Toppling Goliath | Decorah, Iowa
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Toppling Goliath
Excellent based on 22 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

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

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Toppling Goliath

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Beer Available At Toppling Goliath (arranged by most recent)
Toppling Goliath Mornin’ Delight 100, Toppling Goliath Mornin’ Latte , J. Wakefield Miami Madness , Toppling Goliath 1492 IPA 91, Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 99, Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale 89, Toppling Goliath Light Speed Pale Ale 99, Toppling Goliath Dorothy’s New World Lager 74, Toppling Goliath King Sue 100, Toppling Goliath pseudoSue 100, Toppling Goliath Rover Truck 96, Toppling Goliath Naughty 90 93, Toppling Goliath Murph’s Irish Red 76, Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPA 99, Toppling Goliath Peach Saison , Toppling Goliath XHops Series - White 93, Toppling Goliath / Mikkeller Nelson Schmelsson 98, Toppling Goliath Watershed Wheat 47, Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPA 99, Toppling Goliath Smoove Opferator 96
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22 reviews for Toppling Goliath
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  88%
 Selection  78%
 Food N/A 
 Value  84%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
edgallow  (140) nashville, Tennessee | August 10, 2015
Off the beaten path tasting room is a small town. Service was great and so was the beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy  (607) Toronto, Ontario | August 6, 2015
Your small town brewery. Lovely 2.5 hour drive from minny. Small city friendy service and world class hoppy beers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Jow  (192) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
musinj6  (37) Dedham, Massachusetts | 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb  (304) 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.
  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.
Stine  (187) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous  (99) 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
JStax  (239) 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.

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