Origin: 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.
Usage: 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 and layered with hints of musky Southern Hemisphere fruit.
Alpha Acid Range: 11.0 – 14.0%
Beta Acid Range: 6.5 – 7.0%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 38 – 43
Total oils mL/100 gr.: 1.0 – 1.4
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