
    new belgium-1554
    Goose island-matilda


    oh yea. aurora il.
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    From Kentucky

    Current Favorites

    1. Dogfish Head - 60 Min
    2. Bell's - Two Hearted Ale
    3. Magic Hat - #9
    4. Stone - IPA
    5. Bluegrass Brewing Co - American Pale Ale (local, good price, very tasty)

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    From all over, but most recently, Coral Gables Fl.

    Can't decide on the order, but here are 5.......

    1. Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout
    2. Liennenkugals Honey Weiss
    3. Dixie Blackened Voodoo
    4. Carta Blanca
    5. New Belgium Sunshine Wheat

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    fff

    1 thru 5 - anything from Three Floyds.

    These guys are the best brewers in the country, bar none. BAR NONE. Stone? Please. Bells? Cha right. Descheutes? Not even. Don't get me wrong, these are all awesome brewers, tried them all and love them. But they just don't compare. Check out ratebeer.com and see for yourself. FFF is rated #1 brewer in the country, #2 in the WORLD. Quite frankly I'm kind of shocked that not one person in this thread has listed them at all. Not even people who live in Indiana (you know who you are), which is where the brewery is located. I understand that they don't distribute nationally, in fact I'm pretty sure they don't distribute at all anymore (sniffle), at least for the time being, But they did dist. to 10 eastern states for quite a while. I know that SOMEBODY out there has had to try them.
    If I had to pick a second choice of brewer it would probably be........Port Brewing of San Diego.
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    Carson City Nevada.

    #1 Stone Smoked Porter

    #2 Flying Dog Road Dog Porter

    #3 Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale

    #4 Double Bastard Ale

    #5 Guiness

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    I'll play...Jesse from the Central Coast of California.

    My top 5 change regularly but here is the current list (at least for this week).

    5. Dad's Pale Ale, Morro Bay Brewing Co. - not because it is one of the top five tastiest (although it is quite good) but because I can walk/ride down the street and have a fresh pint (or two) whenever the mood strikes me.

    4. Union Jack IPA, Firestone-Walker Brewing Co. - Latest release from another local brewery and my is it tasty!

    3. Any good Belgian Lambic - bacause they are so unique.

    2. Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale, North Coast Brewing Co. - When I am on a Pranqster kick, nothing else will do!

    1. Chocolate Stout, Rouge Brewing Co. - But only if you are drinking it fresh out of the tap at the brewery (preferably on nitro). This was one of the truly memorable single beers I have ever tasted.

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    Im Hagen, originally from Louisiana, but now live in Portland, OR and probably will never leave:

    1) Copacetic IPA (Amnesia Brewing, Portland, OR)
    2) Papa Noels Olde Ale (Alameda, Portland, OR)
    3) Lagunutas Maximus IPA (
    4) Free Range Red (Laurelwood, Portland, OR)
    5) Purple Haze (Abita, Abita Sprigs, LA) had to throw this one in there even though it probably doesn't compare to Pacific NW beer.

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    Bob from Lexington KY

    So what I would like to be drinking at the moment (roughly in order):

    5) Singletrack Copper Ale from Boulder Beers
    4) Boone Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
    3) Rockfish Wheat from Blue Mountain Brewery
    2) Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium
    1) Hoegaarden White from Hoegaarden Brewery
    Last edited by pedal_bob; 05-09-2008 at 12:35 PM.

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    nate smack in the middle of sacramento and chico

    1)hoppy stoney face
    2)sierra neveda pale ale
    3)dogfish head 90 minute ipa
    4)stone ruination ipa
    5)pbr

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    I cannot believe this site has had a beer forum and I've been clueless and not known it. This is the perfect forum for me: beer + mountain bikes. It doesn't get any better.

    I'm Steve and I live and ride in Florida. Unfortunately, our selection of microbrews down here in Florida is not that great. I get to ride in Western North Carolina 2-3 times a year and I've found the grocery stores up there have hit the modern age with a bunch of great beers.

    Here are five of my favorite brews:

    1. Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon--oh man was this a friggin' awesome beer (the setting might have helped, eating dinner in a great restaurant above Jackson, Wyoming on a beautiful summer night looking out to the Tetons);

    2. Dogfish Head Raison d' Etre;

    3. Sunseat Wheat by Linenkugels Brewery out of Wisconsin (in general I'm not a big fan of fruity beers, but somehow they just hit it perfect with this one);

    4. Fat Tire Amber Ale--living down in Florida creates a real longing for this beer, which I get only when traveling out west; and

    5. Samuel Smith's Lager.

    My good old stand by beers down here in Florida include Beck's and Blue Moon's signature brew. I can't wait to start reading this forum to see what I need to keep on my wish list.

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    livin in iowa
    1 new belgium 1554
    2 warsteiner dunkle
    3 guiness stout
    4 boulevard wheat
    5 leineinkugel limited no longer available
    so #6 red hook esb

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