Toppling Goliath | Decorah, Iowa
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Toppling Goliath
Excellent based on 20 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 – 11PM Su: 12NOON - 8PM


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Beer Available At Toppling Goliath (arranged by most recent)
Toppling Goliath Naughty 90 93, Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale 89, Toppling Goliath Light Speed Pale Ale 99, Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPA 99, Toppling Goliath pseudoSue 100, Toppling Goliath / Mikkeller Nelson Schmelsson 98, Toppling Goliath Watershed Wheat 49, Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPA 99, Azeecca , Toppling Goliath XHops Series - White 92, Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 99, Toppling Goliath 1492 IPA 90, Toppling Goliath Rover Truck 95, Toppling Goliath Smoove Opferator 96, Toppling Goliath Dorothy’s New World Lager 74, Toppling Goliath XHops Series - Purple 85, Toppling Goliath King Sue 100, Toppling Goliath Assassin 100, Toppling Goliath Intergalactic Warrior IPA 98, Toppling Goliath ReGifter Double IPA 97
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20 reviews for Toppling Goliath
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  88%
 Selection  78%
 Food N/A 
 Value  84%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  91%
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80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Jow  (177) New York | June 7, 2015
Stopped in after lunch during my Iowa visit. For those that saybghis is middle of nowhere I drove west to hawkeye point after and that is middle of nowhere. Small restaurant looking place. Staff was friendly but mostly chatted with locals and didn’t say much about beer. They had 5 on tap 2 were excellent and 3 quite good. Bought two bombers of other beers. Prices were fair. Obviously if your anywhere nearby you should come.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
musinj6  (37) St. Louis, Missouri | February 26, 2015
This place is a tiny gem in the middle of nowhere. It is totally worth taking a side trip to come check it out. It has a meager looking exterior, but the people are very nice and their beers are incredible. This is a brewery is already making waves.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb  (255) San Diego, California | January 21, 2015
Un endroit au charme inversement proportionnel à la qualité de ses produits. Plusieurs gens d’un certain âge peuplent la pièce et rien ne laisse croire à ce qui se cache à l’autre bout des pompes. Pas de cuisine sur place mais des resto alentours font la livraison. Belle place pour jouer aux cartes avec votre grand-père en buvant un éventail de classe mondiale.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10  (31) 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.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Stine  (185) 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  (94) 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  (65) 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  (238) 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. It’s up on a hill, but it’s still able to be seen easily from the road. It’s 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 that’s 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  (231) 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.

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