Toppling Goliath | Decorah, Iowa
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Toppling Goliath
Excellent based on 17 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

310 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa United States 52101 [ print map ]
(563) 387 6700

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Hours: M-Th: 12NOON-10PM F & Sa: 12NOON Ė 11PM Su: 12NOON - 8PM


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Beer Available At Toppling Goliath (arranged by most recent)
Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPA 99, Toppling Goliath pseudoSue 100, Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale 85, Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 99, Toppling Goliath Intergalactic Warrior IPA 91, Toppling Goliath Light Speed Pale Ale 98, Toppling Goliath Naughty 90 93, Rush River Bubblejack IPA 82, Toppling Goliath Rover Truck 90, Toppling Goliath Dorothyís New World Lager 73, Toppling Goliath King Sue 100, Toppling Goliath Smoove Opferator 94, Toppling Goliath Naughty Temple 94, Toppling Goliath David 99, Toppling Goliath Sosus 100, Toppling Goliath Murphís Irish Red 71, Toppling Goliath 1492 IPA 83, Toppling Goliath Twisted Galaxy 98, Toppling Goliath Rush Pilsner 49, Toppling Goliath BelgoSue 91
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17 reviews for Toppling Goliath
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  89%
 Selection  77%
 Food N/A 
 Value  83%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  91%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10  (25) Osseo, Minnesota | October 17, 2014
Pretty unassuming little place. Looks like a former fast food restaurant re-fitted as a tap room. Small bar and a few tables. There were a couple of regulars in the place who complimented me on my selections (a sample flight of IPAs). The beer might be a bit on the expensive side, but I was able to purchase a couple of cases of stuff that hardly ever makes it to the Twin Cities. The beer itself, the reason for being there, was outstanding. The place might work a bit on ambiance, etc., to really be more welcoming. Glad I stopped by, though.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Stine  (172) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 5, 2014
Decent little taproom that splits the difference between craft destination and neighborhood bar. The staff are bar employees, not passionate craft advocates. TVs show sports while locals sit at the bar and discuss hunting tactics. The college soccer team comes in and pushes all the available tables together. The beers are generally of very high quality but there are definitely choices that seem tailored to more egalitarian tastes. Three bottles available for takeaway on this visit. An enjoyable visit, if not really on the same plane of greatness as other comparable places.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous  (78) Lexington, Kentucky | September 16, 2014
Pretty small tasting room in what felt to me like nowhere Iowa. We drove up from Cedar Falls past little towns and cornfields and eventually made it to the taproom. Almost sports bar in feel. Half dozen or so taps and one guy filling ten growlers for a girl from Nashville. Must visit place, for sure. I wish the rare stuff was on tap....but a good experience anyway.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
demmbonz  (63) Erin, Wisconsin | August 17, 2014
Nice little tap room up on a hill. Super friendly service. The bartenders were really hustling. Nice outdoor seating available too. I was there on a Friday afternoon. Would have given higher marks but only 6 beers on tap. Only two or three available for growler fills and absolutely ZERO bottles of anything available to go. I guess they are struggling to keep up with demand.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
JStax  (160) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | May 10, 2014
Stopped in on a Wednesday afternoon/early evening. They have their own dedicated parking lot just outside of downtown Decorah. Itís up on a hill, but itís still able to be seen easily from the road. Itís fairly small on the inside with maybe twenty tables and a bar to seat 10 or so. When the wife and I got here there were 15 people in here, mostly sitting at the bar. People came in and got growler fills and a pint, and then left. I suppose thatís what a lot of their clientele are like. The bartenders that waited on me were both very friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs. The offered flights of 4 at a time and all but one of their beers on draft were available to be included. All the beers were pretty good. It was a nice, laid back environment to sit and have beers. I would love to make it back here some day and hopefully I can. Food was not offered when I was here. No food trucks. 64 ounce growlers available in clear or amber. Only had one bottle available with a 2 case limit. They also had a couple different shaker pints and a tulip glass available.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan  (188) McLean, Virginia | January 21, 2014
Stopped in enroute to Montana in mid January. I have to admit I was questioning my sanity as we drove in on 2 lane icy roads at night. But this was very worthwhile -- with 8 really nice beers on tap. Friendly clientele and bar tender. Nice vibe. Worth a visit.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jdveit  (17) Gilbertville, Iowa | November 18, 2013
Worth the drive. Looks like an old Pizza Hut from the outside, but the inside is really nice and super chill. The Server was super nice and very knowledgeable. The beer was really tasty, and the merchandise was too good to pass up. Grabbed a Zeelander and Riwaken Dead Growler for home and a Sixer of PseudoSue Bombers for the beer cellar. Great time, will definitely be back as soon as possible.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (736) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 28, 2013
Definitely not the easiest town to get to, but the brewery was easy to find at the top of a hill. It looks like it was formally a restaurant so thereís plenty of parking. Itís very clean and bright inside with a patio outside as well. They had 11 of theirs and 1 guest tap. They donít serve food but someone ordered a pizza so theyíre cool with people bringing in food. The beer I had was fantastic with the pseudo sue perhaps the best pale ale Iíve yet sampled. I went on a Sunday which seems to be a popular day for growlers but everyone was nice and friendly. The only negative is their serving beer in refridgertated glasses but when you make beer as good as pseudoSue it doesnít matter. Definielty worth the trip.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43  (109) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | June 18, 2013
Went to the Kentucky Brunch release, was busy but they did a great job with it all. Service was good, very fair pricing and an overall cool place to hang out for the day. A bit of a drive but its worth it.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale  (197) Lansing, Kansas | June 2, 2013
I probably picked a bad time to visit this brewery. Visited on Thursday and they were preparing for Kentucky Brunch day in two days. Only six of their beers were available during my visit. Enjoyed the ones that I could taste. Staff was very friendly. Will have to visit again.

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