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

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G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts)G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts)

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

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.


Added by Morningside on 03-08-2013

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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by SportsandJorts:
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3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: very dark brown, if not black. completely opaque. small tannish head that leaves a lacing along the sides.

Smell: definitely some peanuts, raisins and chocolate. strong peanut butter. mix of dark malts between chocolate, dark crystal and some roastiness.

Taste: opens up with huge bites of peanut. the middle is full of raisins and dark crystal malts. other small notes of roasted malts, some earthy and woody qualities to it.

Mouthfeel: fairly heavy and sticky. ends a little bitter.

Overall: a well executed beer, it certainly has the aspects of trail mix. that being said I think ill stick to the original form. also think it could be a little lighter, as the heaviness along with the unique flavor makes it tougher to drink. but overall a fairly tasty beer

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Photo of braugon
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of megamass
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of JC333
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of kingkevz
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
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 -74.6%

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 StephRai
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of zillo043068
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of RobDB
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Webbydag1
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
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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Photo of KingforaDay
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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 Lorianneb
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts) from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 124 ratings