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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.
First Gold, Target & Bramling Cross
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.
Myrcene: 45% , Humulene: 23-26% , Farnesene: 2%