Admiral - 100g

Admiral is a high alpha hop breed from Challenger and Northdown at Wye College in the UK.

It has intense resinous flavour notes of orangey citrus along with a herbal character.

It works well in all parts of the brewing process from the start of the boil where it provides an assertive resinous bitterness through to the end of the boil and dry hop where it imparts its wonderful resinous orangey citrus and herbal flavours and aromas. 

It works very well in Pale Ales and ESBs.

Chapel Down employs Admiral almost exclusively in its Curious Porter due to its outstanding bittering abilities.

Characteristics Aggressive but smooth bittering with an orange-citrus and herbal resonance
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 13%-16.2%
Beta Acid Composition 4.8%-6.1%
Co-Humulone Composition 37%-45%
Country UK
Cone Size Small to medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 1300-1900 kg/hectare (1160-1700 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Very high
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt and downy mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to powdery mildew
Storability Retains 85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C
East of Harvest Easy to moderate
Total Oil Composition 1-1.7 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 39%-48%
Humulene Oil Composition 23%-26%
Caryophyllene Oil 6%-7%
Farnesene Oil 1.8%-2.2%
Substitutes  Chinook, Northdown, Challenger, Centennial, Cascade (US), Amarillo, Target
Style Guide Extra Special Bitter, American India Pale Ale, Belgian India Pale Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Bitter