1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 44
Beer Ratings: 5,931
Beer Avg: 4.18

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
100
world-class

88 Ratings
Ratings: 88
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 10.55%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tgbrews

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: emerge077 on 07-15-2010)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
mynie

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Decorah is weirdly set up. I turned off of 52 into what looked like the beginning of a populated area but 30 seconds after passing some gas stations I was driving through a sea of trees. This part of Iowa bears a superficial resemblance to the Northwest--a resemblance that actual northwesterners would dismiss out of hand, but that the occasional visitor may understand. There's these big hills covered in trees, see, and then beneath those hills there lies pockets of buildings. It's beautiful, makes you feel warmly isolated, apart but secure.

Most of the buildings in town appear to be over 100 years old, but I'll guess that TG's was built sometime in the 60s or 70s, and has probably been a long line of restaurants. It sits atop a small hill, underneath trees and overlooking a street.

The bartender was wonderful and the crowd was affable. Trying to describe why I liked it so much is proving difficult, because the visit just felt so damn personal. The bartender actually seemed to enjoy talking to me. The locals said things I was interested in hearing, and they seemed to appreciate my company. There was absolutely no pretense, no artifice. Just a bunch of people sitting together on a patch of cement beneath a pocket of green, talking and drinking good beer.

The beers were fantastic, probably the best in Iowa. There was no food, nor any fancy-ass decorations or anything like that. Just peace and beer.

06-18-2012 18:34:06 | More by mynie
More User Reviews:
Photo of jverdo1
jverdo1

Illinois

4.76/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Can't really say anything bad about these guys besides the fact that they need to expand the foot-print faster. Always great hosts and the IPAs are second to none - keep up the good work my friends! Just make sure to setup the brewery release for next year...

07-24-2014 21:04:13 | More by jverdo1
Photo of smccann
smccann

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

07-22-2014 00:34:19 | More by smccann
Photo of LukeK
LukeK

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-19-2014 23:03:09 | More by LukeK
Photo of Sheepdog2169
Sheepdog2169

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-18-2014 14:28:05 | More by Sheepdog2169
Photo of YalovaIA
YalovaIA

Iowa

5/5  rDev +9.9%

07-17-2014 21:30:52 | More by YalovaIA
Photo of InebriatedJoker
InebriatedJoker

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -45.1%

07-16-2014 15:57:04 | More by InebriatedJoker
Photo of JJ_17
JJ_17

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

07-15-2014 03:28:11 | More by JJ_17
Photo of Kevin_Young
Kevin_Young

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-14-2014 15:02:40 | More by Kevin_Young
Photo of Tanger112
Tanger112

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-08-2014 20:46:38 | More by Tanger112
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA
100 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.