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Admiral is a wonderful resinous hop with a relatively high alpha characteristic and excellent dry hop aroma qualities.

Flavour and Aroma

Admiral has excellent high flavour notes which are orangery, citrus and herbal.


Resinous, orangey, citrus.

Bittering Characteristics

Its bittering characteristics can be best described as assertive and resinous.

Flavour Intensity

9 /10


Admiral was released in 1996 by Horticulture Research International (HRI) at Wye College in the UK and derived from Northdown and Challenger breeding lines. It is a tall hop, resistant to downy mildew, but only slightly tolerant to wilt and susceptible to powdery mildew. It grows vigorously, produces small compact cones and harvests well. Its storage stability is reasonably good.

Hop Analysis

  • Alpha acid 13-16%
  • Beta acid 4-6%
  • Co-Humulone 37-45%
  • Total Oils 1.0-1.7%
  • Myrcene 45%
  • Humulene 23-26%
  • Farnesene 2%