Cre8ting and Celebr8ting
yup, smell the bottom of it - it should smell fragrantly sweet, not rotten or sour. also, if the top leaves are easy to pluck out, it's a winner. make sure it has no brown spots or soft spots. this usually works for me.
ditto... colorwise, you don't want it to be too green. likewise, you don't want it to be all brown an have soft spots like ali said. pineapple-- yummy!
I'm here and love to read your blog! But sadly, I do not know anything about ripe pineapples :).
I usually pick the ones that smell the best, I think that apply to all fruits. one thing tho, pineapples will not ripe once picked. it'll just stay green if that's what it looks like at the store.
I'm looking for an overall golden color. I think if it's a Golden type, they're mostly going to have reached ripeness already in the market. The other thing I look at are the leaves and how vibrant / brown/dry they look. Usually in a Safeway/Lucky's you're not going to pick a bad one.