Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

BEER AVG
4.26/5
Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

310 College Dr
Decorah, Iowa, 52101-1336
United States

(563) 387-6700 | map
tgbrews.com

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Added by emerge077 on 07-15-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
47
Ratings:
21,587
Reviews:
3,102
PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
289
Reviews:
54
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
4.59%
 
 
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Reviews by morimech:
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4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GreenBayBA
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Adamplus4000
4/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bound4er
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 2.75

Visited on 6/16 as part of a weekend of bike riding, beer drinking and shopping in Decorah with my wife. When we drove by the place we almost missed it. An earlier reviewer's comment of it looking like an old steak house is spot one. Once inside the place is very inviting with tables around the front entrance followed by a wooden bar near the back. To one side is parking and on the other side is a beer garden. We drank at the bar and then ate Mabe's pizza outside. The service was excellent - the bartenders were nice, helpful and not afraid to pour a small trial sample. My only beef (more like my wife's) was the lack of non-hoppy beers on tap. Dorothy's was the only non IPA / PA beer they had on tap. I enjoyed the hell out of Sue, Pompeii and Scorpius Morchella (wish they'd bottle this stuff). If they would have had a dark beer or hefe on tap my wife would have enjoyed TG a bit more. Hop heads paradise in a nutshell.

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Photo of cgwami
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of NappyB
4.94/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of TCOlson
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.62/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Visited for the KBBS B3 release. The place is tiny and looks like an old steakhouse, very unassuming as you could drive right past it and not know it. The staff were top notch though, very efficient during the release and did their best to accommodate everyone. Selection was about as big as you'd expect for a building this size, they seem to go for quality over quantity.

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Photo of countrypeddler8
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Nuro0101
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Good atmosphere to sample the brews but the selection was a little lacking considering all the beers on their website.

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Photo of codytwo
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DamienArk
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jaszucs
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kidzord
4.84/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.9/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of dleiner
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
3.03/5  rDev -30.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2

Photo of Kegger37
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jwenig
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.93/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA
4.26 out of 5 based on 21,587 ratings.
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