G.O.R.P. | Carton Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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124 Ratings
G.O.R.P.G.O.R.P.
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 G.O.R.P., standing for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts, which described it perfectly. Familiar and dependable, G.O.R.P. trail mix was a combination of clean and complimentary flavors appropriate for being out on the trails. With G.O.R.P. beer, we evoke recollections of fun and flavors of the trails by adding peanuts and chocolate to a robust porter base that is then fermented on black raisins. Drink G.O.R.P. because it is fun to take the mix off the trail.

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

Added by Morningside on 03-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,118
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
124
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
16
Trade:
1
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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Beer Hall Grill and Taps in Penfield, NY.

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells really great, with a nice sweet fudgy chocolate character, a slight earthy nuttiness, a killer sweet dark fruit/raisin character, and a hint of roasted.

This does a great job of subtly teasing the trail mix flavors without bashing you over the head with it. The peanut flavor is the most subtle, just represented by a slight nuttiness. There's a lot of dark fruit character, sweet, and rich, definitely evocative of raisins. The chocolate additions adds to the undoubtedly already very chocolate-heavy base porter. There's a little bit of roast to balance the sweetness.

This is medium bodied, rich and pretty creamy, with a typical level of carbonation.

This was a really well made and very lovely beer. It's definitely one of the better Carton beers I've had.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Craft brewers find inspiration in the most conspicuous of places. But the trails should have been a no brainer. With a propensity of ale to taste like granola along with America's earthy craft beer roots, its taken a while for the actual ingredients of trail mix to find their way into beer. And that's where Carton's robust porter comes in.

Good Old Raisins & Peanuts, or G.O.R.P. pours with the common dark brown color that defines most porter, but its short and broken froth allows for low lying pitted fruit and nuttiness to skirt just above a toasty scent of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Flavors pick up on those malty contributions with caramel, toffee and an overall robust sweetness.

As the dark ale seeps into the tastebuds, the sweetness begins to share the stage with the toasted malt character of bittersweet chocolate, columbian coffee, roasted pecans and a pep of campfire. Raisins pull from the earthy sweetness with its own tar-like, plummy richness. Peanuts also spin off of the beer's natural nuttiness for a simple but effective late palate of granola.

Medium bodied, the beer's fleeting carbonation allows the porter to fall flat and somewhat thin on the finish. Despite its imperial status, the oils from peanuts have dampened the carbonation and effected the beer's scent, appearance, balance and overall charm. A late alcohol spice seems lightly of jagermeister as taste extends into a medium long aftertaste of grilled fruit and trail mix.

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Photo of LloydDobler
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with foamy head and good lacing.
N: Coffee, chocolate, nuts, and caramel.
T: Awesome coffee notes mixed with chocolate and a nuttiness. Some minor caramel also.
M: Medium
O: What a great beer and so easy to drink.

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Photo of LeftyMike
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tim725
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
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 -10.9%
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 -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jodybrutal
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jsonta
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Neorebel
4.49/5  rDev +14%
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 +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beastcpa
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of curlybird
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jebenavid
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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G.O.R.P. from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 124 ratings