Hop: Green Bullet


Green Bullet was bred by the New Zealand Hop Research Committee to be resistant to Black Root Rot disease, a disease that decimated hops in the 1940s in New Zealand. Released for commercial use in 1972, Green Bullet was originally known as Brand 65-3-82. Acreage is on a decline over the past 10 years.

General Information

Profile Subtle floral, dark and dry fruit (raisin). Pine bitterness.
Country New Zealand
Substitutes Liberty, Mount Hood, Ultra, Willamette
Pairs with Cascade, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Pacifica
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1875 - 2140 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60% - 78% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Bock
Resistant Downy mildew (moderate), verticillium wilt


Alpha Acid 11.0 - 14.0%
Beta Acid 6.5 - 7.0%
Cohumulone 38.0 - 39.0%


Total Oil 1.0 - 1.2 ml/100g
Myrcene 37.0 - 53.0%
Humulene 19.0 - 28.0%
Caryophyllene 9.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate High
Cones Medium to large size with compact density
Maturity Late
Ease of Harvest Good
Sex Female
Leaf Color Dark green
Side Arm Length 12" - 30"

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  • 2020-12-01 13:14:21 (Added: 2020-12-01 13:14:21)

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  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
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