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New Zealand Green Bullet

Alpha Acid Range %
11.0 - 14.0
Beta Acid Range %
6.5 - 7.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
41 - 43
Total oils mls/100 gr.
1.0 - 1.4


An all-purpose Southern Hemisphere variety with a proven track record in the brewhouse.

Breeding/Development: New Zealand. A high-alpha hop bred from open cross-pollination of Smoothcone, Green Bullet was first released in 1972. As with many New Zealand varieties, it possesses a level of aromatic oils unusual for high-alpha varieties bred in this era.
Brewing Application: While Green Bullet was originally bred for bittering power, its pleasingly mellow and resinous oil profile lends itself well to late additions in English ale styles. It is regarded as a “workhorse” in its native New Zealand and is widely used there.

Sensory: Moderately intense with a distinct floral, resinous character reminiscent of Styrian Goldings, layered with hints of musky Southern Hemisphere fruit.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: Late

Yield: Moderate to good