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

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88
very good
117 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
15
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by Act25:
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4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gotta rate this one highly for originality and execution. This is the direction Carton goes where no one else is going. In this case it really works.

A: Nearly perfect porter look, with rings of lace, body, and staying power.
S: The chocolate, raisins, and peanuts rise off the beer in subtle charred format.
T: The taste astounds for being completely original, true to trail mix, and yet a real solid charred, roasty porter without being cloying... finishes dry and long. A great flavor ride.
MF: Excels in body, tingle, finish.

You must try this beer, it's now my favorite porter, which says alot. Compares well with Chocolate Stout and RIS.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JC333
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsonta
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of kingkevz
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft at GORP Day at Carton Brewing.

Appearance was a dark brown color, with normal head. was quite murky.

Smell - smelled really nice, nutty, sweet.

Taste - delicious. Chocolate, Peanuts, Raisins. Certainly reminiscent of trail mix.

Mouthfeel - smooth, not too heavy considering the abv.

Overall, this was delicious. Glad i purchased some growlers!

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Hessian257
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of zillo043068
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of shoretaxi
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of RobDB
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Webbydag1
3.51/5  rDev -12.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mineo
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Stofko1992
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drew88
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts) from Carton Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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