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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.26/5
Based on:
40 Beers
1,391 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 38
Visits: 217
rAvg: 4.33
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

Notes:
Place added by: emerge077 on 07-15-2010

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Reviews: 38 | Visits: 217
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
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. (1,423 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Austin32
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Small but clean hip location with a very nice patio....and the beer needs no mention...superb! (94 characters)

Photo of pharmdoc300
4.85/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Ajlvt
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of BrigsNasty
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Josh012012
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of slp3873
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mattjcrawford
4.46/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of DSWeller
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Excellent establishment that offers multiple world class beers in a small Iowan town. Staff is always friendly and the beer is even better. This is a must stop for any beer connoisseur that is in the relative area. (214 characters)

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3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Kubrickx
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kingpin1010
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Sprague67
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Thompsce
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +3.5%
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%
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)

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3.74/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of kbuzz
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Awolter
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TrapJaw77
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of TGGbeertrader
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
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 +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA
95 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.