Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

BEER AVG
4.29/5
Toppling Goliath Brewing CompanyToppling Goliath Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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:
49
Reviews:
2,755
Ratings:
19,971
PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
279
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
4.79%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by mynie:
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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4.73/5  rDev +8%
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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4.16/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.84/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.03/5  rDev -30.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2

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4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.93/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

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4.16/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Spent some time at Toppling Goliath Brewery last weekend. Had a blast! Love the Naughty 90! I am not a big IPA fan, usually too hoppy for me. The Naughty 90 was spectacular! Amber with caramel and mild smokey notes. A hint of hoppiness on the back finish but not too much. Filled a growler to take home. Just finished the growler tonight and wished we had more! Will definitely make a trip back to Decorah for more!

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4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, IA
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