A Dual Purpose hop

Green Bullet

New Zealand
Green Bullet

aroma profile: Floral, Spicy, Fruity, Pine

Green Bullet is a triploid alpha variety bred by open cross pollination of the New Zealand "Smoothcone" variety. Used extensively as a utility brew house workhorse and found in breweries across the world. This “go to” hop is a traditional bittering type that now finds applications throughout the brewery from late additions through the hop back/ whirlpool and dry hopping.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include spicy, dried fruit characters; high levels of floral oil that complements and balances the piney resinous hop character.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

1-1.2 mL/100g
  • 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

3 Brewer Reviews


Great bitter hop but not much flavor. I've even tried the hop in a single IPA from a known brewery and I'm too wild about it, sorry I'm being harsh just my opinion.

Colin | Mar 7th, 2016

Love this hop. Resinous, nose-forward, dired fruit, or even...roasted citrus, if that makes sense.

Matt | Aug 19th, 2016

My first ever effort with this, and it turned out beautifully in a single hop pale ale - fruity and delicately spiced (using Wyeast French Saison, with a malt bill consisting of 50% pale malt, 35% pilsner malt, some Cara 30, wheat malt, torrified wheat and flaked oats). Luckily I bought several packets of this interesting andntasty hop! Alpha acid was 12,9.

Jan | Dec 25th, 2016

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