Green Bullet NZ Hops


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Green Bullet NZ Hops - Varietal - 65-3-81 is a dual purpose / bittering hop with a spicy “dried fruit” character and solid finish (11-14 % AA).


  • Type 90 Pellets

Pack Sizes:

  • 100g
  • 250g (SAVE 10% OFF 100g Price)
  • 500g (SAVE 15% OFF 100g Price)
  • 1Kg (SAVE 20% OFF 100g Price)
  • 5 Kg (SAVE 30% OFF 100g Price)


Released from the New Zealand DSIR (now New Zealand Plant & Food Research) in 1972. Green Bullet is a triploid alpha variety that was bred by open cross pollination of the New Zealand “Smoothcone" variety. The era was one where alpha potential was rapidly being recognised by brewers and the New Zealand alpha varieties were certainly pushing the boundaries.


Selection can be confusing with New Zealand bitter types due to aromatic qualities not usually associated with alpha varieties. The Green Bullet, albeit quite high in alpha, also produces  high levels of floral oil that complement and balance the piny resinous hop character.


Green Bullet delivers a  traditional bittering quality and hop flavour.  A flagship within the New Zealand brewing industry and considered a bittering variety for lager it is more often found these days in big ale styles. Green Bullet also carries a solid Styrian spicy characteristic which also finds it at home in a freshly drawn pint of bitter or an Irish style dry stout.

"A brewery workhorse"


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 hopback/ whirlpool and dry hopping.
  • Bitters
  • IPAs & Pale Ales
  • Porters & Stouts
  • Pilsner, Lagers & Golden Ales


Technical Data

  • Crop 2019
HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0C)
  • Alpha Acids 11-14%
  • Beta Acids 6.5-7.0%
  • Cohumulone 38-39% of Alpha Acids
  • Total Oil 1.1 ml oil per 100gm cone weight
  • Concentration 65 uL Oil/gram Alpha
  • Myrcene 38.3%
  • Humulene 28.2%
  • Caryophyllene 9.2%
  • Farnesene 0.3%
  • Citrus-Piney Fraction 7.9%
  • Floral Estery Fraction 2.3%
  • H/C Ratio 3.8
  • Other 0%