flyer close up    photo flyer

Flavour and Aroma

A citrus hop with aromas of stoned fruits, liquorice, treacle-toffee and caramel with slight burnt notes.

Bittering Characteristics

Its bittering characteristics can be best described as spicy, citrus, liquorice and resinous.

Flavour Intensity


About this Hop

Flyer is an interesting  resinous hop with a relatively high alpha characteristic and excellent dry hop aroma qualities.


Flyer is still on trial and has not yet been released for commercial growing. It results from a cross made in 2002 between a high alpha-acid female breeding line and a low trellis-type male hop. Following promising results from advanced trial plots during 2007 and 2008, it was established on licensed farm trials with Wye Hops during 2009. The produce from the advanced plots was used for successful pilot brewing trials in 2010.


Alpha acid: 8.3-14.5%

Beta acid: 4.1-6%

Co-Humulone: 26-35%

Total Oils: about 0.6%

Myrcene: 17.4- 25%

Humulene: about 22.5%

Farnesene: about 0.7%