Use in brewing
Dual purpose. For aroma and bittering.
Very good high alpha hop that will be mainly used as a replacement for Target in extracts and pellets where bitterness value is the main consideration. Not as harsh as Target in terms of quality of bitterness and has a very pleasant hoppy character.
Similar hops are First Gold, Target & Bramling Cross. Contact us for advice on substitutions as it varies with availability and what you wish to achieve from the hops.
Bred at HRI Wye to increase the range of UK high alpha varieties. Released commercially in 1996.
Admiral is a high yielding, high alpha variety that matures mid-season and so complements Target in terms of the picking regime. It grows vigorously, producing small, compact cones, which pick well on the machine. It has a question mark over it in terms of Wilt tolerance and is susceptible to powdery mildew, however it is resistant to downy mildew.
- Country: UK
- Characteristics: Citrus, Orangy, Resinous
- Alpha Acid: 14-16%
- Beta Acid: 3.0-4.1
- Cohumulone: 37-45
- Total Oil: 0.7-1.3
- Flavour Intensity: 9