Green Bullet

Green Bullet is a New Zealand hops variety, one of the first generation of new crosses attempted when Black Root Rot descended on New Zealand hops in 1949.


Bred from Fuggle and an unspecified native parent, it has a special zing that has become New Zealand’s stock-in-trade. It’s a dual-use hop with high alpha acids, yet it has a smooth taste and aroma of raisins and fruits, possibly due to its high myrcene content.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Aromas of raisin and fruit
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 11%-15%
Beta Acid Composition 2.9%-7%
Co-Humulone Composition 38%-43%
Country New Zealand
Cone Size Medium to Large
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Late Season
Yield Amount 2100-2400 kg/hectare (1875-2140 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Easy
Total Oil Composition 0.46-1.13 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 38.3%-53%
Humulene Oil Composition 19%-28.2%
Caryophyllene Oil 19%-20%
Farnesene Oil 9.2%-20%
Substitutes Liberty, Hallertau, Crystal, Mount Hood, Ultra
Style Guide Bock, Saison, India Pale Ale

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