Admiral is an excellent mid-season hops variety, bred from Northdown and Challenger in 1998, but having higher acid content than either of its parents. Admiral hails from Wye College in the UK. It has aggressive but smooth bittering qualities with an orange-citrus and herbal resonance making it perfect for more bitter Pale Ales and nicely balanced ESBs. The Admiral enjoys its place in the industry in some fine organic, unpasteurized, and fresh-tasting commercial ales. Chapel Down employs Admiral almost exclusively in its Curious Porter due to its outstanding bittering abilities.