Hop: Admiral


Admiral hops was released for commercial use in 1996 (other sources have it as 1998). It was created from a male Challenger plant and female plant in the Northdown family. It is the first UK hop to have an alpha acid over 15.0%.

Works well as a replacement for bittering and aroma.

General Information

Profile Resinous, herbal, with hints of citrus.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Bramling Cross, Challenger, First Gold, Northdown, Target
Pairs with Cascade, Citra®
Purpose Bittering
Yield 1100 - 1700 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 85% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles English Ale
Resistant Verticillium wilt, downy mildew
Susceptible Powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 13.0 - 16.0%
Beta Acid 4.0 - 6.0%
Cohumulone 37.0 - 42.0%


Total Oil 1.0 - 1.7 ml/100g
Myrcene 45.0 - 48.0%
Humulene 23.0 - 26.0%
Caryophyllene 6.8% - 7.2%
Farnesene 2.0%
Linalool 0.0 - 0.17%
B-Pinene 0.0 - 0.8%
Geraniol 0.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Very high
Cones Small to medium size with compact density
Maturity Middle
Ease of Harvest Easy to moderate

Admiral Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2020-05-07 18:27:36 (Added: 2020-05-07 18:27:36)

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