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

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3.93/5
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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.

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Added by Morningside on 03-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,894
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
117
pDev:
11.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
15
Trade:
1
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kingkevz
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
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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4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
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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4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This brew from Carton smokes Sweet Baby J! its thicker ( which I like ) has a great mouthfeel and aroma and the taste rocks. If you like Sweet baby J then this is a brew right up your alley. Carton is a fantastic brewery and this beer does not disappoint.

Bottom Line: raisins, peanuts, porter...whats not to like?

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4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at St. Gambrinus. 12 ounce pour.

Dark brown with a creamy coffee colored small head. Lacing was overwhelming but did sit around the glass for a while. The aroma was unique with a robust amounts of dark chocolate, some burnt malts, a vague bit of peanut oil, and a heavily roasted characteristic. The taste was fantastic. Some peanuts, dark fruit, unsweetened chocolate, toasted malts, and a small hint of vanilla.

This is unique to say the least. I was half expecting a disgusting trail mix concoction but was pleasantly surprised by how well Carton got this to blend together.

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

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G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts) from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 117 ratings
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