Taking a look at some other bittering hop varieties, I stumbled across Admiral hops. High ranked hops tend to get my attention. Here’s a profile of this hop variety.
Origin: The UK. It was bred from Challenger and Northdown at Horticulture Research International (HRI) at Wye College in England to expand the number of bittering hops available in the UK. It was released to the public in 1998.
Aroma: According to some texts, not much. Some declared it gives a citrusy, orange flavor to any beer.
Alpha Acid: 13.5 – 16.2%
Typical Usage: Bittering.
Beer Styles: English style IPA. Probably good for bittering in other English style beers. One note: Some brewers were posting that they were not impressed with the bittering capabilities of Admiral hops. They said they wished they had used more in their brews. If you try them, let us know.