Bred in 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.
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.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Moderately intense with a distinct floral, resinous character reminiscent of Styrian Goldings, layered with hints of musky Southern Hemisphere fruit.
|Alpha Acid||11 - 14%|
|Beta Acid||6.5 - 7%|
|Co-humulone||38 - 39%|
|Total Oil||1 - 1.2 mL/100g|
|Myrcene||37 - 39% of total oil|
|Caryophyllene||9.1 - 9.3% of total oil|
|Farnesene||< 1.0% of total oil|
|Humulene||28.1 - 28.3% of total oil|
|Geraniol||0 - 0% of total oil|