G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts) | Carton Brewing Company

BA SCORE
80.3%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 117 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
cartonbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chris and Augie grew up as neighbors next to the hiking trails of Hartshorne Woods Park. Back then, trail mix was called GORP, standing for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts, which described it perfectly. Familiar and dependable, GORP trail mix was a combination of clean and complimentary flavors appropriate for being out on the trails. With GORP beer, we evoke recollections of fun and flavors of the trails by adding peanuts and chocolate to a robust porter base.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_od6o1gntss&list=UUnN44_ILc3y0x6WbvjLR1Kg

Added by Morningside on 03-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,749
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
117
Liked:
94
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
11.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
15
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark beaver brown. Tan head, moderate retention.

Sweet prunes, black raspberry, wood and molasses.

Vinous, not viscous. Well-attenuated with a med-full body.

Roasted if not sweet nuttiness. Husky, fibrous tasting chestnut that might have been over the fire for too long. Charred, moderately sweet undercurrent. Dusting of bittersweet chocolate, and fruity black currants and grapes that haven't been touched by the Sun-Maiden. Overall,a subtly sweet woody grape flavored beer that can be summed up with Rountrees Black currant pastilles.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

**
04/23/2017
On tap at Blend.

LOOK: Brown black, off white head.

TASTE: Nutty, malt,

FEEL: Thin


**

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Photo of Timtac
3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jodybrutal
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jsonta
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stomioka
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Neorebel
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Blend Bar & Bistro. Carton's version of a 'trail ale' is so much bigger and better than you can imagine. It was quite a bit nutty, with that natural hearty flavor blending well with cocoa and dark fruits. Absolutely loved it and would love to try this again sometime!

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beastcpa
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of curlybird
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jebenavid
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Halfbrother83
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NonicPanic
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Webbydag1
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was hoping for a smell something reminiscent of a nestle chunky Bar. Not a lingering taste but enough chocolate notes.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this the other night up at the Cloverleaf as this was leftover from the Carton tap takeover. I used to eat trail mix by the bagful during high school after my sporting events and I miss those days so much given where things are now in my life. This beer was good enough to take me back to those carefree times while being a meal in a glass, so to speak!

Like the other beers I had at the takeover, this was dark with not a lot of head and minimal lacing as well. Roasted peanut butter and raisin in the nose with even more to the taste. The cloudy appearance was an indicator of how full this beer was as there was an exceptionally cloying and chewy mouthfeel to this. There were hints of chocolate and cookie dough with some peat moss underneath that. Not a lot of hops or booze here to detract and only a hint of roasted malt, which allowed the other flavors to shine through better.

There was enough alcohol here to warm me up even though this was one slow sipper. If you ever run out of s'mores, grab this instead. This was about as fun as a beer could get and easily the sweetest porter that I ever had, as the cocoa and nut flavors gave this a dessert feel. If only I had a bag of the old stuff from high school to enjoy this with, as this calls for a good accompanying meal in a great outdoors setting. Props to Carton!

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G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts) from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80.3% out of 100 with 117 ratings
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