Admiral is an excellent mid-season hops variety derived from grandparent Challenger and likely parent, Northdown. Its exact lineage is unclear. Hailing from Wye College, England it was released to the brewing world in 1998 as a potential high-alpha replacement or complimentary addition to Target hops.
It features higher acid content than either of its elders, possesses aggressive but smooth bittering qualities and boasts an orange-citrus and herbal resonance making it perfect for more bitter Pale Ales and ESBs. Chapel Down employs Admiral almost exclusively in its Curious Porter due to its outstanding bittering abilities.
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|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Aggressive but smooth bittering with an orange-citrus and herbal resonance|
|Alpha Acid Composition||13%-16.2%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.8%-6.1%|
|Cone Size||Small to medium|
|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|
|Ease of Harvest||Easy to moderate|
|Total Oil Composition||1-1.7 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||39%-48%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||23%-26%|
|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|
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