Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.28/5
Based on:
42 Beers
1,190 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 37
Visits: 205
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

310 College Dr
Decorah, Iowa, 52101-1336
United States
phone: (563) 387-6700

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tgbrews

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Place added by: emerge077 on 07-15-2010

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Reviews: 37 | Visits: 205
Reviews by morimech:
Photo of morimech
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Decorah is a very pleasant small Iowa town. The brewery itself is not far from the college. The building it occupies is not the most beautiful to look at, or the most pleasant to sit in, but it is all about the beer. Mostly for those that love pale ales. I did not enjoy all the pale ales but I absolutely loved a couple. I did try their oatmeal stout which I also enjoyed. Did not try the two lagers they had on-tap. The Naughty 90 was quite surprising. Have not been a fan of oak-aged IPAs, but this one I really enjoyed. Maybe branching out in a few more style directions would not hurt. The people drinking was a mixture of college kids, cyclists wearing way too tight biking shorts, bikers, locals, and me. Everyone was friendly and ready to start a conversation. The two gals working were friendly, effecient, and knowledgeable. Could of spent hours here but I had a long ways to go on my travels and had to hit the road. Cannot wait for their beer to get more distribution. Bought a growler ($18 which I thought was expensive and it was clear glass WTF!) to fulfill a commitment. Have no feedback yet how it traveled. (1,124 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sprague67
4.87/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Thompsce
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Love the cozy tasting room! (27 characters)

Photo of Benjhilmer
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

What a strange place this is. I drove right past it on my first approach. It's very unassuming; you'd never know they make some of the world's best beer here. When I arrived, they were showing the Indiana High School Softball Tournament on TV; they don't even televise that in Indiana! Bizarre. I visited later in the day, so not everything was available. Still, I got to enjoy some great beer on tap. Their brews are worth the stop no matter what. (448 characters)

Photo of AnalogErik
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Finally made the pilgrimage this weekend to get some King Sue bottles to haul back home. Surprised to see how small it is, but its awesome, the two people working were awesome and helpful, and everyone seemed to be beer geeks. Had Nelson on tap still, but we got there late so there were some things off-tap already, which was a little disappointing. (350 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of kbuzz
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Awolter
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TrapJaw77
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TGGbeertrader
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I haven't had a beer from Toppling Goliath that I did not like. The tap room and the staff are great ! (104 characters)

Photo of johnyb
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Golden303
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

World class beer in world class mid west setting. Just wish they had more selection. Any version of Sue will change your life. (128 characters)

Photo of jonesjere
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tapperm
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of TripleCanopy
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cismay
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great beer in an unexpected location! (37 characters)

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Special events are EPIC!!! Everyday beer selection has really improved in the last few months as well. Most of the standard TG hops beers are on tap most of the time. Bombers usually available for purchase as well. (218 characters)

Photo of italianstallion
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of djhowell
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ILMbrew
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

If you find yourself in Iowa this is a must-do, no matter how far. It's situated in a small former pizza joint in the middle of small town Decorah but man is this a hidden gem. 10 beers on tap when we visited; yes pseudo Sue. We did two flights and a couple pints to cover everything and grabbed a few bottles on the way out; yes pseudo sue. It was a Monday afternoon so the place was pretty dead but mean was this some awesome beer. Seriously everything on tap is world class. You can't get the full experience without going. Pseudo Sue is great but so is everything else. You've got to check it out if you're anywhere in range. (629 characters)

Photo of Williaar
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA
95 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.